Geyser El Tatio & Machuca

The geyser Tatio (the Kunza "Tata-iu", which means "grandfather's tears") is a geothermal field, formed by a number of geysers of different sizes, inserted at 4200 mts altitude, in the valley inside tatio volcanic group, located in the highlands of the Andes, Chile side, about 90 km from San Pedro de Atacama, in the region of Antofagasta.

It is the largest group of geysers in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.

In addition to the beauty of the place, there are also hot thermal springs, which are suitable for swimming, the right of access is included in the value of the park entrance which is administered by the community Atacameña Toconce and Caspana .

Machuca is typical Andean village, located on the road that leads to the geysers, in this place you can see an Andean community and taste its exquisite flame skewers.

In the route you can see the Andes and its volcanoes, some active, it is also common to see vicuñas, foxes and vizcachas.


This excursion is done in the early hours of the morning, leaving the lodge between 4 and 5:30 am depending on the period of the year..

What should I bring to this ride? This is the coldest of all and for this, it is necessary to wear warm clothing and shoes, however at after sunrise the temperature rises quickly reaching 15 degrees Celcius, so clothing with several layers is recommended. There is hot springs with the possibility of bathing, so it is suggested to go with the swimsuit on, a large bottle of water, sun block and bath towe as welll.

On the tour you will visit El Tatio geysers, the geothermal field and the town of Machuca.

Returning to your accommodation type 12:00 approx.

Important, do not drink alcohol or consume heavy foods the day before.

Breakfast is included.

Entrance of park only in cash: 10000 pesos Foreigners


Geyser El Tatio & Machuca

The geyser Tatio (the Kunza "Tata-iu", which means "grandfather's tears") is a g

Geyser El Tatio & Machuca

The geyser Tatio (the Kunza "Tata-iu", which means "grandfather's tears") is a g

Geyser El Tatio & Machuca

The geyser Tatio (the Kunza "Tata-iu", which means "grandfather's tears") is a g

Geyser El Tatio & Machuca

The geyser Tatio (the Kunza "Tata-iu", which means "grandfather's tears") is a g

Costo

  • Cost in CLP$ 66,000
  • Cost in USD (approximately)$