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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$43.00*
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Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú
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$106.67*
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San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full Day from Puerto Iguazú

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What a gem!! Really

We weren't expecting much when we randomly turned off the road to visit the mines. If you can avoid all the children selling stones on the entrance/exit road, there are 2 mines... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
Ruth b
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

I'm a local tour guide from the area and I know very well Wanda Mines. Once we leave the waterfalls area we start to feel the country side from Misiones Province. There are some mate plantations and arraving at the mining area there are local specialists explaining every step from the entire process from the rock to the shop. Obviously... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

It´s worthwile visiting Minas de Wanda. The guides will introduce you to the fantastic world of stones and jewelry. Besides you´ll have the chance of getting into a cave and taking pictures. At the end of the visit, there is a shop to buy souvenirs

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We weren't expecting much when we randomly turned off the road to visit the mines. If you can avoid all the children selling stones on the entrance/exit road, there are 2 mines at the end of the road, we went in the right one! For 90 pesos, there was a guided visit into the mine. Very interesting, crystals everywhere, in... 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 

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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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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice tour! You walk inside the mines and you can see a lot of natural amethyst and cristal. Its an interesting experience!

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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 

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albany
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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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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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