TATIO GEYSERS & MACHUCA VILLAGE

Tours | Jun 12 | 2020 | No Comment

Duration: 8 hours approx. Full Day.

Available: All year.

Operates: Daily.

Notes: Subject to climatic conditions, not recommended for people with health problems due to the high altitude, breakfast included.

This tour offers visits to two quite different spots in the same area: a breath- taking dawn in the immensity of the desert and the simple life of a small shepherd settlement. Early departure to the El Tatio Geysers geothermal field, located at an altitude of 4,000 meters (13,000 ft.) which offers an amazing spectacle at dawn: steaming fumaroles that can reach up to 6 meters of altitude (19 ft.). The experience is complemented with guided walks through the hot craters of mud and small geysers. On the way back a pause in Machuca, a picturesque village located at an altitude of 4,000 meters (13,000 ft.), with some twenty homes and a church, gives a good idea of the way of life of the llama shepherds that inhabit it. The area is home to a variety of local fauna, such as llamas, alpacas, ducks, Andean seagulls and flamingos. Arrival to San Pedro de Atacama.

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