Shared / Private
English / Spanish
Every Day of the Year
08:45 AM – Personal pickup from your hotel in Potosí to start our interesting trip to the silver mines of Cerro Rico in Potosí. The trip will begin with a visit to the Miners Market where hundreds of miners gather to provide material or equipment necessary for work in the mines – like dynamite, ammonium nitrate, detonators, carbide lamps, equipment to drill holes, coca leaves, and spirits; all visitors are allowed to take pictures of the shops and the market, and visitors can even acquire presents or souvenirs. After visiting the market, we will visit the mineral refinery which has been active for many years – and, then we will continue on our way to the silver mines where we will observe the strong work of the miners extracting the minerals by hand like in past centuries. Within the silver mines, visitors will be dodging wagons, dipping their heads low, and will truly have the opportunity to see into the heart of the working conditions and rewards of the miners that put their life into the extraction of the minerals found within.
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Bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
Equipment to visit the mines (jacket, pants, helmets, and headlamps)
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