Visit the Old Mint in the historic centre of Potosi and drive out to Cerro Rico (‘Rich Hill’) to see where silver is still extracted. Silver mining is still big business in Potosi and conditions for the miners themselves have sadly improved little since the time of the early conquistadores.
Help them to buy much needed safety equipment and feed their families by taking a visit to a local mining co-operative down one of the shafts. The money from your visit goes directly to the miners from the co-op and not to the rich owners of the big mining companies. An eye-opening, but deeply interesting, experience.
‘Greetings. this has turned out to be a paradise in so many ways....so a big thank you from us.
Wonderful support from your company over here....we were met at the airport (with flowers!!!!!) and introduced to our personal guide who is fabulous. Can't get over the attention to detail ....cool flannels, chilled water, fresh juice on arrival, bag full of thoughtful goodies for our trip, wonderful rooms with bathrooms bigger than our bedroom at home(!) and we were upgraded to a suite and as I write we are listening to tropical birdsong as we look out over the lagoon from our balcony. Wow!!!!!
I could go on but I'll spare you.
Thanks a million
Judy and Mike’
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