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Address: South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$55.20*
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Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú
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San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full Day from Puerto Iguazú

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Was $80 pesos each to learn about the mines. We walked down into several of the mines to see amethyst chucks imbedded in the mine walls, very interesting and a great place to buy... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2015
D P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

We went as a family with 12 and 15 yr olds and thoroughly enjoyed by all. We had wonderful Spanish speaking guide who was very passionate about the mines and the beautiful stones. 70pesos entry fee and then there's a cafe and gift store with a huge range. It was really amazing to see how the Crystals are formed, located... More 

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albany
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

If your into crystals and mineralogy . This mine is a working site. Tour guides in different languages . A interesting tour guide a miner and very informative. They take you into working mine . See the amethyst and crystals still in the rock faces . A great shop for different crystals and carved figurines. Very readonably priced . We... More 

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San Juan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The bus trip from Iguazu is pretty long (about 4 hours), but the tour guide made up for it. Pretty funny tour guides and lots of insight on the mines and how they are acquired. Good thing to do if nothing else is available.

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

It was very interesting. We went to the inside of the mines and there were amethyst chunks on the walls that we could touch. There was also a gift shop. I bought an amethyst bracelet for 18 pesos. There was also other stones too though. There was also many different objects. It was awesome!!! If you think you might go... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Was $80 pesos each to learn about the mines. We walked down into several of the mines to see amethyst chucks imbedded in the mine walls, very interesting and a great place to buy cheap amethyst along with other gems. Guide spoke good English, enjoyed lots.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

It is neat to see the amethysts in their natural setting, to learn about mining them and about how workers are paid. During our tour, the guide asked my husband whether he had a daughter (yes) and whether he would buy an amethyst for her (she doesn't like jewelry.) The guide and other personnel are very anxious to sell you... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Before visiting Iguazu with family I researched all of the local things to do. As I love rocks and gemstones I was really excited about this gem mine. I had to go. Half of our group was tired from days of hiking the trails at Iguazu but I didn't come to Argentina to miss this opportunity. We paid a very... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

My parents bought a stone - with certificate and promises about the quality of it. As my mom wanted to use it for neckless she got informed that the stone is made out of glass... so just don't buy anything - u'll be cheated

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Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Many of us have been cheated out of our money, we bought rings at a high price as we were told they were made of surgery Steel!! Instead they are made of a cheap and fake metal which went dark immediately. We asked for a refund and they lied to us. The owner of the shop is Enebelo Alboreni. Apparently... More 

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Pensacola Beach, Florida, USA
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Interesting tour of a gemstone mine. Guide did an excellent job explaining the process and the need for the miners to carefully extract the entire gem capsule for maximum value. At the end of the tour there was an opportunity to jewelry made from the stones and purchase items at a good price compared to what we saw elsewhere.

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