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Arequipa to Calama for Atacama Desert? How to do it?

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Arequipa to Calama for Atacama Desert? How to do it?

Hi all. Am relatively new to Trip Advisor, so want to start off by saying how helpful of a resource it has been, so thanks for all of your input!

I have a trip to South America coming up shortly and am very interested in visiting the Atacama Desert. Is anyone aware of either a bus or train that leaves from Arequipa (or any other Southern Peruvian city) to Calama, Chile? At the moment, all that I am finding are flights (expensive ones).

Thanks!

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1. Re: Arequipa to Calama for Atacama Desert? How to do it?

Try Ormeno bus company http://www.grupo-ormeno.com.pe/

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2. Re: Arequipa to Calama for Atacama Desert? How to do it?

Thank you very much. As an aside, in your opinion, do you think it might be worth it to skip out on Lake Titicaca and Arequipa/ Colca Canyon in order to get a chance to see the Atacama Desert? Unfortunately, my time is limited.

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