Iguazu Falls Travel: Other Attractions
There are a number of sites to visit in and around the impressive Iguazu Falls. In addition to walking around and exploring the Falls themselves, there aimportant attractions in the area that you can visit when you book a tour with 01 Argentina Travel Agency. With our Iguazu Falls tours, you’ll be able to stay in the city of Puerto Iguazu and take tours or day-trips to neighboring areas. Let’s take a look at just a few of these sites!
The Ruins of San Ignacio, which form an important historical site of the area, are located at 240 kilometers from Puerto Iguazu. It’s a full-day ride to the ruins, but well worth the trip – you’ll travel through beautiful landscapes and towns on the way there! The site was originally a Jesuit Mission founded in 1610. At its peak, the Mission included more than 3300 inhabitants, and its strategic position next to the Parana river allowed them to keep a constant exchange with neighboring populations. These Jesuit ruins were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and its definitely worth a visit! By planning a trip with 01 Argentina Travel Agency, you can explore the area with an expert, English-speaking tour guide.
The Hito Tres Fronteras is another attraction, located near the Falls. It is located at the confluence of the Iguazu and Parana rivers and marks the intersection of three national borders – those of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. At this famous site, you’ll find a monument as well as a beautiful craft fair where you can see and purchase local handcrafts. The Mines of Wanda, another famous site, are located in the town of Wanda, a half-day trip from the city of Puerto Iguazu. Wanda is famous for its semiprecious stones as well as for several important mining establishments.