El Tatio Geysers

It is the third largest geyser field in the world.  In fact, its 80 active geysers represent 8% of the geysers on the planet.  At dawn, its jets of steam, with water that reaches 85 degrees Celsius, are a must see event for anyone visiting the dessert and the town of San Pedro de Atacama.  The area also boasts natural pools where one can take thermal baths at 4,300 meters above sea level.

Source: Conaf.
Photo: courtesy of Sernatur.

Thursday, August 06, 2009  
 

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It is the third largest geometric field in the world.  In fact, its 80 active geysers represent 8% of the geysers on the planet.  At dawn, its jets of steam, with water that reaches 85 degrees Celsius, are a must see event for anyone visiting the dessert and the town of San Pedro de Atacama.  The area also boasts natural pools where one can take thermal baths at 4,300 meters above sea level.

Source: Conaf.
Photo: courtesy of Sernatur.

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