Potosi Active Mine Day Trip

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-25546
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Potosi, Bolivia
  • Ends Potosi, Bolivia
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Get equipped in actual safety gear to explore an active mine
  • View minerals and other unique geological formations
  • Buy dynamite, alcohol, and coca leaves as gifts to the miners
The Potosi Active Mine Day Trip tour starts and ends in Potosi. The Potosi Active Mine Day Trip is an adventure tour that takes 3 hours.

Take a 3-hour tour to visit the local workers in the active mine of Cerro Rico (at 4,400m) and learn the history of Potosi. Discover the different galleries and interior levels of the mines and get a feel for the harsh working conditions. Experience the Potosi mines just like the local workers.
ITINERARY

Your trip will begin with a short sightseeing tour around Potosi and a stop at the Mining Market on your way up to "Cerro Rico". At the market you will be able to observe a wide range of materials and tools used by the miners in their daily jobs at the mine. Buy dynamite, alcohol and coca leaves to give as a present to the miners you will meet on your tour.
Shortly before arriving to the mines, you will make a stop at a small storage room where you will put on work pants, jacket, boots, helmet and lamp to go into the mine as a security measure. The mines that are visited all are located in the heart of Potosi's historical Cerro Rico and they are concessions that the state carries out to the legally established mining cooperatives. Inside them you can appreciate the system of miners’ work that has not suffered great changes after so much time of exploitation. The use of dynamite, air compressors and mechanical perforators have all been used in the mining process.
Your tour will take you through the different galleries and interior levels of the mines where you can see statues that the miners have built to represent their gods, such as the Uncle of the Mine. You will be able to view the mineral veins that are a group of rocks and chemical formations of minerals in the mine and other formations unique to Cerro Rico. Interact with the local workers, give them a small present as a token of your appreciation for their hard work and observe the humbling work they do here through different methods that are carried out numerous times a day.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Potosi Active Mine
  • Specialized bilingual guide (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Entrance fees
  • Necessary equipment for the mine tour (helmet, gum boots, trousers, jacket and torch)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Gifts for the miners (can be purchased before going to the mine)
  • Suggested tip for the guide
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • All the tips to the guides are optional and not included
  • Optional gratuities
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Potosi Active Mine Day Trip tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 25 June 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 June 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Potosi Active Mine Day Trip tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Potosi Active Mine Day Trip tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Implemented COVID-19 Protocols
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