Tours and Tips for Iguazu

Iguazu Falls aerial view of the devil's throat

Prepare to feel the power of the widest falls on Earth. Declared as a "Mankind's Natural Site" by the United Nations, the Iguazu Falls offer an impressive view to our eyes, an overwhelming and powerful sound to our ears and an unforgettable experience that will be surely remember for a lifetime.

The tropical location and the seer beauty of the Iguazu Falls led Eleanor Roosevelt to say "Poor Niagara" on her visit to the falls. Four times the width of Niagara Falls, these horseshoe-shaped 1.7 miles long falls have the power of 4.42 millions gallons of water falling every 10 seconds.



Read below to learn about our suggested Iguazu tours and our useful insider's tips for having the best time in Iguazu!

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Valdes peninsula magellanic penguins
On the Argentinean side you can get super close to the falls
Iguazu Argentina Devil's throat
The power of the falls at the Devil's Throat
Close to the iguazu falls

Argentina Valdes Peninsula penguin

Argentinian Side of the Iguazu Falls (Private Tour)

We will arrive at the Iguazu National Park and board an ecological train that will take us to the footbridges which lead to one of the most impressive sites of the Iguazu Falls: La Garganta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat).  At this particular point, a great number of cascades converge.The Devil's Throat owes its name to the overwhelming sound created by the waterfalls, since this is where the largest flow of water concentrates. 

At this point our guide will invite you to close our eyes and hear the roar of the falls. When you open your eyes, you will fully appreciate the overpowering strength of the waters that fall with an incredibly strong impact, creating a mist and fog so thick that the bottom of the Devil's Throat cannot be seen.

We will then begin traversing the higher circuit or road of the Falls. In our stroll we will cross two footbridge circuits: the higher (superior) and lower (inferior) circuits. As their names imply, both will allow you to appreciate two totally different perspectives of the Falls. Either from their base or from their highest point, the Iguazu Falls will earn your amazement and admiration. 
Through the 3/4 mile (1200 meters) of the superior circuit, you will enjoy the views from the top of the Dos Hermanas, Alvarez Nuñez and Lanusse Falls.

Afterwards we’ll  stroll along the inferior circuit, which will allow you to get really close to the Falls, practically touching them and feeling their “rain” as we approach them. Throughout the mile (1600 meters) of the inferior circuit we will get to know the beautiful Bozzetti, Mbigua, Ramirez and Chico Falls.

Since you will be doing this tour with a private vehicle and guide, you will have the freedom of enjoying each attraction at your own pace, making all the stops you want, enjoying personal assistance and care from our specialized guide.

Difficulty: low

Duration: full day

Guide:     private English speaking guide

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket to Iguazu National Park  



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boat close to the Iguazu falls

Taking photos of Iguazu Falls

Tourists on a boat close to iguazu falls

Very close to the Falls... feel the rush

Sea Lion valdes peninsula

Exciting Close-up Nautical Adventure by the Iguazu Falls

This ride in a double engine motorboat will take you as close as possible to the falls. You will be able to take the most outstanding close-up photos and live an experience that you will definitely treasure in your memories.

At the inferior circuit we reach a small pier where you will board a double motor boat.

You will first hear our boat’s motors roaring just meters away from the glory of the Falls where you can take some pictures. Then, the boat rapidly accelerates to get nearer and nearer to the Three Musketeers fall. You will get so close to the falls that a fine and refreshing  drizzle will soak you from head to toes. 

You then approach the second strongest fall after the devil's throat, the San Martin Fall. 

This is definitely an adventure of a lifetime.

After navigating 12 minutes, you will go back to port.

Difficulty: Easy on the boat ride part but travelers have to go down a 33 feet (100 meters) stairs to go to the boat pier, this can be hard for people with walking difficulties.

Duration: 12 minutes

Guide:     no guide

Boat: double-engine motorboat



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Tourists looking at Iguazu falls from Brazil side

Footh path to the falls on the Brazilian side

Iguazu Falls close up image

The path will take you very close to the fall

Aerial view of the Iguazu Falls Brazil side

View of the falls from a high point

Brazilian Side of the Iguazu Falls (private tour)

On this half-day private tour you will enjoy the beautiful panoramic views that can be seen from the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. 

The Brazilian side consists of only one footbridge, which we will traverse in its entirety.
Since you will be doing this tour with a private vehicle and guide, you will have the freedom of enjoying each attraction at your own pace, making all the stops you want, enjoying the personal assistance and care from our specialized guide. 

Duration: 2 hours and a half approximately

Guide:     private English speaking guide

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket to Iguaçu National Park


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Colourful bird close encounter in Iguazu bird park

CMackaw parrot in the footh path Iguazu bird park

Big birds in Iguazu bird park


More birds at the Iguassu bird park

Wonderful birds at Iguazu bird park

Red bird at the Iguazu park

Argentina whales in valdes peninsula

Foz Tropicana Bird Park ("Parque Das Aves")

If you enjoy seeing the most exotic and magnificent bird species with outstanding close up opportunities in a natural environment, then you will definitely love the visit to Foz Tropicana Bird Park.

The Foz Tropicana is a World-Class Bird Park located just meters away from the main entrance to the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (Brazilian side of the falls) and it is the most important bird preservation park in Latin America. You will have the chance to come into very close contact with many rare and colorful birds in large naturally landscaped walkthrough aviaries within a beautiful Atlantic Rain Forest natural environment. The Bird Park covers an area of 16 hectares; however, only 5 hectares are so far developed, the rest is presently kept as a conservation area.

This tour will allow you to get acquainted with and admire more than 150 different species from all around the world, one third of them in danger of extinction. You will follow an approximately 1 mile (1500 meters) path which winds through the forest and large walkthrough aviaries. 

Expect colorful birds flying and passing above your head, and friendly Toco toucans.

In addition you will also admire Caiman Crocodiles, Boa Constrictors, Marmosets monkeys and Butterflies.  There are 25 species of butterflies which coexist in the same environment with humming birds, which can only find in the American Continent. There are many species of humming birds, Brazil has 80 of them. They are the only birds which can fly in all directions including sideways, backwards and upside-down. While hovering, the wing beat rate in smaller humming birds averages 70 - 80 wing beats per second. Their heart beats over 1000 times per minute during aggressive encounters with other humming birds. Humming birds' principle source of energy is plant nectar, and the major protein intake comes from arthropods (small insects and spiders). Before the introduction of the humming birds, spiders were a great problem in the butterfly house. They spun webs in every corner and caught the butterflies in large numbers. Two humming birds were introduced and proceeded to destroy the spider population by taking newly hatched spiders out of their webs before they were big enough to become a threat to the butterflies. It proved to be an accidental but very successful example of biological control! 

The construction of this bird park had to be carried out carefully in order to prevent any damage to the native forest. The overriding theme of the exhibits was to provide environmental enrichment for the birds by giving them as much space as possible in naturally landscaped aviaries. The Bird Park has more than 900 birds of 150 species. Two thirds of the birds are native South American and the other third were imported subtropical species from other continents.

All birds seen in the Park originate from zoos, breeders authorized by IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of Environment) or rehabilitation centers. The Bird Park does not accept birds of unknown origin. All animals are registered and an annual report is given to the Brazilian Zoological Society and IBAMA. 

Duration: 1 hour approximately (can be more depending on the time available)

Guide:      self-guided

Transfer: private vehicle

Includes: transfers + entrance ticket


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