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Cerro Rico

Aycucho # 19 | entre calles Bolívar y Frías, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico
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This silver mining site dates back to the Spanish colonial era.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Aycucho # 19 | entre calles Bolívar y Frías, Potosi, Bolivia
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"coca leaves"
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"miners market"
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"big deal tours"
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"el tio"
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"eye opening"
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"buy gifts"
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"amazing experience"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I visited the mines with four friends and a guide from Marco Polo tours. Our guide was an ex-miner and he knew a lot about the mines, the mineworkers and its traditions. The tour was about three hours and very impressive and interesting. To...More

Thank Marian R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour with Koala Tours (120 Bolivianos) who provide wellies, overalls, helmet and head torch but most importantly an authentic trip into a real working part of the mine! Stop on the way to buy either dynamite, drinks or coca leaves to give to some...More

Thank Chrisp140391
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We did the Mining tour with Koala tours for 120 BOBs. The price is probably slightly higher than other agencies but it was quite convinient for us to book the tour directly at the hostel. The price includes the tour itself, transportation, boots, overall, helmet...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This tour was brilliant and I would definitely recommend it! It cost 120 Bs and started at about 8:30ish - 1:30pm. First we went to get kitted out in overalls, trousers, a jacket, helmet and head torch. Then we went to the local miners market...More

Thank NattyPr
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We went here with koala tours. It was amazing and eye opening. The mines are incredible and our guides ensured our safety and enjoyment while providing excellent in-depth information. Must see in potosi!

Thank James F
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Brutal,astoning way to enjoy the mining. we book the tour for 2pm from the San Marcos hostal,which they are working directly wih Claudia company. We arrived late or maybe the bus with the clients forgot to pick us up,but 'Sol' if I'm not wrong with...More

1  Thank quimmarti
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I did a tour with Potochij Tours. Our guide was an ex-miner and explained a lot. Some sections were narrow or low, but never needed to climb on hands and feet. Went on a monday and met some miners as well.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend koala tours for a visit of the silver mine. The disclaimer that the tour is not for whimps and wooses is very true - parts of the tour were a bit terrifying but that's because you are in a fully operational mine...More

Thank sarahallen87
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Well worth seeing and experiencing for yourself. Unpleasant and fascinating. A landmark in human history and still operating under colonial conditions.

Thank djg1
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We went on a Sunday and as its a non working day, it was very quiet, only met 1 miner in there face to face. We could hear other miners working and were told not to go in that area as there were too many...More

Thank SharronChan
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Elizabeth S
24 June 2017|
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Response from rapha_y_nici | Reviewed this property |
According to the information we got at the tour operators office and we read in travel guides it's only possible to visit the mine with a guide. Do the research carefully in advance and ask your questions at the tour office... More
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