Cultural & Theme Tours in Potosí

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Potosí, at over 4,000 meters, is one of the highest cities in the world. But even an elevation as high as, this does not stop the nearby Cerro Potosí from dominating the surrounding landscape.Potosí was founded as a mining town in 1546 by the Spaniards. Over the next 200 years, more than 40,000 tons of silver were shipped out of the town, making the Spanish Empire one of the richest the world had ever seen. Millions of the indigenous people were forced to work at the mines in the extraction process.In 1672, Potosí became one of the richest cities in the world.To this day, workers extract minerals from the mine and it’s possible to take an amazing tour inside and to appreciate their life style.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cerro Rico, Potosi, Potosi DepartmentVisit the most Historical place during the colonial time in South America. Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Specialized Bilingual Private guide.
  • Transport.
  • Necessary equipment for the mine tour (helmet, boots, pants, jacket and lamp)
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Rico

What’s not included

  • Gifts for miners.
  • Tips.
  • Extra drinks.