Day trip

From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

4.4 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT
Day trip

From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

Activity provider: NORDIC TRAVEL EVT
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Explore the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio and the Wanda Mines on a day trip from Puerto Iguazu.

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Duration 11 - 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Hotel pickup will be between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM, and is available if you are staying in a centrally located accommodation or on the way to the falls. Please bear in mind that in some cases, the bus might not be able to access your hotel and you will be contacted to arrange a different pickup spot. Please be ready for pickup 15 minutes before the activity starts.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the ruins of San Ignacio Miní, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the history of Jesuits and native peoples in the region
  • See many precious stones at the Wanda Mines
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel through the beautiful natural landscape of the region, passing small towns before reaching the imposing ruins of San Ignacio Miní located 240 kilometers from the city of Puerto Iguazu.  Enjoy a guided tour which explores the history of this area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jesuit mission was built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 17th century. The ruins were discovered in 1897 and restored between 1940 and 1948. Learn about the construction, life, and customs of the Guarani aborigines and the Jesuit occupiers of the region.  Visit the mines of precious stones in the city of Wanda. The mines are a series of caves where you can enter to see the raw gems within. Discover the miners’ hands-on approach to ensuring that full geodes are kept as whole as possible. See multiple types of precious stones such as amethyst, milky quartz, clear quartz, amongst others.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Puerto Iguazu (if option selected)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus/van
  • Bilingual English and Spanish-speaking guides in the Ruins and the Mines
  • Entrance ticket to San Ignacio Miní, approximately ARS 270 for international visitors, ARS 250 for Mercosur citizens, ARS 200 for Argentinian citizens
  • Entrance ticket to Wanda Mines, approximately ARS 300 general admission
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Please wait at the gas station. Please be there 15 minutes before indicated time.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This is a shared tour that takes place in groups of up to 48 people
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 51 reviews

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There was an option for an English language tour that was shorter available. since we had a translator with us, we opted for the longer Spanish language tour instead. The tour was very insightful in the guide was very friendly and open to questions, the site was beautiful and the facilities were clean and well maintained for both locations. The bus ride from Puerto de Iguazu was long but very comfortable with plenty of stops for bathrooms and snacks. I highly recommend this tour :-)

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November 15, 2022

The excursion consisted of transport to three interesting places: the mine Wanda, the Ruins of San Ignacio and finally the shop where you can buy a lot of maté. We enjoyed the trip, even though much time was spent on the bus. The ruins were super photogenic and interesting. So was the mine.

August 12, 2022

Excellent guide Osvaldo in San Ignacio, you learn a lot, beautiful place. Very interesting mines, precious stones, we would have liked to stay more. The attention of the Nordic company was very good, they met schedules and the guide Federico was very friendly. The micro is comfortable for transportation and in good condition. They make you want to come back to find out more. We will be back!!

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March 27, 2022

Product ID: 297170