- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon at the Puritama Hot Springs on this excursion from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy convenient hotel transport to the hot springs, and then discover the eight pools at your leisure, moving easily between them on the wooden walkway. Feel the hot, thermal waters releasing tension in your body, and let the many minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium do their best to soften your skin.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entrance fee: 11,000 Chilean pesos (USD 20)
- Food and drinks (a small kiosk where you can purchase drinks and snacks is available at the hot springs)
The pick up is included from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, remember that it haves to be nearby the town. If your Hotel is located outside the pick up location, we will be letting you know by email how we can arrange it.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
(Remember to let us know which time you preffer to take this trip, it can be at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM) After hotel pickup, your tour begins with the 45-minute drive from San Pedro de Atacama to the Puritama Hot Springs (Termas de Puritama), 18.5 miles (30 km) north of town. When you arrive, pay the entrance fee (own expense) and head to the changing rooms to put on your bathing suit. Then simply enjoy the pools at your leisure; you have about two hours here before returning to town.
At an elevation of 11,483 feet, (3,500 meters), Puritama is made up of eight thermal pools with a temperature of 92°F (33.5°C); the pools are linked by a wooden walkway so you can easily walk between them. Spend a bit of time in all of them, or find your favorite and settle in for a long soak.
Springing up from one of the driest places on the planet, the waters of Puritama contain all kinds of minerals that are said to soothe various ailments. Its meso-thermal sodium-sulfur water is filled with potassium, lithium, calcium, magnesium, chlorine, sulfates and boron, and when you immerse yourself in the water, those elements are thought to help to stimulate your circulatory and digestive systems and revitalize your skin.
When your time is up, you’ll be returned to San Pedro de Atacama for hotel drop-off.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Remember to let us know at which time you preffer to take this trip! It can be at 8:00AM ot 1:00PM.
- It is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel and sandals
- It is recommended that you bring water, sunblock, a hat and sunglasses
- Note: Please bring cash to pay the entrance fee and any additional expenses
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Note: Diving in the pools is not allowed
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
The hot springs were fantastic, and our guide was just as great. The bus ride was treacherous -- very glad I didn't have to drive this myself! NOTE TO VIATOR AND OTHER TRAVELERS: there is NO FOOD at this location! My ticket said that there would be a kiosk with snacks and drinks for sale, so we didn't bring anything to eat. Our guide had been doing this tour for five years and said there has never been any food there for sale. Please update your records for others!