Iguazu Falls tours : Explore the largest waterfalls system in the world

Embark on an unforgettable journey to explore the breathtaking wonder of Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls system in the world. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984, these falls are hailed as one of the most spectacular natural marvels on the planet. A visit to Brazil isn’t complete without experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of Iguazu Falls, making it one of our most popular Brazil Tours

The name “Iguazu” originates from the Guarani Indian language, meaning “big waters,” a fitting description for this mesmerizing cascade of 275 waterfalls spanning 2700 meters! Nestled within a protected tropical forest, these falls serve as a natural border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, offering a unique convergence of landscapes and cultures.

Accessible from both the Argentinean side (Iguazu) and the Brazilian side (Iguaçu), each vantage point provides distinct perspectives and views of this natural wonder. Whether you choose to explore from the Brazilian side or venture into Argentina, a network of walkways and bridges ensures that visitors can marvel at the falls up close, immersing themselves in the sheer power and beauty of nature.

After a day of adventure and exploration, unwind in the charming town of Foz d’Iguaçu, just a stone’s throw away from the falls. This vibrant hub boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere, offering an array of shops, dining experiences, and other attractions to enhance your visit and create lasting memories.

Embark on a journey of discovery and let the majesty of Iguazu Falls leave you spellbound, creating cherished moments that will stay with you long after your trip to Brazil.

 The Iguazu Falls, an extraordinary spectacle

Our other tours that include visits to Iguazu Falls

Helicopter view of the brown murky waters of Iguaçu.

The South-East & Central-West tour of Brazil

9 nights leaving from Iguacu and visiting the Falls
From $2859

A long - distance shot of the rocky waterfalls at Iguazu.

The Must-See Relax  Tour

16 nights with 3 days discovering the Iguacu Falls
From $3889

Iguazu falls, a bright glowing blue.

The Highlights tour of Brazil

14 nights – Visiting the Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides
From $5289

Visit an extraordinary wonder of nature, the Iguazu Falls.

See the most phenomenal natural site in Paraná

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled natural beauty of Paraná by embarking on an Iguazu Falls tour, a journey that promises to showcase the sheer magnificence of Mother Nature. Witnessing the titanic forces at play within this majestic group of waterfalls is an experience unlike any other, its impressive size makes it a truly unique site in Brazil and in the world.

Equally, astounding is the remarkable adaptability of the plant life that thrives in the shadow of these monumental cascades. As you explore, you’ll uncover an ecosystem that defies the odds, flourishing beneath the constant chaos of falling water and creating captivating oases of greenery amidst the cascading splendor. The surroundings leave an impression you will never forget, ensuring that your experience here is nothing short of extraordinary.

Spanning the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls offers a dual perspective, with each side presenting its own breathtaking vistas. Our carefully curated tours afford you the opportunity to enjoy this natural wonder from both angles, providing the ultimate immersive experience and allowing you to fully appreciate the grandeur of this remarkable phenomenon.

Prepare to be captivated as you witness the most phenomenal natural site in Paraná, and let the awe-inspiring beauty of Iguazu Falls create memories that will last a lifetime.

A rainbow forms over the Iguazu falls.

Others sightseeing tours in the Iguazu region 

While the Iguazu Falls undoubtedly steal the spotlight, there’s a wealth of other captivating attractions waiting to be explored in the Iguazu region. If you’re looking to extend your stay and delve deeper into the area, we’ve handpicked three optional sightseeing tours to complement your visit to the falls.

For adrenaline enthusiasts or those craving a different perspective of the falls, the Macuco Safari Boat trip offers an exhilarating adventure. This thrilling excursion takes you right to the base of the cascades, offering a breathtaking viewpoint and a chance to truly appreciate the thunderous roar of the falls, adding yet another sensory layer to your experience.

If you have a passion for birdwatching, nature, or photography, a visit to Parque das Aves, the bird sanctuary, is a must. Spanning 16.5 hectares, it stands as the largest bird sanctuary in Latin America, home to over 1000 avian species. Wander through expansive aviaries and encounter majestic birds like Aras, Toucans, and parrots. Marvel at rare species such as the Harpy Eagle and the formidable Cassowary, all amidst the backdrop of a lush tropical setting, promising a day filled with wonder and discovery.

Last but not least, don’t miss the chance to visit the iconic Itaipu Dam, the world’s second-largest hydroelectric dam, surpassed only by the Three Gorges Dam in China. Stretching over 7 kilometers and towering nearly 200 meters high, this engineering marvel was constructed in the late 1970s to supply electricity to 75% of Paraguay’s population and to 20% of Brazil. While its creation unfortunately led to the submersion of the Guaíra falls, (once the world’s largest in terms of volume), a visit to the dam offers insight into the importance of sustainable energy.

An Iguazu Falls tour isn’t just about witnessing nature’s grandeur; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in a world where natural wonders abound, waiting to be explored and cherished.

Water gushes out through the greenery at Iguazu falls.

The multi level waterfalls on the Argentinian side.

Visit Iguazu (1 Night)

For travelers with limited time or those seeking a condensed yet comprehensive experience of the falls, we offer the perfect solution: our Stopover in Iguazu package.

This exclusive one-day tour is designed to maximize your time while ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the essentials. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Iguazu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides, allowing you to witness the falls from two distinct perspectives.

With our carefully curated itinerary, you’ll embark on a seamless journey that takes you directly to the heart of the action. Say goodbye to the hassle of planning and logistics, and hello to a hassle-free exploration of one of nature’s most spectacular wonders.

Join us for our Stopover in Iguazu package and make the most of your time as you discover the awe-inspiring magnificence of Iguazu Falls in just one unforgettable day.

Rocky cascades at Iguazu.

Stay in Iguazu (2 or 3 Nights)

If you’re inclined to savor every moment and want to indulge in a variety of activities during your stay in the Iguazu region, our second option is tailor-made for you. With our Stay in Iguazu package, you have the freedom to immerse yourself in an array of unforgettable experiences beyond the falls.

Opt for an exhilarating Macuco Safari, where powerful motorboats whisk you as close as possible to the thundering cascades, offering an adrenaline-pumping adventure like no other. Alternatively, explore the fascinating world of local avian species at the bird park, where rare and captivating birds await your discovery.

With 2 or 3 nights at your disposal, you’ll have ample time to explore, unwind, and create cherished memories at your own pace. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, our Stay in Iguazu package promises an enriching and fulfilling journey that goes beyond the iconic waterfalls.

The hughe 100m high falls at Iguasu.

More information on the Iguazu Falls

The grandeur of the Iguazu Falls truly captivates the senses, unfolding as a breathtaking natural spectacle spanning almost three kilometers. 

Cascading in a majestic procession, these falls are adorned with charming green islands, enhancing the beauty of the landscape with their serene presence. Among the 19 main falls, five grace the Brazilian side, extending over 800 meters, while the remaining 14 cascade over 1900 meters on the Argentinean side. The sheer volume of water is staggering, reaching a remarkable 1,756,000 liters per second, enough to fill an Olympic-sized pool every two seconds!  With heights ranging from 40 to 80 meters, the falls boast various impressive features, none more iconic than the Garganta do Diabo, or Devil’s Throat, standing tall at 700 meters. These magnificent cascades are nestled within the confines of the Iguazu Natural Park, established in 1934 through the visionary efforts of airplane inventor Santos Dumont. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a reserve of the Mata Atlantica, or Tropical Atlantic Forest, this natural park is a testament to exceptional preservation efforts.Immersing oneself in the pristine beauty of the park offers an unparalleled experience, with the falls serving as the crown jewel of this remarkable landscape. A visit to this natural wonder is not merely an excursion but a journey into the heart of untouched splendor, beckoning travelers to embrace the magnificence of nature at its finest.

All you need to know about Iguazu Falls

When is the best time to travel to Iguazu Falls?

The best time to travel to Iguazu Falls is from December to February. During these months the falls are at their peak flow, showcasing their fullest and most majestic splendor. However, it is worth noting that the local weather is hot, humid and prone to occasional rainfall. On the other hand, the period from April to September marks the drier season, offering more favorable weather conditions and attracting a higher number of tourists. Additionally, this season presents better accessibility to the islands and hiking trails nestled within the rainforest surroundings. 

Ultimately, your choice of when to visit depends on your preferences and priorities. If witnessing the falls in all their glory amidst the wetter weather is your primary aim, then December to February is the ideal time. However, if you prefer better weather conditions and enhanced access to the surrounding attractions, including the islands and walking trails, then April to September would be more suitable.


Regardless of the timing, a visit to Iguazu Falls promises a breathtaking experience that will leave an indelible mark on your memory, showcasing the raw power and unparalleled beauty of nature at its finest.

What do you need to travel to Iguazu Falls?

When traveling to Iguazu Falls, there are a few essential items you’ll want to have on hand to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

First and foremost, a raincoat is a must-have, even on dry days. The mist and spray from the falls can drench unsuspecting visitors, particularly if you plan to explore the trails on the Argentinean side. Waterproof covers for your belongings are also advisable to protect them from moisture throughout the day.

For those embarking on adventurous excursions such as the Macuco Safari, full waterproof clothing is highly recommended to shield against the splashes and sprays encountered up close to the falls.

Additionally, don’t forget to pack a reliable mosquito repellent, especially if you intend to enjoy the sunset amidst the tranquil surroundings. Keeping them at bay will ensure a more peaceful and enjoyable experience.

Last but not least, always carry your passport with you, especially if you plan to cross the border between the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of the falls. Ensuring you have proper identification on hand will streamline the border-crossing process and prevent any unexpected hiccups during your journey.

By packing these essential items, you’ll be well-prepared to embark on a memorable adventure to Iguazu Falls, ready to embrace the wonders of nature while staying comfortable and protected along the way.

What is there to see at Iguazu Falls?

Iguazu Falls from the Brazilian side

From the Brazilian side, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at five main falls that provide the most comprehensive panoramic views of the entire cascading spectacle. Here, you can witness the distinctive horseshoe shape of the falls, spanning an impressive 900 meters in width. The waterways are adorned with picturesque small islands, each boasting its own micro-ecosystem teeming with diverse flora and fauna.

Guided tours offer the chance to explore these islands in depth, where knowledgeable guides illuminate the fascinating lives of the inhabitants, including capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys, toucans, and a myriad of bird species. Additionally, visitors can venture to the renowned Itaipu Dam, one of the largest dams in the world, to witness the marvels of engineering in contrast with the raw beauty of nature.

Iguazu Falls from the Argentinian side

The majority of the falls lie on the Argentinian side, beckoning travelers to dedicate a day or at least half a day to fully explore their magnificence. Here, visitors will find well-developed paths and footbridges, providing unparalleled access to the falls for those seeking an up-close and personal encounter with the cascading waters.

Explore both the upper walkway, stretching approximately 650 meters in length, and the lower walkway, offering a thrilling experience closer to the base of the falls. The pièce de résistance on the Argentinian side is the awe-inspiring Garganta del Diablo, or Devil’s Throat, the largest and most impressive cascade towering at 80 meters high and spanning about 700 meters in width. This breathtaking marvel promises an unforgettable experience, allowing visitors to witness the grandeur of nature up close.

Whether exploring from the Brazilian or Argentinian side, each vantage point offers a unique and awe-inspiring perspective, ensuring a truly unforgettable journey amidst the wonder of Iguazu Falls.

The others activities to do at Iguazu Falls?

Macuco Safari

The Macuco Safari offers an exhilarating opportunity for adventurers seeking to delve deep into the heart of Iguazu Falls and get an up-close encounter with its breathtaking beauty.

Your journey begins at the Macuco Safari base, where you’ll embark on a thrilling 3-kilometer ride through the subtropical jungle aboard purpose-built electric vehicles. Along the way, expert guides provide fascinating insights into the rich diversity of plant and animal species that call this region home, enhancing your appreciation for the natural wonders surrounding you.

Upon reaching the jetty, located approximately 500 meters away, you’ll have the option to continue on foot or by vehicle, depending on your preference. Then, it’s time to climb aboard a powerful RIB boat and head up the river towards the foot of the falls.

For the adrenaline junkies opting for the “all thrills” experience, prepare for an unforgettable adventure as the boat navigates closer to the thundering cascades, bringing you as close as humanly possible to the sheer power and majesty of the falls. Feel the spray on your face and the roar of the water all around you as you (literally) soak in this once-in-a-lifetime moment!

Alternatively, those seeking a more relaxed experience can choose the “less thrills” option, maintaining a comfortable distance from the falls to minimize the chance of getting wet. This option is perfect for capturing stunning photographs and immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring scenery without the need for a change of clothes afterward!

Whichever option you choose, the Macuco Safari promises an unforgettable adventure filled with thrills, natural beauty, and lifelong memories amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Iguazu Falls.

Iguazu Birdpark

“Parque das Aves,” the renowned bird park nestled within the lush landscape of Iguazu, serves as a vital conservation center for the diverse array of bird species inhabiting the Atlantic forest. Step into this immersive sanctuary and find yourself surrounded by the vibrant hues and melodic calls of these magnificent creatures within expansive, purpose-built aviaries.

Unfortunately, many of the avian inhabitants here teeter on the brink of extinction, making this park a rare opportunity to witness their beauty up close. Marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors displayed by parrots and toucans, and catch sight of elusive species like the King Vulture and Southern Screamer, enriching your understanding of the delicate balance of nature.

In addition to the famous birdlife, the park boasts a mesmerizing butterfly garden, where hundreds of species flutter amidst a riot of colors. Delight in the graceful dance of hummingbirds and encounter an array of smaller creatures, adding to the enchantment of your visit.

For those with a penchant for the exotic, a stop at the reptile enclosure is a must. Here, you’ll encounter formidable creatures like alligators, snakes, caimans, and crocodiles, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of reptilian biodiversity.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a wildlife aficionado, or simply seeking a moment of serenity amidst the beauty of Iguazu, a visit to Parque das Aves promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you awestruck by the wonders of the natural world.

Belmond das Cataratas

The Belmond das Cataratas stands as a beacon of luxury and refinement on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, offering an unparalleled experience for discerning travelers. While many visitors to Iguazu opt for a brief stay of 1 or 2 nights as part of their Brazilian tour, immersing oneself in the opulence of Belmond das Cataratas transforms the experience into something truly extraordinary. Step into a world of colonial grandeur, where every detail exudes elegance and sophistication. From the lavish decor to the impeccable service, this esteemed establishment sets the standard for high-end accommodations in the region. 

However, the true highlight of the Belmond das Cataratas lies in its exclusive access to the falls outside of the national park’s opening hours. Imagine basking in the golden glow of sunset as you gaze upon the majestic cascades in solitude, a moment of serenity and splendor that will remain etched in your memory forever. For those seeking to elevate their Iguazu experience to new heights, a stay at Belmond das Cataratas promises an unforgettable time filled with luxury, romance, and unparalleled natural beauty.