El Tatio geyser field and Machuca guided tour with breakfast
Day trips & excursions

El Tatio geyser field and Machuca guided tour with breakfast

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Discover all the splendor of El Tatio geyser field at sunrise
  • Explore with a local guide one of San Pedro de Atacama's most popular surrounding attractions
  • One of the biggest geothermal fields in the world with more than 80 geysers
  • Visit the small adobe village of Machuca
What to expect

El Tatio geyser field is one of San Pedro de Atacama’s most popular surrounding attractions and one of the biggest geothermal fields in the world with more than 80 geysers.

Along the way, you can admire scenic mountain roads surrounded by snow-covered active and dormant volcanic peaks. Magma beneath the surface acts to heat an underground source of water resulting in an explosive release of pressure.
With a local guide, you'll arrive at El Tatio at sunrise, when the cold, high-altitude air creates a mystical landscape of steam. You have about two hours to walk around the field, admire the geothermal wonders, and taking pictures. Then you will enjoy a light breakfast that typically includes a ham and cheese sandwich, biscuit, fruit, juice, tea, and coffee.

You stay at El Tatio for three hours, then you head back toward San Pedro de Atacama, stopping in the village of Machuca. You have about an hour to explore the very tiny village (about 10 residents) at your leisure. Admire its wooden church, adobe houses with thatch roofs, and artisan shop. If you wish, you can try the local specialty called llama empanada (own expense).

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from selected hotels in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Transportation insurance
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Local breakfast
What's not included
  • Entrance fee (CLP 10.000)

Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Meeting point:

The hotel pick-up is included only on hotels located nearby San Pedro de Atacama urban zone. If your hotel is in another area, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified

What to remember
  • Please contact the local operator at least 72 hours prior to the departure date of the tour to reconfirm the date of travel and the pick-up details. You will find their contact information on the voucher after booking
  • You should wear comfortable clothing, a warm jacket, and sturdy shoes
  • Please note: at over 14,000 feet, mild altitude sickness can be a problem for some. Plan ahead with adequate hydration and any necessary medication
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  • Daily at 5.00am
  • Blackout dates: 25/31 December, 1 January
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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