The excursion to the geothermal field of El Taio, the village of Caspana and Calama airport departs from the different hotels in San Pedro very early in the morning. We head north east increasing in altitude as we travel through The Andes. After one hour and a half hours driving, we then reach the Geothermal field of El Tatio. We visit several geysers (there are over 80 active ones in the field) and after a walk around the field we then have breakfast on site. After enjoying this beautiful place, we will start driving back heading towards the villages. On the way to the neighbouring city of Calama, you will observe the flora and fauna across the altiplano as we drive through Cuesta Chita, visiting the villages of Caspana and Toconce. We will then visit the village of Chiu Chiu, located in the Lasana Valley and finish at the airport of Calama.

  • Includes breakfast and lunch

  • You can take this tour on your last day if your flight is around 5:00 pm

  • Departure: 6:00 am.

  • Distance by van: around 230 km

  • Duration: Around 8 hours

  • Difficulty level: Easy, but prior altitude acclimatisation is required.

  • Entrance Fee: 5000CLP in Geothermal Field and 2500CLP in Lasana Fortress

  • RECOMMENDATIONS: warm jacket, sun block, sun glasses, hat, hiking shoes.