With a stop at the Iguassu Falls, take in the majestic power of the forces of nature!
Straddling the Brazilian, Argentinian border the Iguassu Falls are among the most imposing on the planet. These gigantic waterfalls are spread out over almost three kilometers. Formed by about 300 separate cascades of all sizes, ranging from small secondary torrents to the 20 major majestic cataracts and reaching almost 100m in height, the Iguassu Falls discharge an impressive amount of water, over 1.7 million litres per second. They can sometimes reach a colossal flow of 46 million litres per second as on the 9th of June 2014 !
Stretching over the entire width of the river Iguassu, from which they get their name, the Falls are divided into two parts: on one side the Brazilian ones over a little less than a km, on the other side, the Argentinean Falls over almost 2 kms. We suggest you explore them during two excursions of less than half a day each, with a local guide who will explain all their secrets.
The Brazilian part of the falls offers a more panoramic view so you can take in the sheer size of this wonder. The final bonus is a beautiful “postcard” of the “Devil’s Throat”, the famous horseshoe-shaped fall.
The Argentine side has the most significant cascades and a large visitor infrastructure of no less than 99 bridges installed in strategic places. These allow visitors to view, in the best conditions, the deafening and majestic spectacle of the falls gushing from the top of the cliffs.
There are several view points on the Argentinian side that would otherwise be inaccessible, without venturing between the rocks and the powerful current. If you visit in the months when the flow is at its highest (June / July & October) you will probably feel the spray and find yourself in the mist on the footbridges or at the bottom of Salto Bossetti. So don’t forget to bring a lightweight raincoat with you because the temperatures can also be quite cool. Being soaked in these conditions could spoil your visit!
In our Iguassu Tour
The Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side
The extraordinary « Devil’s Throat »
The suspended walkways and little train
that takes you to the Argentine Falls
Our One Night Iguassu package includes:
- 1 private transfer from Iguassu’s Foz International Airport to the hotel in Iguacu
- 1 night in a double room at the hotel you have chosen from our selection (see accomodation below)
- 1/2 day visit with private guide of the Brazilian Falls
- 1/2 day visit with private guide of the Argentinian Falls
- 1 private transfer from your hotel in Iguassu and Foz International Airport in Iguacu.
Get really close to the Iguassu Falls along the walkways on the Argentinian side of the Falls!
On the Argentinian side, you can get close to the waterfalls by using the many wooden bridges and other metal walkways that have been installed.
It is an opportunity to sense the power of the cascades thanks to many amazing view points.
To do this, there are two main circuits :
The lower circuit passes along the foot of the falls and is about 1700 metres long. It is here that you may get wet from the spray. It is the ideal place to really feel the force of the water rushing into the air tens of metres above. At the end of this tour, you can cross by boat to the island of San Martin.
The upper circuit offers a totally different view from the top, with views over the cataracts along 650m of footbridges.
To get a closer look at the powerful water flowing from the Devil’s Throat, the highest and most impressive waterfall here, you can take a small train. After about 15 minutes into the middle of the lush forest, it will drop you off in front of a footbridge. 1km later, this will bring you to the entrance of the famous waterfall of 700m wide that you can see just a few metres in front of you. The suspended water droplets create a magical atmosphere, with the tropical forest islands surrounded by rainbows.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the powerful forces of nature and the sound of roaring water. The fauna and flora of this corner of paradise are also of a rare richness and density.
The Iguassu Falls Brasilian side, An overall view of this incredible natural amphitheatre.
Iguaçu is certainly one of the most impressive natural sites on the planet with its torrents of water spread out over three kilometres of waterfalls, interspersed with lush forests and its two sides offering totally different perspectives, justifying a double visit.
That is why, for your stay in Iguassu, we have devised a program so you can also visit the falls from the Brazilian side. This way you will really appreciate their phenomenal proportions. Indeed, this side of the falls offers an incomparable overview of this breathtaking natural amphitheatre.
You will be amazed by the enormity of this place, which offers an incredible view of the wild and natural surroundings and reminds you how real the crushing force of nature can be. The contrasting vision of a peaceful tropical rainforest surrounded by the tumultuous waters is full of charm and poetry. Every visitor is fascinated by this extraordinary site.
At the end of the tour, you can continue admiring the forces of nature at work, with water pouring out of the jungle and into an impressive 80-metre-deep pit in the shape of a horseshoe.
Water falls listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and surrounded by a preserved forest.
The waterfalls stretch over Brazil and Argentina, so there are two distinct natural parks in Iguassu.
On the Argentine side, Iguazu Park has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. On the Brazilian side, the Iguassu National Park has been classified since 1986 even though it was created in the 1930s thanks to the courageous intervention of an excentric Brazilian, Alberto Santos-Dumont, one of the very first airplane inventors with his 14 bis airplane.
The engineer and pilot put his personal honor at risk in creating this natural park. Faced with the incredible popularity of this engineer, the governor of Parana at the time was forced to create this Park. As the area was practically unexploited, it made it easy to protect the surroundings of the Iguacu falls from future intensive exploitation and the degradation that followed in the 1950s.
Today you can enjoy the practically undisturbed jungle that surrounds the Iguaçu Falls, go on a forest excursion or cross it on the first part of the Macuco Tour. We offer you an optional activity where you can cross the forest in electric vehicles before going on to the falls aboard large zodiacs equipped with powerful engines. An ideal activity for those looking for thrills and excitement on their trip to Brazil!
The Detailed program of your stay in Iguassu
mentioned in this program are private and with a driver.
The two water fall visits included in the package are also private with a guide.
Meals are not included except breakfast.
Day 1 : Iguassu/ in – Brazilian side
Morning, Arrival at the Foz International airport in Iguassu.
You will meet the chauffeur waiting for you with a vehicle to take you to your hotel.
Afternoon, a vehicle will collect you and take you to the Iguassu Water falls on the Brazilian side where you will visit the falls with a guide (about 3hrs.)
On arrival, you will find that the Brazilian side of the falls more natural and less developed than the Argentine side. With lots of different viewpoints giving a good overview of the falls, the Brazilian side allows you to take in the immense size of this natural wonder and the thousands of small waterfalls crisscrossing the rock and jungle.
During the visit you will see many animals adding to the magical nature of this place, there are monkeys, tropical birds and the intrepid Coati, a local rodent from the same family as raccoons.
If you wish, you can finish the excursion with the Macuco Safari (optional, contact us). This attraction consists of going up the river with its powerful current in a large twin-engined zodiac to reach the foot of the falls, under the deluge of spray and the noise of the water. An experience where emotions and thrills are guaranteed!
Return and night at the hotel.
Day 2 : Iguassu/ out – The Argentinian Falls
Morning, Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then you take a vehicle to the Iguacu falls, but this time on the other side of the border, on the Argentine side.
The installations on the Argentinian side spread out over 2kms, and are more elaborate. To access the falls you take a small train and various footbridges. They were primarily designed to allow everyone to get as close as possible to the majestic waterfalls along 2 main circuits, the “Passarela Superior & Inferior”.
The superior one, about 1600m long, takes you to the summit of the waterfalls and you will see the hypnotizing spectacle of the transparent “fold” of the river, these few centimetres where the water suddenly falls into empty space, as it goes over the cliff, instantly forming a white cloud of foam.
The inferior and shorter circuit lets you feel all the power of the water and … ou have a good shower! Indeed, depending on the level of the river, which varies throughout the year, some footbridges can be bathed in the mist from the cataracts, or directly affected by the jets of powerful water. Consider protecting your electronic devices!
During this visit you can also get close to the famous “Devil’s Throat”, the biggest of the 275 waterfalls that make up the site with its horseshoe shape and its height of 100m. The show is amazing!
Return at the end of the morning to the hotel to collect your luggage and to check-out (possibility to leave luggage at the reception until the time of your departure).
Depending on the time of your flight, you are transferred to the airport.
Arriving at the airport drop-off point, the driver drops you off with your suitcases and you check in your luggage and take your flight.
Accommodation for your stay in Iguacu
Continental inn Cataratas (standard)
Located in the centre of Iguacu, in the rich area of the city, close to shops and amenities, the Continental Inn is our best choice in Foz d’Iguacu.
We love this hotel, whose superior categories of 124 modern, comfortable and bright rooms were refurbished in 2016 as it offers all the comforts for travelers who want to stay in the heart of the city. Our best value for money in the Iguacu Falls area!
Hotel São Martin Resort & Spa (standard)
The Sao Martin Resort & Spa is a beautifully decorated hotel, part of which has been recently renovated. It offers all the necessary amenities for travelers in a quiet and relaxing environment. Its immaculate rooms offer everything needed for a quiet stay and are well equipped with quality facilities.
Close to both the airport and the entrance to the Falls National Park, the Sao Martin Hotel is the ideal option for travelers who have chosen a short stay in Iguacu and do not wish to visit the city. It shortens the journeys to reach the site of the Iguacu Falls and the bird park which is the second major attraction in Iguacu and is right next door!
Hotel Bourbon das Cataratas Convention and Spa Resort (superior)
The hotel Bourbon is located outside the town centre, halfway between the international airport and the Falls. This means it is particularly interesting for short stays and just to visit the Water falls as you will save transport time.
The stylish bedrooms are decorated in chic fashion using warm and classic decorations thus creating a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.
The hotel has various facitlities such as a beautiful park of 16 hectares of forest to walk in with High ropes and Zip cordes and other outdoor activities, a kids club and a teenagers club, sports facilities and a mini zoo… a perfect place for families as there is something for everyone.
A good choice for travelers wanting more comfort and minimum transport as part of their short one-night stay.