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- Full-day tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú
- Explore the history and culture of the Jesuit mission in Argentina
- Learn about the formation process of many minerals in the Wanda Mines
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
Spend some free time walking around the site and imagining just what it was like more than 350 years ago. Your bilingual guide will walk with you and answer any questions you may have.
Then, travel to the Wanda Mines site and view the gemstones that form in the area. Hundreds of years ago, the lava in this region rose through fissures in the earth creating enough pressure for the materials to bubble. The quick cooling of the lava created crystals, all of them in pyramidal hexagonal shapes made of amethyst quartz and agates that are today used for jewelry. Learn about the formation process of many minerals including amethysts, agates, topazes and quartz crystals.
Long day but worth seeing. Limited English translation.
The stops at the mines and mission were interesting and definitely worth it if you haven't seen either before. Our guide at the mission gave us an excellent tour. Note that entry/tour fees at both locations are not included.
On the way back to Iguazu, we stopped at a Yerba Mate (tea) factory and it felt a bit as a tourist trap: a video was shown and a tour around the factory was given, both in Spanish only. At the end of the tour we could buy some of the tea and other products.