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Geyser del Tatio

174a Caracoles, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
+56 9 6673 5372
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
174a Caracoles, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
+56 9 6673 5372
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

Totally worth it. Super cold when you get there just before 7 in the morning. Having hot coffee with milk and boiled eggs warmed up in a geyser was fantastic. Be brave and take your swimming suit and go for a dip in the hot...More

Thank VKohler
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Tours to the Tatio Geysers leave San Pedro around 4am. They leave early because the geysers are best seen in the cool morning air. Amazing to see active geysers at 4000 metres above sea level and the swim in the pool at the geysers was...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 23 January 2016

It was very cold on arrival at dawn but worth the discomfort to see this extraordinary geological phenomenon. Go in a fairly small group and choose a good guide. You will be amazed. Treat your self to a swim in the geothermal pool.

Thank Sidewinder4504
Reviewed 21 January 2016

It is quite a long bus trip to the thermal region with a very early departure from San Pedro (about 4:30am). The early start is so that you can see lots of steam condensing in the very cold morning air soon after dawn. Our tour...More

Thank Lionel E
Reviewed 20 January 2016

A visit to the El Tatio Geysers is consider one of the three 'quintessential' tours of San Pedro - the others being the Altiplano lakes and Valle de la Luna. Standard tours begin at 0400 aiming to arrive at sunrise as to have the largest...More

5  Thank Rowan H
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I cannot emphasize enough just how important it is to arrive early. Early before the sun warms up the geysers and makes the steam fade. Early before the crowds start to pile in. Did I mention you should get there early? And skip the tourist...More

Thank rtwtripper1
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The early start travelling in the dark could be viewed as a bonus, making the return journey a discovery. Flamingoes, vicunas and a village. We were lucky to find ourselves in the 4WD with only a couple from Brazil, a driver and our guide, Nicholas,...More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Now this is worth the trip and early wake up! Pick up was 4 AM. We had an early (3. 30 AM!) breakfast – yes, hotel Pueblo y Tierra accommodates for early departures which is nice. . We arrived at the geysers at day break...More

Thank welovetotravel84
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We had a great tour here. Tours generally leave very early in the morning (4:30/5 am) and it takes around an hour to get to the geysers. The geysers are at approximately 4200m altitude but it shouldn't have much of an effect as you'll only...More

Thank Countyfoodie
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Watch out booiking this trip. If you take one of the bigger agencies you might actually spent less time on the site and lose all your precious holiday time waiting for other people buying entrance tickets or toilet stops. Avoid talking Turavion because at least...More

Thank GoneForLong
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Response from Andrea F | Reviewed this property |
Geyser del tatio - früh oben sein, vor allen anderen und um 8 Uhr am besten schon wieder abfahren. Salar de Tara - haben wir auf eigene Faust gemacht. An diesem Tag war keine Menschenseele auf diesem Gelände unterwegs. Wir... More
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Response from martin V | Reviewed this property |
We were there last year and I wish we rather rented a Jeep than relying on the tour operators. 100% possible. Just make sure you have a map and sat nav.
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No, there is no free entrance.
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