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Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

1. 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.

Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

2. 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.  

From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

3. From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

After being picked up from your hotel, arrive at the Itaipu Dam Visitor Center. Watch a 10-minute introductory video in the cinema room which explains how the dam was constructed. Learn about how the Itaipu Dam extends for 7,719 meters across and 196 meters in height and is a world leader in renewable energy production.  Continue the tour with a ride in a double-decker bus along the perimeter of the reservoir, making 3 stops for you to admire the incredible panoramas. This route allows for privileged views of the spillway at the edge of the dam and gives you the chance to admire the beautiful natural scenery within the Itaipu Complex. The dam was constructed across the border of Brazil and Paraguay so during the tour, you will hop from one country to another. At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to soak up the beautiful views from the top of Itaipu Lake before taking advantage of a return transfer back to your hotel. Upgrade your tour to include access to the special ciruit tour, which allows visitors into the inner section of the dam, or the illuminated tour, which includes a special audiovisual lights display.

Foz do Iguaçu: Wanda Mines and San Ignacio Ruins Day Trip

4. Foz do Iguaçu: Wanda Mines and San Ignacio Ruins Day Trip

Begin your day trip with a convenient pickup from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Sit back and relax during the 250-kilometer (155-mile) ride to the Ruins of San Ignacio Jesuit Mission in Argentina, listed as UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.   Walk around the ruins of the mission, which was founded in 1632 by the Jesuits in the Americas during the period of Spanish colonization. Learn about its history how it was built in what can be called the "Barranco Guarani" as one of 30 missions built by the Jesuits in a territory that currently comprises Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Appreciate the detailed architecture in carved stone, with sculptural details of baroque origin, interpreted and developed by indigenous artists of the time. Enjoy a spectacle of light and sound along the tour, which animates the ruins and brings the history of the site to life.   On your way back to the city, you will stop for a one-hour tour at the Wanda Mines, located 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of Foz do Iguaçu in Argentina. Find hidden gems in the walls of the 300-meter tunnels, such as agate, amethyst, topaz, jasper and different types of quartz. Admire these semi-precious stones in different parts of the mine as well as in workshops and exhibition halls. You will also see other agricultural and forestry developments.   After the mines, you will visit the store, which sells accessories and jewelry made from stones extracted from the mines. See a collection of local specimens exhibited at the Stone Museum and get the chance to buy raw or processed samples from specialist shops.   After a full day of exploring and sightseeing, enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu.

Puerto Iguazu Madero Tango Show

5. Puerto Iguazu Madero Tango Show

The most luxurious theater, the most spectacular Tango Show nowadays: high performing dancers, recognized singers and a Live Orchestra will lead the audience through a whirlwind of emotions. Furthermore, an exceptional plus for those really wishing a different night: the possibility of visiting the Cataratas Casino, thereby combining exclusive pleasures, all in one place. The Tango class, corollary of a night of pure Argentinian art, is a great time to enjoy with the family or a perfect opportunity to live different experiences. Meanwhile some people will prefer learning the first steps of the 2x4 with one of the show couples; others will seize the chance to try their luck with any of the options offered by the Casino.

Puerto Iguazu Night Tour

6. Puerto Iguazu Night Tour

Experience the bustling nightlife of the tourism capital of Misiones with this nighttime tour. Visit the Triple Frontier Landmark from the Argentine side, and be mesmerized by the beautiful landscape of the place where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet. Discover the Argentinian culture when you visit the famous Feirinha, where you can try wine, olive oil, cheese, salami, and alfajores. After visiting the most important places in the city, enjoy dinner (if option selected) in one of the best restaurants in the area and try the famous chorizo steak.

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.

From Foz do Iguazu: Triple Frontier Landmark Ticket

8. From Foz do Iguazu: Triple Frontier Landmark Ticket

Finish your visiting day with hotel pick up and head to the Triple Frontier Landmark. Walk through the sign-posted ways until you arrive at the visiting area. The atraction is one the most charming places in Foz do Iguaçu. It unites three countries and a spectacular view of the Parana river and the Iguaçu river. With a lot of culture, history and entertainment, the Triple Frontier Landmark counts with cultural shows at night, honoring Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The shows begin with the Legend of the Falls, where the audience get to understand the story behind the forbidden love between the indians Naipi and Tarobá, which originated the Iguazu Falls. Then, the staging of the minuet takes the visitor on a journey through the history of the region. After the Legend of the Falls, it is time to honor the three countries with their typical dances. Starting with the passionate Argentine tango that captures everyone's attention with a unique performance. Brazil is also very well represented with all the joy and energy that only a good samba can provide. The Paraguayan polka is present in a spectacular performance, with all the beauty of Paraguay's culture. It is a true cultural immersion. In addition, it is possible to contemplate the Cabeza de Vaca restaurant, the scenery of the Jesuit missions, the Integration Bridge (that will connect Paraguay and Brazil), the Ferris Wheel and a playground for children. Being one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunset, the tourist will also be able to contemplate the Iguazú and Paraná rivers and the Paraguayan, Argentine and Brazilian obelisks (which have been fixed more than 100 years ago and have the colors of each flag). At dinner (optional) one of the options includes the typical dish of the city, the Pirá de Foz, a delicious surubim fish from the rivers of the region.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Ciudad del Este Tour w/ Transfer & Lunch

9. From Foz do Iguaçu: Ciudad del Este Tour w/ Transfer & Lunch

Discover the most unusual places in Ciudad del Este and be surprised by the beauty that this city has to offer, which goes far beyond the shopping destination. You will see a well-structured city, with squares and spaces designed and thought of in the residents, in addition to the stadium of the 3 de Febrero team, which hosted the Copa América; the Palace of Justice; the largest mosque in South America; you can also visit the largest cathedral in the city: Catedral San Blas; enjoy the panoramic visits of these places. The tour also includes a trip to Park Aventura Monday and Saltos del Monday, which is affectionately known as the “Paraguay Falls”. Finishing with a delicious meat carvery at the Mara Steakhouse. Attention: All passengers must have their original identity documents with photo, such as RG or Passport; Minors under 18 years old who are not accompanied by their parents or guardians must be carrying the legal authorization document, signed by the legal guardian.

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What people are saying about Foz do Iguaçu

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 47 reviews

beautiful ride. Although the weather was not on our side and we could not see the sunset, the walk is very nice and fun and the food delicious and abundant. The guide who made the transfers for us was the best. Friendly, kind, cordial, a genius. I think it's worth!

The guide was on time, provided good service. It was interesting to talk with him, learn about the country and people. But in principle, Itaipu is not far away and you can get there on your own by taxi. Uber available.

The guide was fantastic. He sent me a message the day before to make sure I was all set. The trip was very smooth and would highly recommend

Beautiful ride, fun, very friendly crew, delicious food, recommended!

Very knowledgeable guide and gave us time in each location