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El Tatio Geysers 6am - San Pedro de Atacama

El Tatio Geysers 6am

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There are organised tours they cost around $30pesos to one of the strangest landscapes you have ever seen.
You leave at 4am and drive for 2 hours through the dessert. Just as the sun begins rising you arrive to these huge spurts of steam blowing from the ground.
Our guide cooked our eggs and boiled our coffee water in the steam from a small geiser.
We ate breakfast with steam spurting up all around us. They don't smell too bad, but watch where you walk, it can be dangerous. A French tourist fell into one and died not so long ago. The reason you leave so early is so you arrive at the most hydrathermaly active time 6-8am.

Address: 2 hours drive from San Pedro town

Directions: Best to take a tour as this place is in the middle of nowhere and the roads are quite bad.

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2004
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