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Things to do in Foz do Iguaçu

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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 snack bar and take souvenirs from the handicraft stores. Finally, 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 Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

3. From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu. Travel for 5-km to the Puerto Macuco forest base on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. From the visitor center, embark on a thrilling hike through the jungle, descending 100 meters until you arrive at the river.  From here, climb aboard a specially designed boat and sail for another 6 kilometers through the canyon of the Iguaçu Lower River towards the waterfalls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Enjoying crashing through the rapids, then continue on to the base of the Salto Tres Mosqueteros to see the Brazilian Jumps and Devil's Throat waterfalls. Feel the incredible rush of emotions as you get close to the incomparable Salto San Martin waterfalls, the largest cascade that can be approached by boat. To finish the tour, disembark at the pier located in front of the island San Martín, from where you can walk along a network of boardwalks through the lower circuit of the falls. The current caused by the waterfalls will provide you with moments of great excitement and adrenaline - as you end this unforgettable tour. Drive back to Foz do Iguaçu where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

4. 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: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

5. From Puerto Iguazu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

Be amazed by this great wonder of the world with more than 270 beautiful falls and you will be delighted, for sure. The tour begins with a pick-up at your hotel before heading to the Iguazu Falls, located 24 kilometers from Foz do Iguaçu downtown. Arriving at the visitor station, located 10 kilometers from Iguazu Falls, at the entrance of the National Park. This place shows an excellent infrastructure with photos exhibition of Iguazu Falls, boards with maps of the National Park and a big souvenirs stores, bathrooms, infirmary, selling tickets to the park, cash machine, etc. After passing the visitor station, continuing the tour, follow the road taking us to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. There, walk for around 1km. This walk offers you an amazing panoramic view of the falls and, by the end, a fantastic approach to the Devil’s Throat. This tour ends at the top of Iguazu Falls, which could be accessed by stairs or the Panoramic Elevator. Then the visitors follow the catwalk until the Porto Canoas Space, where you could see the Iguazu River. Besides the restaurant, the place offers a snack bar, handcraft stores, bathrooms and infirmary. By the end of the tour, the vehicle will be there to take you back to the hotel.

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.  

From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

7. From Puerto Iguazu: Itaipu Dam Tour with Entrance Ticket

After being picked up from your hotel, arrive at the Itaipu Dam Visitor Center. Watch a 10-minute introductory video in the cinema room which explains how the dam was constructed. Learn about how the Itaipu Dam extends for 7,719 meters across and 196 meters in height and is a world leader in renewable energy production.  Continue the tour with a ride in a double-decker bus along the perimeter of the reservoir, making 3 stops for you to admire the incredible panoramas. This route allows for privileged views of the spillway at the edge of the dam and gives you the chance to admire the beautiful natural scenery within the Itaipu Complex. The dam was constructed across the border of Brazil and Paraguay so during the tour, you will hop from one country to another. At the end of the tour, take the opportunity to soak up the beautiful views from the top of Itaipu Lake before taking advantage of a return transfer back to your hotel. Upgrade your tour to include access to the special ciruit tour, which allows visitors into the inner section of the dam, or the illuminated tour, which includes a special audiovisual lights display.

Puerto Iguazu Night Tour

8. Puerto Iguazu Night Tour

Experience the bustling nightlife of the tourism capital of Misiones with this nighttime tour. Visit the Triple Frontier Landmark from the Argentine side, and be mesmerized by the beautiful landscape of the place where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet. Discover the Argentinian culture when you visit the famous Feirinha, where you can try wine, olive oil, cheese, salami, and alfajores. After visiting the most important places in the city, enjoy dinner (if option selected) in one of the best restaurants in the area and try the famous chorizo steak.

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.

Foz do Iguaçu: IGU International Airport Transfer

10. Foz do Iguaçu: IGU International Airport Transfer

Save time and energy with a shared transfer between Foz do Iguaçu Airport (IGU) and any hotel in the city. Treat yourself to the convenience of either a one-way or round-trip pick-up and drop-off. Choose to be picked up from the airport and a professional, bilingual driver will be waiting for you at arrivals. After helping you with your luggage, the driver will transport you to your hotel along with other passengers on a shared transfer. For a hassle-free departure from the city of Foz do Iguaçu, take a shared transfer option to the airport. The driver will be waiting in the lobby or at the entrance of your hotel and pick you up. In case your flight is delayed, it is tracked and adjustments to the pickup and drop-off times are made for your convenience.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 639 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. The guide was informative and was delivering the info in both Portuguese and English. We added a helicopter ride to our tour which was the first thing we did. This was exhilarating and definitely worth doing. However we had to wait an hour to fly which meant we had very little time for the Parc des Aves afterwards and the guide whipped us through in a flash to catch up with the rest of the group who didn’t fly. We were then driven to the Falls. These were incredible but more crowded than we would have liked. It was really hard to walk and get a front seat view without being pushed by the crowd. It is high season so if you have a choice it would be better to go in low season or go solo so you can arrive before the crowds. This detracted from the awesome sight. It was a long day and we didn’t even add the boat ride which looked like a fun thing to do to complete the whole experience. For younger travellers it would be a must I think. All in all brilliant

We booked helicopter flight, bird park, waterfalls and boat tour. The group consisted of 18 people in a small bus. The guide spoke understandable English. The flight took 10 minutes. A lot of money for such a short time but we thought it was worth it! Whether it is absolutely necessary: no! You can visit the waterfalls from different heights, also from a tower and that is wonderful and completely sufficient! The boat tour was great! You get completely wet as they steer the boat into the waterfall! So put on clothes that dry quickly and waterproof your cell phone. Negative: instead of 6-8 hours as advertised, we were on the road for almost 11 hours, since we enjoyed everything, it wasn't a problem for us. But there were people who didn't book all the activities and then had to wait a long time pointlessly. That would have annoyed me immensely. The guide could have communicated a bit better where he waits how everything goes. It was a bit irritating!

The pick up bus was right on time, this organised trip relieved us of having to go through border check, ticket and bus trips on our own. Martello, our guide was extremely pleasant and had very good English. We were the only English speaking visitors on the tour and he explained everything to us. Overall, a very pleasant way to visit Brazil for a short visit.

Great trip! It is one of the best attractions in Brazil. Buy this trip with Birds park and speedboat for full experience Don’t go to Argentinian side right now as the bridge to Devils throat is destroyed.

Great trip but because we booked speedboat as well Without speedboat this excursion is not interesting as bridge to Devils throat is destroyed