Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

4.6
#2 of 159 in Nature in Chile
Hot Spring Nature / Park
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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  • Worth waking up at 4:30 in the morning to reach the geyser fel tatio and dazzle of what nature is capable.
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  • Great place to watch and enjoy the power of nature! Cultural tour and wonderful bath in the pool with hot water. I loved it!!!!
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  • Unique experience in the geysers del tatio. Very good! Cold-15graus in July, but the Sunshine after dawn relieves a lot.
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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