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Big Deal Tours

#1 of 4 Tours in Potosi
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Address: Bustillos Street 1092, Potosi, Bolivia
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We were only 2 girls taking the tour and we were very satisfied with the guide and the tour. First you go to see the market where you can buy a stuff for miners. Then you go to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Katerina905
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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic

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Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only 2 girls taking the tour and we were very satisfied with the guide and the tour. First you go to see the market where you can buy a stuff for miners. Then you go to see the factory and in the end you can enter the mines. They even offered us to hear the explosion :-D You... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best tour in my life! Ask for Wilson, he's the best guide and will give you an unforgettable experience

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go with Big Deal on a mining tour because it is advertised as the only company exclusively run by ex miners. Our guides were very knowledgable and had a unique humor (as did the actual miners we met). After stopping at the miners market and buying some dynamite, we visited a processing plant and the actual mine.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I did this tour on Saturday afternoon and it really was amazing. Our guide is an ex miner and spoke very good English and told us all about the lives of those in the mine. He also made it clear that without tourists he must go back and work in the mine so he works so hard... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We only had 2 half days in Potosi, but it was one of best part of our trip in Bolivia and Peru. We walked into Big Deal Tours and saw the wall full of recommendations. The next day we could you the tour. Our guide was absolutely excellent, ex mine worker, great english, most funny guide and a lot of... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The mine is not for all. Its certainly not comfortable and probably not a happy tour. But Pedro made it fun; interesting and a great experince for us with his personal touch and great stories. He is the great story teller. I learned a lot from him on his tour. The mine is the tour of South America; it is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I did the Silver mine tour in October 2016. For a very reasonable price we were taken into the mine by Pedro. As a former miner he was very knowledgeable and I felt very safe with his accompanying us. Highly recommended!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We did the visit 1st of October. I thought it would be just another tourist tour, but instead, we felt living how the miners work, 100% real, run by ex-miners, a must be visit .The miners explained everything you ask for, my partner wasn't filling really well because of asthma and they help us a lot and ask every time... More 

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Stromsund, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We did a minetour with Big deals tours and it was completly awesome! Fantastic! The guide was very funny and it was interesting to see how everything works in the mine. We felt very safe all the time! I was a little afraid in the begining (before the tour) but once it's started a liked it very much! If you... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Not your average tour to go down a dusty narrow damp mine but an excellent experience to truly appreciate the conditions worked in and the harshness of life. Not one for the claustrophobic but an amazing experience all the same. Great guides who were miners themselves.

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