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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú
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San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full Day from Puerto Iguazú

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We did not know what to expect when our tour guide told us about this optional tour to the mine. It turned out to be interesting and educational as none of us has actually been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get in touch with the history of our planet earth, then you should definitely visit Wanda Mines. The visit to this location is included almost in all the tours to Igyazu waterfalls. Visiting the mines the tourists will see amazing precious stones kept inside the rocks for millions of years. The tour is guided and you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We did not know what to expect when our tour guide told us about this optional tour to the mine. It turned out to be interesting and educational as none of us has actually been into a real working mine. The guide could speak good English. We saw crystal in its original setting and learned how crystal was mined. There... More 

Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We really had no idea what to expect. It was fun, educational, and a neat way to spend a couple of hours. Tons (literally) of amethyst to buy in the shop, if you play that game. :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

We went as a family with 12 and 15 yr olds and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We had wonderful Spanish speaking guide who was very passionate about the mines and the beautiful stones. 70pesos entry fee and then there's a cafe and gift store with a huge range. It was really amazing to see how the Crystals are formed, located... More 

Thank ssesa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

If your into crystals and mineralogy . This mine is a working site. Tour guides in different languages . A interesting tour guide a miner and very informative. They take you into working mine . See the amethyst and crystals still in the rock faces . A great shop for different crystals and carved figurines. Very readonably priced . We... More 

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San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The bus trip from Iguazu is pretty long (about 4 hours), but the tour guide made up for it. Pretty funny tour guides and lots of insight on the mines and how they are acquired. Good thing to do if nothing else is available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It was very interesting. We went to the inside of the mines and there were amethyst chunks on the walls that we could touch. There was also a gift shop. I bought an amethyst bracelet for 18 pesos. There was also other stones too though. There was also many different objects. It was awesome!!! If you think you might go... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Was $80 pesos each to learn about the mines. We walked down into several of the mines to see amethyst chucks imbedded in the mine walls, very interesting and a great place to buy cheap amethyst along with other gems. Guide spoke good English, enjoyed lots.

Thank D P
Rockville, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It is neat to see the amethysts in their natural setting, to learn about mining them and about how workers are paid. During our tour, the guide asked my husband whether he had a daughter (yes) and whether he would buy an amethyst for her (she doesn't like jewelry.) The guide and other personnel are very anxious to sell you... More 

Thank Dodge W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Before visiting Iguazu with family I researched all of the local things to do. As I love rocks and gemstones I was really excited about this gem mine. I had to go. Half of our group was tired from days of hiking the trails at Iguazu but I didn't come to Argentina to miss this opportunity. We paid a very... More 

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