Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.
Iguazu Falls & Jungle experience
On this trip you will get to know one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Iguazu Falls (argentine and brazilian side). A tour through the jungle of the Iguazú National Park, its flora and fauna and its impressive waterfalls. An ideal trip for adventurers, lovers of nature and curious about the local culture.
Duration: 4 nights
The price is in US dollars per person and double basis.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Welcome to Puerto Iguazú
Transfer to Buenos Aires airport to flight to Puerto Iguazú (2 hours). On arrival, you will be met and driven to a comfortable hotel in the city.
Free day. We recommend visiting the Hito 3 Fronteras during the evening and enjoy a light and sound show (free admission).
Touring Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side)
In the morning you will be picked up by your hotel to spend the day exploring the famous Iguazu Falls. The tour includes the three sections of the falls. The lowest falls through a 1.7 km boat ride; the upper falls with incredible views along a 1.2 km boat ride; and after 1.1 km you will reach the Garganta del Diablo. After lunch, we suggest the Great Adventure experience, including a 4×4 trip and a navigation below the falls.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Touring Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side) and Bird Park
In the morning you will be picked up by the hotel. The day begins with a group tour to tour the Brazilian side of the falls. You will walk along a path parallel to the river for 1.2 km, before reaching a bridge that will bring you closer to the Garganta del Diablo. Then you will visit the Parque das Aves (bird park), an incredible place to discover the local fauna: birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon, you will be transferred to enjoy an Ecoturism experience in a lodge near the region of Andresito.
Ecotourism experience in Andresito
This day you will travel to discover by walking and canoeing along with a naturalist tour guide who will explain all the knowledge of this forest.
At the evening, the most adventurous could take a nocturn walk along with a guide to observe owls and other nocturnal animals. A unique experience!
Departure to the airport in Puerto Iguazu
Morning departure to the airport in Puerto Iguazú (100km / 2hs approx.) End of our services.
The Iguazú Falls Circuit includes a visit to the reserve in the Iguazú National Park, where you will be sailing the three sections of the waterfalls, and enjoying the Great Adventure experience, an excursion in 4×4 to exploring the flora and fauna and a navigation below the falls.The adventure continues with a tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, you can see the spectacular view of the Devil’s Throat and explore the Bird Park, a nature reserve with more than 900 birds of 150 species, butterflies, reptiles and mammals of the jungle.Finally, you will enjoy an ecotourism experience in Andresitos, a town near of Puerto Iguazú and you will walk and discover the secrets of the jungle. Those more adventurous can make a night tour to discover the animals of the jungle.
- 4 nights accommodation in double base.
- Breakfasts in all accommodations.
- Meals when “included” are mentioned.
- Ground transportation in place (in private service when mentioned).
- Transfers to the airport (in private service when mentioned).
- Guided tours and mentioned excursions, with guide in English / Spanish when not specified.
- Tickets to National Parks.
- Air transport (optional).
- Excursions indicated as “optional”.
- Personal meals and extras not mentioned.
At Mater we know that accommodation is much more than a place to sleep. It is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Because of this, our itineraries are designed to stay in local hotels and, whenever possible, have an experience in a family home. The published price is in standard hotels, but we have options in superior and luxury hotels. We work with charming bed and breakfast, luxurious estancias, and comfortable houses.
At Mater we always search for alternative activities to those usually chosen by large groups of tourists so that you can have more intimate and authentic experiences, without missing out on the most emblematic places in Argentina.
In this trip you’ll get to explore the richness of the Argentine Northeast. You’ll discover the Iguazú Falls, a true symbol of our country and a natural wonder acknowledged by UNESCO, and you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the tropical landscapes of an ecolodge in Andresito town.
On top of our general sustainability policies (see here), there are some specific sustainable actions we take in this particular tour.
In Iguazú we offer a respectful visit while raising awareness about the importance of preserving this natural area in such a tourist place. Visits will be done in small groups and you’ll be accompanied by a guide that specializes in flora and fauna.
In Andresito you’ll stay in an ecolodge located in the middle of the jungle. Here you’ll have the possibility to go trekking, ride bikes and learn a lot about the local birds that live in the jungle, along with guides who specialize in local tropical fauna.
Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazú: 2h flight
Puerto Iguazú – Andresito: 2hs on route
Misiones (where the famous Iguazú Falls are) is one of the most rainy and humid provinces in Argentina. From May to September (autumn-winter season) temperatures are quite pleasant, between 15ºC (59ºF) and 25ºC (77ºF), which is why it’s a great time to go there. The summer is warmer, with temperatures that can go over 35ºC (95ºF).
You’ll find daily direct flights from Buenos Aires.
Like in any tourist site, we suggest that you pay attention to your belongings, especially in places that are visited by many tourists every day such as the Iguazú National Park.
The unique gastronomy in the area is a mix between guaraní traditions and Paraná flavors. Here you can find one of the most important fishing areas in Argentina and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy river fish such as the dorados, surubíes, bogas, pacúes and sábalos, which locals grill with herbs and lemon or top with a great variety of dressings.
The “locro norteño” is also worth mentioning. It has meat, corn, pumpkin and cassava. The “mbeyú” or “torta frita”, the “chipá”, the “polenta correntina” and the Paraguayan soup (which is, despite its name, a cornmeal bread with cheese, onions and spices), are also great local meals to try!
Furthermore, while talking about this region we cannot forget to mention one of the most characteristic Argentine traditions, especially strong in this area: the “mate”.