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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  • It is a very nice place, but very icy, I recommend go very sheltered, it is charming to have breakfast opposite this landscape
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  • Is a place of a beauty and spectacular unexpected and unique. Quite different to everything, to take a bath in natural thermal pool day is amazing. And the beauty of the Geyser, exotic from any angle.
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  • My visit was in March and for when we arrived at about 6 am to the place it was - 10 c difficult to bear, but already seeing the intense activity of the geysers is passed all and you feel at ease to enjoy such wonder.
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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!
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  • 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 :)
  • One of the best place in Chile~ if you are in Chile you should come to this place!!