After checking in at your hotel we will start the City tour in the White City at about 230pm.
Enjoy a walk in the cobbled stone streets with interesting stops at the local markets where you can see all kind of weavings from different Bolivian cultures. Also you have the opportunity to see skillful weavers demonstrating the techniques to manufacture indigenous textiles. After that, we will visit La Recoleta, where the the city was founded and it is also the highest part of the city with really nice views of Sucre.
We will get get back to the hotel at about 530pm, dinner on your own.
After breakfast we will drive for about 4 hours to Potosi and after checking in at the hotel we will go to the Mines of Cerro Rico. Our tour start in the Mercado de Mineros (Miners Market) where we can buy coca leaves, cigarettes, soda, drinking water, dynamite and fuses as presents for the miners and the Pachamama Ceremony.
Before getting into the mine we will get the necessary gear (lamp, helmet and coverall) and we can all store our things safely at the entrance.
In this tour we will observe the mine galleries and tunnels made from stone over 450 years ago where the exploitation of tin, zinc, silver and led take place. You will pass through over 3 km of interconnected mine tunnels and descend up through 5 levels, some 20 to 30 meters apart, entering deep into the heart of the mountain. Just as far as you want, feel free to leave halfway anytime as we have an alternative tour guide.
Our local guide will tell you interesting stories of the lives, history, economy and culture of the miners and experience a dynamite explosion. We will return to our hotel, feel free to walk out and explore the city on your own. No dinner included.
We will have breakfast at the hotel and visit the Casa de La Moneda, San Lorenzo Church and more interesting sites in the city. Our tour ends by midday so you can head somewhere else in Bolivia or beyond.
– Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide
– All meals included, except Dinners/ Breakfast on Day 1/ Lunch on day 3
– Overnight at standard hotels in Potosi and Sucre
– Daily Excursions
– All land transfers
– Flights, buses from / Potosi or Sucre
– Gratuities to staff
– Drinks during the excursions
Starting Altitude – 4090m / 13420 ft.
Accommodation – Standard 3 stars Hotel
Overall Difficulty – Easy
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