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Cerro Rico

Aycucho # 19 | CASA DE LA MONEDA AL FRENTE, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Aycucho # 19 | CASA DE LA MONEDA AL FRENTE, Potosi, Bolivia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a working mine but you can visit here on a tour. I used Koala tours and I would recommend them as the staff were helpful with good English. The tour guide was a former worker in the mine so he knew a lot...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the mines with Greengo Tours. Julio, the owner, is very experienced and puts your safety first. I was positively surprised that he offered to come with us even though we were his only clients on that day. In fact, we were offered...More

Thank katharinas665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure I'm not the only person with ethical reservations about taking a tour into the Cerro Rico mines. My only advice to anyone considering it is that cheaper definitely isn't better, as is the case with most tours in Bolivia. A friend of mine...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With Greengo tours we felt like we weren't just seeing other people's suffering like a watching circus show (which friends of mine said they experienced). The tour was extremely respectful of the miners who you could tell really appreciated Greengo being so respectful because they...More

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had an amazing day in Potosi visiting the mine at Cerro Rioc. Where else would you be buying explosives and pure alcohol to offer to a God! Dressed in jump suits you get to go deep into the mine and witness the incredible cramped conditions...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

150 Bolivianos well spent. Extensive tour by ex-miners, including a visit to a finery. More than four hours. Enthusiastic guides, explaining everything well. Spanish and English.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The tour to the Silver Mine using Big Deal Tours was fantastic, highly recommend. Not for faint hearted though !!!

Thank nicola r
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I went with an agency called Big Deal, it was a little bit more expensive than other agencies but totally worth it: the guide was so funny, spoke very good english and as he's an ex miner, he knows everything and everybody, unfortunately I forget...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Due to my 6-months stay in Potosi, I have entered the mines twice. One time with Big Deal Tours and the second one with Koala Tours. What's the difference? First, I liked both tours, good guides (ex-miners), good equipment, good information and I didn't feel...More

3  Thank Marietheres2710
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to the mines. Not much has changed, except for that the number of miners in Cerro Rico has been reduced from 10 000 to 5000 a day, in 8 years, due to international mineral prices. The work in the mines...More

1  Thank Marita B
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CassJo M
Hola, buenas: A inicios de Octubre voy a estar de vacaciones en Bolivia y me gustaría conocer Potosí y las minas en cerro Rico. Tengo las siguientes dudas que espero por favor puedan responderme: 1- Datos de contacto de agencias que realicen el tour. 2- ¿El tour lo realizan todos los días? 3- Dicen que no es apto para claustrofóbicos, ¿esto es para todo el recorrido o solo una parte? Quedo atenta a las respuestas, se lo agradecería mucho Saludos Cassandra
15 April 2017|
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cinthia87
Hola! Cuanto sale la excursión aproximadamente?
4 February 2017|
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Response from Gonzalo B | Reviewed this property |
Depende con la empresa que contrates. Es conveniente que sea ahi, y no por internet
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Virginia P
Hola estaríamos viajando en setiembre, pero queremos saber cómo está el tema de seguridad?? debido al suceso ocurrido en los últimos días. Saludos
28 August 2016|
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Response from Rosa M | Reviewed this property |
Con toda seguridad, alguien desde Bolivia, y desde Potosí, puede responder mejor a la pregunta. El tema de la seguridad intrínseca durante la visita a las minas en Cerro Rico ha quedado ampliamente comentado en las... More
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