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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  • Beautiful location and interesting geology/geography explained by our guide. Took a tour with Whipala tours. Involved early start and fair bit of driving but worth it.  more »
  • This geothermal area has lots of fumaroles and steam vents but only one feature that might be called a small geyser. The tours get you there at dawn because the fumaroles have higher plumes in the...  more »
  • This was worth the 80 km drive out of San Pedro! First experiencing a live geothermic site... listening to the boiling water all around you, breathing the sulfuric air (not too nice) and discovering.....  more »
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