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Iguazu Falls: Gran Aventura Boat and Argentinian Falls Tour

1. 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.

From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

2. From Puerto Iguazu: San Ignacio Ruins and Wanda Mines Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel through the beautiful natural landscape of the region, passing small towns before reaching the imposing ruins of San Ignacio Miní located 240 kilometers from the city of Puerto Iguazu.  Enjoy a guided tour which explores the history of this area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jesuit mission was built by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 17th century. The ruins were discovered in 1897 and restored between 1940 and 1948. Learn about the construction, life, and customs of the Guarani aborigines and the Jesuit occupiers of the region.  Visit the mines of precious stones in the city of Wanda. The mines are a series of caves where you can enter to see the raw gems within. Discover the miners’ hands-on approach to ensuring that full geodes are kept as whole as possible. See multiple types of precious stones such as amethyst, milky quartz, clear quartz, amongst others.

Puerto Iguazu: One-Way or Round Trip Airport Transfer

3. Puerto Iguazu: One-Way or Round Trip Airport Transfer

Start your visit to Iguazu Falls with a 1-way or round-trip transfer between Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) and your hotel in the city center. Hop aboard an air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver and sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey. Save yourself from lugging heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system using this door-to-door transfer service. Enjoy comfort and security, benefiting from the knowledge that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high standards. Your host will be waiting for you in case of a flight delay.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu Falls Argentinian Side Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

Puerto Iguazu: Iguaza Falls Brazilian Side & Bird Park Tour

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

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.

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Puerto Iguazu

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 735 reviews

I was a bit confused about what I booked bf I arrived Iguazu, bc there are 2 full day tours, still some activities are similar. This could be better explained in the ads. They made it clear for me once got there. On rainy days there must be extra precautions must be taken I believe, our first day was under heavy rain, I couldn't continue to the 2nd path, since I had 3 days in total, I visited the park again and did the path. They help you via whatsapp and answer your questions within acceptable time limits. In the end I spent 3 days with the crew I am happy with them.

The boat ride was the absolute highlight. Our guides were friendly and informative. Transportation to/from our accommodations was included and convenient. The hiking/walking trails themselves could have been self-guided, and without a tour group we probably could have had more time to explore some additional trails. Overall though — amazing experience, I’d highly recommend.

Booking the tour is quite useless if you need it in English but they pick you up abs drop you off at your hotel and help organize the jungle boat if you want it and didn’t book it in advance.

Sandra was phenomenal! We can’t imagine doing the Iguazú falls without her ! We miss her already! Thank you Sandra !!! We will be back and ask for her !

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