Chuquicamata can be seen from Calama bringing nostalgia for its inhabitants, who had to move to the city nearby as the mine advanced. Truly amazing in terms of size and structure, don’t forget to visit the biggest open pit copper mine in the world.
Go on one of the free tours arranged by Codelco, the company that runs the mine, and visit its facilities. You will learn about copper extraction processes and you’ll be able to take pictures next to the enormous trucks that work there.
* Reference from airports in Santiago (SCL)