After being picked up from the airport in Puerto Iguazu and spending a free afternoon in town on Day 1, you’ll spend the Day 2 on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls, walking along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river. This will take you right to the edge of the Devil’s Throat, the largest of the waterfalls, and along a 4 kilometer stretch of panoramic waterfalls. After your adventure you’ll be transferred to Brazil and spend the night in Foz do Iguacu. Your trip will end on Day 3 with an airport drop-off in Foz do Iguacu.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Puerto Iguazu Airport Pick-Up
Upon arrival in Puerto Iguazu, you will be picked up at the airport and transported to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening in Puerto Iguazu, where you will overnight.
Day 2: Argentinian Iguazu Falls Tour and Transfer to Foz do Iguacu (B)
A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls is a completely different experience than the Brazilian side, and deserves a whole day's worth of your time. Walk along the man-made platforms and bridges that follow the contours of the river, taking you right up to hundreds of waterfalls covering a 4 kilometer stretch.
Iguazu falls were created approximately 200 thousand years ago by a geological fault where the Iguazu and Parana Rivers come together, creating an 80-meter high cascade named "Garganta del Diablo" or Devil's Throat. The falls are more than 3 kilometers wide, making them taller than Niagara Falls in North America and wider than Victoria Falls in Africa. The average flow of water passing over the falls is 1,500 cubic meters per second and depending on the water levels, you can observe anywhere from 160 - 260 falls. The intensity of the cascades produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows.
Start off by walking down around the Circuito Inferior where several bridges take you right up next to the falls, where you can stand and be soaked by the powerful spray in seconds. Take the train to the "Devil's Throat", where a man-made walkway leads you out over the river to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of looking down into the Devil's Throat itself, a 90-meter-high cascade over which 13,000 cubic meters plunge per second.
Taking an optional boat trip (you may purchase this additional activity upon arrival), rafting or hiking in the park is another way to enjoy the day in nature and appreciate the falls from a different perspective. Don't forget to take your camera, rain gear and sunblock. Bring your own snacks and water to avoid paying high prices in the park.
If time allows, you may have a chance to stop at the Triple Frontier overlook point where you can see Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil at the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers. A blue, green and yellow obelisk represents the national colors of all three countries. This is also a great place to grab some last-minute souvenirs from Iguazu Falls before being transferred to Foz do Iguacu on the Brazilian side. Overnight in Foz do Iguacu.
Day 3: Foz do Iguacu Airport Drop-Off (B)
After breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and be transferred to the Foz do Iguacu airport, where your trip will end.
* Remember to take care of visa arrangements before being transferred to Brazil.