El Tatio Geyser and Machuca Tour

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more


Venture across the Atacama Desert in search of the natural phenomenon that is the El Tatio Geyser. The geyser field sits in the Andes Mountains at more than 14,000 feet (4,320 meters) and puts on a performance for onlookers. See the sunrise in the geothermal field and then head to the Machuca settlement to learn more about the daily life of residents in the driest desert in the world.
  • Take an 8-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama to the El Tatio Geyser field
  • See the sunrise over the natural phenomenon which sits at 14,000 feet
  • Visit the Machuca village and learn about the daily life of its residents
  • A delicious breakfast and round-trip hotel transportation is included


  • Breakfast
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance Passenger Transport


  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Geyser del Tatio

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • El Tatio sits at an elevation of nearly 14,000 feet, which may cause altitude sickness for some; it is recommended that you drink plenty of hot tea or water prior to the tour and carry any necessary medication. Night before the excursion light dinner, without red meat and without alcohol.
  • Please bring cash to pay the entrance fees
  • Not recommended for child aged 08 and under
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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, Nov 2018

When we checked in to our hotel we had a note from the operator to say we would be picked up at our hotel at 5.30am. We were surprised when another operator called at the hotel at 5.10 am to collect us, so we hastily joined them. No explanation. When we returned to our hotel after the tour there was an envelope waiting for us from the tour operator who collected us advising that we would be collected at 4.30am that morning - a bit late to receive the note after the tour, but fortunately we didn't get in before the tour or we would have waited from 4.30am to 5.10am.Not very good planning all round and never an explanation from the original operator about the change.Anyway - large bus. We were the only English speakers, but fortunately we had a good guide who we had been with the day before and made sure we understood everything. Tour basically did what it said we would do.Note: 1 they say it's cold at the geysers and they are right. November and minus 5C. Of course it warmed up quickly.2. The geysers are more steam and bubbling so don't expect geysers that shoot high into the sky.3. The roads to the geysers are bumpy and poor.4. The entry to the geysers is 10,000 pesos ($20) which isn't included in this tour price.End of the day the geysers are worth visiting. I picked this operator because I thought we would be a smaller group - I didn't realise I would be passed to another operator who I could have booked with in the first place.


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