San Ignacio Ruins And Wanda Mines In Iguazu

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Highlights of San Ignacio Ruins And Wanda Mines

This full day excursion to the San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines takes you to discover the Province of Misiones and its heritage.

You will get to learn more about the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Mini Mission, built 400 years ago. Declared Unesco World Heritage, San Ignacio is still inhabited by Guarani people who cultivate Hierba Dulce and Yerbaderos, known for their craft artisan. Step by step, the guide will take you in 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 told its foundation, by Polish settlers in 1936, and history.

Do not miss this cultural and historical tour, a must for those interested in getting to know more about Misiones and its heritage !  

Hotels in Puerto Iguazu around 5 pm
FULL DAY - 10 hours
- Transfer From/to the hotels
- Bilingual Guide
- Tickets to the Saa Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines
- Lunch
- Any additional

Details of Day Tours

Early in the morning, we will pick you up from your hotels in Puerto Iguazu and head towards San Ignacio, some 230 km away.

Among the thick relief of the missionary jungle, stands the ruins of San Ignacio, the remains of a civilization, designed by Jesuits and Guarani and built by hands, that stood out for its efficiency almost 400 years ago.
The facade of the temple was made ​​entirely with pink sandstone in 1610 and its American Baroque design was rebuilt by a group of scientists in the last century. The Ruins had been buried under the jungle for nearly two centuries.

Thousands of tourists visit it every year. Today, the right wall of the temple looks flawless, because during the summer a group of specialists was "grooming" it. 
This was made possible by the World Monuments Foundation, who donated $ 50,000. It's step by step, processed to preserve all the walls of this monument,  which due to the tropical climate of the region tend to be covered with small microorganisms that slowly break them down.

Then, after discovering the culture and heritage of the 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 lying on the banks of the Paraná River, where the entrance sign is located and different craftsmen offer some of the stones.

Within the characteristics of this mine appears its particularity of being outdoors or open air. Visitors can walk, browse their caves and even observe the exact moment when operators perform some of the explosions to continue drilling the basalt.

Then, after discovering the treasures the Missionary can hide, you will be taken back to your hotels by the end of the day in Puerto Iguazu.

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Reviews of Day Tours Classic

Incredible day in Iguazu

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

Reviewed by Mike

Rates of San Ignacio Ruins And Wanda Mines in Iguazu

Valid rates for 2020 per person

San Ignacio Ruins And Wanda Mines In Spanish
Group Service With Guide In Spanish. Includes: - Round Trip Transfer - Bilingual guide
Offered in: ESP,ENG,POR
Starts: 08:00 Hs
Duration: 9 HS
Operates: WED, SAT

From: USD 91.5

San Ignacio Ruins And Wanda Mines
Regular Service Includes Guide In English. Includes: - Round Trip Transfer - Bilingual guide
Offered in: ESP,ENG,POR
Starts: 08:00 Hs
Duration: 9 HS
Operates: WED, SAT

From: USD 106.5

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