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Sewell Mining Town

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Address: Gamero 0400, Barrio El Tenis, Rancagua, Machali, Chile
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$63.00*
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Day Trip to Sewell Mining Camp from Santiago with Lunch
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Mining history

This tour starts in Santiago where passengers are picked up for the long bus ride to the mine location. One hour later, we were joined by tour guide, Marco Ramirez, a former... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 17, 2016
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This tour starts in Santiago where passengers are picked up for the long bus ride to the mine location. One hour later, we were joined by tour guide, Marco Ramirez, a former miner. As we entered the facility, we were transported into the past to Chile's number one industry. The camp was HUGE. We saw where people use to live,... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a long tour bus ride from Santiago, but jaw-droppingly astonishing. A unique experience and an incredible 'alien' sight.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

A cold but pleasant breeze will welcome you to a place full of history, memories and culture. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, time stopped here, creating an atmosphere of time travel that will make you feel nostalgia and curiosity, a World Heritage Destination that you can not miss!

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Miri, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

There are less information of how to get there, so I'm sharing the one I did and hope it helps anyone who intend to go. First, there's no direct bus from Santiago and you're permitted to get in on your one car. The easiest way is to book a tour with Fundación Sewell online (fundacionsewell@gmail.com). This is a non profit... More 

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Graz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2016

Absolutely worth to see it. I advise to take a tour from Rancagua, as it is not possible to go there by yourself - organized tour obligated. Also the price was ok - about 25,000 pesos per person including lunch, guide, entry to the museums and transport. It was absolutely stunning to see this old town where all workers, engineers... More 

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

I've reviewed my trip elsewhere on this site. It's well worth a visit but you'll probably need to contact Ignacio at VTS Tours in Rancagua. It costs around US$40 there and back from Santiago.

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Indian Harbour, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

I can't make any comments about tours to this site. I was lucky enough to visit the site for work reasons. All though this is a UNESCO site, it is also a working mine. This was the only job site that I could not stop taking pictures at. It was interesting to see how the miners lived and traveled around... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

As I mentioned earlier I went to Sewell and El Teniente some years ago. No more El Tteniente, visits were stopped about four years go. Having read the reviews it seems the day now is made up with extraneous activities which we are not interested in. As a place Sewell is worth seeing and I would recommend it but it... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

Recently visited with VTS tour operator. Extremely Beautiful Place to visit In winters 2.Its a UNESCO world heritage site.You will really enjoy walking back in memory to the age when the mining town was established ,its development and finally abandoned.There were lot of interesting information by the our guide. Must visit . Important Points 1)Do visit in winters,but do take... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2015

I went on the Sewell tour with VTS tours several years ago and on that trip we went into El Teniente mine and visited Sewell. I was thinking of going again and when I enquired with VTS they do NOT go into El Teniente, and have not done so for the last four years. The mine was one of the... More 

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