From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

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Explore the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio and the Wanda Mines on a day trip from Puerto Iguazu.

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Highlights

  • Discover the ruins of San Ignacio Miní, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the history of Jesuits and native peoples in the region
  • See many precious stones at the Wanda Mines

Description

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel through the beautiful natural landscape of the region, passing small towns before reaching the imposing ruins of San Ignacio Miní located 240 kilometers from the city of Puerto Iguazu.  Enjoy a guided tour which explores the history of this area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jesuit mission was built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 17th century. The ruins were discovered in 1897 and restored between 1940 and 1948. Learn about the construction, life, and customs of the Guarani aborigines and the Jesuit occupiers of the region.  Visit the mines of precious stones in the city of Wanda. The mines are a series of caves where you can enter to see the raw gems within. Discover the miners’ hands-on approach to ensuring that full geodes are kept as whole as possible. See multiple types of precious stones such as amethyst, milky quartz, clear quartz, amongst others.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Puerto Iguazu (if option selected) Transportation by air-conditioned bus/van Just Spanish-speaking guides in the Ruins and the Mines

Important Information

  • This is a shared tour that takes place in groups of up to 48 people

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