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San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

4.4 / 5

57 reviews

Activity provider: PUKARUMI TRAVEL AGENCY

San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

Activity provider: PUKARUMI TRAVEL AGENCY

From US$ 45.35 per person

Visit El Tatio Geysers to be mesmerized by the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere. See Putana Valley with its endemic fauna and flora and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from hotels in San Pedro de Atacama.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the beauty and thrill of the El Tatio Geysers
  • Observe the contrast between the colors of the geysers' steam and the sunrise
  • Discover a lagoon full of flamingos
  • See the flora and fauna of the Putana Valley
  • Enjoy an inclusive breakfast as well as hotel pickup
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 sunrise, 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.

From there, ride through the Putana Valley. See endemic flora and fauna and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos before returning to your hotel.

Includes
  • Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Breakfast
  • El Tatio Geyser entrance fee (15,000 Chilean pesos per person, to be paid in cash on the spot)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • People with heart problems

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What to bring

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

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Dress in layers and wear something like a t-shirt underneath your warm clothes due to the drastic temperature changes from early morning to midday
  • The mornings at the geysers are always cold, no matter the time of year, so make sure you bring warm clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    3/5

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It really is a different and wonderful experience. Although it takes effort and what it means to get up very early and ascend to 4200 meters directly, it is worth the effort. for those who have never been at altitude, it might be good to acclimatize beforehand. I recommend dressing up a lot.

January 10, 2023

We thought our driver got us there a little too late to appreciate the dawn, approx 30 mins. We were told pick up at 4.30 but it did not pick up till 5 and there was another 6 pick up locations plus stopping for bread and at another location. We were the last tour bus to arrive and the sun was already over the hill.

December 2, 2022

Had a pretty good time, although it is expensive ($50,000 totally). The geysers were cool and we saw flamengos at a lagoon and overall I had a good time. Our guide, Theresa, was fantastic and spoke good English, I think the tour is worth it even though it is slightly expensive

October 22, 2022

Product ID: 345946