Welcome to Misiones


The landscape here is striking; you will see a change to gently rolling low hills, stands of bamboo, and fields of papaya and manioc. Plantations grow from the region’s trademark red-brown soil – the province is the main producer of mate, Argentina’s national drink.


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Misiones activities

$36.08 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú

On a break between your visits to Iguassu Falls, travel outside of the city of Puerto Iguazú and learn about the province of Misiones, Argentina. Journey approximately 155 miles (250km) through the countryside en route to the partially reconstructed San Ignacio Mission. Originally built in 1632, this landmark represents the history and existence of the Christian missions of the 17th and 18th centuries.Spend some free time walking around the site and imagining just what it was like more than 350 years ago. Your bilingual guide will walk with you and answer any questions you may have. Then, travel to the Wanda Mines site and view the gemstones that form in the area. Hundreds of years ago, the lava in this region rose through fissures in the earth creating enough pressure for the materials to bubble. The quick cooling of the lava created crystals, all of them in pyramidal hexagonal shapes made of amethyst quartz and agates that are today used for jewelry. Learn about the formation process of many minerals including amethysts, agates, topazes and quartz crystals.

$115 Day Trips & Excursions

Excursion to San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins from Puerto Iguazu

San Ignacio, on the National Route Nº12, 63 Km from the capital of Misiones, Posadas, and 237 Km from the Iguazú falls, you can find the SAN IGNACIO RUINS, declared by the UNESCO world wide heritage. A true historical monument located over 8 hectares has overcome 450 years of existence. Entering the mission, the visitor can reconstruct a silent and majestic surrounding, how the Jesuits and Indian coexisteed. More than 3.950 guaraní Indians settled in these reductions, many of them seeking shelter and protection from slavery supporters. Whoever walks through the ruins, will sight cottages for the single (far away from the ones destined to families) and the town council. On the other side of the square, forming a single landscape you can find the work shops, the classroom, the mission’s dormitories, the kitchen and the dining room. And last of all, like a symbol of their evangelistic mission (the church) where you still can appreciate the hundred year old graves to understand the significance and historical importance. First of all you will access a walk through an interpretative circuit that will flashback you back to the XVII century with different rooms that tell the history of the conqueror’s arrival. The culture and Guaraní religion even scale models of haw this place was like. History, legends and nature magically woven to remind us a chapter of our beginnings. • This trip last 10 hours including the visit to the Wanda mines. • Full day trip • English Speaking Guide

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