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From San Pedro de Atacama: Geysers del Tatio Half-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Ruta Chile

From San Pedro de Atacama: Geysers del Tatio Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Ruta Chile
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From US$ 58 per person

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Visit the magnificent geothermal field of the Geysers del Tatio, observe the flora and fauna of the Putana river, and enjoy a panoramic view of Machuca on a half-day tour from San Pedro de Atacama.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup and drop-off available from hotels and accommodation in the center of San Pedro de Atacama


  • Explore the geothermal field that is home to the Geysers del Tatio
  • Relax on round trip transportation and enjoy included breakfast
  • Hike through a geothermal field and admire its natural beauty
  • Visit the local town of Machuca and see its traditionally built homes
  • See fumaroles, geysers, pools of boiling water, and mountain peaks
Full description

Visit the magnificent geothermal field of the Geysers del Tatio and see the beautiful wildlife around the Putana River on this half-day trip leaving from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a hike in the wilderness and enjoy a panoramic view of Machuca in the early morning.

Depart from San Pedro de Atacama at 5 am, and travel until 6:45 to reach the geothermal fields, where the temperature is below zero. Hike around the geothermal fields, and observe the impressive columns of steam from the geysers.

See fumaroles, hundreds of pools of boiling water, and high peaks surrounding the field as you take in all of the natural beauty of the area around dawn. Stop after the hike with the group to have a breakfast of tea, coffee, milk, juice, a sandwich, and some chocolate before leaving on the hike.

Visit the town of Machuca on the return hike, and see the houses in the town, still traditionally built in the ancestral style of the townspeople. After exploring the town of Machuca, return to San Pedro de Atacama to enjoy the rest of your day.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide in Spanish or English
  • Breakfast with coffee, sandwich, and cookies
  • Entrance tickets
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 11 years
  • Pregnant women

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  • Pets
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The tour and tour guide were excellent. The tour company, however, was not very communicative. There were no confirmations from company before the tour and they did not respond to any messages. It turns out they were waiting at the wrong hotel, but eventually they found me. Our guide was excellent!

December 28, 2022

The tour was fantastic. Getting up early is definitely worth it. The contrast between cold and heat is unique. With a guide like Chris, the tour is an absolute highlight. His knowledge and zest for life are simply unbeatable.

November 8, 2022

November 29, 2022

Product ID: 431745