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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, 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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We visited El Taito in early January. The sun appeared above the mountain peaks at 7.30. That's why we arrived at six. The journey from San Pedro takes over an hour, is very narrow road, winding and full of holes. Prepare for a small delay at the entrance. Admission is paid, and
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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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Donald J
Bellingham, Washington
686159
Gets you out to appreciate the numerous sealife
Seabourn side trip for us. Friendly staff in a good boat. The islands penguins were fun to observe and there were
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Bonnie K
Jerusalem, Israel
332114
Once in a lifetime experience
Our group took a boat to the Island of Magdalena. the boat ride itself was a great experience but once we got to
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StuartBaum
Chicago, Illinois
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Great way to see a glacier … tour guide needs to be more attentive
I guess tripadvisor last my last review… Great way to get up-close-and-personal to a glacier! The boat (Grey
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Chris Columbus
152
A great day out with the penguins
Bought our tickets on the dock, cheaper than cruise ship. Well equipped vessel with WC, bar for alcohol or coffee.
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John D
Fredericksburg, Texas
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John dodds
Valentine was excellent and very informative and fun . She took a lot of time to me helpful telling us lots of
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TFredWells
London, United Kingdom
14197
Highlight of Punta Arenas
Well-organized trip with a literal boatload of strangers through beautiful Patagonian fjords. My daughter and I
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George K
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This was a comprehensive visit to the park and we were blessed with excellent weather that permitted a great view
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Ondrej Neff
Zvole, Czech Republic
41
Definitely worth a visit, but you must be there before dawn.
We visited El Taito in early January. The sun appeared above the mountain peaks at 7.30. That's why we arrived at
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Bushboy66
London, United Kingdom
7566
Booking process is dishonest!!
Very unprofessional company and a nightmare to deal with. Booking link via Viator delivers a full confirmation and
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TFredWells
London, United Kingdom
14197
Masses of Magallenas
A half-day trip starting at 6:30am and ending at 11:30am to Magdalena Island, home to hundreds of Magallena
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