San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

4.6 / 5

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San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

From US$ 33.50 per person

Visit El Tatio Geysers to be mesmerized by the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. Bathe in a thermal pool and relish an included breakfast. Discover the town of Machuca and try llama meat, if you like.

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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 4:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from hotels in San Pedro de Atacama.

Experience

Highlights
  • Observe the beautiful contrast between the colors of the geysers' steam and the sunrise
  • Take a dip in a thermal pool with a water temperature of 30º C (86°F)
  • Discover a lagoon full of flamingos, and take a small trek to a waterfall
  • Visit the town of Machuca and have the opportunity to taste llama meat
  • Enjoy an included breakfast as well as hotel pickup and drop-off
Full description
Discover the third largest geothermal field in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere in the Atacama Desert. At 4,200 meters (13,780 feet) above sea level, the Tatio Geysers are a natural marvel that will take your breath away, in more ways than one. Leave early in the morning, before the sun is born, after pickup from your hotel. Arrive at the geysers early to have the opportunity to observe the contrast between the sunrise and the steam from the heat of the magma-affected waters. After sunrise, savor a complete breakfast with bread, cheese, ham, scrambled eggs, coffee, chocolate, milk, and jam. Once you've eaten, spend some more time exploring the 80 geysers around the national park. Cross the geothermal field and find a thermal pool, which offers waters with temperatures of up to 30°C (86°F). Here, swim, relax, and warm up after the freezing temperatures of the dawn. From there, ride through the Putana Valley, see local flora and fauna, and stop in a lagoon to see flamingos. Continue to the town of Machuca, where you can purchase and taste llama meat and goat's cheese, if you wish, and learn a little more about the local culture. Finish your tour with a 10-minute trek in the Guatin Canyon to a waterfall before returning to your hotel.
Includes
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • El Tatio Geyser entrance fee (10,000 Chilean pesos per person, to be paid in cash on the spot)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • There is a locker room if you wish to change your clothes before/after entering the thermal pool
  • The mornings at the geysers are always cold, no matter the time of year, so make sure you bring warm clothing
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4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

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Good guide with good English (not a huge amount of information given). Geysers were interesting and hot springs was nice. We saw some flamingos which was also a highlight.

March 25, 2020

Very good tour with a nice guide. Could really answer all questions! Gladly again.

March 14, 2020

I was very pleased with this tour. It was early to get up but totally worth the view. Our guide answered every question we had and he even stopped some times more to make really great pictures. I would recommend this tour!

January 27, 2020

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