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Cerro Rico

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Address: Potosi, Bolivia
Phone Number: 59126230625
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This silver mining site dates back to the Spanish colonial era.

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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico

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Excellent tour with potochij

We went on a mine tour (80 bs per person) with Antonio of potochij tours. He was a very knowledgeable guide who spoke decent english. The tour itself can be a bit intense at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Luca L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a mine tour (80 bs per person) with Antonio of potochij tours. He was a very knowledgeable guide who spoke decent english. The tour itself can be a bit intense at times, however Antonio did well to balance this out with a bit of humour. All in all it's definitely worth doing the tour, especially with potochij... More 

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Thank Luca L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Julio was an excellent guide and lead our group calmly through one of the mines where he used to work. We were able to meet some of the miners and ask them questions. Julio explained the whole system, the lives of the miners and why the were striking. A very enjoyable tour - just be prepared for a lot of... More 

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Thank Molly C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a mine tour throught our Hostel Casa Blanca. Our guide was Antonio. He is an ex-mine worker with a fair English. He was super funny, let us try everything and gave us a unique impression. Awesome tour!!

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Thank Leandra S
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic mountain is a must see during your visit. Make sure to also go to the Mint house to get the full picture.

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Thank Gabked
Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our tour with greengo tours. Julio, the owner, is a charismatic and proud bolivian. bit arrogant at first but you learn to appreciate him because he does a lot for the wellbeing of the miners. Lots of tour agencies say they give alot to the miners and were miners thereselves but apparently this is a tourist trap..so if... More 

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Thank Mr I
Deadhorse, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems to be sustainable tour office and cares a lot about the miners. But how the owner and our tour guide Julio is talking and acting is totally disgraceful, psychotic and without any respect! Example: "F... gringos, you're a dreamer, if you don't have kids you don't know about anything" ...and so on.. In his presence, I would not like... More 

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Thank cicloco
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Antonio is the best guide in Potosi and a beautiful person! Book your tour with them! The mines visit is an incredible experience that you will never forget. It is a hard tour to do both physically and emotionally specially with Antonio showing you the human aspect of this tour. It is extraordinarily humbling to see the way the work... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited the mine with Antonio, he is a former miner. He is excellent. He knows many things about the mines (and traditional culture) and respect to the mines and all miners. He tried his best to let us know more about the history and the situation. He has great enthusiasm and patience. Although some of the people in my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I just left a review for the a tour with the museum MUSEO HISTORICO MINERO DIEGO HUALLPA. Here's the info and I really recommend it: Dirección: Mina Pailaviri - Cerro Rico (Zona Pailaviri) E-mail: museodiegohueallpa@gmail.com Web: www.museodiegohuallpa.com Teléfono: 2 6231143 - 72446978 Fax: - Temática: Actividad minera de la colonia y pre colonial. Capacidad visitantes p/grupo: 20 Días de Atención:... More 

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Thank JosephMcGhee
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience through the mines. We booked our trip through our hostel Casa Blanca. The guide was English fluent and very funny. Do not expect a sanitised tourist experience; it's a proper mine with people working and health and safety does not seem to be a priority. Probably not for the very unfit (lots of climbing and scrambling) or the... More 

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