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Classic Iguazú Falls

Visit one of the largest—and possibly most beautiful—waterfalls in the world. The stunning Iguazú Falls, set in the verdant jungle and teeming with wildlife, offer rainbow-framed views that are hard to match. On this trip, you'll experience this iconic natural monument from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. An unmissable add-on to any Patagonian adventure...

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Trip type

Private

Trip length

3 Days

From

$735

Location

Other

Classic Iguazú Falls - 3 Days - $735

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

Day 1: Fly to Iguazú; Tour of Iguazú Falls (Brazilian side)

Day 2: Full-day tour of Iguazú Falls (Argentinian side) 

Day 3: Transfer to Iguazú Airport

Start from Puerto Iguazú and end at Puerto Iguazú

Landmarks visited on Classic Iguazú Falls

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Iguazú; Tour of Iguazú Falls (Brazilian side)

You'll fly into Puerto Iguazú Airport in Argentina before midday where you'll be met by your guide who will take you to the Brazilian side of the falls for an afternoon tour. Depending on flight times you may, or may not, have time to stop off at your hotel en route to check in and leave your belongings. Note that you will need your passport for the border crossing.

Once in Brazil, it's a short drive to the park entrance. Here you can grab a quick snack and then board the national park bus (obligatory) to arrive at the viewing platforms.

The first viewpoint will take your breath away and make you realise why these have been described by many as the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt is rumoured to have sighed, 'my poor Niagara' upon seeing this view. The walkway is approximately three miles long with a few steps to appreciate the different platforms and angles. As you approach the grand finale, the Devil's Throat gorge, the walkways head into the mist of the falls.

Your next destination is the Parque des Aves (Bird Park) where you can walk through large forested aviaries to spot birds such as macaws, toucans and hummingbirds in their natural habitat.

You'll then take a transfer back to your hotel in Argentina.

Excursion: Half-day excursion with bilingual guide

Accommodation: Grand Melia Iguazú (or equivaent) or Loi Suites Iguazú (or equivalent) - both in Argentina


Day 2: Full-day tour of Iguazú Falls (Argentinian side)

Set out early to beat the crowds and get one of the first small-gauge trains of the day in the national park to the Devil's Throat. There are three main walkways in the Argentinian park, leading you over islands to different balconies over the Iguazú Falls. These total about 6km. It will likely be hot so be prepared, but fortunately the refreshing spray of the waterfalls is never far away.

You will then have time to walk the upper and lower circuits, giving you different perspectives and stunning panoramic views. There are between 200 and 300 different cascades which make up the Iguazú Falls, depending on the amount of water flowing over them at any given moment.

An optional addition to the day's tour is the Great Adventure Boat Ride – an exciting truck ride of 8km through the jungle, after which you board the speedy motorboats which take you up through the Lower Iguazú rapids to the heart of the falls. Prepare to get very, very wet!

Excursion: Full-day excursion with bilingual guide

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Grand Melia Iguazú (or equivaent) or Loi Suites Iguazú (or equivalent) - both in Argentina


Day 3: Transfer to Iguazú Airport

Today you will take a transfer to Iguazú Airport in plenty of time for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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What our customers think of Classic Iguazú Falls

Classic Iguazú Falls trips scored 4.8/5 from 5 reviews

Loved the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls.

Travelled: March 2023

Christian Schweizer - USA

There were many memorable moments. The trip to the falls was very worthwhile and inspiring. Buenos Aires was a wonderful city. The entire experience there was memorable because of the combination of culture, people and environment.

Travelled: December 2022

Peter Margolis - USA

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Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Book now to guarantee your place and price for the 2024-25 season. The operator's final price may be slightly higher when they confirm their rates in the coming weeks; we guarantee you will not pay more for your trip if you book before then. If the final rate is less than initially quoted to you, the lower rate will be honoured. 

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Prices for the 2024/25 season are:


Superior / Loi Suites Iguazú (Twin/Double Studio Junior with breakfast)

2 people: from USD $735 per person

4 people: from USD $600 per person


Something Special / Grand Melia Iguazú 
(Double room with breakfast)

2 people: from USD $1,375 per person

4 people: from USD $1,305 per person

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Please contact us to discuss your preferred accommodation and departure dates.

Additional Notes

Visas – Tourists travelling from the USA / Canada / Australia (and some other countries) may need a visa to enter Brazil, even for just a few hours. Please ensure you have checked this requirement before purchase and travel.

Great Adventure Boat Ride – Tickets for this excursion can be booked on the day of the trip. Prices are between USD $60-$80  and subject to change without notice. Some age/health restrictions might apply for this add-on—your guide will inform you at the time of booking.

Shared excursions - This is a private trip but if you would like a shared excursion, please ask us for more details. 

Includes

  • Meals: 2 breakfasts
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Excursions with a bilingual English-Spanish guide
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Concierge assistance 24/7 from our Buenos Aires and Iguazu offices

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Any extra/optional excursions
  • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gratuities/tips
  • International and domestic/in-country flights
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Great Adventure ("Gran Aventura") jeep and boat ride

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