Geyser del Tatio, San Pedro de Atacama

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Witness the Earth's thermal energy escaping from the ground in the form of scalding hot steam at Geyser del Tatio. The geyser, a highlight of Atacama Desert's thermal fields, shoots steam as high as 6 m (20 ft) into the air. For best views, visit the geyser with a guided tour, arriving at sunrise to make the most of the cold morning air. Dress appropriately--the temperature changes quickly from freezing to baking, so make sure you have some layers to remove. Make Geyser del Tatio part of your personalized San Pedro de Atacama itinerary using our San Pedro de Atacama journey planner.
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  • As we had some problems finding the information we wanted, here is some practical information: HOW?: of course you can just book a tour, there are zillions in San Pedro, but we had a 2WD average car.....  more
    As we had some problems finding the information we wanted, here is some practical information: HOW?: of course you can just book a tour, there are zillions in San Pedro, but we had a 2WD average car.....  more »
  • Taito Geyser is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting San Pedro de Atacama. The scenery on the way is great and stopping to see the bird life, in particular the Chilean Flamingos was fab. 
    Taito Geyser is definitely worth a visit if you are visiting San Pedro de Atacama. The scenery on the way is great and stopping to see the bird life, in particular the Chilean Flamingos was fab.  more »
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  • Many people go there in the early morning when it can be very crowded. We arrived there at around noon and were the only people in the area hntil we left 1.5h later. We saw everything we wanted to see and had the place for ourselves. Highly recommend going there without the crowd.
  • Absolutely amazing. This place cannot be missed in Chile. It is a long drive from San Pedro de Atacama but even the road is spectacular in this high altitude desert surrounded by volcanoes. On sight, with the different light, it feels lunar, but with water around. These pictures are from 1992 taken during a 1 year South Americ tour. After the visit, don't miss the hot pools.

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