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From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

1. From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

Experience one of the must-see tours during your stay in Foz do Iguaçu. After being picked up from Foz do Iguaçu, start the tour with a 3-kilometer ride in an electric vehicle to the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. Embark on a 500-meter hike through the woods towards the river. Climb into a special Zodiac riverboat and begin your adventure towards the base of the Iguaçu Falls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Sail upstream and get close to the waves and the current caused by cascading water. With safety in mind, the specialized captain will make radical maneuvers as you sail up the Iguaçu River. Experience unforgettable adrenaline and emotions as you get splashed and admire this incredible natural formation. Make a stop at the observation deck above the mighty Devil's Throat waterfalls where you can admire the stunning cascade of water from a new angle. End the trip with convenient return transport back to Foz do Iguaçu. Upgrade your tour to include access to Bird Park where you can see an array of colorful bird species, and/or add a thrilling helicopter flight over the falls for the opportunity to view this natural marvel from an aerial perspective.

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Brazilian Iguaçu Falls National Park Official Ticket

2. Brazilian Iguaçu Falls National Park Official Ticket

Redeem your voucher at Visitor Reception Center at Iguazu National Park, in Foz do Iguaçu. Next, board a double-decker, 72-seat panoramic bus that travels into the park, where you can take in views of the diverse flora and fauna of the park. As you approach the starting point of the falls, hear the thundering sound of the falls awaiting your arrival. Offering amazing panoramas of the falls, the Brazilian side gives a scenic perspective of this natural wonder from a distance. Start your walk along the trail to the catwalk. Along the way, make various stops for different views of the falls. Once you reach the end of the trail, arrive at an observation footbridge that gives a view of the most famous point of the falls known as the “Devil’s Throat.”

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From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

3. From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazilian Side of the Falls with Ticket

Be dazzled by one of the great wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls, home to more than 270 breathtaking waterfalls. Start your tour with pick up from your hotel before heading to Iguazu Falls, located 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguaçu. After passing through the visitors’ center, continue your tour to the magnificent Iguazu Falls. Take a 1-kilometer walk and marvel at the surrounding beauty. This walk offers you an amazing panoramic view of the falls and an up-close view of the Devil’s Throat Waterfall. Your tour ends at the top of Iguazu Falls, which can be accessed by stairs or the Panoramic Elevator. Then, follow the catwalk to the Porto Canoas Space, where you can see the Iguazu River. After the tour, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or the snack bar and take home some souvenirs from the handicraft stores. After the end of your tour, your van will be waiting to take you back to your hotel. Upgrade your tour for a private driver, the chance to observe incredible wildlife species at the Bird Park, and/or the opportunity to take a panoramic helicopter flight and see the region from a new perspective. All upgrade packages include all tickets and transportation.

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Helicopter Ride Over the Iguazu Falls - Admission Ticket

4. Helicopter Ride Over the Iguazu Falls - Admission Ticket

Have you ever imagined enjoying the spectacular view of the Iguassu Falls, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, from the top? You're invited to enjoy the best ride ever over these spectacular falls. The view from the top is stunning and you'll get the best pictures of this show freely given by nature. As a Natural Heritage of Humanity and one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Visiting the Iguassu Falls is an immersion experience in nature. The flight allows the visitor to have a sense of the size of this landscape, giving rise to the most different sensations while you watch the Falls from the best point of view you could ever imagine.

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Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

5. Puerto Iguazu: Jungle Horseback Ride with Guaraní Community

With this tour, you will explore the rural parts of Iguazú by horseback. Afterwards, visit the Guaraní community and go on a 30-minute walk of the jungle to admire the native flora, fauna, aboriginal traps, medicinal plants, and giant ferns. This tour includes transfers, entrance fees, and a community guide. The departure schedule is to be organised with the local operator. The horse riding circuit is suitable for beginners or those with experience alike - the guide will assist you at all times. This beautiful region offers visitors amazing bird and wildlife watching opportunities. During the tour, you will also hear music sung by a choir of Guaraní children and admire local crafts.

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From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

6. From Puerto Iguazu: Half-Day Brazilian Falls Excursion

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Travel across the border between Argentina and Brazil to access the Brazilian side of Iguazu falls. Your guide will give you information about the park, the waterfalls, flora and fauna of the area. Get a fantastic panoramic view of 70% of the cascades in front of you and the other 30% only meters away. Feel the refreshing water spray from the falls and enjoy the flora and fauna of the serene jungle trails of the park.

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From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

7. From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

Get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000-year-old falls span across the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below. Begin with a pickup from your hotel and travel outside the city of Iguassu to the national park where you will spend the day exploring the falls and learning about the history and culture. Explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. Be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy nature and see the falls at your own pace. At the end of the tour, meet back up for transportation back to the hotel.

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From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil & Argentina Falls Small Group

8. From Foz do Iguaçu: Brazil & Argentina Falls Small Group

Start your full-day trip with a drive to the Brazil-Argentina border. Continue to Puerto Iguazu and a local bakery for Argentinean empanadas. Iguazu National Park offers many ways to view the falls! The Devil's Throat path includes a catwalk 1,100 meters above the Iguazu River. The Upper Trail is a particularly scenic route. The Lower Trail gets you up close to the falls. Take a break for lunch (own expense) and then head to the Brazil side. Stop at the visitor center before beginning a walking tour. Enjoy panoramic views taking in most of the 275 falls. A catwalk offers views of the Devil´s Throat. Ride the elevator up to another viewpoint or walk the short trail to the top.

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Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

9. Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

You’ll start your tour by meeting at the visitors’ center to learn about the Brazilian side of the park. You’ll then follow an 11-kilometer road to begin your adventure. Once on the road, you’ll already be able to hear the falls as you pass by a forest rich with unique flora and fauna: you’ll see birds, multicolored butterflies, and small coatis. Next, along the walkway to Benjamin Constant and Deodoro Fall, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Devil’s Throat, an 80-meter cascade with the largest water flow in the world. Along the walkway to Floriano Falls, there’s a panoramic elevator leading to the top of the falls. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll have the chance to purchase a meal at the Porto Canoas gastronomic centre and browse the park’s souvenir shop. On the second part of your adventure, you’ll experience a Macuco Safari, driving in an open-air vehicle and witnessing amazing views of the forest. Along the safari, you’ll see orchids, bromeliads, centenary trees, and wildlife before arriving in Porto Macuco, where your pontoon boat awaits you. You’ll then navigate the Iguassu River and admire the picturesque canyons, moving at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscape and take photos as you go. Finally, you’ll reach the base of the falls near the Devil’s Throat, where you'll get close enough to enjoy a quick refreshing dip in these pristine waters.

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Puerto Iguazu: Full Moon Experience at Iguazu Falls

10. Puerto Iguazu: Full Moon Experience at Iguazu Falls

Known locally as the Paseo de Luna Llena, this epic full moon adventure provides the unique opportunity to visit Iguazu National Park at nighttime. The experience begins with pickup from our hotel then heads to the park for check-in and a brief introductory talk from the guide. Take your seats on the Ecological Train of the Jungle and quietly glide through the luscious jungle landscapes to the Gargantuan Station. From here, enjoy a fascinating walk to the balcony of Garganta del Diablo, soaking up the variety of sights and sounds of the jungle at nighttime. Arrive at the lookout point and immediately be amazed by the spectacular Devil’s Throat fall. One of the world’s most famous falls, the Devil’s Throat glistens under the glow of the full moon providing a truly magical view. Spend some time marvelling at the stars reflected in the water and appreciate the impressive beauty of nature. At the end of an unforgettable experience, take the train back to the starting point ready for drop-off to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 464 reviews

Even though Argentina's borders are still closed, the Brazilian Side of the Falls adventure did not disappoint. Seeing them for the first time left me in awe of their pure beauty. Rhian was a wonderful guide. He was punctual, kind, and very knowledgeable.I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this tour. The Falls will surely take your breath away!

We had the best time ever - what a magical place. What made it special was Sentra our tour guide - what a honey. The best communicator, such amazing knowledge and passion for his area.

It's just a unique experience. One can only recommend seeing these waterfalls from above.

Fantastic guide and a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

Definitely the most beautiful place I've ever been to.