The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit impressive Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and provided a private transfer to your hotel. Iguazú Eco Fee: it’s a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú. It’s about 5 usd per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.
Our driver and naturalist guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the National Park, on the Argentinian side. The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, coatis, just to name a few of the most common birds. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around falls permitting up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature.
The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will meet “The Devil’s throat”: the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to the “Devil’s throat” you take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks.
After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat your box lunch in this amazing environment. After lunch, get ready for another marvelous adventure, the “Gran Aventura” in which you take an open air jeep through the rain forest and then a zodiac open air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls.
This exciting, 6-7 hour long excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazú Falls.
Say Hueque tips
There is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on the “Gran Aventura” boat trip, the falls provide a refreshing “natural shower”. Be sure to take some extra clothes if you want to do this excursion, although each person will be provided with a dry bag once on the boat. There is also approximately a 150 mts. staircase down and then back up to get to/from the boat dock.
Check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner, find out about entrance fees to the national parks and take a look at our Iguazú falls – Travel guide for more practical tips: