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Cerro Rico

Aycucho # 19 | CASA DE LA MONEDA AL FRENTE, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 2 6231385
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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico
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This silver mining site dates back to the Spanish colonial era.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“koala tours” (39 reviews)
“ex miner” (27 reviews)
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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 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is a working mine but you can visit here on a tour. I used Koala tours and I would recommend them as the staff were helpful with good English. The tour guide was a former worker in the mine so he knew a lot...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We have visited the mines with Greengo Tours. Julio, the owner, is very experienced and puts your safety first. I was positively surprised that he offered to come with us even though we were his only clients on that day. In fact, we were offered...More

Thank katharinas665
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I'm sure I'm not the only person with ethical reservations about taking a tour into the Cerro Rico mines. My only advice to anyone considering it is that cheaper definitely isn't better, as is the case with most tours in Bolivia. A friend of mine...More

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Elizabeth S
24 June 2017|
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Response from scriales | Reviewed this property |
Only with a guide or a tour operator. It's up to you to go deeper or not. But never go alone, it is dangerous.