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Bustillos Street 1092, Potosi, Bolivia
+591 6230478
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Like most people, we were not sure whether to do it or not. You constantly here stories about how dangerous it is (people got injured and so on). We decided to do it anyway and it was the best decision. I think we paid 100...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

It is said to be the only agency in potosi run by ex-miners. That might be true. Big deal tours told us that they would walk 1300m minimum in the mines. Where they other Companys would do 300-400. But we saw another Company and they...More

2  Thank Mikkel A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative mine tour. Run by actual ex-miners in a mine that is still actively being mined. ⚒⚒

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pedro was our guide and he was excellent! Very passionate and humorous throughout. The mines and mining process are fascinating. Great value!

Thank MouskleM
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing tour with Wilson today. He is engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable to listen to. Safety was at the forefront with all the correct gear being worn and not travelling too far into the mine. Really gives you an appreciation for how hard this type of...More

Thank Tonia J
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I've never felt a tourist experience as real as this before. Breathtaking, sad and amazing at the same time: a true memory for life. I was taking around by Wilson, a great guide. As I was the only one not speaking Spanish (yup, my bad),...More

Thank ErlendMK
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

After reading many reviews of the Tours of Potosí Mines, Big Deal Tours stood out as the best to go with - we were not disappointed. Pedro was our guide and he is probably one of the funniest people we have ever met travelling. He...More

Thank Ciara R
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Took a tour of the Potosi mine with Wilson, a local man who had worked in the mine himself for 25 years. He was absolutely hilarious, I was laughing the whole time. He had the inside scoop and was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Thank Jess N
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the mines with Alberto. He was very funny and very informative. He explained a lot, and we felt safe exploring the mines.

Thank flomo93
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We were not sure if we should go on a tour or not. At the end we went and had a great time. Willson explained so much about the life as a miner. Also we met some miners that seemed really happy about the visit...More

Thank akbott
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Make sure you do this tour of the mines if you’re in Potosí. Wilson, ex miner and our guide spoke perfect English and made the tour informative, funny and exciting! One of our group was claustrophobic but he put her entirely at ease and his...More

Thank Ann_burnsie
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I put a deposit down to do this tour but ended up having to pull out because I wasn't feeling well. They repaid the deposit without any fuss, and I respect that. Although I didn't do the tour, I heard from people who did that...More

Thank Micah S
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