REGION: Northern Chile
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 4 (Medium – High)
SUMMARY: Early morning start to reach Geysers del Tatio; enjoy the beauty along with breakfast; visit Pozon Rustico and a swim; stop at Machuca village. Then see San Santiago Church and return to San Pedro.
DURATION: 7 hrs.
MIN. / MAX. PEOPLE: 4-12
SEASON: Year round. Temperatures may vary between 5 to 10 F ( -12 to -15 C) in the early morning to 86 to 95 Ft (30 to 35 C) around noon.
ITINERARY: Pick up from your San Pedro hotel or arranged location. Our trip to the highlands begins during the early morning hours to reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, Geysers del Tatio (4,321 MASL*). This geothermal center contains geysers that can only be seen in the early morning. The geysers are surrounded by bubbling hot water and steam. Here we enjoy the beauty of the Andes, and with this natural stage, we offer you a tasty breakfast. Then we visit the Pozon Rustico where you can enjoy the thermal waters that the mountain range gives us…bring your swimming suit and towel! Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama, you enjoy the beauty of the landscape, native flora and fauna, before finally stopping at the village of Machuca. This ancient settlement of llama shepherds has fewer than 10 residents, but today this town of adobe, straw and cactus wood buildings is dedicated to tourism, offering local products such as Andean handicraft, llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. As an historical and architectural appeal, we will visit the San Santiago Church, Patron Saint of the small village. Return to San Pedro in time for lunch (optional).
* MASL: Meters Above Sea Level
INCLUDED: Local professional guide (with Wilderness First Responder Guide accreditation, First Aid Kit, Personal Insurance), VHF radio or Mobile phone, breakfast, 1 bottle mineral water without gas per person and Certified Transport with seat insurance.
NOT INCLUDED: Personal insurance, personal equipment, tips or anything not listed in the program.
GUEST PROVIDES: Appropriate clothes according to the activity, trekking boots or tennis shoes, walking sticks (recommended), backpack, camera, water, cap or hat, gloves, towel – swimming suit, sunscreen and sunglasses.
OPERATED BY: Patagonia SouthernLand Expeditions staff
TOUR COST: Request a quote!