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Calama

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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

  • Hotel Agua del Desierto

    Hotel Agua del Desierto is located at the Calama Oasis in a landscape of 193.750 ft2, surrounded by ancient pepper trees, green areas, a tranquility and quiet environment, 5 minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from the airport. The…

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    Hotel Agua del Desierto
  • 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…

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    Sonesta Hotel Calama
  • Hotel Park Calama

    This modern hotel is located just 5 minutes from the airport in Calama and offers ample spaces, mixing the modern and traditional architecture of its surroundings. It has luxurious rooms which are fully-equipped with large beds, a…

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    Hotel Park Calama
  • Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama

    This hotel has a privileged location of just 10 minutes from the airport of Calama and the city center. It has spacious and comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and comfortable beds; plus, an outdoor rooftop, pool and fitness center…

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    Hotel Diego de Almagro - Calama

They recommend us

  • "Congratulations for the perfect coordination in the time of each one of your services!"

    January/2013

    Ivy Sebastián

  • "We´were enchanted with the package that we bought with you!"

    January/2013

    Marina Fernández

  • "Excellent service, excellent hotels. "

    April/2013

    Claudio German Roa

  • "Dear Mariangel and Verena, I wanted to just thank you for everything. The trip has been great in every way. He returned to Argentina, Chile knowing much more than I thought, thanks to my travel companions,…"

    February/2013

    Gustavo Javier Busso

  • "It was nice to count with you during our trip. "

    March/2013

    Maikol Andrés Campillay

Certificates

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

Contact us

  • VisitChile.com 2002
  • Chile Tour Operator
  • +56 (2) 2946 2900 / Fax: +56 (2) 2946 2951
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  • Providencia - Santiago - Chile
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