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Calama to Uynui????

by Rustyruss Online Now May 17, 2007 at 4:41 AM

Hi all
Advice needed!! I am arriving in Calama on Monday and have read in various places that the train to Uyuni leaves on Wednesday night from Calama. I have also seen a few notes on Calama being a 'not-much-to-see' town so would therefore like to go to San Pedro de Atacama. I have 3 questions...
1. Is this a better option. i.e. go to Calama to S.P.D.Atacama?
2. Can I get transport to Uyuni from S.P.D. Atacama and when/what is it?
3. We are going over there in mid Oct? Do we need extreme cold weather clothing in traveller experience of will good jackets, hats etc be ok?

Thankyou

Rusty

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    Re: Calama to Uynui????

    by elpariente Online Now May 18, 2007 at 2:08 AM

    You can see the previous question in the forum , that is very similar to yours
    Go to San Pedro de Atacama , by bus ( 1 Hour) ( visit in Calama the Chuquicamata mine )
    A couple of days in San Pedro is a "must" and get a tour of 3 days 2 nights to Uyuni

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    Re: Calama to Uynui????

    by marcelo15 Online Now May 23, 2007 at 6:48 PM

    due the weather changing, yeah, bringing warm clothes will be a good idea.
    nowadays, la paz is very cold. last time when i was in uyuni it was minus 15 during the night. now, i think that it will be colder.
    marce
    pd. don´t forget to bring a good sleeping bag. it will help you will in the desert of bolivia.

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