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Full-Day Excursion to the El Tatio Geysers

by Gray Line Chile
per adult Price is C$62
Duration: 8h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Massive field of geysers spewing streams of water & gas

  • View of geothermal ponds & steam rising all around

  • Chance to see beautiful wildlife & trickling streams

  • Local breakfast, scenic mountain roads & volcanic peaks

  • Transport to & from San Pedro de Atacama hotels

Highlights

  • Massive field of geysers spewing streams of water & gas

  • View of geothermal ponds & steam rising all around

  • Chance to see beautiful wildlife & trickling streams

  • Local breakfast, scenic mountain roads & volcanic peaks

  • Transport to & from San Pedro de Atacama hotels

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4:30 AM, Full-Day Excursion to the El Tatio Geysers in English

Duration 8h

Live Commentary in English and Spanish

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Total price is C$61.34, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Full-Day Excursion to the El Tatio Geysers

Activity Location

San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    San Pedro de Atacama

  • Meeting point from where you can meet the Tour (if your hotel is located too far away from the urban zone))

    451 Ignacio Carrera Pinto

    San Pedro de Atacama


Description

Discover one of the highest-elevation geyser fields in the world. Watch in awe as more than 100 geysers huff and puff around you, shooting streams of water and gas into the frigid air on this trip to the third-largest geyser field in the world.

The El Tatio Geyser Field stands just over 14,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile and getting there is half the fun. You’ll travel up windy scenic mountain roads surrounded by snow-covered active and dormant volcanic peaks along the way. Magma beneath the surface acts to heat an underground source of water resulting in an explosive release of pressure.

As you walk through the fields, steam rising all around, the ethereal environment will have you feeling like you’re on another planet. The local animal life of the geyser field is awe-inspiring as well, demonstrating that beauty can thrive even in such harsh conditions. Geyser field runoff empties into emerald green, geothermal ponds and small streams that trickle down towards lower altitudes. A trip to the third largest geyser field in the world is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Our tour begins at 05:00 AM in winter and at 4:30 AM in summer, with picking up all passengers from their hotels taking about 30 minutes. Travel a total of 99 km approximately to the first stop at the Geysers. Arriving at dawn to see a geothermal show with the volcanoes of the Andes. Then, head to the thermal pool that is within the geothermal field, where you can enjoy a fun bath with water from the same geysers with a temperature approx. of 30C. When you return, stop by the Putana's wetlands and Machuca, a village located at 4,000 meters with adobe houses and where you can find and enjoy a rich flame kebab meat and/or goat cheese patties, prepared by the Atacama community of Machuca. Then, you'll be returning to the town of San Pedro de Atacama at approximately 12:00 PM.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the El Tatio geyser field and the town of Machuca

  • Local breakfast

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English and Spanish (bilingual guide)


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • You must have good circulation and healthy, unblocked breathing.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs.

  • If you are prone to altitude sickness, please take necessary precautions.

  • An additional surcharge of USD 16 for admission to Natural Monument is payable on the day of your activity.

  • The pick up is included from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, remember that it haves to be nearby the town. If your Hotel is located outside the pick up location, we will be letting you know by email how we can arrange it.


Full-Day Excursion to the El Tatio Geysers ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5

5/5 9 Jan 2020

This was a comprehensive tour that was run like clockwork. We enjoyed everything except the ride to the Geysers and back since the road was not good.

2/5 23 Nov 2019

Pickup was late. Tour guide deviated from schedule. He took a vote, majority wanted to go on his tour that, although interesting, had difficult hiking. At one point he told me and my wife to wait in the sun (no shade anywhere near) while the rest of the group went to see a waterfall. Because we were too old , I guess. After nearly an hour in the sun, we returned to the van and waited for the group. This tour guide should start his own company if he doesn’t like the advertised tours of the company he is working for.

MB

Centennial Colorado

5/5 16 Apr 2019

A must tour! Our guide (Vivi) and driver (Luis) were the best. She was very informative and passionate. She took awesome pictures. Luis prepared our breakfast while we saw the geysers and the presentation and breakfast were great. I would do this tour again.