Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

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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  • Wonderful site. We left the hotel as 5:00 in the morning, arrived in the North-East 7. Cold of-3° C. Pay the entry and went to the geysers. Boiling water contact cold air very firm, steam and water jets that can reach several metres in height. Are many, scattered over an area of about 3 km. The altitude is 4200m, so it is recommended that you leave it to the last day in San Pedro of Atacama, to give the body time to get used to the altitude, and yet the Guide advised us to walk slowly, if lower, rising slowly, so we don't have dizziness , nausea of altitude of evil. 1 underground floor looks like made 42 km of a marathon. Following to the letter the time of adaptation, and take muiiiiita ágya, there's no problem at all.
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  • We drive our car, what a hellish drive! Wake up early, take a bus, pack warm clothes including a toque. Sunrise is awesome, the steam in the cold air (-8 degrees) Take your bating suite and towel to e...  more »
  • Zip visit this place if you're going to San Pedro, see the force of nature that comes from the depths of the Earth is a unique experience. Columns of steam everywhere. Tips: Bring a swimsuit and enjoy their baths.
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