San Ignacio Ruins And Minas De Wanda Tour. Prices 2024-2025.

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Our full-day excursion to the San Ignacio Ruins and the Wanda Mines will take you to discover the Province of Misiones and its heritage. You will learn more about the Jesuit Ruins of the San Ignacio Mini Mission, built 400 years ago. Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Ignacio is still inhabited by the Guaraníes who cultivate Hierba Dulce and Yerbateros, known for their crafts. Step by step, the guide will take you to the Jesuit village and teach you about the local culture and history.

You will also visit the Wanda Mines, perfect for those interested in gemstones, geology or jewelry. You will be shown its foundation, by Polish settlers in 1936, and its history.

Do not miss this cultural and historical visit, essential for those interested in learning more about Misiones and its heritage.
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STARTS
IGUAZU (AR)
*Central hotels in Puerto Iguazú from 07:00 a.m.
ENDS
*Central hotels in Puerto Iguazú.
DURATION
12 Hours
FREQUENCY
Wednesday, Saturday
INCLUDED
*Round trip transfer.
*Guide in Spanish with assistance in English
NOT INCLUDED
*Entrance fees to the ruins of San Ignacio and Minas de Wanda.
*Lunch.
*Any additional not specified in the itinerary.
PHYSICAL REQS.
Low.
DIFFICULTY
Low
WHAT TO BRING?
*Comfortable clothes.
*Water bottle.
*Sunscreen.
*Sunglasses.
*Photo camera.
*Money for extra expenses.
DESTINATIONS
Iguazu (AR)
OTHER
*Pick up is only from hotels located in the city center, if your accommodation is outside this area you will be given a meeting point.
*The pickup time will be confirmed 24 hours before the tour, it is approximate and may vary depending on traffic conditions and other variables.

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Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotels in Puerto Iguazú and we will head towards San Ignacio, about 230 km away. Among the thicket rises relief of the San Ignacio Reduction, the remains of a civilization designed by Jesuits and built by Guaraní hands which stood out for its efficiency almost 400 years ago and for that very reason must have perished. The façade of its temple was made entirely of pink sandstone in 1610 and its American baroque design was reconstructed by a group of scientists during the last century The reduction had been buried under the jungle for almost two centuries.

 

Thousands of tourists visit it every year. It is located in the heart of the town of San Ignacio, on route number 12, 60 kilometers from Posadas. The right wall of the temple today looks impeccable, since during the During the summer, a group of specialists were grooming it. This is possible thanks to the fact that the World Monuments Foundation donated $50,000 so that, step by step, all the walls of this monument, which, due to the tropical climate of the region, tends to shine, are left shining. covered with small microorganisms that decompose it.

Then, after discovering the culture and heritage of the San Ignacio Ruins, we will head to the Wanda Mines, founded by Polish settlers in 1936.

Wanda was the name of a Polish princess who liked gems. Hence the name of the town that today is located on the banks of the Paraná River, where the entrance sign is found and different artisans offering some of the stones Among the characteristics of this mine, visitors can walk, explore its caves and even observe the exact moment in which the operators carry out some of the explosions to continue drilling the basalt. >

Before returning, we will visit a local Yerbera. There you can tour the facilities and taste local infusions. Once the tour is finished, you will have a few minutes free. If you wish, you can buy souvenirs and regional sweets. 

Then after discovering the treasures that the Missionary Jungle can hide, you will be taken to your hotels at the end of the day in Puerto Iguazú.


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09/10/2016
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if you are traveling to Iguazu you shouldn´t miss the tour Ruinas San Ignacio And Minas De Wanda. It is a unique experience!

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Ruinas De San Ignacio y Minas De Wanda - Group service with Spanish guide and assistance in English

Services in groups of up to 40 passengers - guided in Spanish and English

Starts: 07:00 Hs
Duration: 12 HS
Operates: Wednesday, Saturday
Offered in: Español English

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