Iguazu Falls

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Iguazú Falls or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Together, they make up the largest waterfall system in the world. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the heart of the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil; however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil. The name "Iguazú" comes from the Guarani or Tupi words "y" [ɨ], meaning "water", and "ûasú "[waˈsu], meaning "big". Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.

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Location Map

Tour 7D/6N

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    DAY 1: IGUAZU

    Reception at the local airport and transfer to the Sheraton Hotel.

    Duration: 5 hours
    Difficulty: easy
    Sighseeing with short walks

    Full day visit to the falls (argentine side) and to “Devil’s gorge”. Visit to the upper and lower paths around the waterfalls surrounded by lush jungles abundant in plush-crested jays, reddish-bellied parakeets, toucans and coatis.

    UPPER PATH: A 500 mts walk (45 minutes), with great views of the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín falls from the upper part.

    LOWER PATH: 1.300 mts walk (1 hour and 30 minutes), to get a different view of the falls, from above.

    DEVIL’S THROAT: Board a little train that will take you for 4 km to the Devil´s Throat Station, surrounding the upper part of the Iguazu River. Once arrived, take a walkway to the balcony of Devil’s throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish). This is a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter wide and 700-meter-long (490 by 2300 feet) cataract, the most impressive of all, that marks the border between Argentina and Brazil

    Great Adventure: Duration: 2 hours

    Inside the Iguazú National Park (Argentina), big trucks will take you to explore 6 kilometers in the humid subtropical forest, as far as the banks of the Iguazú River, downstream from the Falls. Once at the shore, board special zodiac boats for a ride to get direct and wet contact with the mighty Iguassu Falls. Crossing one mile of rapids, the boat gets into the devil’s throat canyon approaching the water falls, ending the adventure in front of San Martin island. Return to shore. Catwalks will take you back to your vehicle and onto the hotel.

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    DAY 2: IGUAZU

    Brazilian side of the falls
    Duration : 3 hours
    Difficulty: easy.
    Sightseeing with short walks

    Arrival at the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers away from downtown Foz do Iguazú. Short stop to see the exhibition and continue onto the National Park, along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. Start a walking tour along the catwalk, measuring one kilometer of easy hike, with several panoramic views of the Falls and a close-up to the Devils’ Throat.

    It is a completely different tour when compared to the Argentine side, since you get in front of the falls, as if you were on a balcony. We recommend you to see the falls from both sides.

    The tour ends at the upper part of Iguassu Falls accessed through a panoramic elevator; from where you get to a lookout point with a view to the upper Iguassu River. Return to the hotel.

    Holders of U.S. passports are required to obtain tourist visas for Brazil. The Brazilian visa must be obtained prior to departing the United States. Visas cannot be obtained at the Brazilian border. It is each traveller’s responsibility to obtain all documents necessary for admittance to Brazil.

    Transfer to Iguazu airport. (B)

Important Notes

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Visa Section

  • The traveler must enter the Web “Provincia Pagos” www.provinciapagos.com.ar and registrer to start de process.
  • Complete the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information. The information provided by the traveler and the income code is sent to the DNM online.
  • Print the payment receipt.
  • Upon arrival Argentine territory, goes to the DNM Office and presents the printed ticket.
  • The ticket is scanned by the NMD staff; the data are validated and the person is allowed to enter to the country.

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