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San Ignacio Jesuit Mission and Wanda Mines Tour

by Gray Line Argentina
per traveler Price is R$ 173
Duration: 10h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Ignacio Mini

  • Exploring the ruins of 5 once-prosperous Jesuit missions

  • Visiting Wanda Mines for up-close views of beautiful gems

  • Insight into how breathtaking gemstones are formed

  • Learning from knowledgeable & professional guides

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Ignacio Mini

  • Exploring the ruins of 5 once-prosperous Jesuit missions

  • Visiting Wanda Mines for up-close views of beautiful gems

  • Insight into how breathtaking gemstones are formed

  • Learning from knowledgeable & professional guides

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7:00 AM, Tour in English

Duration 10h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is R$ 172, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

San Ignacio Jesuit Mission and Wanda Mines Tour

Activity Location

San Ignacio Jesuit Mission

San Ignacio

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Puerto Iguazu


Description

Join a tour to the ruins of San Ignacio Mini and gain insight into Argentina's rich history at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover this once-prosperous Jesuit mission in the heart of the tropical forest and visit the Wanda Mines to see how its breathtaking gemstones form.

A comfortable van whisks you away from your Puerto Iguazu hotel to the Wanda Mines, where you can get an up-close view of quartz crystals, amethysts, agates, and topazes. Discover how these gems were created hundreds of millions of years ago by lava bubbling to the earth's surface with immense pressure and immediately cooling. Over time, intricate beds of mesmerizing crystals formed the intricate patterns you see today.

Next, venture to the San Ignacio Mini ruins, about 155 miles (250 km) from Puerto Iguazu. Along the way, enjoy beautiful scenery and listen as your guide points out significant landmarks. Arrive at the impressive remains of 5 Jesuit missions and learn about the specific layouts that characterize each one as you walk along the impressive grounds.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the San Ignacio Mission & Wanda mines

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Puerto Iguazu hotel

  • Commentary in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Entrance fee to Wanda Mines

  • Entrance fee to San Ignacio Jesuit Mission

  • Food and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary (excluding park entrance fees).

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.


San Ignacio Jesuit Mission and Wanda Mines Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

4/5 7 Apr 2019

The mine was very interesting to see the geodes and how they worked to get them out of the rock. Have a very good jewelry display and pricing seemed reasonable. Had an English speaking guide that provided a lot of information and even got a unique picture inside one of the geodes for everyone in the group. Stopped for lunch then headed to the Mission. Long drive but comfortable in a bigger bus. Again had a guide that did a very good job of explaining how the Mission was built, operated then finally abandoned. Even though a very long drive felt the tour was well worth the time to see a piece of history that is slowly disappearing in both the mine and Mission.