El Tatio Geysers

Los Geysers del Tatio is a wonder of nature located 90 km north of San Pedro de Atacama. It is the third largest geyser field in the world after Yellowstone in the USA and the Kronotski nature reserve in Russia. The basin of more than 10 square kilometers of surface houses a great variety of geothermal manifestations such as real geysers, fumaroles, hot pools, source geysers, mud geysers among others. The excursion takes place in the early hours of the morning arriving in the area before dawn to appreciate the manifestations at their maximum splendor.

In the park, the main area before sunrise is visited, where a walk of approximately 30 to 40 minutes is made and where we can appreciate most of the thermal manifestations that we can find in the park. After this walk it is time to visit the second area of the geysers where we can find 4 large geysers and named as "La llama" "El horno" "La concha" and "El asesino". We finish this visit to the park and when we leave we will have our breakfast in another sector and then continue towards the Putana ford, a place with beautiful landscapes and fauna. We end up visiting the Machuca sector where it is possible to enter the town and admire the lagoon with its flamingos.

Recommendations: Go with warm clothes for temperatures below zero or close to that point (from 3 ° in summer to freezing -20 ° in winter) thermal gloves, footwear for rough terrain and thermal in winter, scarves, swimsuit and towel , water, sunscreen. On the night before the trip, avoid drinking alcohol and eating red meat, rest well and stay hydrated.

Schedule: It is usually from 05:30 the pick up in hotels and return at noon, the schedule may vary depending on the season and changes of time made by the government, in any case they will be notified of the schedule.

Average height of the excursion will be 4200 meters above sea level