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Chivor Mine Tour

Experience being in a real mine, feeling the heat, the smell of dynamite, the strategy to search and find emeralds and the thrill of knowing that somewhere in the background you can find a gemstone.

This unique experience will take you to the mines of Chivor, and show you a piece of what Colombia is through people, food and culture

The tour offers flexibility in the activities additional to the entrance to the mine, we design them to your measure, achieving a perfect experience for each person.

¡Be a Miner for one day!

This tour starts very early and ends in the evening hours when you return to the city of Bogota.
It's a full day you'll never forget.




Rain boots.



if I already have the desire and the motivation to get to know the mine


¿What do i need to take to the mine?

We will provide you


Mining Tools


Security Elements

Helmet and



Leaving the Meeting point in Bogota city
Stop for coffee

Arrive at Chivor town, take a traditional breakfast, Induction about Emeralds and delivery of security materials.

Take a Jeep to the mines.

Walk through the emerald farming sector and meet our local guide, how have 40 years of experience

Entrance to the tunnel see the different areas of the mine, look for vetas and see the different methods of exploitation

Find your own Emerald

Take the road back since the mine to chivor town, stop to have a traditional Lunch and meet one of the locals woman who always have been in a emerald workers family.

Go to a Emerald Workshop and have the opportunity to take sit next to a professional and try to polished your own emerald.

Take the transport to come back to Bogotà

Paisaje minero

Paisaje minero

Nuestra guia Marcela, acompañando a Eddy y su esposa.

Carro de mineria de uso frecuente para transporte de tierra.

Eddy y Michaela, observando una estalactita color verde.

Caminos al interior de la mina.

Los mineros al interior de la mina, observando las betas.

Trasporte a la mina en Jepp

Thomas usando la pica en una beta

Los mineros locales, lavando la tierra en busca de esmeraldas

Esmeraldas halladas por Claire durante el Tour.

Mineros buscando esmeraldas en la tierra extraida del interior de la mina

Sonia, junto con nuestro grupo de turistas franceses, tomando un almuerzo tradicional minero

Francisco, un viajero italiano, puliendo su propia esmeralda

Grupo de turistas españoles en el taller de esmeraldas, viendo el trabajo del tallador

All Times/routes are approximate and are subject to change due to  circunstances beyond our control
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