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From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

1. From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

Experience one of the must-see tours during your stay in Foz do Iguaçu. After being picked up from Foz do Iguaçu, start the tour with a 3-kilometer ride in an electric vehicle to the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. Embark on a 500-meter hike through the woods towards the river. Climb into a special Zodiac riverboat and begin your adventure towards the base of the Iguaçu Falls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Sail upstream and get close to the waves and the current caused by cascading water. With safety in mind, the specialized captain will make radical maneuvers as you sail up the Iguaçu River. Experience unforgettable adrenaline and emotions as you get splashed and admire this incredible natural formation. Make a stop at the observation deck above the mighty Devil's Throat waterfalls where you can admire the stunning cascade of water from a new angle. End the trip with convenient return transport back to Foz do Iguaçu. Upgrade your tour to include access to Bird Park where you can see an array of colorful bird species, and/or add a thrilling helicopter flight over the falls for the opportunity to view this natural marvel from an aerial perspective.

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Brazilian Iguaçu Falls National Park Official Ticket

2. Brazilian Iguaçu Falls National Park Official Ticket

Redeem your voucher at Visitor Reception Center at Iguazu National Park, in Foz do Iguaçu. Next, board a double-decker, 72-seat panoramic bus that travels into the park, where you can take in views of the diverse flora and fauna of the park. As you approach the starting point of the falls, hear the thundering sound of the falls awaiting your arrival. Offering amazing panoramas of the falls, the Brazilian side gives a scenic perspective of this natural wonder from a distance. Start your walk along the trail to the catwalk. Along the way, make various stops for different views of the falls. Once you reach the end of the trail, arrive at an observation footbridge that gives a view of the most famous point of the falls known as the “Devil’s Throat.”

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Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

3. Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

Get picked up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu and drive to Echaporã Port. There, embark on a boat journey on the Kattamaram II, a safe and comfortable boat with A/C, a full bar, and kitchen. Over a delicious dinner onboard, contemplate the meeting between the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers, which make up the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  Continue down the Paraná River to the Three Frontier Landmark. Pass under the Tancredo Neves Bridge, also known as Fraternity Bridge or the Friendship Bridge. All the while, you'll be gliding along the gorgeous Iguaçu River — the border between Brazil and Argentina. Cruise up to the rushing Tamanduá River, docking there for a few minutes so you can take a dip in a jetty with a swimming pool, exclusive use of the catamaran's passengers. Return to the port and transfer back to your hotel in Foz de Iguaçu.

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From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

4. From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

Be dazzled by one of the great wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls, home to more than 270 breathtaking waterfalls. Start your tour with pick up from your hotel before heading to Iguazu Falls, located 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. After passing through the visitors’ center, continue your tour to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Take a 1-kilometer walk and marvel at the surrounding beauty. This walk offers you an amazing panoramic view of the falls and an up-close view of the Devil’s Throat Waterfall. Your tour ends at the top of Iguazu Falls, which can be accessed by stairs or the Panoramic Elevator. Then, follow the catwalk to the Porto Canoas Space, where you can see the Iguazu River. After the tour, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or the snack bar and take home some souvenirs from the handicraft stores. After the end of your tour, your van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Upgrade your tour for a private driver, the chance to observe incredible wildlife species at the Bird Park, and/or the opportunity to take a panoramic helicopter flight and see the region from a new perspective. All upgrade packages include all tickets and transportation.

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Helicopter Ride Over the Iguazu Falls - Admission Ticket

5. Helicopter Ride Over the Iguazu Falls - Admission Ticket

Have you ever imagined enjoying the spectacular view of the Iguassu Falls, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from the top? You're invited to enjoy the best ride ever over these spectacular falls. The view from the top is stunning and you'll get the best pictures of this show freely given by nature. As a Natural Heritage of Humanity and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Visiting the Iguassu Falls is an immersion experience in nature. The flight allows the visitor to have a sense of the size of this landscape, giving rise to the most different sensations while you watch the Falls from the best point of view you could ever imagine.

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Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

6. Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, 20 minutes from Foz do Iguaçu and a world leader in clean and replaceable energy production. Itaipu is located in the middle of Brazil and Paraguay, so you’ll visit both countries on this tour. Your tour begins with a 10-minute video at the Visitor Center, which tells the history of the construction of the dam. The guided tour continues by bus outside of the reservoir with three stops to allow you to appreciate its panoramic views. See the view from the edge of the dam and continue on the path that will take you to the natural surroundings of the dam and the beautiful scenery inside the Touristic Itaipu Complex. At the end of the tour, enjoy the beautiful view of Itaipu Lake before returning to your hotel.  

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Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

7. Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

With this tour, you will explore the rural parts of Iguazú by horseback. Afterwards, visit the Guaraní community and go on a 30-minute walk of the jungle to admire the native flora, fauna, aboriginal traps, medicinal plants, and giant ferns. This tour includes transfers, entrance fees, and a community guide. The departure schedule is to be organised with the local operator. The horse riding circuit is suitable for beginners or those with experience alike - the guide will assist you at all times. This beautiful region offers visitors amazing bird and wildlife watching opportunities. During the tour, you will also hear music sung by a choir of Guaraní children and admire local crafts.

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From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

8. From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel across the border between Argentina and Brazil to access the Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. Your guide will give you information about the park, the waterfalls, flora and fauna of the area. Get a fantastic panoramic view of 70% of the cascades in front of you and the other 30% only meters away. Feel the refreshing water spray from the falls and enjoy the flora and fauna of the serene jungle trails of the park.

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Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

9. Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

Discover the traditional folkloric music and dance of Latin America at the Rafain Churrascaria Show in Foz do Iguacu, a dance show famous for its typical dishes, great service, and lively entertainment. Your evening will begin with complimentary transportation from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) or Foz do Iguacu (Brazil). Be dazzled and impressed with over 45 artists on stage. Watch traditional folkloric dances and listen to typical songs from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The Rafain Churrascaria Show features tango from Argentina, traditional songs from Mexico, Andean music, and capoeira and samba from Brazil. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the show. The all-you-can-eat buffet features more than 200 cold and hot dishes, including a variety of salads, traditional Brazilian dishes, other international cuisine, and a sampling of meats and desserts. When your dinner and dance show is complete, you will be transferred back to your hotel with many happy memories.

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Foz do Iguaçu: Guided City Tour

10. Foz do Iguaçu: Guided City Tour

Discover a charming city with remarkable landscapes and an incredible mix of ethnicities and cultural characteristics. Visit places such as the Buddhist Temple and the Falconry Center, and enjoy a sensational lunch at Barracão restaurant with an array of dishes from across Brazilian gastronomy. This city is booming with an international culture. A visit to a mosque and Kapadokya, representatives of one of the largest Arab communities in Brazil, are also part of this tour. Discover Avenida Pedro Basso, known as one of the most beautiful streets in Brazil with its many trees. Encounter the main streets and historical sites of Foz: Avenida Brasil, Hotel Cassino, Colégio Mitre, the Catholic Church, and Colégio Agrícola. To end the tour, continue to one of the largest handicraft and homemade chocolate shops in Latin America.

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What people are saying about Foz do Iguaçu

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 754 reviews

Even though Argentina's borders are still closed, the Brazilian Side of the Falls adventure did not disappoint. Seeing them for the first time left me in awe of their pure beauty. Rhian was a wonderful guide. He was punctual, kind, and very knowledgeable.I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this tour. The Falls will surely take your breath away!

We had the best time ever - what a magical place. What made it special was Sentra our tour guide - what a honey. The best communicator, such amazing knowledge and passion for his area.

It's just a unique experience. One can only recommend seeing these waterfalls from above.

Fantastic guide and a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

Definitely the most beautiful place I've ever been to.