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Prepare to feel the power of the widest falls on Earth. Declared as a "Mankind's Natural Site" by the United Nations, the Iguazu Falls offer an impressive view to our eyes, an overwhelming and powerful sound to our ears and an unforgettable experience that will be surely remember for a lifetime.
The tropical location and the seer beauty of the Iguazu Falls led Eleanor Roosevelt to say "Poor Niagara" on her visit to the falls. Four times the width of Niagara Falls, these horseshoe-shaped 1.7 miles long falls have the power of 4.42 millions gallons of water falling every 10 seconds.


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Iguazu Falls Tours



Below you will find all the tours in Iguazu which we recommend to our guests and include in our Iguazu Falls vacation packages:

 
 

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On the Argentinean side you can get super close to the falls

The power of the falls at the Devil's Throat

On the Argentinean side you can get super close to the falls

The Iguazu Falls are located inside a Jungle habitat

Argentinean Side of the Iguazu Falls (private tour)

We will arrive at the Iguazu National Park and board an ecological train that will take us to the footbridges which lead to one of the most impressive sites of the Iguazu Falls: La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat).  At this particular point, a great number of cascades converge.The Devil's Throat owes its name to the overwhelming sound created by the waterfalls, since this is where the largest flow of water concentrates.

At this point our guide will invite you to close our eyes and hear the roar of the falls. When you open your eyes, you will fully appreciate the overpowering strength of the waters that fall with an incredibly strong impact, creating a mist and fog so thick that the bottom of the Devil's Throat cannot be seen.

We will then begin traversing the higher circuit or road of the Falls. In our stroll we will cross two footbridge circuits: the higher (superior) and lower (inferior) circuits. As their names imply, both will allow you to appreciate two totally different perspectives of the Falls. Either from their base or from their highest point, the Iguazu Falls will earn your amazement and admiration.
Through the 3/4 mile (1200 meters) of the superior circuit, you will enjoy the views from the top of the Dos Hermanas, Alvarez Nuñez and Lanusse Falls.
Afterwards we’ll  stroll along the inferior circuit, which will allow you to get really close to the Falls, practically touching them and feeling their “rain” as we approach them.

Throughout the mile (1600 meters) of the inferior circuit we will get to know the beautiful Bozzetti, Mbigua, Ramirez and Chico Falls.

Since you will be doing this tour with a private vehicle and guide, you will have the freedom of enjoying each attraction at your own pace, making all the stops you want, enjoying personal assistance and care from our specialized guide.

Difficulty: low

Duration: full day

Guide:     private English speaking guide

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket to Iguazu National Park
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Exciting Close-up Nautical Adventure by the Iguazú Falls

This ride in a double engine motorboat will take you as close as possible to the falls. You will be able to take the most outstanding close-up photos and live an experience that you will definitely treasure in your memories.

At the inferior circuit we reach a small pier where you will board a double motor boat.

You will first hear our boat’s motors roaring just meters away from the glory of the Falls where you can take some pictures. Then, the boat rapidly accelerates to get nearer and nearer to the Three Musketeers fall. You will get so close to the falls that a fine and refreshing  drizzle will soak you from head to toes.

You then approach the second strongest fall after the devil's throat, the San Martin Fall.

This is definitely an adventure of a lifetime.

After navigating 12 minutes, you will go back to port.

Difficulty: Easy on the boat ride part but travelers have to go down a 33 feet (100 meters) stairs to go to the boat pier, this can be hard for people with walking difficulties.

Duration: 12 minutes

Guide:     no guide

Boat: double-engine motorboat
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Brazilian Side of the Iguazu Falls (private tour)

On this half-day private tour you will enjoy the beautiful panoramic views that can be seen from the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls.

The Brazilian side consists of only one footbridge, which we will traverse in its entirety.
Since you will be doing this tour with a private vehicle and guide, you will have the freedom of enjoying each attraction at your own pace, making all the stops you want, enjoying the personal assistance and care from our specialized guide.

Duration: 2 hours and a half approximately

Guide:     private English speaking guide

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket to Iguaçu National Park
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Foz Tropicana Bird Park ("Parque Das Aves")

If you enjoy seeing the most exotic and magnificent bird species with outstanding close up opportunities in a natural environment, then you will definitely love the visit to Foz Tropicana Bird Park.

The Foz Tropicana is a World-Class Bird Park located just meters away from the main entrance to the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Brazilian side of the falls) and it is the most important bird preservation park in Latin America. You will have the chance to come into very close contact with many rare and colorful birds in large naturally landscaped walkthrough aviaries within a beautiful Atlantic Rain Forest natural environment. The Bird Park covers an area of 16 hectares; however, only 5 hectares are so far developed, the rest is presently kept as a conservation area.

This tour will allow you to get acquainted with and admire more than 150 different species from all around the world, one third of them in danger of extinction. You will follow an approximately 1 mile (1500 meters) path which winds through the forest and large walkthrough aviaries.

Expect colorful birds flying and passing above your head, and friendly Toco toucans.

In addition you will also admire Caiman Crocodiles, Boa Constrictors, Marmosets monkeys and Butterflies.  There are 25 species of butterflies which coexist in the same environment with humming birds, which can only find in the American Continent. There are many species of humming birds, Brazil has 80 of them. They are the only birds which can fly in all directions including sideways, backwards and upside-down. While hovering, the wing beat rate in smaller humming birds averages 70 - 80 wing beats per second. Their heart beats over 1000 times per minute during aggressive encounters with other humming birds. Humming birds' principle source of energy is plant nectar, and the major protein intake comes from arthropods (small insects and spiders). Before the introduction of the humming birds, spiders were a great problem in the butterfly house. They spun webs in every corner and caught the butterflies in large numbers. Two humming birds were introduced and proceeded to destroy the spider population by taking newly hatched spiders out of their webs before they were big enough to become a threat to the butterflies. It proved to be an accidental but very successful example of biological control!

The construction of this bird park had to be carried out carefully in order to prevent any damage to the native forest. The overriding theme of the exhibits was to provide environmental enrichment for the birds by giving them as much space as possible in naturally landscaped aviaries. The Bird Park has more than 900 birds of 150 species. Two thirds of the birds are native South American and the other third were imported subtropical species from other continents.

All birds seen in the Park originate from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment) or rehabilitation centers. The Bird Park does not accept birds of unknown origin. All animals are registered and an annual report is given to the Brazilian Zoological Society and IBAMA.

Duration: 1 hour approximately (can be more depending on the time available)

Guide:      self-guided

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket

 
 
 

 
 
 

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A Cultural Experience at the Ruins of San Ignacio and the Jesuit Missions

We will head to San Ignacio where the biggest and best conserved ruins of the Jesuits Missions are located.

San Ignacio as well as the Iguazu falls, is located in the province of Misiones. However, while the Iguazu falls are located in the north of this province, the ruins of the Jesuit Missions are located in the south.

This province was formerly inhabited by the Guaranies, natives who used to be farmers, ceramists, musicians and skillful sailors. They had semi-sedentary habits and tried to settle near a river where they divided the land into sectors for hunting and for growing crops, the latter being previously deforested and cleared. When the soil stopped being productive they moved to another place. They built four or eight houses per village using tree-trunks, wood and straw. Each dwelling place was prepared to shelter several families. They employed weapons such as the "macana" (a kind of cudgel), arrows with tips made of wood, horn, bone or fins. They followed a patriarchal and aristocratic social order. There were the "mboyá" (the people) and the "tubichá" (the chiefs) who formed "classes" though not "castes".

The Guaranies had polygamous families especially those from the higher class. However, adultery by women was not tolerated. They believed in one Creator God whom they called "Tupá". They also thought that the soul was immortal and that there were wandering demons or "añaes" in their soil. The Guaraníes did not have idols or religious sacrifices, but they did have wizards or "chamanes" who performed various magical tricks.

The Guaranies Jesuitical Mission "Jesus Company 's" priests arrived and achieved, by means of the "Cross", what the Spanish laymen could not with their swords: to group and work with the Guaranies natives. The priests learned their language, their habits and way of life and they kept the existing social order. In this way 30 towns (7 in Brazil, 8 in Paraguay and 15 in Argentina, of which 11 were in Misiones).

San Ignacio is the most important archeological complex in this area, named Mankind Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO. They are the best-preserved remains of any Jesuit town, in addition to being very large and complex. Built during the 17th century by the Jesuit priests, this colony represented a fusion of cultures, for its emphasis on integration and broader education of the indigenous people of the area. Not only were they taught religion and Spanish as was customary in all other colonies, but also literature, art and music. The different buildings include a temple, workshops, family homes, and a large park. Among these you will also find beautiful art by the Guaraní Indians.

Before visiting the ruins you will pass by the Interpretation Center, which includes 9 rooms. These rooms present information about the arrival of the Spaniards, the habitat of the Guaraní people, symbols of evangelization, and much more.

Since this tour is done with your own private vehicle and guide, you will have the freedom of enjoying each attraction at your own pace, making all the stops you want, and enjoying a personal assistance and care of our specialized guide.

Duration: full day

Guide: private English/Spanish speaking guide

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance fees to Jesuit Ruins
 
 
 

 

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