Iguazú Falls with San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines

Iguazu Falls with San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines

The Iguazú Falls were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on the Argentine side and named as one of the New 7 wonders of nature in the world, they will surprise you with their perpetual thunder, their unique beauty travelling wavy and red roads, alternating between the side of the voluminous Paraná and the green of the jungle. You also will see the San Ignacio Mini, the most outstanding archeological historical resort of the Jesuit Settlement and Wanda Mines dedicated to the extraction of semiprecious stones. This trip can be tailor-made for a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.

The tour includes:

  •  Flights: Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazú – Buenos Aires.
  • Transfers In/Out Airport – Hotel – Airport.
  • Tour to the Argentinian side of the waterfalls.
  • Tour to San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines.
  • Tour to the Brazilian side of the waterfalls.
  • 3 hotel nights with breakfast included in Puerto Iguazú.
  • English/Spanish-speaking local tourist guides.
  • Group Service sharing the bus with other tourists.

The tour doesn’t include:

  •  Entrance fees to the National Parks.
  •  Entrance/Lunch in San Ignacio Ruins.

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Day by Day


DAY 1 – in Iguazú

You will begin your tour to Iguazu falls taking off from the airport of Buenos Aires. Once you land in Iguazu a tourist guide from ATN Travel Services will be waiting for you with a sign with your last name to transfer you to your hotel in Puerto Iguazu town. We also will provide you with the exact pick up time for each of the excursions you will be taken. After doing the Check in at the hotel you will have free time.

DAY 2 – in Iguazú

After breakfast, you will leave for a full day excursion to San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda mines. The first stop is at the Wanda mines, a deposit of semiprecious stones which are formed below the hard surface basalt rock and they are magically transformed into jewels and decorative pieces. There is also a store where you can buy sculpted stones and jewelry. Later, the excursion continues along route 12, passing by small towns and plantations of tea and «yerba mate», typical economic activity of the region, until it arrives at the Ruins of San Ignacio «Miní».

This construction dates back to the 17th century, when the Jesuit missionaries settled in the region. The guide will explain you the construction system, the life and customs of the Guaraní Indians, and how they were christianized. When the Jesuits were ejected, these constructions were almost completely destroyed; the ruins remained hidden in the jungle and were declared Mankind Heritage by UNESCO. Late in the evening you will return to the hotel in Puerto Iguazu.

DAY 3 – in Iguazú

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and you will leave for a full day excursion to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls. Upon arriving at the Iguazú National Park, you will take part of the excursion by the jungle train, that goes through wonders of the park, allowing visitors to walk and access different footbridges. You will be guided around several paths inside the National Park to witness the incredible view of more than 200 falls, visiting the green way, the upper and lower trails where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the falls as well as the delta of the Iguazú River, with its islands and lush vegetation and the Devil’s Throat path that is the farthest situated but the most impressive fall. At the end of the tour we will drop you off in the lobby of your hotel in Puerto Iguazú.

DAY 4 – in Iguazú

Our English-Speaking tourist guide will pick you up in your hotel in order to take you to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu falls. The Brazilian National Park was also declared a World Natural Heritage for being a natural reserve of paramount importance in South America. The main attraction is the contact with the great deal of fauna that can be seen through the light that enters the green roof of the rainforest as well as the world famous Iguazu falls that form a circle of 2700m of width around the four falls. Torrents of water, whose roar can be heard for miles, plunge some 250 feet down. The panoramic view is unbeatable since the walkway circuit is directly in front of the waterfalls.

Once the tour is finished we will leave you in the hotel and in the evening we will transfer you to the airport of Iguazu to take the flight back to Buenos Aires. End of the Iguazu falls tour 4 days 3 nights.

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