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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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Don't buy anything in the gift shop!!!

Many of us have been cheated out of our money, we bought rings at a high price as we were told they were made of surgery Steel!! Instead they are made of a cheap and fake metal... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Many of us have been cheated out of our money, we bought rings at a high price as we were told they were made of surgery Steel!! Instead they are made of a cheap and fake metal which went dark immediately. We asked for a refund and they lied to us. The owner of the shop is Enebelo Alboreni. Apparently... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Interesting tour of a gemstone mine. Guide did an excellent job explaining the process and the need for the miners to carefully extract the entire gem capsule for maximum value. At the end of the tour there was an opportunity to jewelry made from the stones and purchase items at a good price compared to what we saw elsewhere.

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Juneau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First, we took a bus into Wanda. The bus stop wasn't really clear, so we ended up stopping past the entrance to the Wanda mine a bit and had to walk on the side of the highway for quite a bit. Upon arriving, we were met by someone trying to get us to buy a taxi ride into the actual... More 

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Antwerp Province, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We picked up a flyer, took a taxi and ended up at Wanda mine. Don't think you're seeing a mine that takes you down to 30 or even 60 metres. We entered one of a few horizontal tunnels of approximately 100m in which a "miner" was hacking away. We had an average English speaking, well-meaning guide, explaining the origins of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The tour of the amethyst mine was interesting. However the production does clearly not support the infrastructure. Their shop sold every variety of gemstone imaginable, not just amethyst. Some other stones we looked at were priced about 3 times above the already inflated prices of the airports in Buenos Aires, Iguazu and Santiago. During our "shopping", a fierce tropical storm... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Came back very happy with this place, and was surprised to see all the negative reviews about the gift store. My family personally didn't spend a whole lot of time in the store (we mainly stuck to the "sale" $10 peso per bag stones, because that's the kind of tourists we are.) But the mines themselves were extremely exciting as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Leave your wallet in the car! The tour is short and interesting. A working mine of the precious stone amethyst However you end in the gift shop and the jewelry is 3x the expense of a normal stone. The stones are very beautiful however.

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The mine tour is a trap. They just want to take people to their store to sell their super over inflated semi-precious stones. When I came back from my trip I took The stones to be appraised by three different jewelers, including a gemologist. The three stones were appraised at 1/3 of the price that they charged me at their... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's a long way out but we negotiated a price en route to airport. The tour was cool and there are lots of geodes and we leaned some interesting things. Of course it ends in a store and crazy pricey.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

nice tour. Founded by polish inmigrants , ( Misiones has been colonized by Poles and germans mostly) Wanda stands for Mary in Polish, And it refers to a Princes Wanda who brought inmigrants here in the 30's. Visit lasts 1 hour, it's about a 30' drive from Pto Iguazu (40 kmts) and you get to visit the semi & precious... More 

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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Litoral  >  Province of Misiones  >  Wanda

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