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Welcome to Calama, El Loa (Atacama desert), Chile

  Calama, El Loa, Antofagasta (Atacama desert), Chile

Calama is a city and commune in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. It is the capital of El Loa Province, part of the Antofagasta Region. Calama is one of the driest cities in the world with average annual precipitation of just 5 mm.

Close to Calama is the worlds largest copper mine as well as some interesting archeological sites. Everywhere are reminders of the precious metal: copper statues, copper wall-etchings and reliefs, and even a copper-plated spire on the cathedral In 2004 the city also inherited a wave of copper refugees when the entire population of polluted mining town Chuquicamata relocated here.

Some of Calama's top attractions are the Licancabur volcano, Los Flamencos National Reserve, the El Tatio Geysers, Pink flamincos, geyser, Moon valley, archeological findings along with many more natural points of interest. The city itself hosts many museums and educational centers.

Take a guided tour or rent a car and get out on your own. You'll be amazed at what you can find in the driest desert in the world.

Package tours into the region:

Full exprerience San Pedro de Atacama (4 days)

This program invites you to experience San Pedro, its main attractions include the Valley of the Moon, Tatio Geysers, the Atacama salt flats and high altitude lakes and an Archelogical day tour.



Rent a Car in San Pedro de Atacama:

Category A:
City cars for rent in Chile
Kia Morning or similar city car
Day Week Month
US$ 49 US$ 320 US$ 1.150

Category B:
City cars for rent in Chile
Suzuki Swift or similar subcompact
Day Week Month
US$ 59 US$ 354 US$ 1.350

Category C:
City cars for rent in Chile
Nissan Versa, or similar compact sedan.
Day Week Month
US$ 78 US$ 468 US$ 1.590

Category D:
City cars for rent in Chile
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Day Week Month
US$ 118 US$ 708 US$ 2.350

Category E:
City cars for rent in Chile
VAN
Day Week Month
US$ 175 US$ 1.050 US$ 3.090

Category F:
City cars for rent in Chile
Double cabin, four doors pickup truck (4x2)
Day Week Month
US$ 99 US$ 594 US$ 1.730

Category G:
City cars for rent in Chile
Double cabin (4 doors) pickup truck (4x4)
Day Week Month
US$ 145 US$ 870 US$ 2.500

Category H:
City cars for rent in Chile
Suzuki Vitara 1.600cc, 4x4, 3 doors jeep
Day Week Month
US$ 89 US$ 490 US$ 1.730

Category I:
City cars for rent in Chile
SUV4x4 (Toyota 4 Runner or similar)
Day Week Month
US$ 175 US$ 1.050 US$ 3.090


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