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Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico

Half-Day Potosí Active Mine Trip to Cerro Rico - Potosi, Bolivia

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Potosi, Bolivia

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$49.00

On this private 3-hour tour from Potosi, experience what it's like to work in the mines of Cerro Rico, and tour this city at 14,520 feet (4,400m) —one of the highest cities in the world. Accompanied by your private guide, you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Potosi and stop at a mining market, before touring an active mine outside town and interacting with workers ... More info ›

On this private 3-hour tour from Potosi, experience what it's like to work in the mines of Cerro Rico, and tour this city at 14,520 feet (4,400m) —one of the highest cities in the world. Accompanied by your private guide, you'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Potosi and stop at a mining market, before touring an active mine outside town and interacting with workers. It's here where you'll see the harsh conditions the miners endure each day, and get the feel for live as a local up here at Cerro Rico.

This 3-hour journey begins with a sightseeing tour around Potosí, as well as a stop at the mining market on your way up to Cerro Rico.

At the market you'll find the tools and materials that miners use every day, and you can buy dynamite, alcohol and coca leaves to give as presents to the miners. Shortly before dropping down into the mines, you'll make a stop at a small storage room to don work pants, a jacket, boots, helmet, as well as a lamp for security. 

These mines are all located in the heart of Potosí's historical Cerro Rico—a place that translates as "Hill of Riches," considering over two billion ounces of silver have been extracted. The work in the mines is hard, however, and the process today is still much the same as it was when the mines were founded. Hear the tales of dynamite explosions and air compressors beneath ground, and tour the different galleries and levels throughout the mine's maze-like interior. 

Since the subterranean work is dangerous, you'll also see the small statues where miners pray for protection, as well as the interesting mineral veins and chemical formations in the rocks. Perhaps most humbling is having the chance to talk with the miners themselves, and offer them gifts as a small token of your appreciation for their work.

At the end of the tour you are driven back to the departure point in Potosi.

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3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian Desert Adventure from Uyuni

3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian Desert Adventure from Uyuni - Uyuni, Bolivia

Duration: 3 days
Location: Uyuni, Bolivia

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$364.00

Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia, on this 3-day small-group excursion. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m.

Day 1: Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island & Pia Pia Island) - Ajencha (L/D)
Start your tour off at 10:30am with a visit to Uyuni's train graveyard to see the first locomotives in Bolivia ... More info ›

Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia, on this 3-day small-group excursion. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m.

Day 1: Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island & Pia Pia Island) - Ajencha (L/D)
Start your tour off at 10:30am with a visit to Uyuni's train graveyard to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then, visit the small settlement of Colchani to see traditional craft items. Continue onto the great salt flats of Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni) and take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt.

Visit Los Ojos de Agua Salada and a hotel made completely of salt, also home to Llama and Salt Museum (Museo de la Llama y Sal). Lunch is served on Isla Incahuasi. Hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Take time to organize your group for fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos on the blinding white surface of the salt flats. Head to Pia Pia island for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats. 

Finish off at the village of Ajencha and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt. At the accommodation, there will be a telescope that you can use to do some stargazing before going to bed. 

Day 2: Chiguana Desert - Caves - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon (B/L/D)
Start off with breakfast at 7am. Go to the Chiguana desert on the south side of the Uyuni salt flats, surrounded by volcanoes such as the active Ollague volcano which you can see from a lookout. Next, you'll stop to visit the Cueva del Diablo (Devil's Cave) and Cueva Galaxia (Galaxy Cave) where you can see mummies, stalagmites and stalactites.

After the caves, you'll continue along a rocky road to vivid lagoons inhabited by Andean flamingos. Marvel at three lagoons on the way; Cañapa where you’ll see the first pink flamingos, Hedionda where lunch will be served, and Chiarcota where you will see a variety of birds and fauna. Enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. Visit the Desert of Siloli. Take a photo next to the Rock tree. Stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat and admire this intense red-colored lake. Stay the night at a shared family lodging.

Day 3: Sol de Mañana Geyser - Dali Desert - Green Lagoon - Uyuni (B/L)
Get off to an early start around 5am. Visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser. Walk to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud. Continue to the hot springs. Enjoy a nice soak in the hot springs before a pancake breakfast. Visit the Dali Desert and the Green Lagoon.
Head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery.

Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way. Pass by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement and the San Cristobal Village for short breaks. Return to Uyuni at the end of your tour.

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3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama

3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama - Uyuni, Bolivia
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Duration: 3 days
Location: Uyuni, Bolivia

From USD
$364.00

Embark on an expedition in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser to explore the Uyuni Salt Flat, area deserts, local villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, thermal hot-springs, the Galaxia Caves, and more on this 3-day, one-way, guided adventure from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Guide, private transportation, accommodation, meals, and border crossing assistance included.

Day 1: (L/D)
At 10:30 a.m., visit Uyuni's train graveyard to see the first locomotives in Bolivia, then visit the small settlement of Colchani to see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber ... More info ›

Embark on an expedition in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser to explore the Uyuni Salt Flat, area deserts, local villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, thermal hot-springs, the Galaxia Caves, and more on this 3-day, one-way, guided adventure from Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Guide, private transportation, accommodation, meals, and border crossing assistance included.

Day 1: (L/D)
At 10:30 a.m., visit Uyuni's train graveyard to see the first locomotives in Bolivia, then visit the small settlement of Colchani to see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Continue to the Uyuni Salt Flat at an altitude of 12,000 feet (3,650 meters) for photos and a stop at Los Ojos de Agua to witness small geysers to understand how the massive salt flat was created. Then stop at a hotel made from salt, which currently operates as a museum, before lunch on Incahuasi Island with time to hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. After lunch and hiking, head to Pia Pia Island to watch sunset over the salt flat before continuing to your hotel in Ajencha where there will be a telescope for stargazing in some of the darkest skies in the world. 

Day 2: (B/L/D)
After breakfast at 7 a.m., visit the Chiguana Desert on the south side of the Uyuni Salt Flat, which is surrounded by volcanoes including the active Ollague Volcano which is nearly 18,000 feet (5,840 meters) tall. Next, visit the Cueva del Diablo and Cueva Galaxia caves to see mummies, stalagmites, and stalactites. Continue to colorful Andean lagoons inhabited by flamingos, then enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve to visit the Desert of Siloli at 15,000 feet (4,550 meters) to take a photo next to the Rock Tree. Later, stop at an overlook near Red Lagoon to see more flamingos in their natural habitat and admire the intense red-colored lake before continuing to your family homestay for the night. 

Day 3: (B)
At 5 a.m., visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser at 16,000 feet (5,000 meters) then walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud. Continue to outdoor hot springs and relax in the naturally-heated water that reaches 95 Fº (35 Cº) followed by a pancake breakfast. Explore the Dali Desert and the Green Lagoon before crossing the border into Chile and changing vehicles so your local driver can take you to the San Pedro de Atacama, passing beautiful scenery along the way.

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Private Tours to the Mines in Potosi

Private Tours to the Mines in Potosi - Potosi, Bolivia

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Potosi, Bolivia

From USD
$49.00

Unforgettable adventure, where we can visit local markets, visit the mines where they exploit various minerals, and live the experience of this manual and rustic work.
All accompanied by a local guide who will tell us all the activities during the tour.

Our adventure begins with the pick up from your Hotel, to visit the MINING MARKET, it is a local market where we can observe all the different materials that are for sale for the work to be done in the mines, we continue in our private Tour accompanied by our guide Professional, and visit the test laboratories, where we can observe the mineral processing, and also continue with our tour to visit the mineral processing plants, and so we arrive to a high part to reach the viewpoint, where You can observe a spectacular landscape of the colonial city of Potosi and then get to visit the Cooperative mines, being all this a Classic Tour and a truly unforgettable adventure, after finishing the service, we return to the city of Potosi and enjoy a warm Mate of coca, being a relief for the altitude sickness.
TRAVEL: Mining market - chemical testing laboratory - mineral refining plant - viewpoint - outside mine - cooperative mine. (Classic Tour - Adventure Tour)....

Unforgettable adventure, where we can visit local markets, visit the mines where they exploit various minerals, and live the experience of this manual and rustic work.
All accompanied by a local guide who will tell us all the activities during the tour.

Our adventure begins with the pick up from your Hotel, to visit the MINING MARKET, it is a local market where we can observe all the different materials that are for sale for the work to be done in the mines, we continue in our private Tour accompanied by our guide Professional, and visit the test laboratories, where we can observe the mineral processing, and also continue with our tour to visit the mineral processing plants, and so we arrive to a high part to reach the viewpoint, where You can observe a spectacular landscape of the colonial city of Potosi and then get to visit the Cooperative mines, being all this a Classic Tour and a truly unforgettable adventure, after finishing the service, we return to the city of Potosi and enjoy a warm Mate of coca, being a relief for the altitude sickness.
TRAVEL: Mining market - chemical testing laboratory - mineral refining plant - viewpoint - outside mine - cooperative mine. (Classic Tour - Adventure Tour)....

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3-Day Tour to Salt Flats and Lagoons

3-Day Tour to Salt Flats and Lagoons - Potosi, Bolivia

Duration: 3 days
Location: Potosi, Bolivia

From USD
$275.00

UYUNI SALT FLATS 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

  • Enjoy the world’s largest salt flat with the safest and best operator in Bolivia

  • Best rated tour, with an English-fluent guide assisting you the whole trip

  • All groups travel in comfortable Toyota 4x4s with experienced drivers

Take an unforgettable 3-day tour through the vast white salt flats of Uyuni, into the desert of southwest Bolivia… Visit tiny villages lost in the desert, multi-coloured lakes filled with flamingos, the Sol de Manana geyser, and thermal hot-springs. You can finish your tour at San Pedro de Atacama for an extra $10 USD!

FIRST DAY
From RED PLANET EXPEDITION office, leaving at 11:00 am ... More info ›

UYUNI SALT FLATS 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

  • Enjoy the world’s largest salt flat with the safest and best operator in Bolivia

  • Best rated tour, with an English-fluent guide assisting you the whole trip

  • All groups travel in comfortable Toyota 4x4s with experienced drivers

Take an unforgettable 3-day tour through the vast white salt flats of Uyuni, into the desert of southwest Bolivia… Visit tiny villages lost in the desert, multi-coloured lakes filled with flamingos, the Sol de Manana geyser, and thermal hot-springs. You can finish your tour at San Pedro de Atacama for an extra $10 USD!

FIRST DAY
From RED PLANET EXPEDITION office, leaving at 11:00 am. in a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 drive you will see:
The train’s graveyard to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Afterwards you go to the small village of Colchani visiting the factories and the handycraft market . Finishig your lunch there, you will be taken to the great salt flat of Uyuni (salar de Uyuni)  to go straight to the hotel made out of salt,Playa Blanca (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats) surrounded by salt sculptures, flags and the Dakar Statue…….. after lunch you will go forward to the central point of the salt flats which will include a photo session and a hike in the Inca Wasy island (fish island) where you see the giant cacty and coral Rock formations. After some fun you go west direction to the small Village of Villa Candelaria to spend the first night. Arriving in there you will enjoy some hot coffee or chocolate at the tee time break and later a delicious supper for dinner.

ACCOMMODATION: (salt hotel – private toilets) 

SECOND DAY
This day starts at 7:00 am. Waking up for breakfast   and then get ready to begin   an amazing day (check out the rooms when packing up don’t leave anything).

The second day, you go to the small desert of Chiguana south side of Uyuni salt flat. This desert is surrounded for many volcanoes…like dormant ones, extinct ones and one Semi active called Ollague (5840 high) which you see from a lookout and enjoy the steam that still comes out from the top of it. Afterwards taking the way south direction you will get to the Andean lagoons where flamingos are hanging around in hundreds. Going farther south you will get into the big desert of Siloli at 4550 high (highest and driest in the world)…ones you crossed this desert in the other side of it you will see the Rock tree (lava cooled- rock formation). Later that day the last stop will be in the amazing Red Lagoon to see some pink flamingos and the redness of the water from the view point. Moving on in the journey the car will take you to the top of a big volcano called Sol de Mañana 5000m high where you get in to the crater and will see the fumaroles and boiling mad pots (volcanic activity 100 Cº hot). Last, our shelter point (with basic accommodation)will be waiting for you. We recommend after dinner in order to relax  in the darkness or watching the stars to go TO the hot springs that we have 250 meters next to the shelter. Nice clean water 38 Cº hot ...

THIRD DAY
This day starts around 6:00 am. Taking a good breakfast (some   pancakes, yogurt, milk, corn flakes etc) to get energy for the rest of the day. Starting by visiting first the Salvador Dali Desert  and then followed by the Green Lake. From there the way back to Uyuni is 7 hours ride. Stops in the way for legs stretching, toilets, and lunch. 17:00 pm Approx arrival.

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