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  • Day66

    Geysers del Tatio

    December 4, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    We had 2 tours planned for today. The first half of the day was for the Geyser del Tatio and in the afternoon was the Tour to Escondidas lakes.
    Our pickup was at the hostel at about 4:30 am. We were up at 4 am and were ready before the van arrived. The eary departure was needed to be at the geyser field by 6:30 am since early morning, when the sun is rising, is the best time for the geysers to be active. It was still dark when we were picked up and most of us slept while on the way to the geysers.

    El Tatio is a volcanic geyser field with over 90 active geyser-water pools, located at 4,321m above sea level, in the heart of the Andes Mountains 210km from San Pedro, high in the Altiplano. The drive from San Pedro takes about two hours. We reached there by about 6:45 am. It was extremely cold but not very windy. From the parking itself, we could see many places where the steam was rising from the hot water pools.
    After purchasing the tickets for 10000 CLP per person, we drove in near the geyser fields.
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