Puerto Iguazu Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Puerto Iguazu Outdoor activities

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

1. 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.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

2. From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu. 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 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 Foz do Iguaçu where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Ticket

3. From Puerto Iguazu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Ticket

After being picked up from your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu, drive to the Iguazu Falls National Park. When you arrive at the Visitor's Center, take advantage of the facilities including snack bars, a restaurant, souvenir shops, sanitary, medical stations and also a hall with exhibitions on the importance of biodiversity and subtropical jungle. To access the Iguazu Falls observation walkways, climb aboard a gas-powered train, which will drop visitors off at 3 different tour routes: Garganta del Diablo, the upper circuit, and the lower circuit. From each route, admire views of the San Martin Island and different perspectives of the Iguazu Falls. During the walks, get closer contact with the Falls, allowing a more detailed appreciation for the local fauna, flora, and beautiful scenery.  At the end of the tour, take advantage of the convenient return transport back to your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu. 

From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Falls with Boat Adventure

4. From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Falls with Boat Adventure

Experience one of the must-see tours during your stay in Puerto Iguazu. 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 Iguazu 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. Upgrade your tour to include a ticket to the nearby Bird Park, where you will have the chance to observe a variety of incredible colorful wildlife species. Alternatively, choose the option to include a panoramic helicopter flight so you can marvel at the falls from a completely new perspective. At the end of the tour, return to your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

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

Your Gran Aventure adventure begins with pickup from your hotel, then heads into Iguazu National Park. Board your boat for the tour and sail up close to the powerful cascading waterfalls. Feel the thrill of adrenaline rush through your body as you admire these imposing and magnificent waterfalls. Don’t be afraid to get a little wet too and embrace the odd splash or two! After the excitement of the boat ride, spend the rest of the day exploring the waterfall’s stunning surrounding jungle. First enjoy a thrilling 4×4 ride through the park, and listen to your guide share information about the park itself, the waterfalls, the region’s native flora and fauna, and more. Next, set off for a stroll through the park which has 3 main trails — the Superior, the Inferior, and the Devil’s Throat. Discover the natural wonders of the park on each of the trails as you ride on the park’s convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee.

From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

6. From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel through the beautiful natural landscape of the region, passing small towns before reaching the imposing ruins of San Ignacio Miní located 240 kilometers from the city of Puerto Iguazu.  Enjoy a guided tour which explores the history of this area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jesuit mission was built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 17th century. The ruins were discovered in 1897 and restored between 1940 and 1948. Learn about the construction, life, and customs of the Guarani aborigines and the Jesuit occupiers of the region.  Visit the mines of precious stones in the city of Wanda. The mines are a series of caves where you can enter to see the raw gems within. Discover the miners’ hands-on approach to ensuring that full geodes are kept as whole as possible. See multiple types of precious stones such as amethyst, milky quartz, clear quartz, amongst others.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side Full-Day Tour

7. Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side Full-Day Tour

Start the day with a transfer from downtown hotels in Puerto Iguazu to the Iguazu Falls National Park. Your guide will give you information about the park, the waterfalls, flora and fauna of the area so that when you visit the park you will not miss any attraction. Enjoy a full day to explore the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. The park has three main trails, the superior, inferior, and the Devil's Throat, or Garganta Del Diablo. Explore all trails with the convenient ecological train, which is included in the entrance fee. See the vast amount of waterfalls, experiencing their power and beauty up close. If you are feeling more adventurous, hike along the Macuco trail, a pedestrian and self-guided route that enters the jungle and takes you to the territory of the Caí monkeys, where you can enjoy a close encounter with these expressive, restless, and very curious animals. See the Arrechea jump, a 23-meter waterfall in the Arrechea stream hat forms a natural pile of transparent waters.

From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

8. 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. This 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. By the end of the tour, the vehicle will be there to take you back to the hotel.

Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

9. 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.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

10. From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

Get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000-year-old falls span across the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below. Begin with a pickup from your hotel and travel outside the city of Iguazu to the national park where you will spend the day exploring the falls and learning about the history and culture. Explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. Be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy nature and see the falls at your own pace. At the end of the tour, meet back up for transportation back to the hotel.

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What people are saying about Puerto Iguazu

Well organized and managed to do it all but remember you have to cross the border and it takes time so that with hotel pick up from 10 different hotels also adds up. The falls are spectacular! Bird park also very good but you only get 90 mins max to see as much as possible. So if staying on Brazilian side it may favour you more for this.

Douglas our guide was great getting us across through the border to Argentina from Brazil. He shared information about Brazilian life, Iguazu Falls and the floura and fauna. We really enjoyed this special place and it went very smoothly. We highly recommend this tour!

Was blown away by iguazu much better than I expected and defo worth paying the extra to do the speed boat

Arrived on time, very smooth over the boarder and everything arranged for us!

Awesome! And the boat experience is unique! I recommend it 100%!!