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¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

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¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

I am wondering if travelers have been bothered by altitude sickness while visiting San Pedro de Atacama?

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1. Re: ¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

Not many people report feeling more than mild effects fro the altitude, some dizziness or headache. Some of the excursions from San Pedro can be to significantly higher altitude, however. If you feel bad on arrival, give yourself some time to adjust to the altitude.

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2. Re: ¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

We didn't have any problems.

You must get the tours to the higher places after some days in San Pedro to acclimatize.

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3. Re: ¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

I have asthma and I found I had only a very slight shortness of breath for the first few hours then. From then on I was fine as was everyone else I met there. As others have mentionned, the tours do climb much higher so you might experience altitude sickness then. The tour to Uyuni, for example, rises around 2000m in a few hours and a lot of people get sickness in the afternoon, but it tends to fade once you have acclimatised.

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4. Re: ¿Altitude sickness at San Pedro de Atacama?

Just an update. Went to San Pedro and did not experience problems with altitude.

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