Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world. Crossing from one side to the other is not difficult, and is actually recommended; while the Argentine side immerses you in the falls, the Brazilian side offers the best panoramic views. Our journey allows you to do both, and fully experience the beauty of this natural wonder. You’ll walk along Iguazu’s impressive collection of waterfalls and feel the mist from the stunning Garganta del Diablo. Surrounded by tropical jungle and home to incredible biodiversity, Iguazu Falls offers a sense of perfect harmony with nature.
Welcome to Iguazu! The small and relaxing town is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazu Falls, recently named as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport by your guide and provided a private transfer to your hotel inside Iguazu Falls to check in.
This afternoon, you enjoy a private, half day excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. Here, vast panoramic views allow you to gaze in awe at the falls in their entirety, and begin to understand their sheer size and power from a distance. Please note, if your flight arrives later in the day, this activity may be rescheduled for the morning of Day 3.
Meliá Iguazú HotelMisiones, Argentina
Located inside Iguazu National Park and only a 10-minute walk from the falls, the Meliá Iguazú offers clean and modern decor, an onsite bar and restaurant, and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
Iguazu National Park
Your guide will meet you in the lobby after breakfast, and from there you explore the hidden gems of this unique National Park on foot. Lower and upper walkways along the falls offer up-close and personal experiences with this magnificent sight. Trails throughout the reserve provide visitors with various views of Iguazu Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The Ecological Jungle Train is included for all those visiting the park, and will allow you to move from one area to the next.
Please note that once inside the park, additional excursions are available for an additional cost. The most popular option is "Gran Aventura," which begins with a short overland drive through the rainforest, learning about the flora and fauna. Upon arrival at a dock, you board a boat which takes you right up to the base of the falls! This exciting excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazu Falls, and costs $50 per person. Please note you will get wet! We recommend bringing a change of clothes if you would like to join this adventure.
This evening you will be transferred back to your hotel, where you can relax and dine at your leisure.
Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Buenos Aires, where a driver will meet you to transfer either to the international airport for your flight home or to your hotel in Buenos Aires as you embark on your Patagonia adventure.
Additionally, those who have not already done so will visit the Brazilian side of the falls this morning if it was rescheduled from Day 1.
Please note that this is a typical itinerary, and actual activities may vary due to weather conditions, local events, and to allow serendipity to play a hand in your experience. Accommodations are as outlined in the itinerary, although we reserve the right to change these or the order visited should the need arise.
Dates on request to coordinate with your Boundless Journeys tour.
From $1,250 Per Person
$260 Per Person
Round-trip Buenos Aires to Iguazu (subject to change)
See single supplement policy below.
Accommodations (hotels, tents, cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. A single supplement is paid by participants who specifically request single accommodations, subject to availability. If you reserve at least 120 days prior to departure, you may be eligible for a reduced or free single supplement.* This is generally limited to the first one or two solo travelers to reserve, and the reduction is outlined in the pricing for each trip. Please note, free or reduced single supplements are not combinable with other offers or promotions.
If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will try to match you with a roommate of the same gender. If you reserve at least 120 days ahead and a roommate is not available, you will only be charged a “forced” single supplement in the amount of 50% of the standard single supplement* (unless otherwise noted in the detailed itinerary). Single accommodations are limited so you are encouraged to reserve early!
*This may not apply to certain trips with unique accommodation arrangements. Please see specific trip information for more details.
Boundless Journeys' trips are designed for energetic and flexible individuals who like to be active and have a spirit of adventure and a positive attitude. This trip is rated 1, easy, on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the most strenuous). The walks at the falls are mostly flat.
You will be met at the airport upon arrival.
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure.
Most Convenient Airport for Arrival: Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport (a.k.a. Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause Airport), Puerto Iguazu, Argentina (airport code IGR) Most Convenient Airport for Departure: Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport (a.k.a. Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause Airport), Puerto Iguazu, Argentina (airport code IGR)
Iguazu Falls is located near the equator and has a year-round tropical climate, making it an excellent destination to visit any time of year. The warmest weather occurs during the summer months of December through March. Given the tropical climate, rain can occur at any time.
This extension may be scheduled either before or after your Argentina trip. If scheduled before, the flight will be a morning flight to Iguazu from Buenos Aires, and can be booked to accommodate your arrival flight from the US if you wish to travel directly to Iguazu. (Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.) If you prefer to spend a night in Buenos Aires prior to the extension, this is an option as well, and your flight to Iguazu will depart the next morning. Your return will be mid-day three days later, and will be scheduled to accommodate meeting the group on Day 1.
If scheduled after the trip, your flight to Iguazu would be scheduled for the morning of Day 10 of your trip. Your return will be an evening flight departure to the US.
U.S. passport holders must obtain a Brazilian visa prior to travel. The Brazilian consulate offers an easy-to-use online "evisa" process through the following website: vfsglobal.com/brazil-evisa.
The cost for an evisa is $40, plus an approximate 10% service charge, for a total cost of about $44.25. Once you have registered on the site below and provide the requested information and visa payment, you will receive an email, typically within 5 days, with your evisa, which must be printed and carried with you to enter Brazil.
Walking on mostly flat boardwalks and trails, 2-4 hours.
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