Tatio Geysers and Machuca
This regular o semiprivate excursion will take you to know the Tatio Geysers, geothermal field located in the Andes, the highest in the world (4,200 mts) and is located 89 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama.
- Dificulty: Easy. Not recommended for pregnants, people with high blood pressure or children younger than 6 years old.
- Departure: Monday to Sunday
- Starting time and place:Summer: 05:30 am - Winter: 05:00 am (pick up at hotel from 04:30 am according to the season. Final schedule to be confirmed when booking) and pick up place at the Hotel
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Service: Regular or semiprivate
We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers.
The Tatio Geysers is a geothermal center, located in the Andes Mountain Range, being the highest in the world (4,200 meters of high) and 89 kilometers away from San Pedro de Atacama. Early in the morning, it features a stunning steam "fumarola" produced by the high temperatures of its craters. It is surrounded by hills of 5,900 meters of high. At 07:00 am the ultimate expression of these fumarolas with temperatures of 85°C, strongly emerging from the ground, rising up to 7 or 8 meters. During the way and in this place, we will be able to watch local flora and fauna. With its owe-inspiring background and amazing landscapes, the Tatio Geyser are one of the most incredible locations to visit. During our way back, we will witness the stunning Andes Mountain Range.
After that, we will find Machuca, a small settlement of llama shepherds. This village is full of houses made of adobe and straw roofs. Its inhabitants are dedicated to tourism and handicraft works. As an architectural and historical attraction, we will visit the Church of San Santiago, patron saint of the town.