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Article: A helicopter trip to the Colombian emerald mine


A helicopter trip to the Colombian emerald mine

Travelling to a Colombian emerald mine can sound very exclusive and even for some too luxurious. However, in Colombia there are more and more tourist plans that can allow you to know a mine from the heights.

The journey may be a little fearful for those suffering from vertigo, but once in the helicopter, it will be worth every second that you save from transport by car to get to the emerald mine and enjoy without eagerness.

Below we'll tell you a little bit about how this trip takes place with Emerald By Love and the implements needed to have a nice Tour.

Travel in Helicopter with Emerald By Love

The tour begins at the traveler's place of lodging in the morning (about 4 a.m. ) , where the route begins in the direction of the Guaymaral helipad in the north of the city.

After the boarding, travelers will be able to appreciate from the helicopter windows different geographical points of the region, some soil and subsoil faults and a brief explanation will be given about the geological faults of emerald production.

After approximately 25 minutes of flight, the flight culminates in the heliport of the respective mine, once the helicopter is descended, two vans will wait for all visitors to begin the journey to the cuts or tunnels.

Once at the entrance of these mines, a short explanation of the safety standards for entry, theories on the formation of emerald and minerals and the necessary tools for the extraction of emeralds will be made.

This exploration will be done more than 300 meters deep, observing different fronts or areas of possible emerald production.

1 hour and 40 minutes we will be visiting different tunnels and sectors surrounding the mines to finally return to the heliport of the respective mine where you will be waiting for the helicopter we will return to Bogotá D.C.

Why choose Emerald by Love for the tour?

In Colombia there are countless tourist companies that will offer a Tour to the emerald area of the country. However, in Emerald by Love we have stood out for providing a 100% personalized experience, which he will surely not forget.

We are careful with every detail and watch forever give our visitors a great experience. Beyond just teaching you about our emeralds, we want it to be part of the process of extracting them, taking into account all the necessary security measures.

We assure you that you will never see the emeralds in the same way once you have known the whole extraction process and even set a jewel with this gem. What do you expect to live this experience with us?

Mines to visit  

Our mining destinations to visit are located in the following municipalities:

  • Muzo
  • Coscuez
  • Chivor
  • Gachalá

Please note that in order to make better use of time, in Emerald by Love we commit to visit maximum (2) two mines per day. This since the time per journey from one mining municipality to another can exceed 3 (three) hours.

What the experience includes

If you decide to purchase the tour offered by Emerald by Love you will have access to:

  • Safe with international coverage
  • Vegetarian or regular feeding
  • Mining Experience
  • Hiking and minefield escalation
  • Advice for the purchase of emerald products.
  • Transportation from Bogota

Remember that all these features are included in the total value of the Tour.

Paula A. Bonilla 

Social communicator and journalist from Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. She is also a jeweler and is passionate about constantly learning about precious gems and national high jewelry.

Currently, she is working for one of Bogotá's most important jewelry stores, Emerald by Love. This jewelry store has over 40 years of experience and has 2 physical branches in the capital city of Colombia, located in the city center.

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