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Iguazu Minas de Wanda

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Arrive at Iguazu Minas de Wanda,  where semi-precious stones are mined and turned into jewelry and other exquisite pieces.  While on a tour with your guide in this region, learn about the extraction and jewelry-making processes. Discover the economic significance of Iguazu's tea, mate, and pine tree plantations.
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  • Enjoy a half-day tour of Wanda Mines from Puerto IguazĂș
  • Discover how valuable stones and gems are mined at Wanda Mines
  • Uncover Iguazu's tea, mate, and pine tree plantations' economic importance.
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Day 1: Minas de Wanda

Head out from Iguazu this morning towards Minas de Wanda. After your 20 minute drive, arrive at this unique mine where semi-precious stones are extracted from basalt and turned into jewelry and other fine objects. Spend time with your guide exploring the area learning about the extraction process as well as how the jewelry is made. Along with this process, learn how tea, mate, and pine tree plantations are crucial to the economy of Iguazu.

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  • Iguazu Eco Tax to be paid by all tourists older than 12 years old (AR$ 150 or $10 USD) per person, per night with a maximum of 3 nights. You will be issued a ticket that you must carry with you while in Iguazu, otherwise, you’ll have to pay the tax again.
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