BROCHURE KONTIKI - Flipbook - Page 42
EL SEXMO GOLD MINE
Suit up with the miner’s boots and helmet and get
immersed in this unusual exploration of an ancient
gold mine, learning about its history and operation.
El Sexmo is the oldest mine in the region and in
recent years has shifted its activity from extraction
to tourism, which we at Kontiki support and applaud
from a sustainability standpoint.
Zaruma’s mining industry dates back to the pre-Inca
era becoming the main source of economic income
for La Real Audiencia de Quito. This is an expedition
through history and culture that will reveal the
secrets behind gold extraction while experiencing
the working conditions of miners 500 meters into a
Trekking, Sightseeing, Natural Reserve