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VTS enjoy travel invites you to visit Sewell, the legendary mining camp located in the Andes Mountains at 150 km from Santiago and with more than 100 years of history. It served as bedroom for the miners of El Teniente and it was declared by UNESCO...more
It is way more than a mining town, and really worth to visit!
The tour was absolutely well organized, our guide was amazing, and translated everything to english... oh, and the late-lunch was great too!! :)
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As we were in Santiago only for two days we had limited options to visit Sewell. VTS had no tours on Sundays or Mondays and it took me ages to find an alternative option. However, in the end a helpful TA member suggested I get...More
Did I mention translation? As in Spanish to English per the promo? As the only English speaking tourists on the tour we all but ignored by the guide who after speaking for five minutes in Spanish and then would say “That was the old school”....More
Sewell was fascinating. It is a preserved part of a shared history where US and Chilean cultures met and created something mostly positive. The tour dealt a lot with the economic opportunity it gave to the employees and miners, the stratification of the society and...More
We booked our tour through the VTS travel agency. We requested for an English tour and were promised one. On the day of the tour we had a guide who did not speak a single word in english. We called the agent Jaime from VTS...More
Sewell is a former copper mining village in the Andes near Rancagua, Chile. Built by the American mine-owning company (whose name escapes me), it grew to be a community of around 15,000 before the then president Salvador Allende completed the buy-out and rehoused the workers...More
Yeah, I agree with the last guy, Stefan. I was forced to take a tour with these guys because they are the only company who are allowed to take people there. The tour company is called VTS and they assured me that they would have...More