Potosí, The mines of Potosí

Potosí , Bolivia




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More than 1 million people have been devoured by the mines of Potosi. During the colonial era, the mine-worker lifetime was 6 months. Today most workers normally die within 10-15 years after entering the mines. People say that a visit to Bolivia is not complete without a visit to the mines of Cerro Rico. Seeing the working conditions in these mines is an experience that will leave you stunned.


We pick you up in the morning and first, we’ll go to a market where you can buy presents for the miners if you want (recommended). Then we will go to the mines to visit a mining cooperative. You will get safety equipment; helmet, boots, jacket, pants and flashlight. We enter the mines and then we will be back in Potosi at noon approximately.
Mine visits aren’t easy; low ceilings, small muddy passageways, noxious chemicals and temperatures of up to 45°C makes this adventure inappropriate for persons with any doubts or medical problems.

NOTE: We also provide buses from La Paz as well as city tours in the city of Potosi. Contact us for more information.


  • Bus La Paz- Potosi.
  • Transport Potosi- Cerro Rico.
  • Bilingual guide.
  • Security equipment.
  • Taxi / transport from your hotel to the bus terminal.
  • Water, snacks during the bus-ride.
  • Breakfast or lunch the second day .

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Cancelation policy: Coca Travels reserves the right to cancel the tour if we believe circumstances could put passenger(s) in danger, i.e., civil unrest, road blockades or weather conditions. If Coca Travels cancel the tour, there will be a 100%. refund. If customer(s) cancel the tour due to whatever reason refunds are as follows: 24 hours or less before the tour: 0% refund. 48-24 hours before the tour: refund 50%. 48 or more hours before the tour: refund 100%. Credit card charges of 5% are excluded from refunds if cancelation is made on behalf of customer(s). In case of illness or family conditions, Coca Travels can provide a letter if needed for insurance claims.


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