A Historical Visit About the Jesuit Missions of the Province of Misiones!
Do you like historical excursions? In addition to the classic visits to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side and the Brazilian side, there are other options such as the Ruins of San Ignacio Mini and the Wanda semi-precious stones mine, near Puerto Iguazú.
During this excursion, which begins around 7.30am, it will take you to travel more than 300 kilometers towards the Ruins of San Ignacio, there you can learn the history that the first Jesuit missions, their customs and how it worked
On the way, near Puerto Iguazú, you will stop by the precious stone mine of Wanda, where you can visit this area that is so important for the inhabitants of the area.
All this while you discover an interesting jungle landscape of the province of missions.
72hs Cancellation Policy
19:00 to 20:00
Pick Up and Drop Off:
"From Your Hotel " -
"From Your Hotel"
Spanish, Portuguese, and English Speaking Guide
Maximum Group Size:
Starting very early, from 7:30 a.m., a van will pick you up at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu or Foz de Iguazu to start on the way to the first stop that will be the Wanda Mines, just over 50km from Puerto Iguazu (Argentina).
There an English speaking guide will be waiting to tell you about the history of the mines, how they work, the importance of the place for the community, and ending in the precious stones store where you can buy some souvenirs of the place.
Then we begin the trip to the Ruins of San Ignacio, in a distance of approximately 200 kilometers. This trip can be a bit long, so we recommend taking the opportunity to see the view and landscape of the province of Misiones and rest a bit.
Arriving around noon, before entering the Ruins of San Ignacio Mini, they will make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included).
Once finished, it is time to visit the Ruins of San Ignacio, there a specialized English-speaking guide will tell you all the history of the place, Jesuits Missions in the zone, and how the place worked.
At around 5:00 pm, you will start your way back to Puerto Iguazu or Foz de Iguazu, arriving at your hotel around 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
- Transportation during the whole day.
- English Speaking Guide.
- Visit to Wanda Mines and San Ignacio Jesuits Ruins
- Small Group tour, with 20-passengers max.
- Pick Up and Drop Off from and to Puerto Iguazu or Foz de Iguazu.
- Ticket Entrance NOT included.
- Ticket Entrance to Wanda Mines
Don't worry about bringing cash.
- Ticket Entrance to San Ignacio Ruins
Don't worry about bringing cash.
If for any reason, you decide to cancel the activity or excursion, the cancellation conditions specified in the product description or in the voucher will be valid.
In the event that the cancellation conditions in the product description do not differ, the provider of tourist services will charge you the following cancellation fees:
- a. Up to 72 hours before the start of the activity: full refund (again we indicate that in certain specific cases the term may differ from this general policy)
- b. After 72 hours before the start of the activity: no refund.
What are the timings?
Starts from 7 am and finish around 19-20hs.
Does this tour have any age restrictions?
No! This tour is available for everyone. But keep in mind this is a long tour, and might not be much entertaining for children.
What Our Travelers Says
May 16, 2023
I could not improve a thing!!!
"The tour was amazing! We had toured the Brazilian side of the falls the day before on our own. Getting explanation from Yvette about both sides helped us understand more about the falls and the difference between the two areas. Yvette was very informative and her English was excellent. She knew when to give the group extra time and when to hurry us along with ease. She had us to every spot when we needed to be there. Yvette answered all of our questions and was helpful to others, even people not on our tour. The tour was fantastic! I highly recommend seeing both sides.
April 24, 2023
I can confidently say that this tour…
"I can confidently say that this tour was one of the best experiences of my life. From start to finish, the tour was nothing short of exceptional, and our guide, Mariella, was an absolute gem. Mariella's knowledge of the area and the falls was extensive and her enthusiasm infectious. She kept us entertained and informed throughout the day, making sure to stop at all the best viewpoints and sharing interesting anecdotes along the way. The falls themselves were breathtaking, and Mariella's guidance really made the experience all the more special. What really impressed me, however, was Mariella's quick thinking and care when one of our fellow visitors took a fall. She immediately sprang into action, ensuring the individual was taken to the emergency room and receiving the best care possible. Her professionalism and concern for our well-being was truly admirable, and it made the tour feel even more like a family outing than just a group of strangers. Overall, I cannot recommend iguazufalls.com and Mariella enough. The tour was exceptional, and the experience of the falls themselves was unforgettable. Mariella's care and attention to detail really made the day, and I would give this tour a perfect 10/10 rating.
April 8, 2023
Customized itinerary; efficient use of time
"We had a week in Buenos Aires and wanted to visit Iguazu, but wanted to see the falls from both countries. All we could find on standardized tours were long 1-day or 3-day options. Riptio Tourismo put together a comprehensive two-day trip that handled everything from transportation to and from our Air BnB, airfare, hotel, and tour guides. A great experience visiting a true world wonder. Highly recommend seeing the falls from both Argentina and Brazil and using this tour company!
April 7, 2023
Trip to Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls
"My wife and I booked a cruise from Ushuaia to Santiago. We wanted to tour Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls but didn't know how to arrange this trip. We contacted Ripio Truismo for help planning this trip and were glad we did. Lucia Rubio helped us through some iterations to plan our trip. All of our transfers were on time with great drivers. The first day in Buenos Area we did a 3 hour walking tour. The 2nd day we did a 4 hour of the city including a wine tasting. In the evening we were treated to a wine and Tango show at La Ventana that was a highlight of our time in Buenos Aires. The next day we flew to Puerto Iguazu, Argentina and stayed at the Panoramic Grand Hotel which is located on a bluff above the Iguazu River - great location. The next day we had a 1/2 day tour of Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side and then a tour of the Itiapu Dam between Brazil and Paraguay. This is the 2nd largest dam in the world. The next day we had a tour of the Argentinian side of the Falls and then flew back to Buenos Aires to catch our flight to Ushuaia the next morning. Our trip went like clockwork with great tour leaders and drivers. If you want to plan a trip the Buenos Aires, I would recommend using Ripio Truismo.
April 3, 2023
Fabulous Iguazu Falls tour
"From the time we got to the airport in Buenos Aries to the time we were dropped off at the cruise ship terminal everything was great. All details were taken care of and everyone was on time for tours and transfers. The Iguazu Falls tours and hotel was amazing. Thank you so much for an amazing trip.