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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.

Itaipu Dam Tour with Admission Ticket from Foz do Iguaçu

2. 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.  

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.

Foz do Iguaçu: Bird Park Tour with Tickets

4. Foz do Iguaçu: Bird Park Tour with Tickets

Start your day with hotel pick up and head to the Bird Park near the Iguaçu National Park Visitor Center. Make your way through the sign-posted walkways through the middle of the jungle. Explore the nurseries, enriched with cascades, bridges, and vegetation, where you can observe different species of birds. In other smaller nurseries, you can also see different species of birds from Southwest Asia, Oceania and Africa. The park is home to more than 900 birds from 150 different species, mostly from Brazil, a third of which are endangered.  All birds in the park come from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA, and from rehabilitation centers. All animals are registered according to the Zoological Society of Brazil and IBAMA. You can also see moths, hummingbirds, alligators, reptiles, and a beehive in the nurseries. At the end of your walk, there is a restaurant, where you can enjoy an exclusive view of the Lake of the Flamingos, where the tourists can take photos holding macaws. After your visit, relax with transportation back to your 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.

Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

6. 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

7. 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!

Iguazu Falls: 2-Day Argentinian and Brazilian Iguazu Falls

8. 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 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

beautiful ride. Although the weather was not on our side and we could not see the sunset, the walk is very nice and fun and the food delicious and abundant. The guide who made the transfers for us was the best. Friendly, kind, cordial, a genius. I think it's worth!

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.

Fantastic adventure! Not sure the safety is all that good, but the drivers are good and I never felt at risk

Amazing trip compliement with beautiful weather totally worth it!

its very intersting an dvery nice. I will repeat it