Iguassu

Considered by many one of the world’s top ten wonders, Iguassu Falls is formed by over 275 separate waterfalls cascading from the top of a horseshoe-shaped canyon in an overwhelming spectacle of sound and color. The falls stretch along the border of Argentina and Brazil, serving as a natural divide between the two countries. Even though 70% of the falls are located on the Argentinean side, most of them face the Brazilian side, which is a main reason why they should be visited from both. The major single attraction is the "Devil´s Throat" (Argentinean side), where the largest volume of water falls with a strong, thunderous roar that can be heard miles away. Surrounding Iguassu National Park, originally established to protect the falls, covers 450,000 acres of subtropical forest and harbors a large range of fauna and flora. Adventurous spirits can enjoy different activities in the park including hiking, mountain biking, rappelling, canopy tours, rock climbing and rafting.

Highlights
• The Devil’s Throat: The world’s mightiest waterfall. (Argentinean side)
• The “Walkways”: Experience a full, panoramic view of the 275+ falls (Brazilian side) and meet the coatimundis, the park’s most popular inhabitants.
• Macuco Safari Tour: Ride a boat up to the edge of the falls and learn about Iguassu National Park while riding a special train through the forest.
• Helicopter Tours: A bird’s eye of the natural wonder. Highly recommended.
• Itaipu Dam: A tour of the world’s largest hydroelectric complex

Iguassu

Iguassu

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When to go: Best time to see the falls at its full is during the rainy season (November-February) although that may mean cold and dreary days. Dry season (April-July) is characterized by warm and sunny days but water levels will be at their lowest. If you want a compromise, choose March, August, September and October.

Distance: Iguassu is 1280 km. from Buenos Aires, approximately 14 hours by road or 2 hours flight.

FD ARGENTINA FALLS


Starting at 7:30 am, passengers are picked up at their different hotels
in Puerto Iguazú or Foz do Iguazú, and taken by bus or van to Iguazú
National Park, in Argentina.
The tour to Iguazú Falls and Devil’s Throat begins some 400 meters
(1,312 ft.) away from the access door to the National Park, where
the Central Station is located; from there, the train heads towards
the Waterfalls Station and to Devil’s Throat Station. Visitors can also
get there on foot, by trekking for about 20 minutes. From Devil’s
Throat Station, they can walk 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) along wooden
pathways leading to the Devil’s Throat. At the Waterfalls Station, the
tour on foot begins heading towards the Circuito Superior (Upper
Circuit) along wooden pathways for about an hour -with no specific
difficulty-; there, the falls can be watched from above. In Circuito
Inferior (Lower Circuit), though a little more difficult due to its
numerous stairs, visitors can watch the water falls from below. This
route continues along deep slope stairways leading to the river coast,
where the boats that cross to San Martín Island are boarded. Boat
tickets are not included but they can be bought on site.
• Once the tour ends, passengers are taken back to their hotels.
Entrance to the National Park must be paid in local corrency.

Starting at 7:30 am, passengers are picked up at their different hotelsin Puerto Iguazú or Foz do Iguazú, and taken by bus or van to IguazúNational Park, in Argentina.The tour to Iguazú Falls and Devil’s Throat begins some 400 meters(1,312 ft.) away from the access door to the National Park, wherethe Central Station is located; from there, the train heads towardsthe Waterfalls Station and to Devil’s Throat Station. Visitors can alsoget there on foot, by trekking for about 20 minutes. From Devil’sThroat Station, they can walk 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) along woodenpathways leading to the Devil’s Throat. At the Waterfalls Station, thetour on foot begins heading towards the Circuito Superior (UpperCircuit) along wooden pathways for about an hour -with no specificdifficulty-; there, the falls can be watched from above. In CircuitoInferior (Lower Circuit), though a little more difficult due to itsnumerous stairs, visitors can watch the water falls from below. Thisroute continues along deep slope stairways leading to the river coast,where the boats that cross to San Martín Island are boarded. Boattickets are not included but they can be bought on site.

• Once the tour ends, passengers are taken back to their hotels.Entrance to the National Park must be paid in local corrency.


HD BRAZILIAN FALLS


Passengers are picked up at the different hotels in Puerto Iguazú or
Foz do Iguazú, and taken by bus or van to Foz do Iguaçu National
Park, in Brazil.
The tour to the Brazilian Waterfalls begins at Foz do Iguaçu National
Park Administrative Office, by bus. During this trip, information on
the natural environment is provided in Portuguese, Spanish, and
English. In the first stop, visitors can take the “Safari Macuco” tour
(optional not included), located on Km. 25 on the road to the Waterfalls,
inside Foz do Iguaçu National Park, where visitors can travel around
the area on open vans and enjoy a general view of the natural scenery:
orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and century-old trees, as well as
wild animals that occasionally cross the path. The bus drives on to
the Waterfalls path to get even closer to nature and the most impressive
views. Along a 1.2-kilometer (0.7 mi.) path of stairs of mediumlevel
difficulty, several observation points are available for visitors
to watch the different falls, until arriving at the main attraction: the
Devil’s Throat, an 80-meter (262 ft.) waterfall. From the path to the
Waterfalls, it is also possible to access Puerto Canoas on foot.
• Once the tour ends, passengers are taken back to their hotels.
Entrance to the National Park must be paid in local corrency.

Passengers are picked up at the different hotels in Puerto Iguazú orFoz do Iguazú, and taken by bus or van to Foz do Iguaçu NationalPark, in Brazil.The tour to the Brazilian Waterfalls begins at Foz do Iguaçu NationalPark Administrative Office, by bus. During this trip, information onthe natural environment is provided in Portuguese, Spanish, andEnglish. In the first stop, visitors can take the “Safari Macuco” tour(optional not included), located on Km. 25 on the road to the Waterfalls,inside Foz do Iguaçu National Park, where visitors can travel aroundthe area on open vans and enjoy a general view of the natural scenery:orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and century-old trees, as well aswild animals that occasionally cross the path. The bus drives on tothe Waterfalls path to get even closer to nature and the most impressiveviews. Along a 1.2-kilometer (0.7 mi.) path of stairs of mediumleveldifficulty, several observation points are available for visitorsto watch the different falls, until arriving at the main attraction: theDevil’s Throat, an 80-meter (262 ft.) waterfall. From the path to theWaterfalls, it is also possible to access Puerto Canoas on foot.

• Once the tour ends, passengers are taken back to their hotels.Entrance to the National Park must be paid in local corrency.


FD SAN IGNACIO RUINS


The Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Miní have been declared World Heritage
Site in 1984 and constitute a true journey to the very beginning
of colonization and conquer of the New World. The Wanda Mines are
a deposit of semiprecious stones, which is found 40km from Puerto
Iguazú. During this guided excursion, you can visit the quarry, and
see quartz crystal, amethysts, topaz, and agate in their “natural”
state. There is a store to buy sculpted stones and jewelry.
Later the excursion continues by route 12, passing by small towns
and plantations, until arriving at the Ruins of San Ignacio. This
construction dates to the 17 th. century, when the Jesuit missionaries
settled the region. San Ignacio Miní was one of the flagship Jesuit
reductions in South America. The excellent preservation of the
Ruins today allows to see how the project of converting the Guarani
Indians operated. One can also observe proof of a powerful religious
syncretism in the art and science.
The guide explains the construction system, the life and customs of
the Guaraní Indians, and how they were Christianized. This is a trip
that lasts all day.

The Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Miní have been declared World HeritageSite in 1984 and constitute a true journey to the very beginningof colonization and conquer of the New World. The Wanda Mines area deposit of semiprecious stones, which is found 40km from PuertoIguazú. During this guided excursion, you can visit the quarry, andsee quartz crystal, amethysts, topaz, and agate in their “natural”state. There is a store to buy sculpted stones and jewelry.Later the excursion continues by route 12, passing by small townsand plantations, until arriving at the Ruins of San Ignacio. Thisconstruction dates to the 17 th. century, when the Jesuit missionariessettled the region. San Ignacio Miní was one of the flagship Jesuitreductions in South America. The excellent preservation of theRuins today allows to see how the project of converting the GuaraniIndians operated. One can also observe proof of a powerful religioussyncretism in the art and science.The guide explains the construction system, the life and customs ofthe Guaraní Indians, and how they were Christianized. This is a tripthat lasts all day.


GRAN AVENTURA


Great Adventure combines in a single trip the very essence of Iguazu National Park: the jungle and the waterfalls.
Departing from the Operative Center or from the Visitors’ Center, we shall enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. Bilingual guides (Spanish and English) will introduce the place’s natural and cultural resources.
This 5 kms long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, visitors shall board on the boats that shall be sailing in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids.
Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, visitors shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face.
At the end of the trip, we shall descend from the boat on the dock located in front of the San Martín Island, where visitors may continue enjoying the landscape joining the runways system of the Lower Circuit.

Great Adventure combines in a single trip the very essence of Iguazu National Park: the jungle and the waterfalls.
Departing from the Operative Center or from the Visitors’ Center, we shall enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. Bilingual guides (Spanish and English) will introduce the place’s natural and cultural resources. This 5 kms long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, visitors shall board on the boats that shall be sailing in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, visitors shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face. At the end of the trip, we shall descend from the boat on the dock located in front of the San Martín Island, where visitors may continue enjoying the landscape joining the runways system of the Lower Circuit.


HELICOPTER PANORAMIC VIEW


The scenic helicopter flight takes about ten minutes. This route allows us to have a full view of the canyon of the falls and an exciting view of the Garganta del Diablo, famous for its height of 90 meters and the huge volume of water falling into the canyon.
The helicopter tour is an unforgettable experience that will allow you to go from the top to one of the greatest spectacles of nature and record their unique experience in filming or photographs.

The scenic helicopter flight takes about ten minutes. This route allows us to have a full view of the canyon of the falls and an exciting view of the Garganta del Diablo, famous for its height of 90 meters and the huge volume of water falling into the canyon.
The helicopter tour is an unforgettable experience that will allow you to go from the top to one of the greatest spectacles of nature and record their unique experience in filming or photographs.