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  • Foz do Iguaçu: Half Day City Tour

    1. Foz do Iguaçu: Half Day City Tour

    Discover a charming city with remarkable landscapes and an incredible mix of ethnicities and cultural characteristics. Visit places such as: the Itaipu Ecomuseum, the Buddhist Temple, the Vila A, B, and C neighborhoods created especially to shelter the workers of the largest power generating plant in the world, and enjoy a sensational lunch at Barracão restaurant with an array of dishes from across Brazilian gastronomy. This city is booming with an international culture. A visit to a mosque and Kapadokya, representatives of one of the largest Arab communities in Brazil, are also part of this tour. Discover Avenida Pedro Basso, known as one of the most beautiful streets in Brazil with its many trees. Encounter the main streets and historical sites of Foz: Avenida Brasil, Hotel Cassino, Colégio Mitre, the Catholic Church, and Colégio Agrícola. To end the tour, continue to one of the larg...

  • Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

    2. Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

    Venture by train through the Atlantic rainforest, with its unique flora and fauna, to the historic colonial town of Morretes, nestled at the foot of the Serra do Mar mountains in the state of Paraná. From your Curitiba hotel in the morning, you'll be shuttled along some of the best preserved rainforest in southern Brazil, to the foothills at the Serro do Mar where Morretes awaits. You'll explore the historic center of the town, strolling amidst the quaint 18th-century architecture, old colonial houses and churches, and through the craft market. You'll stop for lunch on the banks of the Nhundiaquara river to feast on the region's traditional Barreado, a meat-dish cooked slowly in a clay pot for several hours, then served over rice, with fruit, and a side of breaded fish. No Brazilian experience is complete without a taste of its wholesome cuisine!

    Overall the trip was great but the train I didn't give it five stars is because when I was given the train ticket the seat was in the section where no English announcements would be given. I wad told by the tour guide I'd need to pay in another $R200 to get a seat in the English section. I then produced my voucher and another attendant arranged a seat in the correct section. I also felt that the Antonino visit was a bit rushed. The tour guide and bus driver were excellent

  • Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

    3. Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

    Meet your guide at your hotel and head to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, 20 minutes from Foz do Iguaçu and a world leader in clean and replaceable energy production. Itaipu is located in the middle of Brazil and Paraguay, so you’ll visit both countries on this tour. Your tour begins with a 10-minute video at the Visitor Center, which tells the history of the construction of the dam. The guided tour continues by bus outside of the reservoir with three stops to allow you to appreciate its panoramic views. See the view from the edge of the dam and continue on the path that will take you to the natural surroundings of the dam and the beautiful scenery inside the Touristic Itaipu Complex. At the end of the tour, enjoy the beautiful view of Itaipu Lake before returning to your hotel.  

    The guide Helen was really helpful and courteous. I feel you can do this tour easily on you own, just get a taxi to it. I would have like yo do the extra tour of the inside of dam, but hard to arrange on short notice.

  • Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

    4. Foz do Iguacu: 2-Hour Rafain Churrascaria Show with Dinner

    Discover the traditional folkloric music and dance of Latin America at the Rafain Churrascaria Show in Foz do Iguacu, a dance show famous for its typical dishes, great service, and lively entertainment. Your evening will begin with complimentary transportation from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) or Foz do Iguacu (Brazil). Be dazzled and impressed with over 45 artists on stage. Watch traditional folkloric dances and listen to typical songs from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The Rafain Churrascaria Show features tango from Argentina, traditional songs from Mexico, Andean music, and capoeira and samba from Brazil. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at the show. The all-you-can-eat buffet features more than 200 cold and hot dishes, including a variety of salads, traditional Brazilian dishes, other international cuisine, and a sampling of meats and desserts. W...

    The show was amazing!!! The dances and the food was great!!! But the transfer from the hotel should be improved. I waited in lobby of my hotel one hour for the pick up. We late to the show. When we came the already started and we seat very far from the stage. There was a lot of food, even too much, but the beverages was in additional charge. Why?

  • Foz do Iguaçu: Dream's Ice Bar & Wax Museum Tickets

    5. Foz do Iguaçu: Dream's Ice Bar & Wax Museum Tickets

    Treat yourself to an exciting day of theme-park hopping. Perfect for all ages, these 4 theme parks offer something for everyone. Choose between an option to visit all 4 attractions, or only the Wax Museum and Dream's Ice Bar. The Wax Museum is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in fantasy: see over 90 full-size personalities, including Elvis Presley, Tom Cruise, Amy Winehouse, Mister Bean, Frank Sinatra, Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Santos Dumont, Albert Einstein, Papa Francisco, Papa João Paulo II, and more. Don't forget to snap photos of your favourites.  Dream's Ice Bar is the largest ice bar in Brazil. It's themed after the ice age and contains fantastic ice sculptures: you'll see a bar, chairs, dolphins, and penguins, all carved out of ice. Adults will be served cocktails while the children are treated to iced chocolate.  At Dinosaur's Valley, you'll find more than 20 ani...

  • Half-Day Tour of Curitiba City

    6. Half-Day Tour of Curitiba City

    Few cities better embody Brazil's motto of “Order and Progress” better than the beautiful Curitiba! Formed in the late 19th-Century as the largest city in the Paraná state, Curitiba is a popular stop for visitors to Iguassu Falls, and should not be missed as a world-beating example of urban planning. Discover the wonderful city's most important sights on this half-day tour, covering Tiradentes Square, Bosque do Papa, as well as its beautiful urban parks and the Botanical Garden. See the Catedral Basílica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Luz of Curitiba, Paço da Liberdade, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra theatre, the Oscar Niemeyer museum, and the Wire Opera House Theatre. Don't leave Brazil without first exploring this incredibly unique city on one of our comprehensive morning or afternoon tours.

  • Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

    7. 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.

  • Foz do Iguassu City Experience

    8. Foz do Iguassu City Experience

    Jump on a panoramic bus to discover the most important places in Foz do Iguaçu. Enjoy an authentic and unique ride that shows you the city's landscapes, monuments, and curiosities. On this tour you'll see important places such as the Buddhist Temple, the Muslim Mosque, the former airport, the Casino Hotel, the Three Frontiers Landmark, and much more. You will be accompanied by a specialized guide, who will be available for all your questions. Please bear in mind that on days considered sacred for the respective religious sites that you visit, the temples may be closed for visitors. The tour will continue with a panoramic view of these places.

    So excited that we were able to attend this tour! Elmo was very friendly & even made sure he spoke in English for us (since we were the only ones on the tour who spoke English)

  • Foz do Iguaçu: Dreamland Wax Museum and Dreams Ice Bar

    9. Foz do Iguaçu: Dreamland Wax Museum and Dreams Ice Bar

    Discover the 17 movie sets created for your entertainment. See the statues of dozens of world personalities, Daniel Craig, Barack Obama and Star Wars characters are just some of the figures you will find at the Wax Museum. Have your picture taken with your favourite celebrity, a great memento of your trip. Visit the Dreams Ice Bar, one of biggest Ice Bars in Latin America. Explore a world of ice statues, great music and drinks. Sip complimentary drinks, during your 30-minute stay inside in the bar with temperatures below zero. Keep warm with insulated coats as you enjoy your time inside.

  • Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour from Curitiba

    10. Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour from Curitiba

    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.

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What people are saying about Paraná

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 47 reviews

What a unique experience. Amazing. From reception at the hotel, then upon arrival at the station. The tour doesn't even need comments on how wonderful it is. The tour and restaurant choices blew me away.

So excited that we were able to attend this tour! Elmo was very friendly & even made sure he spoke in English for us (since we were the only ones on the tour who spoke English)

The guide was fantastic. He sent me a message the day before to make sure I was all set. The trip was very smooth and would highly recommend

This experience was spectacular! Exiting, funny and beautiful!

Very interesting trip, we learned a lot about Foz do Iguaçu.