Calama, a region of deep mysticism, rather than centers, workplaces and heritage treasures very important for the country. Mines with a rich history and special place to visit. Especially to access difficult terrain arrival.

 Europcar gives necessary transportation for your visit, you can lease your car Apiac Industrial Park Site 1 - C, Ph. (55) 2578 300 , also at the Sonesta Hotel located at Balmaceda 2634 and if you need a vehicle once you off the plane, the Loa Airport, Ph. (55) 2578 170 to also find another branch of Europcar.

 

RECOMMENDED ROUTES - EXPLORE CALAMA AND AROUND BY CAR

     

CHIUCHIU:

It is 30 km. of Calama.

This town is known for its buildings, has the Church of San Francisco, the oldest in Chile and was built by the techniques of Atacameños.

Visit the lagoon Chiu Chui which is 10 km of this town, in the desert. The formation of this gap is a mystery, and its depth is not yet determined.

 

AYQUINA:

They are located 74 km. of Calama. This town was declared typical area for its stone buildings erected on terraces.

It has a beautiful church dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, that once a year a festival is held in his honor.

   

CHUQUICAMATA:

It is located 16 km. of Calama.

Monday to Friday tours are carried out, where you can see the camp and from a lookout can view the entire operation, their giant machines and lorries also teach you the process of copper extraction.

 

 

KEY DATA

Climate Issues

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temperature High Average

22

23

22

20

18

17

16

16

17

18

19

21

Temperature Minimum Average

17

17

16

15

13

12

11

12

12

13

17

16

Relative Humidity

77

78

79

79

78

78

76

77

76

74

73

74

Sunshine Hours

11

10

10

8

7

7

7

7

7

9

10

10

Amount Rainfall

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rainy Days

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

 

What to see in Calama?

Park Loa

Casino Sol Calama

Pedestrian Walkway Ramirez

Recreation Center Los Olivos

MUHNCAL Museum of Natural History and Culture in the Atacama Desert

Park March 23

 

Festivals and Ceremonies

  • Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe en Ayquina: De origen religioso y cultural, se sitúa entre 7 y 8 de septiembre, en el pueblo llamado Ayquina, a 74 km. de Calama. A las doce de la noche del 08 de septiembre el cielo de esta ciudad se ilumina con fuegos artificiales para dar la bienvenida a la Patrona de Ayquina.

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