Excursion to the El Tatio geyser field and Machuca town - Departs from San Pedro de Atacama

Excursion to the El Tatio geyser field and Machuca town - Departs from San Pedro de Atacama

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Sunrise over the El Tatio geysers in the Andes

Breakfast in a unique setting

Exploring the town of Machuca

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Duration
8 hours

Languages

English
Spanish

Starting time
4:30 AM

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Description

Discover the geysers of El Tatio in the Chilean Andes and walk around the town of Machuca at sunrise!

Accompanied by your guide, you'll leave your hotel before sunrise and head to the El Tatio geyser field north of San Pedro de Atacama. On the way you can admire the Andes' beautiful snowy landscapes and volcanoes.  After a roughly 2-hour drive, you'll arrive at El Tatio. This geyser field is located at 4,267 meters above sea level and is caused by underground magma that heats a natural water supply.

You'll arrive for sunrise, which adds an even more magical touch to this natural phenomenon. Every morning, the geysers "wake up" and set jets of boiling hot water into the air - the most powerful geysers can reach a height of 50 metres. You'll get 2 hours to walk around and take snaps of these geysers before enjoying breakfast in the middle of this unique landscape.

You'll then head back to the Machuca. You'll have an hour's free time to wander around this typical Chilean town. You'll then be driven back to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except under exceptional circumstances)
  • Departure time and place: 4:30am (pick-up at your hotel between 4:30am and 5:10am, the exact location and pick-up time will be reconfirmed after you book)
  • Our tour operator only picks up from certain hotels in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Park entrance ticket isn't included (approximately 10,000 CLP or $12.50 USD)
  • A minimum of 2 participants are required for this activity
  • Children under 2 years old can go for free
  • Due to this tour's high altitude, this excursion isn't recommended for people with respiratory or heart problems
  • We recommend you wear comfy walking shoes as well as comfy, warm clothes
  • The tour may be cancelled in case of force majeure. If this is the case, the activity will be postponed or a refund will be offered

Price includes

  • Transport from/to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Excursion to the El Tatio geysers and the town of Machuca
  • Breakfast
  • The services and commentary of your guide

Price doesn’t include

  • Entrance fee to the park to be paid on site (about 10 000 CLP or $12.50 USD)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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