Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

4.6
#2 of 159 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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  • A wonderful place a contact part of nature that left with a greater expectation that wore recommend it!
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  • I expected a little more ... anyway, it's amazing what nature made with that place. Recommend
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  • We must bundle up to go in the morning, but as it progresses the Sun everything is overrunning. The geysers are spectacular.
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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