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 spend another night in Puerto Iguazu and your waterfall experience will continue on Day 3, with a half day trip to the Brazilian side of the falls, with more spectacular views and waterfalls to enjoy. After overnighting in Foz do Iguacu, you will check out of your accommodation the next morning and your trip will end on Day 4 with a drop-off at Foz do Iguacu Airport (between 7am and 9pm).
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 (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 on your way back to Puerto Iguazu, 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.
Day 3: Half Day Trip to Brazil Falls (Puerto Iguazu to Foz) (B)
Today is an exciting day, featuring a visit to the scenic Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the entire falls. After breakfast you will be picked up at your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu and transferred to the Brazilian side of the falls, crossing the border. Be sure to have your passport and Brazilian visa (if required) on hand in order to facilitate the border crossing procedures. Upon arrival, you will go into the national park where you will have the chance to get close to the Floriano, Deodoro, and Benjamin waterfalls before the walkways lead you to the stunning Santa Maria Falls. Look across the river to see the spectacular view of the Argentine side’s waterfalls that stretch over 1 kilometre in length. Enjoy the rest of the day in Foz at your leisure. Overnight in Foz do Iguacu.
NOTE: In order to cross the border you must present your valid passport and visa (if required - check entry requirements for your nationality prior to departure). Please remember to bring these items as you will not be able to cross without them.
Day 4: Foz do Iguacu Airport Drop-Off (B)
After breakfast, you will check out of your accommodation and your trip will end with a drop-off at the Foz do Iguacu airport (between the hours of 7am and 9pm).
Important Note (for travels in Argentina):
Please remember that the Argentine Immigration Office is charging ALL citizens from the United States and Australia a "Reciprocity Fee". You are responsible for paying for this fee online and printing your receipt, which you must present to the Customs Authority upon entering the country. There are no exemptions to this new fee and it must be paid regardless if you are staying for a few hours, making a flight connection or staying for a longer period of time. Please note that for some nationalities, the option to pay for multiple entrances does not exist. You are responsible for having these documents in order prior to arrival.
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