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Wanda Mines

South of the Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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Ranked #11 of 13 attractions in Puerto Iguazu
Type: Mines
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

You visit the mines where they explain you what they do there, how they extract the rocks and what they can find there. the whole visit is intended to sell you their product...

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Dolo, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

a gennaio 2014 ho comperato a Wanda una pietra preziosa vendutami da un gemmologo/guida, dicentesi originario di Lucca/Toscana. La gemma è risultata essere un corindone sintetico.Non fidatevi di quel tizio!! e' alto, robusto, sulla sessantina,canuto e purtroppo dall'aspetto distinto. Non fatevi imbrogliare! Last January 2014 I was in Wanda, and bought a gem from a gemologist/guide in the mines (who... More

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São Miguel do Oeste
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you have extra time on your visit to Puerto Iguazu, I think is wirth visiting. The visit is short some 40min, and you can get in the mines and see the raw crystals! After the tour there's a store, with several overpriced items (as you can expect in every touristic attraction).

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Lima, Peru
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stopped here on our way to the Jesuit Ruins. I wasn't sure what we would encounter but it was a delightful surprise to see the rocks still in the ground. Our son (age 7) was completely thrilled with the mine tour. There is a store at the end but I would say come here for the mine, not the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The tour itself was interesting. However, at the end of the tour, they bring you to the shop where they try to sell you jewelry. We declined, so they took us to an associated store to look at less commercial stones. We bought one aquamarine (they tried to sell us 3). We took it back to the UK where we... More

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Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Go, If you have plenty of time, but it is no a place that will amuse you. The so called mine tour is very basic and although it is run by local young smiling people the speech is very stiff. However you may find cheap precious stones to to buy as a local present for your relatives and friends.

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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

For anyone who has never been in an amethyst mine, you will enjoy Wanda Mine. It is not too far from Puerto Iguazu. We stopped there on the trip to San Ignacio to see the jesuit ruins. After the tour of the mine (in english or spanish) you go through the jewelry store where staff really tries to sell, but... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I love the Gems that come out of this place and they are good value - its nice to visit and bring back a souvenir that is not tacky. Guide only spoke spanish thou so if your english check out before hand....but even so its amazing to see - and not far from Iguazu falls

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Redding, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

If you like Mines, this is a good trip to take from Puerto Iguazu. Not cheap prices but really beautiful geodes and precious stones

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Sao Paulo, SP
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141 reviews 141 reviews
74 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We stopped at Wanda Mines on our way to the Missions. I had never seen this kind of mine before, so I really wanted to walk around and learn more about the stones. However, our guide was "weak" and did not do a good job. He wasn't very enthusiastic either and didn't explain too much. It was a pity! The... More

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