Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

4.6
#2 of 280 in Nature in Chile
Witness the Earth's thermal energy escaping from the ground in the form of scalding hot steam at Geyser del Tatio. The geyser, a highlight of Atacama Desert's thermal fields, shoots steam as high as 6 m (20 ft) into the air. For best views, visit the geyser with a guided tour, arriving at sunrise to make the most of the cold morning air. Dress appropriately--the temperature changes quickly from freezing to baking, so make sure you have some layers to remove. Make Geyser del Tatio part of your personalized San Pedro de Atacama itinerary using our San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.
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  • At the beginning we didn't have the intention of making the ride, because there wasn't much interest in knowing. With each passing day and hearing the opinion of the people, and no regrets. Ida Valley, cold, altitude and is quite unlike anything that is seen.
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  • The Geyser is one of the most amazing places I've ever been to. We left, with the Agency's van Araya, a 5:30 in the morning. The cold is quite extreme, and can get to -10 degrees. So it is recommended that you use heavy clothing earlier in the day, with light clothes underneath, because after it heats up. The landscape is very beautiful. And, in the end, is it possible to get into a heated swimming pool. There's place to change clothes. Let everything near to when out of water, because it feels very cold. But it's worth too much to get in the water.
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  • Geyser was the last tour, also made by Ayllu. We woke up early and prepare with a lot of clothes that is one of the highest altitude tours, we got -5 degrees coming it, until it was so cold, and we were in February, our guide knew a lot about the place and it became more interesting the tour , the place has bathrooms and has a spa for those who want to enjoy ... not my case to catch a flight on that day, the waters virtually sprout from the ground and are extremely hot, the place is a SideShow, then we get in some other places we saw the some flamingos but by far and giant cacti, the landscapes along the path are beautiful too!
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