Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are one of the most beautiful postcards that two countries can share. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and selected as one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World, the Falls attract millions of visitors from all around the world.
They are in total 275 majestic waterfalls that make up the Iguazu Falls, and the national parks of Brazil and Argentina protect the entire area and species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction, such as the jaguar and the araucaria tree.
The falls were formed as a result of a volcanic eruption and the impressive waterfalls are 2.7 kilometers wide, have a height ranges between 60 and 82 meters and their average water flow is 1,800 cubic meters per second.
To visit them and have a complete experience, it is recommended at least two full days, since it can be visited the Brazilian side and the Argentine side, where there are different experiences to enjoy.
The visit to the Brazilian side is a half-day tour and it can get magnificent panoramic views that gives an idea of the majesty of the falls. In addition, they provide an approach to the bottom of the throat of the devil (the largest of all the falls) experiencing the force of nature.
Also, having more time, on the Brazilian side it can be combined with the Macuco Safari experience in which there is a navigation on the Iguazu River getting ever closer to the falls, visit the Bird Park or enjoy helicopter overflight.
On the Argentine side, the visit will take almost all day due to there are several circuits that can be visited. As on the Argentine side there are the greatest amount of jumps, and the extension of visited area is larger, there is an ecological train that joins the main points of the national park.
In addition to visiting the falls and this wonder of the world, there are other interesting tours to do like getting to know the Itaipu hydroelectric dam, the landmark of the 3 borders, take advantage of the tax-free area to shop, or enjoy a dinner show.
Arrival at Puerto Iguazú international airport ( IGR - Argentina) or Foz do Iguaçu international airport (IGU - Brazil). Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting with a sign with your name in the disembark area. During the transfer our guide will make an introduction of the city, give recommendations, tips and will be give inform about the program. Check in Accommodation.
Buffet breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. At the schedule time we will go on a half-day (4 hours) tour to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour is done by adapted vehicle where there are several stops in order to have panoramic views of the falls. At the end we will have a fantastic approach to the Devil's Throat.
The tour ends at the top of the Falls where there is a beautiful viewpoint with a panoramic view of the upper Iguazu River. In this place there is an excellent restaurant and handicraft shop, where we can taste a delicious natural fruit juice or acquire a souvenir of the place. Before returning to the hotel, we recommend as an optional tour the Macuco Safari experience, visit the bird park or take a helicopter overflight. Back to the hotel. At night we recommend the Rafain Dinner Show as an option. Accommodation.
Breakfast served in the hotel restaurant. In the morning departure to visit the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. At the entrance of the park there is a visitor center equipped with a large structure with bathrooms, medical center, gift shops and information panels on the park's biodiversity.
The transport inside the park is done in an ecological train that joins the main points in several stops. Visiting the Argentine side of the falls gives the possibility of doing different visits of this wonder of the world. The first stop of the train is the Cataratas Station, from there we visit can visit the Upper and lower trail.
The main point of the visit is the Devil’s throat, where after crossing a 1-kilometer walkway over the river you reach the point where we can get up close to this gigantic waterfall. Back to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast served at the hotel restaurant. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport.
When is the best time to visit the Iguazu Falls?
This destination can be visited all year long. As for temperatures, there are differences, from December to February, we have the most hot days ranging from a minimum of 19 centigrade to a maximum of 32 centigrade. The months of June and July are colder, with a temperature of 10 degrees Celsius minimum and 24 degrees Celsius maximum.
In the months of January and July is high season and in some hotels rates might be higher.
How accessible are the national parks?
The Iguazu Falls are one of the two best examples of tourist accessibility we can find within in Argentina and Brazil national parks.
The equipment and structure we find on spot allows to people with disabilities access to almost 95 % of the visited area.
Excellent access to buildings, walkways, transportation, circuits and restaurants, has been adapted to enjoy this unmissable place with safely and comfortably.
How many days are recommended to visit the falls?
It is advisable to stay for 2 full days in order to visit the parks, depending on the flight schedule the itinerary may last 2 or 3 nights.
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