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

1. 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 Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

2. 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.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguaza Falls Brazilian Side & Bird Park Tour

3. 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.

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.

Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

5. Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

You’ll start your tour by meeting at the visitors’ center to learn about the Brazilian side of the park. You’ll then follow an 11-kilometer road to begin your adventure. Once on the road, you’ll already be able to hear the falls as you pass by a forest rich with unique flora and fauna: you’ll see birds, multicolored butterflies, and small coatis. Next, along the walkway to Benjamin Constant and Deodoro Fall, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Devil’s Throat, an 80-meter cascade with the largest water flow in the world. Along the walkway to Floriano Falls, there’s a panoramic elevator leading to the top of the falls. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll have the chance to purchase a meal at the Porto Canoas gastronomic centre and browse the park’s souvenir shop. On the second part of your adventure, you’ll experience a Macuco Safari, driving in an open-air vehicle and witnessing amazing views of the forest. Along the safari, you’ll see orchids, bromeliads, centenary trees, and wildlife before arriving in Porto Macuco, where your pontoon boat awaits you. You’ll then navigate the Iguassu River and admire the picturesque canyons, moving at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscape and take photos as you go. Finally, you’ll reach the base of the falls near the Devil’s Throat, where you'll get close enough to enjoy a quick refreshing dip in these pristine waters.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Secret Falls Adventure

6. From Foz do Iguaçu: Secret Falls Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable adventure to the waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu. This tour is ideal for visitors who would like to get close to nature and discover hidden swimming spots in Iguazu Falls region. Stop at 5 incredible waterfalls for a swim, and take a dip in an incredible natural jacuzzi. Hike along an interpretative rainforest trail as you come face-to-face with local wildlife and incredible tropical plants. There are a variety of easy and medium-level trails, so no trekking experience is required. A support vehicle and a bilingual guide will be there to help you throughout the tour.

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.

Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

8. 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.

From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

9. From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

Explore the geological wonderland of Vila Velha (“Old City" in Portuguese) on a scenic day trip from Curitiba, and learn the myths and history behind the fascinating state heritage park. You will depart Curitiba at 07:30 for the 55-mile journey to Vila Velha State Park. There, your guide will lead you around the formidable sandstone formations, and explain how they were created over millions of years by the combined effects of wind, rain, volcanic eruptions, and glaciation. A similar weather process gave rise to the mica-filled Golden Lagoon (Lagoa Dourada), where you may catch the golden effect caused by the sun’s rays. The stunning water mirrors of the furnas (craters) formed by the collapse of the sandstone is another feature of Vila Velha that will dazzle you, before your return transfer to Curitiba.

From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

10. From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel across the border between Argentina and Brazil to access the Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. Your guide will give you information about the park, the waterfalls, flora and fauna of the area. Get a fantastic panoramic view of 70% of the cascades in front of you and the other 30% only meters away. Feel the refreshing water spray from the falls and enjoy the flora and fauna of the serene jungle trails of the park.

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What people are saying about South Region, Brazil

The guide was amazing, very well known of everything, excellent communication and service. One of the funniest experiences I've ever had and I love they allowed me to bring my Go Pro. 5 stars tour, but prepare to get soaked at the boat! So much fun!

I really enjoyed the trip to the waterfalls. My guide Jefferson Maximiano was excellent. He was soo knowledgeable and bilingual. Really helpful and made the trip awesome. I would recommend him anytime.

The tour is well organized and practiced. Good use of time for stops and highlights. I came in May which is almost winter. Even though it rained, the experience was great.

Really great way to emerge yourself in nature! This trail allows you to tour the grounds safely without getting lost. Adventure at it’s finest!

A wonderful day very beautiful and the guide was fun and energetic