Minas de Oro La Carolina, La Carolina

Gain insight into the region's gold mining past at Minas de Oro La Carolina. You'll have the opportunity to explore these now-defunct gold mines, which in the 18th century brought untold riches to the city's populace. After an accidental discovery, the wildest gold rush ever seen in Argentina began. Navigate the deep shafts and cavernous tunnels of the mine, where you'll see remnants of the gold rush still evident: rusty wagons, twisted iron, and abandoned tunnels. Don't worry about equipment: the tour company provides a helmet and boots for the excursion. Our La Carolina trip itinerary builder makes visiting Minas de Oro La Carolina and other La Carolina attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Footprints I visited for lunch and take one of the activities offered. First, we ate a steak with salad and my partner a Milanese with two eggs on the grill. The prices are very good and very rich food. On the other hand, the activity of searching for gold in the river bed is commonplace among some of the inhabitants of the area. The guide who accompanied me called Gastón Balderrama, and explained to me how to search for gold and is the procedure. I recommend it without a doubt!
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  • It is an excursion run by the enterprise of receptive tourism footprints located in La Carolina, old mining town. The excursion is on foot and includes a 500 meters walking stopping in three stages and finally entering an old gold mine, whose tunnel has a height of 2 metres and a straight distance of approximately 300 meters, reaching one node which can be drawn from others you tunnels and an observable fireplace that provides the influx of air which makes the perfectly breathable tunnel. Before leaving there register boots and helmets for this purpose. Footprints has experienced and friendly guides. The overall tempo of output is 1.5 hours. Highly recommended for children of primary schooling.
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  • I was in the summer of 2008, and I found interesting entering La Carolina tunnels!. Tourism is not very well developed and there are better options in other destinations, as in La Rioja! Even so, if you have the possibility, is worth doing it!
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  • Beautiful place, very friendly people and mine along a beauty
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  • Beautiful place and the attention of their owners is excellent, ideal to rest
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  • Excellent excursion, super detailed and the Guide genious! It really is magic
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  • Cute place to meet as they extracted gold from the mine in the 19th century... how they lived and tools that used... among other interesting things that one learns chatting with the people of that village... Very nice ride...
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  • A unique place with great history very demonstrative of the working conditions of the past. Good guides lead you to the depth of the mine, an unforgettable experience.
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