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Guided Mine Tour in Potosi

Experience Potosi’s mines on a unique tour. Equipped with gear and guided by experts, explore the Miners’ Market, witness ore purification, and crawl through the captivating Candelaria Mine. Encounter miners, learn about the rich history, and meet El Tío, the legendary lord of the mines. Uncover the fascinating world of Potosi’s mining industry.

General information

Price / 35 USD

You must pay before the tour starts

Availability

Everyday

Pick up time

8:45 am

Duration

5 hours

Included / excluded

Private transportation

Tour guide / English & Spanish

Mine equipment

Free hot shower

Food & drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Full description

Join us on a unique mine tour in Potosi, starting at our office. We’ll provide all the necessary equipment, from rubber boots and overpants to waterproof jackets and helmets with electric cap lamps. As we begin our journey, our first stop will be the Miners’ Market, where you can purchase coca leaves, cigarettes, and dynamite as gifts for the miners.

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Next, we’ll visit the ore mill, a refining plant where minerals from Cerro Rico are purified using chemicals and crusher machines. Marvel at the process and gain insights into the refining techniques. We’ll then proceed to the highest viewpoint in the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views of Potosi and Cerro Rico.

Continuing our adventure, we’ll head to the Candelaria Mine, where you’ll have the incredible opportunity to crawl through this labyrinthine network, witnessing the intense work of the miners firsthand. Interact with the workers and encounter El Tío, the mythical lord of the mines, as you delve deeper into the rich history and culture of mining in Potosi.

Meeting point

You will meet us at our office in Potosi. Address will be sent after booking.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes

Comfortable shoes

Sunscreen