- Price per person:
- CLP$ 22.000 per person.
- 4:30 am to 12:00 pm.
- 7 hours and a half.
- Pickup at the hotel (urban area), shared transport, bilingual guide (Spanish and English) and breakfast.
- Not included:
- Entry ticket to El Tatio Geysers (CLP$ 7.000 per person for Chileans and CLP$ 10.000 per person) nor travel insurance with health-care coverage.
- What to bring:
- Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, warm hat, bathing suit, towel, flip flops, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
- Minimum age required of 10 years old.
- Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
- 48 hours.
On the El Tatio Geysers tour, we will leave San Pedro de Atacama early in the morning and set off towards the Altiplano, going up the hills and mountains of the Andes. We will arrive at El Tatio Geysers after an hour and a half to find a one-of-a-kind natural sight in the world, with 80 steaming geysers at an altitude of 4,200 meters (13,780 ft.). With this natural scenery as our backdrop, we will enjoy a replenishing breakfast and then go explore the geothermal camp where we will be surrounded by countless plumes of steam. After this, we will visit the Pozón Rústico (thermal springs) inside the geothermal camp.
We will stop at the Putana River on the way back to San Pedro de Atacama to observe the native flora and fauna of the area. Then, we will make a stop in the village of Machuca, where you can buy llama anticuchos (skewered meat), empanadas, and other traditional food from the region.
*The tour to El Tatio Geysers does not include a visit to the Puritama Hot Springs.
*The pickup service included is nor carried out from/to accommodations located outside the urban area of San Pedro de Atacama, accommodations located at ayllus close to San Pedro de Atacama (Quitor, Yaye, Checar, Sequitor, Solor and Coyo) nor accommodations in the town of Toconao.
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We receive bookings until 48 hours in advance. However, we have limited spaces and always are subject to availability, so our recommendation is to make the booking as far in advance as possible.
Can I get close to the geysers?
It is not recommended getting close to the geysers, because of the risk of falling into boiling water. For this, the place has defined tracks that you have to respect to avoid accidents.
What is it about the age restriction for the tour?
The age restriction of this tour is set by the community that runs the geothermal park, and unfortunately there are no exceptions.
What days of the year can I make this excursion?
This excursion can be made every day of the year, except for January 1 and December 25.
Which are the temperatures that I could find on this tour?
The average minimum temperature during the summer is -6 °C (21.2 °F), and -20 °C (-4 °F) in winter, so we recommend bringing warm clothing.
What kind of vehicles are used in this tour?
The vehicle will depend on the size of the group, having a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (or similar) for 18 people, or a Volare (or similar) for maximum 25 people.
What does include breakfast?
Breakfast includes tea, coffee, milk, juice, bread, ham, cheese and jam.
Which is the maximum altitude reached in this excursion?
The maximum altitude reached is 4200 m. For a good acclimation, our recommendation is to eat a light meal and drink lots of water the previous days to the excursion. Because of the altitude, we recommend leaving this tour for the end of your stay in San Pedro de Atacama.
Is it possible to bathe in the pozón rústico?
Yes, it is possible, as long as the pozón rústico is enabled, which we will know during the visit, once we are in the geothermal field. Because of this, our recommendation is you to bring your bathing suite, towel and flip-flops.
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