How much time should we allow to drive from San Pedro to Calama Airport to catch a mid-morning flight?
Are we better off spending an extra (more expensive) night in San Pedro, or driving to and staying in Calama the night before we leave, i.e., is Calama interesting enough to warrant spending a night there?
We are booked on the 9:40 a.m. flight on November 23 out of Calama to Santiago and are wondering if we would have enough time to drive there that morning, drop off our rental car at AVIS, and catch the flight.
If we stayed in Calama, I'm leaning towards the Hotel del Mirador at $75 for two. However, I am a bit uncomfortable supplying my VISA card number on their web site which uses WebPay. My browser doesn't show this as a secure site. Does anyone have experience using WebPay (operated by Transbank)?