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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.
  • 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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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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Local guide
  • Breakfast
  • 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 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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Reviewed 3 days ago

My friend Norris is somewhat obese and has an eating disorder. He is a food addict. This greed and gluttony has completely taken over his life and he must eat almost constantly from daybreak to night fall. Norris and I went on this trip to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank PNWRachelS
Reviewed 13 April 2019

Waking up at 4 am and driving to the mouth of the volcano and witnessing the geysers from total darkness to brightness when they nearly disappear was mesmerizing. The tour service exceeded all expectations of comfort, timeliness and quality of breakfast cooked there..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank devendramishra
Reviewed 9 April 2019 via mobile

As a group of four friends, we rented a car and slept about 40 minutes drive from El Tatio geysers. (Use iOverlander to find great spots to camp out). This gave us a good adventage of being ahead of all the tours and some extra...More

Thank Alenka123
Reviewed 18 March 2019

The good: Great tour operators, they were at our hostel within the time window upon pick up, and they were friendly and talkative/informative throughout the day. The experience itself was a (figurative) blast, and the provided breakfast was much better than we expected. It hit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kyleddahl
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10 June 2019|
Response from Alenka123 | Reviewed this property |
There are toilets (very good and clean) at the beginning of the park where you get your ticket checked. No toilets in the area of geysers afterwards. Have fun!
28 January 2019|
Response from Teodora Julia S | Reviewed this property |
In the Atacama desert it rains only once a year since it is the driest place in the world it is extremely rare for it to be bad weather
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