San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full-Day from Puerto Iguazú

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  • 10 hr

San Ignacio Miní stands as the best preserved Jesuit Mission of the 16th and 17th centuries throughout the Argentine territory. Around the main square, you find the Church, the “Casa de los Padres”, the cemetery, the houses and town hall. Native stones and large pieces of red sandstone were used to build San Ignacio city. The Wanda Mines is a great place especially known for its deposits of precious stones, turquoise, amethyst and rock crystal. Since 1976 they have become a tour for all those who come to these distances known as the Jungle region.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tangol

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Puerto Iguazu

This tour starts at Puerto Iguazu

Stop At: Ruinas de San Ignacio

We will drive 230 kilometers till we arrive to the city where the ruins are located. In 1984, the Jesuit Missions of San Ignacio Miní, along with Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Santa Ana and Santa María la Mayor (located in Argentina) were declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. San Ignacio City is a tourist destination with breathtaking landscapes such as the Teyú Cuaré State Park reserve, the Yabebirí river and other natural beauties spread throughout the region. The city is surrounded by native flora in each corner. The ruins we are going to visit was designed by the Jesuits and built by the guaranies. The building was finish in 1610 and used for 400 years. Later it was covered by the jungle and last century was discovered and re-builded by a group of scientists.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Wanda Mines

Inside the Wanda Mines agates, jasper, original topaz, among other varieties can be observed and purchased by tourists who come to visit this exciting place. The stones extracted from the mines are turned into gems and used for jewelry making. In line with this and the legend, this place of great tourist importance is named after a Polish princess who was very fond of the beauty of the stones that are generated there.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Puerto Iguazu

At the end of the day we will return to the hotel in Puerto Iguazu where the tour ends.
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