Sewell — City of stairs

Chilean Copper History

Unesco World Heritage

Private Tour

The amazing mining camp with more than 100 years of history is only 150 kilometers from Santiago. The copper tradition is a story of enormous interest and, in a city like Sewell, the fun facts are countless.
The traces left by the miners and the buildings of that city are such a valuable attraction that in 1998 it was declared a National Monument and in 2006 it was chosen World Heritage Site for its outstanding model of an industrial city of the 20th century.
Over the years, Sewell grew so much, that the city had its own hospital – the most modern in South America at the time – Fire Department, sports equipment, social clubs, a cinema, three industrial schools, a Church, a bowling alley, and a heated swimming pool. Its population reached over 15,000 inhabitants in the 60s.

What You'll See

Get to know the mining sector of Chiles biggest Copper Mine

Culture of a town Build into the andes Mountains

Arquitecture of a through visionary

Chiles Copper Museum

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Trip Details

Trip Details


195.000 CLP Per Person

Departure Time

8 AM

Meeting Point

Hotel in Santiago


Every day


1 day/ 12hours

Group Size

Small groups from 4 – 10 travellers

Participation requirements

Able to walk through the hills and stairs


  • Transport from Santiago to Rancagua and Sewell
  • Local Guide from Sewell

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Breakfast

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes and cloth – being prepared for cold Wind and Andes mountain conditions
  • Sunglasses
  • Some Cash for Souvenirs

About the Guides

You will be picked up by your Guide who will take good care of you and in Valparaiso, a local guide will join your group. That way you are safe and can enjoy the day!

At 8 AM we pick you up at your hotel in Santiago and the trip to Rancagua begins.
At 10 AM we meet our official guide from the Sewell foundation. The professional guide will provide us with all information about the mine, history, and details of the current operation of the mine.
Arriving in Sewell at around 11.30 hrs the tour begins. The Tour covers the civic neighborhood, made up of the Church, Palitroque, Teniente Club, Workers’ Cabins, Employees and Industrial Buildings, the central staircase, Morgan Square, and the Museum of the Great Copper Mining. Punta de Rieles is visualized, the point of arrival of the mineral to the Sewell concentrator and the crater of the El Teniente deposit.
At 1:30 pm / 2:00 pm there will be a delicious lunch at the mine’s casino. Then we will visit the copper museum.
At 5:00 p.m. the return to Santiago begins. Arrival at your hotel, depending on traffic will be at 7.30 pm.

Don't Forget!

  • Activity on foot, with slopes and use of stairs in cold or sunny weather.
  • Activity subject to weather conditions.
  • Check for availability on December 31, January 1, and special holidays.
  • Please bring comfortable shoes and cloth to enjoy the Tour
  • We recommend bringing some cash for Souvenirs and perhaps extra snacks
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