Tour from History, to the center of the earth

Cultural & Theme Tours in Santiago

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We visit the oldest and most important mining conclave in the central zone of Chile, with more than one hundred and eighty years of history and relevant contributions to the Chilean economy - "A journey in time and to the Center of the Earth."Guided tour in the village El Volcán, low difficulty walk through the residential and industrial sector of the town and guided tour inside the El Membrillo copper mine (We enter 440 meters approximately into the interior of Mother Earth)Village located 30 km from San José de Maipo at a height of 1,410
We visit the historic center of the town of El Volcán, exhibiting and explaining the distribution and functionality of the physical housing and industrial spaces of the old mining companies that operated in the place - Ruins of railway station, treatment plant and smelting of minerals, administrative offices, chapel, pulpería, union, cinema and recreational spaces. Later we moved to the eastern bank of the Volcán River (Old Route G-25) through the old volcano bridge enabled with outstanding and lasting construction techniques; Free of welding - similar to Eiffel Tower or Central Market of Chile (riveted bolts) We also review large sedimentary rock and built-in clasts, as well as topographical Ito of those years and other wonders. We continue the Mining Tour making a short walk to the mouth of El Membrillo Mine. Here, safety instructions are given to all our customers and each one is provided with Safety Equipment - Personal Protection Elements (EPP - Helmet, mining lamp and geologist vest, High visibility) Once equipped, we begin our "Trip to the Center of The earth". We deliver a unique experience inside Mother Earth. Seeds of multicolored minerals, calcareous formations, we explain the sacrificed and ancient methods of artisanal exploitation. We provide geological, cultural and mining information and connection dynamics with "Ñuke Mapu" Mother Earth - Mapudungun.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch