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Wanda Mines

South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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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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US$ 106.67*
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San Ignacio Ruins Plus Wanda Mines Full Day from Puerto Iguazú
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
26 Dec 2016
“Geological experience”
25 Jul 2016
“What a gem!! Really”
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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South of the Iguazu Falls, Wanda, Argentina
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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...More

Thank ssesa
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank lynn p
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.

Thank Javier Antonio ... R
Reviewed 1 January 2016

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....More

Thank Tomasita P
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...More

1  Thank D P
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Dodge W
Reviewed 3 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...More

2  Thank mattyboo2
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

1  Thank FMueller_Zurich
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...More

1  Thank marielabsas2014
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...More

Thank BSinPNS
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dalebiteen
How much is the entrance fee for San Ignacio ruins? Can we combine entrance to San Ig. ruins and Wanda mines? Are credit cards accepted? Thank you.
9 December 2016|
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Response from Leila M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Currently the entrance: Extrangers: AR$ 150 Latin American: AR$ 130 Argentinos: AR$ 100 6- years old: free Opened everydays from 7:00 hs. to 19:00 hs For the night show with lights ans sounds: Winter time 19.00... More
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dalebiteen
How much is the entrance fee for Wanda Mines? Are credit cards accepted? Are there discounts for Seniors (65+)? Thank you
9 December 2016|
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Response from iguazufallstourguide | Reviewed this property |
Dear dalebiteen, Today the entrance fee cost AR$ 80,00 which is around Us$ 06.00 per person and for this only cash. To buy at the shop, credit cards are accepted. Once most of the visitors are seniors I think this is already... More
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lalasim1
me gustaria comprar joyas en las minas de Wanda, alguien sabe que tanto pueden constar unos aretes con piedra amatista?
21 June 2015|
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Response from AleJewsbury | Reviewed this property |
Verifique en que mina va a comprar. Hay una que se llama Compañia Minera Wanda. Y otra que se llama Minera Tierra Colorada. Tambien en Wanda. Las piedras y joyas son falsas. Googlee hay cientos de denuncias. A mi me paso en... More
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