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Wanda Mines

South of the Iguazu Falls, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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São Miguel do Oeste
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

if you go with low expectations you will be OK. It is a family owned small mine and you get to see raw crystals embedded in rocks in their natural state. The shop has lots of lovely stones and as is with all such attractions world over, they are high priced. As seasoned travellers, you should be able to just... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Your excursion to San Ignacio Mini will stop here. The tour is interesting and educational. And even though there will be a big crowd, you can find some great deals on jems in the gift shop.

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