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Geyser del Tatio

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$52.00*
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El Tatio Geysers Tour from San Pedro de Atacama
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El Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Day Trip

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One of the most interesting thigs to do in Atacama!! Prepare yourself for the cold and the sulfur smell! Take your bathing suit and enjoy the heated natural pool!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mariane L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting thigs to do in Atacama!! Prepare yourself for the cold and the sulfur smell! Take your bathing suit and enjoy the heated natural pool!

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Cambridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can't review it because all trips to the geysers were cancelled for several days in a row. Heavy (unusual) rains washed out the road, so access was not possible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You must get there before sunrise, and must wear very warm clothes. I am not a person prone to feel cold, and thought everyone was exaggerating, but I really felt freezing when we arrived. The geysers are amazing and the best time to see them is just as day breaks!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you really have a thing for geysers, by all means go. But, these are not as spectacular as some in the USA, and not as wonderful as a lot of natural sights in Chile. They tell you to keep your hands out of the rivulets of hot water flowing from the geysers, so you don't get burned; what's the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the early morning trip out but you do need to be with a decent tour operator that gets there early. Take a swimming costume for the hot springs pool too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The early morning start and the freezing temperatures (we had -6C) was a rough start to the trip, but the atmosphere at dawn is so special that you quickly forget how cold you are. Once the sun is out, you quickly heat up but make sure you bring enough clothing. Our guide was very good and made sure all the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Havnt seen Geysers yet. So if you are not planning to go to Iceland or some Nationalsparks in America the next years I guess its a good starter. :) Starting really early in the morning but worth it. Its freezing up there so take warm clothes with you. And if you want to dip in a bath you can do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting there at dawn means an early start, which is well worth it. Standing amongst the steaming fumaroles as the sun breaks over the edge of a volcanic crater is a truly magical experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have three kids 8 years and below. We were told most tours wouldn't take our 3 yr old so we decided to self drive ourselves. One of the most memorable attractions. We were one of the first, reached there around 5:30am. We walked around when it was still dark, the sunrise was amazingly beautiful. We then got to swim... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it... But... We booked a number of visits in the area using the local tour operators. By far... I would recommend hiring a car and going to the attractions yourself. The issue is... You pay a premium for the tour operator. Whom provide nothing more than an expensive bus service. For reasons which escape me... Probably agreements with... More 

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