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Paseo Chocolate s/n, 21660 Minas de Riotinto Spain
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Expedition to "Mars"
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Expedition to "Mars"

From Seville, we will head northwest to reach the Riotinto region, this territory is considered by NASA as the closest biochemical environment to the planet Mars. This mining area and its famous reddish river form a Martian landscape created more than 2000 years ago, making it the ideal excursion for photography and hiking lovers. After visiting it, we will continue our route towards La Palma de El Condado (Huelva), we will visit this enclave to enjoy an exclusive brandy cellar as a complement to our visit.<br><br>This expedition to Mars details all the biological aspects of the Riotinto, the use of the resources by the people who live on the bank and the evolution since the tests carried out by NASA 10 years ago.
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Kellyinzen wrote a review Apr 2017
London, United Kingdom83 contributions99 helpful votes
We came to see the RioTinto mines and river for a university project and I was thoroughly impressed at just how interesting it turned out to be (I am not a geology student nor am I particularly interested in the subject). Our guide (and translator) were incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a great deal more than expected. Would reccomend
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Date of experience: March 2017
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brucetaylortravels wrote a review Sep 2016
Madrid, Spain409 contributions198 helpful votes
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We had done the official visits - Mining Museum/Peña Hierro Mine/Train/Casa 21 - the previous day and enjoyed them immensely, despite the August heat. But the highlight of our stay was the 4 hours we spent with Fieldwork Riotinto and Gregorio doing PH experiments in the river near Peña Hierro and hearing about NASA and possible life on Mars; seeing the working mine Cerro Colorado from the roadside viewing platform and visiting the impressive Corta Atalaya mine, an 'amphitheatre' hidden in the woods behind the Bellavista English colony. We highly recommend Fieldwork and Gregorio. They offer 7 different alternative but complementary tours for small groups at very reasonable prices.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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rikcallens64 wrote a review Jul 2016
Oostrozebeke, Belgium1 contribution3 helpful votes
I only can recommend this visit. Spectacular views, very good guide, well organized. Professional explanation, open minded for interaction. Great and spectacular landscape! Rik, Belgium.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from fieldworkRIOTINTO, Gerente at Fieldwork Riotinto
Responded 8 Aug 2016
Thank you Rick!!! It was fantastic day knowing Riotinto.
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Bee Spalding wrote a review Jan 2016
Spalding, United Kingdom3 contributions
This was an interesting experience.Then we visited Corta Atalaya near Bellavista village. Thank you.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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Response from GGemio, Gerente at Fieldwork Riotinto
Responded 21 Jan 2016
Thank you. We are glad that you enjoyed the visit It was a pleasure to show you our "Route of the Rio Tinto", definitely a special place.
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Judith D wrote a review Oct 2015
London, United Kingdom244 contributions94 helpful votes
Fieldwork Riotinto is run by geologists and an historian, which enables it to provide a unique insight into this extraordinary landscape. I honestly don't know how they managed to communicate so much of their deep knowledge, given the limitations of my Spanish. Fieldwork Riotinto offers scheduled tours at very competitive prices, including: the lost villages of Rio Tinto, the British legacy, a history of mining in Rio Tinto with visits to the main sites, an exploration of the river and a full-day examining the impact of human activity on the landscape. OK, a tour about the development of sport, especially football, is also available. It also provides tailor-made activities for individuals or your own group, which is what we did. I couldn't have been more impressed by how committed Gregorio and Paco were, how friendly, knowledgeable and utterly reliable. Our experience exceeded expectations and I cannot recommend Fieldwork Riotinto highly enough - but you will need to have some Spanish.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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