San Pedro de Atacama Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. El Tatio geysers

    Be careful when walking in between the many thermal sources and boiling water holes in El Tatio geothermal field: the ground crust is quite breakable and thin around most of the holes, since it is not...

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  • 2. SAN PEDRO – Bugs (Vinchucas)

    Although almost eradicated, there is still some possibility of finding vinchucas (spread from Panama to central Chile, about 7 centimetres long, and slow moving...

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  • 3. Dessert

    Keep in mind you are still in the dessert here. So take some precautions, have enough water with you, proper clothing (including warm clothes, it gets freezing...

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  • 4. Altitude sickness

    If you are coming from low grounds try to let your body adjust to the altitude of San Pedro . One way is to stay at a lower level for a day or two. If you have...

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  • 5. the "killer"...

    There is a very strong geyser which has taken the lives of some tourists who dared defy it. They tried to walk on the natural bridge over its hole but with a...

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  • 6. COLERA

    These warnings are frequnently seen in Chile and Argentina in regions near Bolivia.Neither in Argentina nor in Chile are hygienic problems supporting such...

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  • 7. Be careful with "CHUPACABRAS" !!!!!

    Well... the town is quiet, and the local people is used to the tourist so there is nothing to be afraid except for some drunk people around. Just be sure to...

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  • 8. Expensive

    San Pedro is Expensive.Everyone there says so.I know that i arrived from Bolivia but, even other travellers from Santiago said so.Beers start at just under 2...

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  • 9. ANTITANK LANDMINES

    In the 70’s and 80’s, the Chilean Army, foreseeing a war, planted several thousand landmines along the border with Bolivia and its neighbouring areas, included...

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  • 10. Low temperatures

    Although it is desert, always sunny and hot in the day, it gets bitterly cold at night, especially in winter (March thru October): temperatures easily reach...

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  • 11. ALTITUDE SICKNESS (AMS)

    San Pedro lies at an altitude of 2448 mts./8030 ft., which –although is not a high altitude- is enough to make some people feel altitude (acute mountain)...

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  • 12. SAN PEDRO – Sunstroke

    Solar radiation is intense here –almost as strong as in the Patagonia, where the ozone layer is highly damaged due to the CFC emissions from countries mainly...

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  • 13. SAN PEDRO – Dehydration

    Although this may seem redundant, dehydration is always severe, and if this adds to the slight altitude sickness and usual tiredness, it can turn into a...

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  • 14. SAN PEDRO - Arsenical waters

    Tap water in San Pedro should be one of the most sterile waters in Chile...and how it couldn’t, if it has such a high content of arsenic –along with other...

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  • 15. Streets and roads

    There are only a couple good street in San Pedro and most of them are very narrow and surface is damaged. So be carefull when walking or maybe cyckling out...

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