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Potosi Mine Tour

Embark on this all-included immersive mine tour in the heart of Bolivia and learn all about the local community miner’s work and lifestyle while walking through the old mines of Cerro Rico.

USD $42.00USD $49.00

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Potosi Mine Tour

 

Highlights

  • Take a tour of the mines of Cerro Rico with local ex-miners who can tell you the history of the beautiful mines

Description

This tour will take you through the mines of Cerro Rico of Potosi and immerse you into the history of the mine ruins.
At all times of the tour you will have an ex-miner leading you through the mines that will explain all aspects of the gorgeous area to you!

Duration

4-5 hours

Itinerary

The beginning of this tour will start with a safety briefing and equipment explanation. You will be equipped with a impermeable jacket, trousers/pants, rubber boots, helmets along with an electric lamp.

Before beginning the adventure into the mines you will have the chance to stop at a Miner’s Market where you can buy souvenirs to take back home.

From the souvenir point, you will be guided to a refinery plant known in the area as ‘The Engines’. After exploring the point of ‘The Engines’ you will then be guided to the most popular point of the tour by going inside the mine of ‘Rosario Bajo’ and ‘Candelaria Baja’ both belonging to a local mining group called Cooperative Unificada.

At the end of the tour you will have the chance to experience a dynamite explosion if you wish, or may return directly to the starting point of the tour!

What’s Included

  • Pick up from our office to the Market, the ore mill, the View Point and the Mine
  • Pick up from the Mines
  • Protective Clothing
  • Guide in English or Spanish
  • Entrance fee

What’s Not Included

  • Water
  • Handkerchief
  • Gifts for miners

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Bottled water

Important Notes

Departure time: Everyday at 8:30 am or 1:30 pm

Maximum 8 people

Map

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Cerro Rico, Tomas Frias, Departamento Autónomo de Potosí, Bolivia

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Cerro Rico, Tomas Frias, Departamento Autónomo de Potosí, Bolivia -19.618173, -65.750427

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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