Start your day bright and early, with a trip towards the Brazil-Argentina border and immigration control. Once across (make sure you have your visa and reciprocity fee, if necessary), we’ll drive for a mere five minutes to reach Puerto Iguazu, a small city of 50,000 inhabitants. Here we’ll visit a local bakery and have a real Argentinean experience: tasting empanadas! We’ll then hit the road again, driving for about 30 minutes to reach Iguazu National Park.
Once we reach the park, we’ll get our tickets and you’ll have the option to buy a poncho or anything else you might need (note that tickets must be paid with Argentinean pesos, but once inside the park, other currencies are accepted).
Then, we’ve got plenty of ways to view the falls! There’s the Devil's Throat walking path, that starts with a jungle trail that takes you to a catwalk of 1,100 metres (one way) right above the Iguassu River.
There’s also the Upper Trail, a walking tour of approximately 1,750 metres that lets you appreciate about 60% of the falls, surrounded by the wonderful scenery of the park. The Lower Trail, meanwhile, offers a walking trail of 1,400 metres, where you can get up close and personal with the falls.
We’ll stop for lunch in the park (note that lunch is not included in the tour price). You’ll have the option of grabbing an empanada, a sandwich (veggie options available), or a typical Argentinean barbecue in the buffet restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll then head back across the border to see the Brazilian side of the falls. We’ll stop at the visitors’ centre, where we’ll buy our entrance tickets. There are also ATMs, bathrooms, a souvenir shop, and a small cafeteria here, if you’re hungry or need to pick up anything.
After passing the control area, we’ll drive for about 10 to 15 minutes through the park to reach the beginning of the walking tour. We’ll walk along a 1,200-metre trail, enjoying the panoramic view and admiring everything that Mother Nature has given to this gorgeous landscape. You’ll get a beautiful view of the approximately 275 falls, and towards the end of the path, an amazing view will be revealed! We’ll reach a catwalk where you have a panoramic view of the Devil´s Throat, where you can feel the mist of the falls.
Once you reach the end of the trail, you can ride the panoramic elevator for another view, or if you are still willing to walk a bit more, there is a short trail of 200 metres to walk up toward the top area of the elevator.
Once we’ve taken in the falls from every angle, we’ll then head back to our hotels, exhausted and exhilarated!
Important: Please note that we will need your passport details at the time of booking, in order to prepare for your border crossing. Having this information in advance will help to make our group’s crossing as quick as possible. Please provide your full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number in the “Additional information” box at checkout. You will also need to bring your passport, and visa and entry/exit fee for Argentina (note that the fee and visa requirements vary depending on your nationality — please check your local government website).
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation as indicated, empanada tasting.
Exclusions: Entrance fees to Iguassu Falls National Park, lunch.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking. Note that in summer months, the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius (in winter, you will need warmer clothes, although temperatures can also get to 20 degrees Celsius). Bring sunscreen and bug repellent. A rain jacket or poncho is also encouraged if you don´t want to get wet from the mist of the falls.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.
If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: Note that you must have your visa and reciprocity fee to Argentina, as these fees cannot be paid at the border.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 7 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 7. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.