Wanda Mines and San Ignacio Ruins

Wanda Mines and San Ignacio Ruins ( Iguazu Falls – USD 60 x person ) • A trip back in time. First stop, Wanda Mines. An active mine 1 hour away from Iguazu Falls. Visit the site and the caves and discover the nature of these volcanic stones (gems). The tour continues to the Jesuitic Mission Ruins of San Ignacio, driving by the beautiful route 12 that will keep you alert and amazed by the greens and reds, typical of this region. Once at the Ruins site, visit the Museum and wait for the local bilingual guide to take you on a journey back in time to the Jesuitic Missions story. A great tour not only to visit the featured sites, but also to enjoy a full day traveling to the heart of this beautiful province – Misiones.
The Wanda Mines are a deposit of semiprecious stones, which is found 40km from Puerto Iguazú. During this guided excursion, you can visit the quarry, and see quartz crystal, amethysts, topaz, and agate in their “natural” state. There is a store to buy sculpted stonesand jewelry.

The tour departs from Puerto Iguazu at aprox. 08 AM and returns by 06 PM. A full day entering into the heart of this beautiful province of Misiones. Later the excursion continues by route 12, passing by small towns and plantations, until arriving to the Ruins of San Ignacio. This construction dates to the 17 th. century, when the Jesuit missionaries settled the region. The guide explains the construction system, the life and customs of the Guaraní Indians, and how they were Christianized.

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