COOPERATIVE MINES IN THE THE RICH HILL OF POTOSI
HALF DAY TOUR
IMAGEN OF THE ´TIO OF THE MINE¨
During the morning , We pick up you from your Hotel .
A short ride by car to the cooperative mines in the CERRO RICO (Rich Hill). Before visit the mines we have to stop at the market of EL CALVARIO, where we have to buy some coca leaves, bleach, cigarettes, alcohol, refreshing, water, dynamite as presents for our new friends, who works in the interior of the cooperative mines.
The work is still manual and in the colonial style of the XVI century.
Every day the miners celebrate the ritual of the ¨Challa¨ with coca leaves, cigarette and alcohol as an offering to ¨Tio¨ who is the Demon owner of the mineral richness underground that achieves both respect and fear.
In our walk in MOLES through the different galleries we can observe the miners at work carrying out the heavy loads of mineral through narrow dark upward and downward holes. Afgter 3 hrs inside we rwturn to the city of Potosi.
THE TOUR INCLUDES. Transpor, local guide, safety gear, entrances fee
NOT INCLGED.- Presents for the miners
ESTALACTITES INSIDE OF THE MINE
SAFETY GEAR FOR VISIT THE MINE
OTHER TOURS IN POTOSI
-Mint Museum (Casa de Moneda)
-Museum of the hacienda of CAYARA.
-Hot springs¨ Tarapaya lagoon¨ Eye of the Inka
- Mondragon trekking (all day)
- Kari Kari Lagoons trekking (1 day, 2 days) + Chaqui hot springs
We organize the tours in according to your request.
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