Brazil and Argentina share Iguazu Falls
The Parana River is nearly two miles wide at Iguazu, separated into hundreds of separate cascades and surrounded by a dense tropical forest.
Photo by Vicente Barcelo / 123RF
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Arrive:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Depart:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Lodging:||2 nights hotel|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Wildlife & Natural History|
Nature walks, optional boat tours
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Argentina, but there is a Reciprocity Fee that must be purchased online prior to arrival.
Our Trips using this Extension
Argentina Private Journey
Great Hikes and Estancias of Patagonia
In Patagonia: Peninsula Valdes Departure
Mountains, Lakes and Malbec
Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
One of the most stunning natural wonders in the world, Iguazú Falls stretches a full mile across the Rio Parana, with 275 separate cascades—one third on the Brazilian side, two thirds on the Argentinian side—laced with rainbows and plunging hundreds of feet in a mist-shrouded subtropical landscape, truly an other-worldly spectacle. The cascades form part of the Iguazú National Park, known for more than 400 different species of birds. A walk along the footbridges of the park is a chance to spot colorful toucans and other birds. The park was declared a Natural World Heritage for Humanity by UNESCO in 1984. The Falls can be reached by paths, footbridges, and Zodiac boats, offering a number of different perspectives.
Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls
Transfer to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires for the flight to Iguazú, arriving in the afternoon. Relax on the hotel grounds or choose optional excursions that include mountain biking, a boat crossing to San Martin Island, or hiking along the many trails around the falls. Overnight at the Sheraton Iguazú Hotel...B
Accompanied by a guide, enjoy a full-day tour of the Argentine side of the falls, including hiking the lower and upper trails of the falls, a visit to the Devil’s Throat Lookout, and exploring San Martin Island, with its panoramic views of the cascades. Overnight at the Sheraton Iguazú Hotel...B
Iguazu Falls / Buenos Aires
Morning free on your own, or you can take an optional excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls. In the afternoon, transfer to the Iguazú Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, then transfer to your hotel...B
Prices valid through Spring 2014
From $985 per person, based on double occupancy
Solo traveler: $1575
Single supplement: $450
Internal airfare: $620 (subject to change)
Optional visit to Brazil side of falls: $175 per person (based on 2) plus Brazil visa fee of $160 (subject to change); Single: $325 plus Brazil visa fee
All costs subject to changemore on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Airport transfers
- Services of a local guide on Day 2
- Sightseeing as noted
Extension Cost Does Not Include:Internal airfare, airport departure taxes, optional tipping or gratuities to guides or staff, additional hotel nights that may be necessitated by airline schedule changes or other factors, additional hotel nights in Buenos Aires, and other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.).
Sheraton Iguazu Hotel
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Just minutes from the three main walking trails on the Argentine side of the falls, the Sheraton has the perfect location, right in Iguazu National Park, with the splendor of Iguazu Falls easily visible from the restaurant, bar, lobby, and some of the rooms. The exterior of the Sheraton is less than stunning, but the rooms are comfortable and the service is good. Being right at the falls gives you the chance to come back to your room to rest or change out of wet clothes between excursions. The hotel’s pool and sauna/spa is a nice respite after a day of hiking in the park.
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.