A show of massive falls thundering on rocks, an orchestra composed by birds and water, a superb expression of the power of nature: Welcome to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Formed by hundreds of cascades and surrounded by tropical forests, the Iguazú Falls are spread along the Iguazú River, shared by Argentina and Brazil, about 20 km from Puerto Iguazú, in the Province of Misiones.
The rainforest in the National Park has an incredible variety of vascular plants, such as exotic orchids and begonias, and is home to many regional wild animals, among them the Jaguar and the curious “Coati”.
The Devil Throat is the largest of the falls, with a flow of water that can be heard from dozens of kilometers away. Many others (around 270) like Salto San Martin, Bozzetti and Tres Mosqueteros, fall into the river creating a natural postcard crowned by rainbows.
Culturally, the region is marked by its native inhabitants, the Guaraní, and its early colonial settlers, the Jesuits, which left behind stories and traces of their old settlements.
The zone offers a wide arrange of activities: from adventure tourism and ecological trips, trekking, water activities, canopy, kayaking, sailing, and bird watching to shopping tours in Ciudad del Este (Paraguay).
As many travelers come to the Falls looking for adventure, out of this world sceneries and inspiring landscapes, we offer uniquely memorable tours which we like to combine with unique local cuisine experiences.
Travel in the footsteps of a Local
We love to connect travelers with genuine and unique local experiences. We often get questions such us, where is the best place to go in the Litoral of Argentina, best place to stay in Iguazu, best things to do in the National Park, best places to eat in the city ? In almost every case, the answer to these questions is that there is no “best place”, but the best trip customized for each traveller. All of our tours are customized by our Local Team, and we design our tours with the same spirit that we do it for friends.
We offer personalized, tailor-made private tours. Let us know your desires, and we will customize the trip to match your goals and wishes.
The Falls have an hypnotizing effect when you stare at them, specially the Devil Throat. You can admire the power of nature at the different areas of the National Park. The “great adventure” excursion is a singular way to experience the Falls, it allows you to see many jumps “face to face” and even go just under some of them ! Give yourself the time to explore this region, it´s going to be our pleasure to help you to create your own adventure !
Arrival at Puerto Iguazu and transfer to a comfortable lodge in the jungle. At an agreed-upon time, we will go on a visit to the city, with special focus on the Triple Frontier, where both rivers (Iguazu and Parana) converge, thereby forming the natural border between Argentna, Brazil and Paraguay. The color of the waters, changes drastically in the diversion of the rivers, which can be observed from a panoramic point that is worth seeing.
Transfer back to the lodge.
In the evening, we will enjoy of the exquisite local cuisine.
The cuisine in the Litoral region is mostly influenced by fish, such as the Surubí, Pacú and Dorado, typical from the rivers of the zone. Uncountable are the ways of preparing them: with mustard, wine, Gorgonzola, grilled…depending on the preferences at the moment of cooking. The “Yacaré” meat is another exotic option, and could be served with onion cream or fried with mandioca.
There is also a big influence of the Southern Brazilian gastronomy, visible, for example, in the variety of meat (mostly grilled) and tropical fruits, which, when combined, intensify the flavor and the contrasts.
It is also important to mention the importance of the ‘Mate’ as a National Icon because this local infusion is to symbolize the social union of the Argentine people.
After breakfast, we will go on a visit to the Iguazu National Park, where we will be able to approach, see and feel most of the jumps (with the Devil’s Throat as the pearl of the Park) in a very near way.
There, we will walk along the 3 different circuits: Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit and Devil Throat´s.
The Lower Circuit, offers several views of different falls, among them the Two Sisters, Bossetti & Hidden Falls; and a panoramic view of Isla San Martin.
The Upper Circuit offers a panoramic view of the Brazilian falls and the Salto San Martin, and also the catwalks have access to the Iguazu River Delta, with islands full of vegetation.
To arrive to the Devil´s Throat, we will first ride the“Train of the Jungle”until reach the starting point for the walking circuit. Then, after 1000 meters, we will be able to see one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the world.
During this day, an adventurous excursion will take part in our journey as well: “The Great Adventure”
Description of “Great Adventure”:
Departing from the Operative Center or from the Visitors’ Center, we shall enter the jungle by the Yacaratiá trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. Bilingual guides (Spanish and English) will introduce the place’s natural and cultural resources.
This 5 kms long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, visitors shall board on the boats that shall be sailing in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 kms, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids.
Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, visitors shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Martín waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face.
At the end of the trip, we shall descend from the boat on the dock located in front of the San Martín Island, where visitors may continue enjoying the landscape joining the runways system of the Lower Circuit.
This excursion can also be made in the opposite direction: from the San Martín dock to the Visitors’ Center.
Transfer back to the lodge, in order to take a deserved rest.
After breakfast, we will continue with our visit to the falls, but now from the Brazilian side.
The excursion will be shorter, but incredible as well. The circuit that leads to the falls, will allow us to see a panoramic view of most of the falls, from a distance that let us immerse in a natural postcard that captures the combination of all the moments in almost one click.
To complete the experience, we will overfly the falls in Helicopter, in a 10 minutes ride that will allow us to enjoy the falls from the sky. Optionally, we can extend this ride to 35 minutes, including also the impressive Itaipu Dam.
Afterwards, we will head back to Puerto Iguazu, and we will visit a Bio Center (unique in the area) located in the surroundings of the Village. It´s an Interpretation Center where we will be able to see different extracts from the Flora and the Fauna of the zone. There are reptiles, birds, plants and an aquarium, and the guide will lead us through this experience of seeing and understanding more about this topic. It takes around 1:30 hs.
Transfer back to the lodge.
Breakfast at the hotel. At an agreed-upon time, transfer to the airport.
Note: Prices are indicative, per person, on a double occupancy basis and subject to availability.
JESUIT RUINS OF SAN IGNACIO MINI AND WANDA MINES
We will start our excursion visiting the Mines of gemstones in Wanda, a village around 40 km from Puerto Iguazu, where the mineral richness of basalt from Misiones can be contemplated: Tpazes, amethyst, rock crystals, quartz, etc.
We will continue our journey towards San Ignacio town (approx 240 km from Puerto Iguazu), along a road edged by tea and yerba mate plantations, until reach San Ignacio Mini, a Jesuit reduction declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
A specialist will show us the different parts of the reduction: the church, the main square, the workshop and graveyards, the houses, the orchard and the Cloisters of the Jesuit Fathers, recalling the stories of the indigenous and the Jesuits that took part in this important period of the History.
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