Iguazu falls is one of the most breathtaking places in the world you will ever come across. On the border of Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu means ‘Great River’ in the indigenous Guarani language and there could hardly be a more fitting name. After rising in the Brazilian highlands near Curitiba, the Iguazu river runs westward on a 1100km journey, receiving some 30 tributaries on its course to the plateau where, just before merging with the great Paraná river, it plunges thunderously over an 80m high cliff in virgin forest. Iguazu Falls are in the Iguazu National Park is a region of large rivers and humid, tropical landscapes of red soil and bright green jungle, full of giant, ancient trees, and a large amount of endemic flora and fauna. Within the National Park is the world famous Iguazu Falls, the most spectacular and thunderous in South America. Iguazu Falls have a total of 275 falls cascade over a precipice that is 3km wide, sending up an endless wall of spray laced with rainbows. Seeing the sheer power and hearing the wild roar of Iguazu Falls is a must on any itinerary to South America.
Day 1: Arrive Iguazu (Argentina) & Sightseeing Iguazu Falls
Upon your arrival at Iguazu airport you will be transferred to your hotel. After checking into your hotel your guide will be waiting for you to take you to Iguazu Falls on the Argentinean border.
First stop with be a visit to the visitor centre inside Iguazu National Park. At the visitor centre, you will catch a special purpose train that will take you to the upper path, lower path and the ferocious devils throat platform. The upper path is 500 meters long and last about 45 minutes seeing the waterfalls Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín falls from the upper part. For the lower path of the falls a guide will walk you around 1,300 meters of footpath for approximately 1.5hours. The view is unique and distinctive and well worth the walk as you will be able to view the falls right in the middle! There is a chance you might get wet! The last viewing point is the Devils Throat, which surrounds the upper part of the Iguazu River, and you can walk to the balcony of Devil's throat for the most spectacular view of all. There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour and would suggest making sure your video is charged to be able to capture the full impact of this catapulting and thunderous waterfall.
Day 2: Sightseeing Iguassu Falls (Brazilian side)
Yesterday you saw Iguazu falls from the Argentinean side of the boarder and now today you will able to observe the natural wondrous falls from the Brazilian side. Included in this package is a half-day tour which will take you over to the Brazilian border (visa required before departing Australia) for a panoramic view of the falls almost 3 km long and 270 cascades. It's a 1000 m (approximately 1 Hour) of easy walking starting from the Das Cataratas Hotel and finishing in the canyon of the Devil's Throat. The round trip takes approximately three hours.
After the half day tour you will be taken back to your hotel in Argentina for an afternoon at your leisure.
Optional: There is an opportunity to book an optional Helicopter ride over the falls and visit the Bird Park on the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls.
From both the Argentinian and Brazilian side of the Falls there are opportunities to go on exiting Safari Boat trips and get real close to these majestic Falls (be prepared to get wet)
Day 3: Depart Iguazu
This morning you will have some time to relax before your journey to Iguazu falls concludes. You will then be taken to the airport for your next adventure.
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