- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
We visit the oldest and most important mining conclave in the central zone of Chile, with more than one hundred and eighty years of history and relevant contributions to the Chilean economy - "A journey in time and to the Center of the Earth."
Guided tour in the village El Volcán, low difficulty walk through the residential and industrial sector of the town and guided tour inside the El Membrillo copper mine (We enter 440 meters approximately into the interior of Mother Earth)
Village located 30 km from San José de Maipo at a height of 1,410
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Professional guide
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Valid from the time you exchange your voucher, for the consecutive days selected.
We visit the historic center of the town of El Volcán, exhibiting and explaining the distribution and functionality of the physical housing and industrial spaces of the old mining companies that operated in the place - Ruins of railway station, treatment plant and smelting of minerals, administrative offices, chapel, pulpería, union, cinema and recreational spaces. Later we moved to the eastern bank of the Volcán River (Old Route G-25) through the old volcano bridge enabled with outstanding and lasting construction techniques; Free of welding - similar to Eiffel Tower or Central Market of Chile (riveted bolts) We also review large sedimentary rock and built-in clasts, as well as topographical Ito of those years and other wonders. We continue the Mining Tour making a short walk to the mouth of El Membrillo Mine. Here, safety instructions are given to all our customers and each one is provided with Safety Equipment - Personal Protection Elements (EPP - Helmet, mining lamp and geologist vest, High visibility) Once equipped, we begin our "Trip to the Center of The earth". We deliver a unique experience inside Mother Earth. Seeds of multicolored minerals, calcareous formations, we explain the sacrificed and ancient methods of artisanal exploitation. We provide geological, cultural and mining information and connection dynamics with "Ñuke Mapu" Mother Earth - Mapudungun.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 5 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.