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From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

1. From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

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.

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Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

2. Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

Discover the traditional folkloric music and dance of Latin America at the Rafain Churrascaria Show in Foz do Iguacu, a dance show famous for its typical dishes, great service, and lively entertainment. Your evening will begin with complimentary transportation from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) or Foz do Iguacu (Brazil). Be dazzled and impressed with over 45 artists on stage. Watch traditional folkloric dances and listen to typical songs from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The Rafain Churrascaria Show features tango from Argentina, traditional songs from Mexico, Andean music, and capoeira and samba from Brazil. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the show. The all-you-can-eat buffet features more than 200 cold and hot dishes, including a variety of salads, traditional Brazilian dishes, other international cuisine, and a sampling of meats and desserts. When your dinner and dance show is complete, you will be transferred back to your hotel with many happy memories.

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Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

3. Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

With this tour, you will explore the rural parts of Iguazú by horseback. Afterwards, visit the Guaraní community and go on a 30-minute walk of the jungle to admire the native flora, fauna, aboriginal traps, medicinal plants, and giant ferns. This tour includes transfers, entrance fees, and a community guide. The departure schedule is to be organised with the local operator. The horse riding circuit is suitable for beginners or those with experience alike - the guide will assist you at all times. This beautiful region offers visitors amazing bird and wildlife watching opportunities. During the tour, you will also hear music sung by a choir of Guaraní children and admire local crafts.

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Foz do Iguaçu: Guided City Tour

4. Foz do Iguaçu: Guided City Tour

Discover a charming city with remarkable landscapes and an incredible mix of ethnicities and cultural characteristics. Visit places such as the Buddhist Temple and the Falconry Center, and enjoy a sensational lunch at Barracão restaurant with an array of dishes from across Brazilian gastronomy. This city is booming with an international culture. A visit to a mosque and Kapadokya, representatives of one of the largest Arab communities in Brazil, are also part of this tour. Discover Avenida Pedro Basso, known as one of the most beautiful streets in Brazil with its many trees. Encounter the main streets and historical sites of Foz: Avenida Brasil, Hotel Cassino, Colégio Mitre, the Catholic Church, and Colégio Agrícola. To end the tour, continue to one of the largest handicraft and homemade chocolate shops in Latin America.

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What people are saying about Puerto Iguazu

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 47 reviews

The excursion is the transfer mainly. Our driver was Rubén, super friendly and attentive. In the ruins of Wanda the entrance does not include the guide, so it is convenient to have cash for the tip. And in San Ignacio, they took us to an a la carte restaurant, in front of the museum, also very friendly and with good prices. In this case, the guide is included, and it is a short tour but full of information. Very good!!! it is worth the whole trip to know the ruins and their history

Excellent tour with Nordic Travel. Very punctual, buses in excellent condition and a fun guide. Note 10.

The guide Miguel was very charismatic throughout the trip and made fewer hours of travel.

Nice tour both places, and a very good trip in comfortable combi.

Only Wanda mines I visited and simple but I liked it a lot