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Calama— 10 nights
A hub of northern Chile's copper mining industry, Calama acts as a gateway for exploration of the geological and archaeological sites in the Atacama desert region.Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de San Francisco de Chiu Chiu and Catedral de San Juan Bautista. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calama: Estacion de Ferrocarril de Baquedano (in Sierra Gorda) and Laguna Inca Coya (in San Francisco de Chiu Chiu). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Mina de Chuquicamata, contemplate the geological forces at Poruna Volcano, explore and take pictures at Estadio Zorros del Desierto, and browse the different shops at Mall Plaza Calama.
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Calama itinerary planner .
Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Tue).
Things to do in Calama
San Francisco de Chiu Chiu, Estacion de Ferrocarril de Baquedano
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