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South Region, Brazil

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From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

1. 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.

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

2. 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.

Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

3. Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

Get picked up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu and drive to Echaporã Port. There, embark on a boat journey on the Kattamaram II, a safe and comfortable boat with A/C, a full bar, and kitchen. Over a delicious dinner onboard, contemplate the meeting between the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers, which make up the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  Continue down the Paraná River to the Three Frontier Landmark. Pass under the Tancredo Neves Bridge, also known as Fraternity Bridge or the Friendship Bridge. All the while, you'll be gliding along the gorgeous Iguaçu River — the border between Brazil and Argentina. Cruise up to the rushing Tamanduá River, docking there for a few minutes so you can take a dip in a jetty with a swimming pool, exclusive use of the catamaran's passengers. Return to the port and transfer back to your hotel in Foz de Iguaçu.

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.

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.

Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

6. 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.  

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.

Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

8. 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!

Curitiba: 4-Hour City-By-Night Tour with Dinner

9. Curitiba: 4-Hour City-By-Night Tour with Dinner

Treat yourself to a spectacular tour of Curitiba by night, visiting the most important sights in this city, voted as one of the best Brazilian big cities to live in. Toward the end of your sightseeing, head to the Italian neighborhood of Santa Felicidade, noted for its fine cuisine. This 4-hour experience first takes you to the most compelling and beautifully illuminated tourist spots of Curitiba. Your tour will include visits to the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, the Botanical Garden, the Wire Opera House Theatre, and Tangüá Park. Experience the ambiance of these dazzling night-lit landmarks, which appear remarkably different than in the day time. Then continue on to enjoy a traditional Italian dinner in the gastronomic suburb of Santa Felicidade.

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

10. 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.

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What people are saying about South Region, Brazil

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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