Discover one of the largest geyser fields in the world at El Tatio on our fantastic trip from San Pedro de Atacama. During the journey, you will also visit a remote, Andean village which has kept its traditions for centuries.
Tatio Geysers and Machuca Village Trip
We will collect you early in the morning and then head to the most important site of geothermal activity in all of Chile. After traveling for around an hour and a half, we arrive at El Tatio geyser field, situated at more the 4,000 meters (13,000 ft) about sea level.
El Tatio is one of the most visited locations in the Atacama desert. Here, you will witness the constant eruptions of steam, rising out of more than 100 small craters in the earth. The site is the third largest geyser field in the world. We will also visit thermal pools and enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching this spectacular geothermal activity at the break of dawn.
Leaving behind the mesmerizing landscapes of the El Tatio, we make our way to the remote village of Machuca. This tiny settlement, high up in the Chilean Altiplano seems to have remained in an ancient past.
We will walk among the handful of houses that make up the settlement whilst hearing all about its history and traditions. We will visit Machuca church, a simple, picturesque white building with sky blue doors. You will also discover the traditional handmade products of the inhabitants whose livelihood largely depends on the rearing of Llamas.
When the trip has finally finished, we will return to San Pedro de Atacama. On the way, we will make one final stop at a beautiful wetland area where you will see flamingos, ducks, and a variety of bird species.
Please bear in mind that the trip does not include the entrance fee for the geyser field in Tatio which costs 6,500 Chilean pesos (9 USD / €8).
The departure point will depend on the area where you are staying in San Pedro de Atacama:
- If your accommodation is in a central location in San Pedro de Atacama, we will collect you at the time specified on the reservation.
- If on the other hand, you are not staying in the town center, you must go to the meeting point at 451, Calle Ignacio Carrera Pinto.
Minimum age requirement
The minimum age required to participate on this tour is 6 years old.
The trip to El Tatio geysers and Machuca is not suitable for people with cardiac problems or asthma. Neither is it suitable for people who are prone to feeling the effects of high altitudes.
|Adults||Children from 6 to 12 years old.|
Children from 6 to 12 years old.US$ 19.40
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
English speaking guide.
Entry to the geysers site (6,500 Chilean pesos, 9 USD, €8 approx.).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (San Pedro de Atacama local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
451, Calle Ignacio Carrera Pinto.