Destination

Calama Holidays

Archaeological desert sites

Set amid the splendid archaeological surroundings of Chile's Atacama Desert, we love holidays in Calama for their stark evidence of the pre-Hispanic era. Hire a 4x4 or take a taxi to see the ruins of Chiu-Chiu, the chullpas of Topáter (pre-Columbian cemeteries), the caves of Yalquincha, or the remains of the copper mines at Chuquicamata. The wild and barren landscape around Calama, one of the driest cities in the world, provides a unique look at these ancient remains.

Destination Highlights
  • Calama Archaeological Museum
  • Geological Sites
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT-3