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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  • This tour left to do finally did reach the 4500 m and the road has many curves. Take enough bullet of coke and getting there take the coca tea to relieve the symptoms of altitude. But make sure you do because the place is amazing. Did the tour with the Agency Tani Tani Traveller and the guide was Mario which is excellent. The entrance to the Park had increased and costs 10 pesos per person. Get ready to feel very cold, because it is intense! I got 10graus in October but be there watching those "fumaroles" is worth it! Here in Brazil we don't have anything like that and the geysers are impressive!
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  • It is a unique and indescribable place, you must visit either tours or leased vehicle the road has no problem all signposted. See the fumaroles thermal waters leaping meters and then bathe in the outdoor swimming pool free. Exit in tours is very early and should be very warm.
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  • I was in doubt of this ride, but ended up being my favorite! The landscapes are surreal, unlike anything I've ever seen! Have breakfast there was the icing on the cake! Has a thermal swimming-pool, but not entered since the outside temperature was-6 c. Not to be missed!
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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!!