Potosí Mini Trip
Visit one of the highest cities in the world, in the highlands of Bolivia. Potosí is full of unique cultural experiences, and the colonial old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the monastery and churches and watch the Bolivian life pass you by as you sip on a freshly squeezed orange juice on the Plaza 10 de Noviembre, at the center of the city. End your day with some chicken, potato and sweet corn soup and a locally-brewed beer.
Arrive in Potosi and stroll through the fascinating city! Plaza 10 de Noviembre is hotspot where there's always something going on. Admire the barroque cathedral and visit the royal mint "Casa de la Moneda", where coins were previously minted. There you can admire a collection of coins as well as original equipment and tools. If you're wanting to experience the local cuisine? Just a little further along is the central market, offering fresh and delicious food. And if the altitude is too much for you, try a mate de coca, a soothing Bolivian herbal tea!
3* Hotel (Classic) / 4* Hotel (Comfort)
Today we have a great adventure for you! Located in the heart of the Inca territory, our guide will take you to one of Bolivia's treasures: the Cerro Rico. First, you'll take a short bus ride to a shop where you are able to pick up some more supplies before going into the depths of the mine, Plaza de los Mineros. You'll descend down the numerous tunnels dug to reach the many treasures hidden beneath under Cerro Rico, once home to the largest silver deposits and 100 other minerals in the world. Be sure to thank "El Tio," the spirit guardian of the mine. In mythology, this deity protects the miners from accidents and leads them to the most precious minerals, so long as it is treated respectfully. So light up a cigarette and leave some coca leaves or alcohol as a gift.
Note: Because this activity includes moving and climbing through narrow tunnels, it is highly recommended that you are in good physical and mental health. If you suffer from claustrophobia or are pregnant, this tour is not suitable for you.
3* Hotel (Classic) / 4* Hotel (Comfort) Breakfast
Your adventure at Potosi is coming to an end, as today is your departure day. Should you wish to prolongue your stay here or at a nearby destination, we would be happy to make arrangements for you to do so. Be sure to check out the list of recommended destinations to combine this trip with.
- 2 nights in hotels with breakfast
- Mine tour with English speaking guide
- Other meals and drinks (1 lunch and 2 dinners)
- Tips and Gratuities
Go behind the scenes of the city with a local guide! Learn more history about the cathedral and former minting office. Get to know and love Potosí with more depth; our guide has some great insider tips for you.
Price available upon request
Includes: English speaking guide
Duration: about 4 hours