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Iguazu River: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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 snack bar and take souvenirs from the handicraft stores. Finally, your van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Ps.: Do not consider the times described in the activity/itinerary to be exact. They are just an estimate. Our reservations department will contact you the day before the activity to confirm your schedule.

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

2. Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

Your 2-day adventure begins as you are either collected from your accommodation, or picked up from the tour meeting point. Your guide will provide you information about the park, the waterfalls, and the flora and fauna of the area, so that you can tour the park and not miss any attraction. The Argentine side possesses 3 classic routes: superior, inferior, and garage of the devil. All of these routes have very easy access, with transfer via the ecological train included with entrance to the park. For the more adventurous, there is the 3-kilometer route along the Macuco Trail. The Macuco trail is self-guided, and enters the jungle taking its visitors to the territory of the endemic Caí monkeys. Another hit of the Macuco trail is the Arrechea jump, a 23-meter-high waterfall of isolated height. The basin of this part of the Iguazú River is totally covered by the protected forest of the Iguazú National Park. You will then explore the Brazilian side of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. There you will be able to feel the refreshing mist of the water all around you, and can also enjoy the flora and fauna of this magical walk. Upon your return you can choose to stay in the duty free area, before later returning to your hotel on your own.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

3. From Puerto Iguazu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel for 5-km to the Puerto Macuco forest base on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. From the visitor center, embark on a thrilling hike through the jungle, descending 100 meters until you arrive at the river.  From here, climb aboard a specially designed boat and sail for another 6 kilometers through the canyon of the Iguaçu Lower River towards the waterfalls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Enjoying crashing through the rapids, then continue on to the base of the Salto Tres Mosqueteros to see the Brazilian Jumps and Devil's Throat waterfalls. Feel the incredible rush of emotions as you get close to the incomparable Salto San Martin waterfalls, the largest cascade that can be approached by boat. To finish the tour, disembark at the pier located in front of the island San Martín, from where you can walk along with a network of boardwalks through the lower circuit of the falls. The current caused by the waterfalls will provide you with moments of great excitement and adrenaline - as you end this unforgettable tour. Drive back to Puerto Iguazu where you will be dropped off at your hotel. Ps.: Do not consider the times described in the activity/itinerary to be exact. They are just an estimate. Our reservations department will contact you the day before the activity to confirm your schedule.

From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

4. From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

Be amazed by this great wonder of the world with more than 270 beautiful falls and you will be delighted, for sure. The tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel before heading to the Iguazu Falls, located 24 kilometers from Foz do Iguaçu downtown. Arriving at the visitor station, located 10 kilometers from Iguazu Falls, at the entrance of the National Park. This place shows an excellent infrastructure with photos exhibition of Iguazu Falls, boards with maps of the National Park and a big souvenirs stores, bathrooms, infirmary, selling tickets to the park, cash machine, etc. After passing the visitor station, continuing the tour, follow the road taking us to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. There, walk for around 1km. This walk offers you an amazing panoramic view of the falls and, by the end, a fantastic approach to the Devil’s Throat. The park tour ends at the top of Iguazu Falls, which could be accessed by stairs or the Panoramic Elevator. Then the visitors follow the catwalk until the Porto Canoas Space, where you could see the Iguazu River. Besides the restaurant, the place offers a snack bar, handcraft stores, bathrooms and infirmary. Ps.: Do not consider the times described in the activity/itinerary to be exact. They are just an estimate. Our reservations department will contact you the day before the activity to confirm your schedule.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Boat Tour and Gran Aventura

5. Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Boat Tour and Gran Aventura

Experience the power of more than 200 waterfalls on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. Together with the Brazilian side, these falls form one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and one of the largest waterfall systems in the world. You will begin your tour on the Argentinian side of the park in the visitors’ center, from where you will go to the train station to board a 10-minute train ride towards the Devil’s Throat, the largest water flow of the entire complex. Upon your arrival, you will continue to a 1-kilometer walkway above the river to observe outstanding views of the calm waters before the furious falls begin. Your second adventure begins with the Gran Adventure Tour, in which you will get a mix of the navigation of the river, as well as a nice jungle safari. You will board a 4x4 vehicle through the jungle, exploring local fauna and flora with live commentary. Your next stop will be to Porto Macuco, where the float boats will be waiting for you. After putting on your jacket, you will navigate for about 7 miles (12 kilometers) on the Iguazu River, watching the canyons and observing the flow at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscapes and take photos. You will pass by the Devil’s Throat and Three Musketeers Falls whilst observing the rocks, animals, blue sky, rainbows, and water. The boat will get close enough for everyone to enjoy a brief soak in the refreshing waters, which is sure to evoke indescribable emotions. Towards the end of your tour, your final stop will be at the San Martin Island.

Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

6. Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

You’ll start your tour by meeting at the visitors’ center to learn about the Brazilian side of the park. You’ll then follow an 11-kilometer road to begin your adventure. Once on the road, you’ll already be able to hear the falls as you pass by a forest rich with unique flora and fauna: you’ll see birds, multicolored butterflies, and small coatis. Next, along the walkway to Benjamin Constant and Deodoro Fall, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Devil’s Throat, an 80-meter cascade with the largest water flow in the world. Along the walkway to Floriano Falls, there’s a panoramic elevator leading to the top of the falls. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll have the chance to purchase a meal at the Porto Canoas gastronomic centre and browse the park’s souvenir shop. On the second part of your adventure, you’ll experience a Macuco Safari, driving in an open-air vehicle and witnessing amazing views of the forest. Along the safari, you’ll see orchids, bromeliads, centenary trees, and wildlife before arriving in Porto Macuco, where your pontoon boat awaits you. You’ll then navigate the Iguassu River and admire the picturesque canyons, moving at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscape and take photos as you go. Finally, you’ll reach the base of the falls near the Devil’s Throat, where you'll get close enough to enjoy a quick refreshing dip in these pristine waters.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side Tour

7. Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side Tour

The Iguazu National Park offers an extraordinary experience with new and improved facilities that will enhance your tour. Upon arrival at the Visitors Center, embark on the panoramic buses that will take you on an exciting journey through the park. As you step off the bus, prepare to embark on a captivating walk along the paths. From the first balcony, you will be greeted by a breathtaking panoramic view of the majestic Argentinean falls. After a mesmerizing 950-meter walkway offering stunning vistas of the magnificent Iguazu River, you will reach the awe-inspiring Brazilian side of the falls. Immerse yourself in the refreshing mist as you walk along the pathway that leads you right into the heart of the Floriano Falls, offering a remarkable panoramic view of the mesmerizing lower Iguazu River and the spectacular Devil's Gorge Canyon. To top it all off, an elevator and a set of stairs await to guide you to the delightful shopping and restaurant area located upstairs.

Iguazu Falls: Argentine Side Tour from Puerto Iguazu

8. Iguazu Falls: Argentine Side Tour from Puerto Iguazu

Enjoy hotel pickup and then head off on your day of adventure. On this full-day tour to the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, you can marvel at the incredible views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Your guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. Lower and upper walkways allow for up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the falls, especially of the largest one, Devil’s Throat. The ecological train ride is also included in the tour.   After exploring the falls, return to the hotel in the late afternoon. This day will be a real adventure, full of thrills and spills, and is an absolute must for the adventurer at heart.  

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What people are saying about Iguazu River

Overall rating

4.6
(79 reviews)

We were the only couple to get from the Argentinan side, so there was a private car to pick us and help us cross to Brazil. Then we met the group (all staying in the Brazilian side) at the Chocolate Shop. The waterfalls from the brazilian side are a must do, the views are amazing! we really enjoyed it. We had about 2 hours to spend there and it was more than enough. We then were taken back to the chocolate shop to wait for our driver to take us back to our hotel in Argentina, we had to wait there for about half and hour. Other than that, the tour was great.

Junior was a great guide. He made the tour more entertaining and kept the whole group engaged through out the journey. He remembered each and every customers name and addressed them individually which was very impressive.

Many thanks for the great guide to drop me at the airport, it was a good activity!

Brilliant. We could not fault anything about the experience. A perfect day out

Awesome! Just take this one to skip the line and heat