The Wanda Mines are north of the province of Misiones, Argentina. This place is known worldwide for its gemstones and turquoise and amethyst stones. The name of the town and the mine, Wanda, is due to a Polish princess who was very fond of these gems.
This place, several meters above the River Paintings, is one of the places that I had a chance to see when we traveled from Neuquen to the glacier Perito Moreno. It is on Route 40 to the south along the Andes, Patagonia Argentina. On an overhang or cave there are thousands of hand paintings that the old settlers made with a technique: their hands were on the stone wall, and his mouth spit pigments, to achieve printing the rock. Today I have no pictures of this, but I invite you to surf the web, you will not be disappointed. Greetings to all.
The Pucara, the Devil's Throat, Purmamarca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores are many options for treks and excursions around the village of Tilcara. One not so well known, but equally beautiful is the trek to the caves of Wayra. The caves are located at an altitude of 2900 meters, ie only 440 meters above Tilcara. The distance is not very long, but the terrain is hard and rocky which, combined with fatigue from walking in these altitudes, will make you quite tired. Although it may seem unnecessary, I recommend doing the tour with a guide (in most guesthouses in the village you will find volunteers for this) as there are many interesting things to learn about the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Getting to the caves has its rewards, above all, the magnificent views: firey red hills in sharp contrast with the intense blue sky.