TATIO´S GEYSER & MACHUCA

At 4320 meters above sea level, in the heart of La Cordillera de los Andes nature delights us with the communion  of earth, water, air and fire which combined create the awesome geothermal field celled Tatio.

Rising at dawn and going through the mountains in a 1 hour and 45 minutes trip, we will be greeted at the Tatio, which is a place where we can be witnesses of the violent encounter between the boiling water (85 ° C), that spring from the depths of the earth and the low  temperature of the surface, whose union forges a surprising view of large plumes, which can be seen all over the 3 km2 of this geothermal field.

Plumes and desert colors will welcome us as we walk through the Geyser and we are witness of a magical sunrise which make a amaizing contrasts between mountains, steam and sunlights giving us a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Here we will take a good breakfast and we can choose to give us a delicious hot spring bath. Returning to San Pedro de Atacama we will review the history of sectors such as Putana ford by observing its wildlife and communing with the customs and traditions of the local people.

 

includes breakfast / no entries

minimum 2 people

  • Excursion:                                    Tatio’s geyser and Machuca village

  • Hour:                                              04:30 A.M.          

  • Distance:                                            198 km / 123 miles

  • Estimated duration:                    8 hours

  • Departure and arrival place:    Hotel at San Pedro de Atacama

  • Average altitude:                          4300 meters / 14108 feet above sea level

  • The tour includes:                         Tatio’s geothermal field, ford of the Putana river and Machuca village.

  • Recommendations:                     Carry mineral water, sunscreen, sunglasses, windbreaker jacket, cap or hat, appropriate shoes for natural ground walking. It’s important                                                                 to know that everyday there’s temperatures below 0°C before dawn.

 

 

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