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Tatio Geysers Group Tour from San Pedro de Atacama – Half Day

Travel with a geology-trained local guide to the third largest geysers in the world! This Tatio Geysers Tour offers incredible views. Watch the sunrise at the geysers while enjoying breakfast.

4.91 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)
USD $61.00

Per Person
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Experience a Beautiful Desert Spectacle on this Tatio Geysers Group Tour

On this Tatio Geysers Group Tour, you’ll take an early morning journey to observe the geysers when they are most active. El Tatio Geyser Field is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and the third-largest in the world. In addition to admiring the stunning geysers, you’ll also get to relax in a hot spring and stop by an indigenous village. Join us for an incredible morning appreciating the natural beauty of the Atacama Desert!

Highlights

  • Watch a beautiful desert sunrise
  • Marvel as columns of hot steam emerge from the ground
  • Enjoy a delicious warm breakfast
  • Learn about the local indigenous culture at the small town of Machuca

Tour Information

Duration: 8 hours
Start and End Location: San Pedro de Atacama
Availability: Year-round

Itinerary

First, you’ll be picked up from your hotel or hostel between 4:30 and 5:40 am. Then, your local guide will show you the incredible geysers and you’ll be able to enjoy the sunrise while indulging in a warm breakfast. After that, you’ll get a chance to take a dip in a natural hot spring. Next, we will drive you through little village called Machuca, where you can get a sense of the indigenous culture of the area. Finally, you will arrive back to the center of town at 13:00 pm.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transport between your hotel and the geysers
  • Breakfast (yogurt, juice, eggs, jam, cheese, ham, chocolate milk, tea, coca tea, coffee)

What to Bring

  • $10,000 Chilean Pesos in cash for the park entrance fee
  • Heavy winter clothing including warm gloves and a hat
  • Swimsuit and towel

Important Notes

  • Please note that to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking please email us at info@keteka.com.
  • The price does not include entrance to the park. This is at the request of the local guides. They prefer that travelers bring their own cash for this fee, so the guides do not have do bring cash for the group.
  • This excursion to the Altiplano is at an altitude of more than 13,123 feet (4,000 meters). For this reason, it’s recommended to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid consuming alcoholic drinks the night before this trip, as it will cause sickness at the high altitude and you may not be able to join the tour.
  • If you commonly suffer from altitude sickness, we recommend taking this tour after you have had a few days in Atacama to acclimate.
  • This excursion is not recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure or heart diseases.
  • Pregnant women and children younger than 4 years old should also skip this tour.
  • In the geyser field, visitors are allowed to walk only on authorized trails. To prevent accidents, it is important to respect trail limits.
  • This guide offers regular tours for groups of up to 15 people. Your reservation lets you join one of these groups. If you are interested in organizing a private tour for yourself or for a group, please see the private version of this tour.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    A highly recommend a visit to Tatio Geysers. You get picked up super early (~5AM) in order to see the geysers in action in the early morning, but it is well worth it. It was dark on the drive to the geysers, so I slept in the comfortable van on the way. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the geysers, spoke in both English and Spanish, and was beyond respectful of the natural habitat, showing us where we could and could not walk in order to help prevent new geysers from forming. Our guide and driver prepared a delicious scrambled egg breakfast! We then visited a local village, where people tried various cuisines, and a wetland before heading back to town. We were back by midday and in time for an afternoon Calama flight.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Our guide for this tour was wonderful. Due to poor weather conditions, there was tons of fog around the geysers, so our guide took us to the areas with only the best views and allowed us to stop and visit other places on the way back since the geysers were kind of hard to see. We also had a delicious breakfast of fresh bread, cheese, eggs, hot chocolate, coffee and more! We saw many animals and our guide taught us a lot about them, as well as the geysers and other natural highlights. You can also try llama meat at a local village that raises them. I recommend bringing very warm clothes as well as a bathing suit and towel for the hot springs – it’s a must to take a dip in them!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Our guide really knew how to make the best of a less-than-ideal situation. The weather wasn’t great to see the geysers, so our guide made the decision to give us a more abbreviated tour of them before moving on to spend more time at stops with incredible views on the way back. It was definitely a good idea on her part. Some tours were still spending plenty of time just wandering around in the low visibility, which seemed significantly less intriguing

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

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    I was highly recommend this tour! It is very cold so be prepared for that. I would tel everyone to swim in the hot springs!! Our tour guide was amazing and really took us to the best places.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Good tour. The guide was great! The breakfast provided was better than expected with scrambled eggs, ham, bread, jelly, and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. We did not have great weather conditions as it was super foggy so the geysers could not be seen very well. The hot springs were very fun to swim in especially with it being around well below freezing conditions (though, not as much fun getting out). Overall would recommend this tour.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This tour made the best of the weather situation. Due to a lot of fog in the area, we had low visibility which made the geysers rather unimpressive. But, because our guide was so knowledgeable and experienced, she made the most out of the situation! She took us to other fascinating places along the way and on the way down to make up for low visibility at the geysers. We were informed of many different wild animals, landmarks and even got to stop in a small village where they were serving llama meat. I would recommend this tour!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

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    This tour was awesome! The guide was very knowledgeable and the geysers are beautiful. Make sure to bring warm clothes because it’s really cold and consider bringing a snack like chocolate for the altitude!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Great tour! It is truly cold, so make sure to dress warmly! Spectacular views. The natural springs are not included in the tour anymore, they have been closed early 2017. Still a highly recommended tour!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We had a great tour to the Geysers. There was an uphill road that was very icy but our driver did an amazing job persevering and finally getting us up and over after multiple tries. Many buses/cars didn’t make it and it would have been terrible if we had to return to San Pedro. Our guide was knowledgeable and handled all aspects of the tour with ease. The scenery is stunning. Would recommend!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Absolutely loved this tour. There was a driver and a tour guide so the tour guide was able to provide a lot of information and focus all of his attention on us (the group). The tour guide immediately introduced himself, smiled, and provided a friendly atmosphere. He was very nice and spoke in Spanish but also repeated everything in English for our group. He kept us updated with what was next on our itinerary, how much time we had, and what we should look out for or pay attention to. Along the ride to different destinations, the tour guide also had the driver make some stops to point some cool things present only in Chile/San Pedro de Atacama. The tour guide kept the trip organized, fun and exciting for the whole group. Also, very responsible and smooth driving was provided. The geysers were definitely a sight worth seeing. Although it was a bit cold, I really enjoyed getting there before sunrise to watch and experience the geysers as the sun came out and shined on the beautiful scenery.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This tour was fantastic! Even though it was cold, the breakfast and coffee provided by the operator warmed us right up! Our guide was fantastic and the landscapes were stunning.

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