Visit a Brazilian Bird Park
Today we’ll pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 3 hour-long visit to Parque Nacional Do Iguaçu (Brazilian side) (Don’t forget to bring your passport!). While other overcrowded tour busses don’t make any stops other than the Park itself, you will be able to visit Parque Das Aves, an amazing bird park, with species from all over Brazil. Here you’ll be able to walk amongst flying toucans, see butterflies of all sizes and colors, and discover birds you’ve never seen before.
The Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls
From Parque Das Aves, you can walk to the entrance of the Parque Nacional Do Iguaçu. Take a bus and head to the beginning of the only footbridge inside the park. While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic views.
You’ll be thrilled by the landscape, but this is also a great opportunity to learn about the region’s geography: rivers, waterfalls, jungles, and more! Walk around, accompanied by your guide, enjoy the views of the massive Argentine waterfalls until reaching Floriano Waterfall, the natural highlight of this side, and the Salto Santa María, where it feels like you’re walking on the water.
Although you’ll be looking into Argentina, your feet will be on the ground in Brazil! Where does Argentina start and Brazil end? Well, it’s time to walk the line… Back from the footbridge, you’ll have some free time to use the restrooms, visit the gift shop and take a special elevator to an especially high viewpoint.
Cross the Jungle and Drench in Three Musketeers Fall
Inside the National Park of Foz do Iguazu, take one of the busses that connects the different areas of the park and reach the entrance of Macuco Safari Experience. Take a 2-mile trip across the jungle in eco-friendly electric trucks and enjoy a 20-minute walk accompanied by a specialized guide who will tell you all about the native vegetation and wildlife that you’ll discover. Arrive at the port and embark in inflatable boats, sailing across the river up to the Three Musketeers Falls, where you’ll take part in the famous ‘water baptism’ of getting drenched underneath the cascading falls, an experience that none of your family will ever forget. After 1hr 30mins of enjoying a full jungle exploration, you’ll return to the port and we’ll take you back to your hotel in Puerto Iguazú (Argentina).
Cooking your first Argentine meal
At night, get ready for your first Argentine experience; a 4-hour dining experience where you’ll learn all about our traditional dishes in a cozy (and hidden!) restaurant in downtown Puerto Iguazú. Make your way to the closed-door restaurant where our bilingual guide will be waiting to greet you.
First you’ll pass through a hidden winery, and then approach a large table where your materials will be waiting for you to start your cooking class and dinner. Get all dressed-up in your professional chef outfit and start preparing your first Argentine cocktail with delicious Malbec wine (and its non-alcoholic version); some serious shaking is involved here, which will be a blast for your kids!
After competitions and videos with your finished beverages, it’s time to taste some appetizers and get ready for the empanada contest. Learn how to properly fill the empanada and practice your skills with the “repulgue” (a special way to close and seal the empanada).
Then, it will be time to order your steak! Learn how to ask for your desired cooking point in Spanish. Led by passionate hosts, learn about the classic social customs used by Argentines to enjoy plenty of funny moments at the dinner table. Finish the evening sipping on maté and making ‘alfajores de maicena’ (sandwich cookies overflowing with dulce de leche). Finally, make your way back to your hotel with full bellies and fabulous memories.
(The Argentine empanada!)
Why your kids will love it
The kids will love seeing all of those exotic birds at Parque Das Aves, and discovering the immensity of Iguazú Falls by taking an elevator to an especially high viewpoint. The safari and boat trip and the cooking class will just be the cherry on top of this fun-filled day!
Why you will love it: This is a relaxing excursion, shorter than the previous one on the Argentine side. You’ll get to see a bit of Brazil, which is always an exotic and colorful destination, and have a close-up experience in the jungle, in a completely safe and informative way. Plus, the Argentine dinner experience will be the perfect introduction to Argentina’s rich culture, and the cooking will encourage your children to try new foods and expand their palettes.