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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama

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Don't miss this early morning tour to El Tatio geyser field, one of San Pedro de Atacama’s most popular surrounding attractions and one of the biggest geothermal fields in the world with more than 80 geyers. With a local guide, you'll arrive at El Tatio at sunrise, when the cold, high-altitude air creates a mystical landscape of steam. Then enjoy a light breakfast. End your tour with a stop in the small adobe village of Machuca.
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You'll start at
Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451
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  • Pass by San Pedro de Atacama
  • 1
    Geyser del Tatio
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Machuca
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by San Pedro de Atacama
You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • See one of the world’s largest geyser fields
  • Includes hassle-free, round-trip transportation
  • Fuel up with an included light breakfast
  • Make a stop at the small village of Machuca
What to Expect
Your tour begins with an early morning pickup from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel. Settle into the air-conditioned van for the journey north, arriving at El Tatio by sunrise (entrance fee at own expense). Enjoy the spectacle of the rising sun over the geyser field, one of the biggest in the world. Take advantage of your free time to explore the field, marveling at the columns of steam emitted by each geyser. Enjoy a light breakfast and dip in an inviting hot spring before getting back into the minivan. The next stop is the village of Machuca, home to around 10 people, a wooden church, and rustic, thatch-roofed homes. You can browse for handmade crafts or sample the local specialty, llama empañadas, at your own expense. Settle into the van for the journey back to San Pedro de Atacama where your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on Hotels located nearby San Pedro de Atacama urban zone. If your Hotel is located on Ayllus far away from the downtown, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified
Departure Time
4:30 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Local guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee to El Tatio geyser field - 10,000 Chilean pesos (approx. USD 16)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - Geyser del Tatio
  • Entry/Admission - Machuca
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes including trekking pants and shoes, and a windbreaker or warm jacket
  • Please bring a bathing suit and towel
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay the entrance fees and any additional expenses
  • Note: El Tatio sits at an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet, which may cause altitude sickness for some; it is recommended that you drink plenty of hot tea or water prior to the tour and carry any necessary medication
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Note: It is not recommended for children under 10 years old to use the pools due to the high water temperatures
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on Hotels located nearby San Pedro de Atacama urban zone. If your Hotel is located on Ayllus far away from the downtown, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified
  • You must let us know if you have health problems, medication allergy or any problem that may affect physical performance during the tour
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was a tour where I think the drive was more interesting than the actual destination. Our tour guide was great, pointing out animals and naming volcanos. The geysers were interesting but at the cold temp and early hours, it might have been more for enthusiasts. The hot
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Slipping into roughly 70 degrees f in the largest geothermal field in the southern hemisphere is a must do. But, at 6am beware that it is minus 5 ish when you come out. It's bloody freezing!!! Best tip is to leave your provided hotel towel by the side of the pool on top of your
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Going to the geysers is a beautiful way to spend the morning and well worth the early wakeup call. We had a great guide (Jorge) who gave us interesting information about the geysers and the area. The tour was well-organized with a good vehicle and good driver. We saw a lot of
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The trip was very nice. We were picked up on time. On the way we could see a very stary sky and we found it a pitty that we couldn't stop to see it better than from the window. We got to see the Geysirs in a beautiful light around the sunrise. It was much colder than expected,
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I was skeptical at first. 5:30 seemed like a late pickup time for viewing the sunrise, and the guide seemed a little cheesy. But it ended up being a great trip! The guide was knowledgeable and multilingual. The bus was comfortable and clean. The geysers are stunning in the
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