Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

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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 a centerpiece of your San Pedro de Atacama vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Pedro de Atacama tour planner.
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  • Seeing the Tatio Geysers and the surrounding scenery was a highlight of my time in the Atacama Desert. Our tour left at 5am and it took two hours to reach the geysers. While they say it's easiest to s...  more »
  • To see the Geysers at their best (i.e. steam is visible) you are best to visit as the sunrises. We left San Pedro de Atacama around 4:30 am with the excellent Cosmo Andino (Pablo was an excellent guid...  more »
  • I don't quite get it if I'm honest. Awake at a ridiculous hour in the morning, drive for ages to arrive before dawn at high altitude in the cold, to see a lot of steam whilst surrounded by dozens if n...  more »