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Calama

Get to know more about the Destination

Calama is an urban center located in the middle of the desert (2260 meters above sea level).

In northeast Antofagasta, Calama has great temperatures, different tourist services and the proper infrastructure of a city in the desert. Nearby Calama you will find the desert, but also valleys and mountains.

Calama is also an important commercial, financial and administrative center. Today, the tourism has increased thanks to Loa River in which you can practice fly fishing and swim.

Attractions

Urban and tourist services. It has El Loa National Park and museums with archaeological and anthropological patrinomy.

Activities

Bicycle ridings, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Second region. Located 16 kilometers north of Chuquicamata and 213 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.

Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rains are more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

Housing, food, outdoor activities.

Surroundings

Ayquina, Caspana, Chiu-Chiu, Cupo, Conchi Dam, Geyser del Tatio, Ayquina Church, Lasana, Chuquicamata, Ollague, Conchi town, Coska town, Lasana Pukara, Turi Pukara, Loa River, Ascotan Salar, Carcote Salar, Toconce, Aucanquilcha Volcano.

Some featured hotels in Calama

  • Sonesta Hotel Calama

    Sonesta Hotel Calama is located in the new family entertainment center, commercial and financial point of Calama, Plaza Sol del Loa, the main touristic point of the city. Number of rooms: 148. Check In: 14:00 Hrs. Check Out: 12:00…

    From USD$204 Ref. Double

    Sonesta Hotel Calama
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama

    Hotel Diego de Almagro is in an excellent location within the city. It is a modern and comfortable hotel. It offers 146 executive rooms and 6 events rooms with modern facilities. The bedrooms are large and have American style beds.…

    From USD$164 Ref. Double

    Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama
  • Hotel Park Calama

    Located in Chile's second Region in Calama, this Hotel offers all the attractions of one of the most unusual areas in the north of the country, where it is concentrated the most important mining activity of the country. Seat of archeological…

    From USD$150 Ref. Double

    Hotel Park Calama

They recommend us

  • "We would like to thanks the great attentions of Belen, our agent,always very kind and attentive, even in critical moments. The reception at the hotel in Santiago was excellent, with champagne and strawberries.…"

    November/2012

    Jerson Jussef Parra Ramirez

  • "Congratulations you're absolutely recommendable!"

    February/2013

    Mónica Bahamondez

  • "We are just arriving from two tours with VisitChile (one of 4 days at Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales with Torres del Paine, Pinguineras and Navigation to visit Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers; and the other…"

    February/2013

    Graciela Ventós

  • "The guide we had in Pucon, Alexandre Joly, is excellent. Very knowledgeable about history, traditions, geography, vegetation, animals, vulcanology and a very good narrator. We hope that all the guides…"

    June/2012

    Dan Marinescu

  • "The service was very good, efficient and with proper information about the promoted hotels. "

    December/2012

    Hans Luis Mayer

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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