Calama is a city on the Loa River in the Antofagasta region in northern Chile. Set in a mining area, it’s known as a gateway to the Atacama Desert. It lies at an altitude of 2,260 m and is considered the gateway to the geological and archaeological wonders of Chile’s high central desert. As such, it has many tourist attractions, such as the mummies of the Gustavo LePaige Archeological Museum. Cochabamba, on the other hand, is the third largest city of Bolivia, located at the heart of the country, at an altitude of 2,558 m with dry, mild weather all year long and many natural attractions for tourists.
The trip by bus from Cohabamba to Calama takes around 22 hours, covereing 978 km across the deserts of Chile and the Altiplano region of Bolivia. The buses leave from the Bus terminal of Cochabamba, on Ayacucho Av., and cross the border at Pisiga-Colchane, where migration authorities will check passports and customs checks luggage. The buses stop every few hours so passengers can have a snack and stretch their legs, and arrive finally at the bus terminal of Calama, located on Graneros Avenue, #3051.
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