Luxury Travel to Potosi

One of Bolivia's Seven Prized UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Explore Potosi on Your Terms

potosi-spanish-colonizersAt almost 13,450 feet above sea level, Potosí is often said to be the highest city in the world. For many, the city’s name conjures up an image of the great riches enjoyed by the wealthy Spanish colonizers who extracted an estimated two billion ounces of silver from the nearby Cerro Rico (Rich Hill). The city’s name became a byword for wealth and a common saying was even coined around it; something of great value is said to be “vale un Potosí,” literally “to be worth a Potosi.” potosi-unescoDespite these connotations, Potosí’s story is, sadly, as much about poverty as it is about wealth, with the colonial powers using the indigenous people for cheap labor.

In the UNESCO-listed city, the lavish building projects funded by the silver mining industry still stand. Wander around the streets and marvel at the showy mansions, town houses and exuberant churches, as well as the lavish Casa de la Moneda (Royal Mint) where much of the silver would have passed through.

If your private tour of Bolivia takes you to Potosí, consider visiting the traditional communities nearby too, where locals still don traditional, handmade outfits.

Things to see & do in Potosi

Like all of our tours, these are just suggestions to complement your customized tour to Bolivia.
We welcome you to check out some of the cultural, culinary, artistic, ethnic treasures that abound La Paz and its surrounding landscape.

Itineraries Including Potosi

Customized luxury tour to La Paz and Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

La Paz & the Islands of Titicaca

05 DAYS / 04 NIGHTS

Get under the skin of Bolivia and delve into the unique altiplano culture. Find out how local islanders live on the world’s highest navigable lake before retiring to stay on …

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Customized luxury tour to the Uyuni Salt flats

Journey to the Salt Flats of Uyuni

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

This sample luxury tour of Bolivia takes you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic …

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Other Destinations in Bolivia

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