Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • This trip was worth the early rise. How often do you get to see Geysers in a lifetime! On our tour we got to stop at other attractions as well. 
  • In my opinion, it is not so beautiful as to be worth going out to the 4 h in the morning to arrive before dawn. The cold is so intense at that altitude and at that time I could not enjoy the place. If you have seen before thermal areas such as Rotorua, New Zealand or Yellowstone not worthwhile going there. He would not repeat it.
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  • Very cute, unique place. Very good experience! Too much cold makes time departing General tours, I think that there are some companies that come out later to avoid the cold, so it is a good choice for the next!
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  • Very Cold! The best time to see the geysers is during the sunrise, where the harsh sunrays (and their UV rays) are still not directly above. However, this means that the temperature in this spot will be around -12°C, so be prepared and wear warm clothing. The geysers themselves are majestic. This is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere, and its inhabitants send vapor columns of over 5 meters. Beware of not walking too close or above them! as you will get burned (as I did). Must visit!
  • Brave for the cold! The best time to visit the geisers is during sunrise, but getting there just before that means it gets really cold specially during winter. The road is tricky, always be careful. Many people also suffer from high altitude sickness, so make sure to take precautions.
  • The highest geysers in the world. They had a "hot spring" but it wasn't so hot. But then, I'm spoiled by Iceland's hot public pools powered by geothermal energy :)
  • Amazing experience! It's so incredible how nature is so amazing! The water's temperature is usually higher than 80°C. Be prepared for the cold weather up here, it can be about -10°C during the summer! Use the steam that comes out from some small holes to heat your hands, but take care, it's really hot. Don't eat a lot before coming here, the pressure might make you sick. Usually the tours have breakfast included after the road trip, when you are already up there. Enjoy the traps trip to take amazing pictures of the sight views and the llamas, alpacas and vicunhas!
  • One of the best place in Chile~ if you are in Chile you should come to this place!!