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Cerro Rico

Aycucho # 19 | CASA DE LA MONEDA AL FRENTE, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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This silver mining site dates back to the Spanish colonial era.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Aycucho # 19 | CASA DE LA MONEDA AL FRENTE, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the mine tour with Sin Fronteras (recommended to us by the owner of Greengo Tours since they were already full) and they did not disappoint! It's a tough tour (seeing the work conditions, going inside the mine itself - pretty safe, but it's still...More

Thank MariaBlanco78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very sad location when you know the story about. The guide was not very helpful we even knew more about than the guide.

Thank Gregboston9
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We really hesitated to do this tour at the beginning, as we were afraid of the voyeurism it may represent for the minors. We finally decided to do it with the agency Altiplano, which seemed to be good and offered interesting prices. During the tour,...More

Thank Smets N
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Julio was a perfect guide that was able to explain us all the nuances of the work. He gave us a real human and respecful experience that we will always remember. If you don't want an agency that just want your money, greengo tour is...More

Thank Fanny S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We did a lot of research before we picked this tour company and did so as they seemed to get the best reviews. We had Pedro as our guide and it was such a great experience. It was a little hairy at times (when we...More

Thank Lilly186273
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Literally breath taking when you enter the mine trough a very smal entrance. Considering the altitude where you are, every effort you do is hard. But you have to go inside and see the hard live of these miners. RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank wildav228
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I was just for a couple of days in Potosi and I was not very sure if I wanted to visit the mine. However, after reading a lot of reviews and doing some more research I decided to go and to see in which poor...More

Thank Lehoe
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

It was an absolutely amazing experience, entering the active mines and watching the miners do their job. They all seemed very happy about us being there (maybe due to the presents), but it definitely helped that our guide, Wilson, is a current miner in the...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This tour was incredible but also physically and emotionally exhausting. You are going through small tunnels where the air is not good and climbing up and down shaky ladders. By the time the tour ended, I was very ready to be done, but it was...More

Thank Rachael R
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted to do a tour with an agency operated by miners. Therefore we went to the office of Big Deal Tours. It was not the cheapest one but, we were not looking for the best price because we had hope that its true that...More

Thank Raephels
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Elizabeth S
24 June 2017|
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Response from Raephels | 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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