Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina: Our most recommended tours and 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. 

Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

4. 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.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side Full-Day Tour

5. 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.

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

6. 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.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

7. 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.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Boat Tour and Gran Aventura

8. Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Boat Tour and Gran Aventura

Experience the power of more than 200 waterfalls on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. Together with the Brazilian side, these falls form one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, and one of the largest waterfall systems in the world. You will begin your tour on the Argentinian side of the park in the visitors’ center, from where you will go to the train station to board a 10-minute train ride towards the Devil’s Throat, the largest water flow of the entire complex. Upon your arrival, you will continue to a 1-kilometer walkway above the river to observe outstanding views of the calm waters before the furious falls begin. Your second adventure begins with the Gran Adventure Tour, in which you will get a mix of the navigation of the river, as well as a nice jungle safari. You will board a 4x4 vehicle through the jungle, exploring local fauna and flora with live commentary. Your next stop will be to Porto Macuco, where the float boats will be waiting for you. After putting on your jacket, you will navigate for about 7 miles (12 kilometers) on the Iguazu River, watching the canyons and observing the flow at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscapes and take photos. You will pass by the Devil’s Throat and Three Musketeers Falls whilst observing the rocks, animals, blue sky, rainbows, and water. The boat will get close enough for everyone to enjoy a brief soak in the refreshing waters, which is sure to evoke indescribable emotions. Towards the end of your tour, your final stop will be at the San Martin Island.

Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

9. Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

With this tour, you will explore the rural parts of Iguazú by horseback. Afterwards, visit the Guaraní community and go on a 30-minute walk of the jungle to admire the native flora, fauna, aboriginal traps, medicinal plants, and giant ferns. This tour includes transfers, entrance fees, and a community guide. The departure schedule is to be organised with the local operator. The horse riding circuit is suitable for beginners or those with experience alike - the guide will assist you at all times. This beautiful region offers visitors amazing bird and wildlife watching opportunities. During the tour, you will also hear music sung by a choir of Guaraní children and admire local crafts.

Half-Day Iguazú Forest Adventure

10. Half-Day Iguazú Forest Adventure

This 4-hour Iguazu Forest Adventure offers a variety of activities in the Selva Misionera, one of Argentina’s most stunning locations. Located on the Parana River, it is a short drive from the city of Iguazu. Rappel down canyons stones, surrounded by waterfalls and lush greenery. Descend to a platform, with a highly qualified Spanish-speaking instructor, for a dip in a natural pool. Trek along narrow paths carpeted with fallen leaves, accompanied by the forest’s chirping birds. Feel as if you’re half human and half bird as you move between the tops of the forest’s tall trees. Slide from tree to tree, hanging from a harness. The total distance is 800 meters, divided into 3 stages.

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What people are saying about Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 522 reviews

We were picked up and dropped off at the stables and left there without warning nobody speaking English. It was my first time on a horse too. We were given a horse but poor thing looked tired and restless. We trotted on for 20 mins along dusty roads with motorcycle and dogs yapping horse was spooked and whinnied and almost chucked me off, we had no helmets either. we arrived at a Guarani village again no English so I used Google translate to communicate. V interesting chat and stroll around village. Then another 20 min horse trek back to stables.....

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.

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%!!