Mina de Chuquicamata, Calama

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Visit one of the largest copper mines in the world at Mina de Chuquicamata. Take a tour of the abandoned town that sits next to the mine for a better understanding of the local mining industry. You can questions about the refining process and hear interesting facts about the life of an ordinary miner. After touring the town, you can find out how this large open-pit mine operates on a daily basis and discover what the future holds for its workers. Look out for the giant trucks hauling hundreds of tons of copper out of the mine. Use our Calama travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Mina de Chuquicamata and other attractions in Calama.
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  • I never forgot my visit of the mine 45 years ago, It is just as awesome now. The mine has been in operation for 100 + years, but later this year, the operation will start going underground. The visit ...  more »
  • Hurry to go because its operations cease in 2019. To visit the mine must absolutely register the visit on visitas@codelco.cl is free, you can at the end of the visit to donate to an association for needy children. Of course you can visit the plant in it even but the guides are friendly and happy to answer your questions. The atmosphere is heavy because a lot of dust, but his visit is really worth.
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  • An impressive leadership! 2 languages, absolutely safe, instructive, with Shuttle in the large comfortable bus - and free! Should you donate something, sure makes it even in the face of the program. Then, there's even a little souvenir to complete. Unfortunately, there is only 1 guide per day and only by appointment. Contact them by email not always so good work there. The call via the hotel reception 1 hour before me has got me but still in the tour, but also on the waiting list, it seems to work, because many pending does not appear well. In Calama-, where there is not much else the absolute must!
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