Puritama Hot Springs Tours

The high Andean starry nights, combined with the cold Atacama winds, can chill the unprepared tourist to the bone. Happily, however, these mountains are volcanic, and pour forth the planet's heat into a series of steaming pools, the Puritama Hot Springs.

The name "puritama" simply means "hot water" in an ancient, pre-Inca tongue, suggesting that these medicinal springs have been used for millennia. With high concentrations of relaxing lithium and minerals accorded all sorts of health benefits, they are guaranteed to mellow you out. Temperatures hover around 33°C (91°F), so they aren't ridiculously hot, making daytime visits a treat.

Though most pools have been left in a relatively natural state, there are changing rooms, eateries, campsites, trails, handicrafts vendors and other improvements all around.

Practical Info

The Puritama Hot Springs are about 30 km (19 mi) north of of San Pedro de Atacama, which most people use as a base. This popular tourist town tempts travelers with treks to several other amazing destinations, including Moon Valley, Atacama Salt Lake, Licancabur Volcano, El Tatio geysers, and some of Chile's most important archaeological sites.

San Pedro's small airport has regular flights to Santiago and elsewhere in the region, while buses connect the town to Calama, Antofagasta, San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina), and Uyuni (Bolivia). 

You must have private transportation, or book a tour, to visit the hot springs, as there are no public buses. Cars can be hired in San Pedro.

Location
Address: Ruta B-245, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Hours: Open daily 9am - 5:30pm
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Admission: Adults: US $10 approximately
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Transport to Puritama Hot Springs from San Pedro de Atacama

Indulge in some relaxation after sightseeing or hiking in the Atacama Desert and plunge into the steamy waters of the Puritama Hot Springs. With waters reaching temperatures of 92°F (33.5°C) and full of natural minerals to sooth your muscles, you’ll leave feeling completely refreshed and rejuvenated. These round-trip transfers include pick-up and drop-off at your San Pedro de Atacama hotel, and around two hours of free time to enjoy at the baths.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private tour with Bilingual guide to PURITAMA TERMAS from San Pedro de Atacama

Enjoy a relaxing experience at Puritama Termas and leave all of the logistics to your guide on this private tour from San Pedro de Atacama. In the company of just your party and a guide, enjoy hassle-free round-trip transport to the thermal baths 18 miles (30km) away. Then, simply relax in the healing waters of eight baths, which are picturesquely situated in a canyon and have temperatures of between 86F (30C) to 93F (34C).
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Puritama Hot springs

Simplify transportation logistics between San Pedro de Atacama and the Puritama Hot Springs by booking this guided tour to the popular natural attraction. Hotel pickup and drop-off ensure peace of mind as you travel between destinations, letting you relax and fully enjoy the hot springs experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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