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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.

Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

4. 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 Iguassu 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.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguaza Falls Brazilian Side & Bird Park Tour

5. Puerto Iguazu: Iguaza Falls Brazilian Side & Bird Park Tour

Enjoy the natural beauty of Iguazu Falls with the convenience of round-trip transportation on a full-day tour to the Brazilian side of the park. The day starts with pickup from the hotel or meeting point in Puerto Iguazu. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle across the border into Brazil to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Admire the panoramic views of the cascades while an expert guide provides information about the park and its flora and fauna in both English and Spanish. This tour includes a visit to the Bird Park, home to toucans, macaws, red corocoros, and flamingos as well as colorful butterflies and other jungle animals.

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.  

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

7. 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.

Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

8. Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

Venture by train through the Atlantic rainforest, with its unique flora and fauna, to the historic colonial town of Morretes, nestled at the foot of the Serra do Mar mountains in the state of Paraná. From your Curitiba hotel in the morning, you'll be shuttled along some of the best preserved rainforest in southern Brazil, to the foothills at the Serro do Mar where Morretes awaits. You'll explore the historic center of the town, strolling amidst the quaint 18th-century architecture, old colonial houses and churches, and through the craft market. You'll stop for lunch on the banks of the Nhundiaquara river to feast on the region's traditional Barreado, a meat-dish cooked slowly in a clay pot for several hours, then served over rice, with fruit, and a side of breaded fish. No Brazilian experience is complete without a taste of its wholesome cuisine!

Foz do Iguaçu: Paraguay Night Tour with Casino Dinner

9. Foz do Iguaçu: Paraguay Night Tour with Casino Dinner

Discover the largest city within the Triple Frontier region, which borders Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Puerto Iguazú, Argentina. The tour starts with a panoramic tour through the center of Ciudad del Este. Visit the Acaray Lake, 3 de Febrero Stadium, the Arab Mosque and the San Blás Cathedral. Then, head to Sax Palace Restaurant, a luxurious place where dinner will be served based on a 3-steps menu (starter, main course and dessert). At end of the night, have fun at Acaray Casino. Enjoy for a moment full of games and entertainment before going back to your accommodation.

Foz do Iguaçu: Bird Park Tour with Tickets

10. Foz do Iguaçu: Bird Park Tour with Tickets

Start your day with hotel pick up and head to the Bird Park near the Iguaçu National Park Visitor Center. Make your way through the sign-posted walkways through the middle of the jungle. Explore the nurseries, enriched with cascades, bridges, and vegetation, where you can observe different species of birds. In other smaller nurseries, you can also see different species of birds from Southwest Asia, Oceania and Africa. The park is home to more than 900 birds from 150 different species, mostly from Brazil, a third of which are endangered.  All birds in the park come from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA, and from rehabilitation centers. All animals are registered according to the Zoological Society of Brazil and IBAMA. You can also see moths, hummingbirds, alligators, reptiles, and a beehive in the nurseries. At the end of your walk, there is a restaurant, where you can enjoy an exclusive view of the Lake of the Flamingos, where the tourists can take photos holding macaws. After your visit, relax with transportation back to your hotel.  

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What people are saying about South Region, Brazil

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 775 reviews

our guide Sandro was great spoke fluent English and offered great insight into the falls and park. Once in the park we didn’t have to queue and drove straight to the falls where we were able to walk around at our own pace. Sandro went above and beyond to make our trip memorable offering tips and advice. Would high recommend this trip to everyone.

MMC are a truly professional company. Really lovely day with our guide Vladimir! He took us everywhere, explained everything and was so kind. Best time ever. You will love the boat tour if you like adventure and getting wet. :-)

My guide was called Raupp and he is a professional... We had a great time and expectations were met 199

Everything was well organised, thank you. The waterfalls experience is incredible!

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