Guided tour

Potosí: Cerro Rico Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Perla de Bolivia

Potosí: Cerro Rico Mine Guided Tour

Activity provider: Perla de Bolivia
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From US$ 34 per person

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Discover the famous mine, Cerro Rico, on this guided tour. Visit the mining market, learn about the working methods and life of miners, and explore the mine itself with its statues and mineral veins.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
If you are hosted in another area of downtown: Meeting time: 9:30 a.m. Meeting point: Main Gate of Museum "Casa Nacional de Moneda de Potosi" - Ayacucho Avenue. Guide will call your names.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • English Speaking expert guide
  • Necessary equipment for the mine tour (helmet, boots, pants, jacket and lamp)
  • Discover how local people works inside the Mine
Full description
Itinerary After getting picked up from downtown and before reaching the “Cerro Rico” (Rich Hill), make a little stop at the Mining Market, the most attractive in the area. Have some free time to buy some dynamite, alcohol, and coca leaves as presents for miners to be visited inside the mine. The mines visited are located at the base of the historical Rich Hill of Potosí. Inside, appreciate the system of miners’ work that has not suffered great changes after so much time of exploitation. Touring the different galleries and interior levels of the mines, visitors can meet some places where the miners built statues that represent to their gods as The Uncle of the Mine (the devil). Visitors also can see the mineral veins which are a group of rocks and chemical formations of minerals, chimneys, apart from having an experiential sharing time with the miners and observing the different work methods that they carry out every day.
Includes
  • Specialized bilingual guide. (English - Spanish)
  • Transport.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Necessary equipment for the mine tour (helmet, boots, trousers, jacket, and lamp).
  • Gifts for miners - Soda or cigarettes
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Socks

Not allowed

  • Pets

Product ID: 421862