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Calama is a small but beautiful town that is situated in the Atacama Desert in Chile. The city is one of the driest cities in the world with annual precipitation of just 5 mm. The longest river of Chile, River Loa flows through this city and the town has a population of just 0.2 million.

Importance of car rental in Calama

As told earlier that this city lies in the middle of a desert and with a sparse population around, the chances are that you might not get the sufficient public transport or taxis that would take you around the city. In such situations a car rental comes in handy. There are a number of companies that offer you a car for hire in Calama.

Reaching Calama

The city of Calama doesn’t have its own international airport terminal and thus the only way to reach this city is through bus or train. There are a number of buses that operate overnight and in the early morning. There are a number of trains from Bolivia which might take three to four days to reach here. All the railways traffic arrives at the central terminal which is situated in the heart of the city. You can always rent a car in Calama which would pick you up from the station and help you see around the city.

Places of interest

There are a limited number of places in the city where you can visit. There is an amusement park that is situated on the outskirts of the city where you can go along with your kids. There is a large mall that is situated in the heart of the city and there is a movie hall where only Spanish movies are shown. You can always have a car for rent in Calama to drive to see the Chiu-Chu, Geysers de Tatio and Lasana which is the natural geyser. These are some interesting ruins which also has some old churches. Lasana is a beautiful canyon that is winding through the desert and is different from the other canyons in the world. As compared to the others, this canyon is much greener and cooler.

Hire a car in Calama for a hassle free journey

If you are planning to visit the beautiful city of Calama then do make a point to have a car rental so that you have a memorable experience in this city. You can explore the nearby cities including Salta, Tarija, Uyuni, Camargo, and Taltal in a fuss-free manner.

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27 January 2020

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