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IguazĂș Falls Pre-Eclipse Extension

One of the World’s Spectacular Natural Wonders

This extension is exclusively for participants in the Total Solar Eclipse of 2021: Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica  special event.

Overview

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, offering a number of different perspectives.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1, Nov 18, 2021
Buenos Aires

Transfer from the Buenos Aires airport to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, spend the afternoon strolling the streets of the lively Puerto Madero District, or relax at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Madero.

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Day 2, Nov 19, 2021
Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls

After breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires for the flight to Iguazú. This afternoon meet with your guide and explore the many paths that wind around the falls, enjoying your first views of the cascades and the thundering sounds of the water. The birdlife around the Falls is abundant and fascinating. Overnight at the Hotel Gran Melia Iguazú...B

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Day 3, Nov 20, 2021
Iguazu Falls

Meet your guide first thing in the morning to take the train to Devil’s Throat Lookout (the early morning start avoids the crowds). Here a catwalk trail brings you to a viewing platform right by the horseshoe-shaped main cascade, where several powerful falls unite (bring a dry bag to protect your camera from the heavy mist). After lunch at Restaurant Fortin, rejoin your guide for an exciting afternoon boat ride that brings you along the river to the base of the roaring cascade—be prepared to get wet! Overnight at the Hotel Gran Melia Iguazú...BL

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Day 4, Nov 21, 2021
Iguazu Falls / Buenos Aires

After breakfast, head to the Iguazú Airport for a morning flight to Buenos Aires, with transfer in Buenos Aires to your hotel. This afternoon is on your own to explore the city. Explore the city’s historic neighborhoods, storied landmarks, or urban art culture, and sample some favorite local foods along the way—try the empanadas filled with beef or homemade ice cream topped with dulce de leche. Overnight at Hotel Madero…B

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Day 5, Nov 22, 2021
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia

Head to the Buenos Aires airport for your flight to Ushuaia (an on-your-own expense), where you will begin your eclipse adventure…B

Note that flights between Buenos Aires and Iguazú will be booked and ticketed for the group, and the airfare will be included in your final invoice.

 

Optional Visit to Brazilian Side

If you arrive before noon on Day 2 of this extension (dependent on flight schedules), you can opt for a quick excursion to the Brazilian side of the Falls, or take a half-day tour in place of the afternoon walk on Day 2.  However, if you prefer a more leisurely visit to the Brazilian side or don't want to miss any of the activities on the Argentine side, we recommend that you add an extra day to your extension. Note that if you add a day the group extension prices will no longer apply and we will provide a customized price. You must have a visa for Brazil to participate in this optional visit. Please call for more information.

Optional Birding Tour
The Iguazu rainforest is home to an extraordinary number of birds, with over 420 known species, including toucans, trogons, parakeets and parrots, hummingbirds, and tanagers. This two-hour excursion includes a private vehicle and guide, binoculars, telescope, field guide, and recorded sounds of all the species in the area. Minimum two and maximum 10 participants.

Details

Length: 5 days
Cost From: $1495  
Arrive: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lodging: 4 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History
Trip Level:

Nature walks, optional boat tours

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Argentina.