Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

4.6
#2 of 158 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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  • October 6, 2017
    There are more than 4000 m altitude hides the famous Geyser del Tatio. A spectacular place, but be prepared for the cold (we got-11 C in December 2016) and evil (let to make this tour at the end of your tour of the Atacama
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  • October 5, 2017
    A must-see natural wonder. It is worth every minute. take shelter for subzero temperatures
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  • October 5, 2017
    We did this tour with the 123 Andes Chile connected and it was amazing!! This tour lasts a morning and the guide explains everything. We left at dawn to see the geysers and the Sunrise not eat anything and walk slowly because of the altitude. very cold, dress warmly enough. Excellent, ride!
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