ADVENTURE TRAVEL IN CHILE
OFF ROAD 4 X 4 IN CALAMA
Roaring trucks swerve along winding roads. This is no easy task. The driver turns the steering wheel from side to side, gripping it strongly and skillfully, and trying not to lose control of the vehicle, not to go off the track. The driver can feel the vehicle shaking under him and the buffeting wind, and drives towards the barren, desolate, all-encompassing horizon.
The dry lands in Calama and Atacama are excellent
for jeep rides. The desert, its dunes, salt mines and steamy geysers
are some of the obstacles, challenges and difficulties to be overcome
by modern 4WD "caravans" across northern Chile.
With roaring engines breaking the silence of the dry lands, riding
these powerful 4WD vehicles is an exciting way
of seeing the desert. Besides, faraway places and seemingly inaccessible
spots can be easily reached this way.
In Calama and San Pedro de Atacama, the following
roads can be taken:
- Calama - San Pedro de Atacama - De la Luna Valley
- San Pedro de Atacama and surrounding area
- Salar de Atacama (salt mine)
- Calama - El Tatio - Calama
GPS equipment, a basic first-aid kit, radio equipment and a pulling rope should be carried on the trip.