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Iguazu Falls Extension

One of the World’s Spectacular Natural Wonders

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
Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls

Transfer to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires (or depart from Salta) for the flight to Iguazú, arriving in the 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 2
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 3
Iguazu Falls / Buenos Aires

Transfer to the Iguazú Airport for a morning flight to Buenos Aires, with transfer in Buenos Aires to your hotel….B

Optional Visit to Brazilian Side
If you arrive before noon on Day 1 of this extension, you can opt for a quick excursion to the Brazilian side of the Falls for a half-day tour.  However, if you prefer a more leisurely visit, we recommend that you add an extra day to your extension (total of three nights instead of two). Please call for pricing.

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. Please call for pricing.

Details

Length: 3 days
Cost From: $1160  
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
Trip Level:

Nature walks, optional boat tours

Visa Requirements

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