Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls

The Kingdom of the "Big Water"

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Iguazú means “big water” in the native language.

Come to navigate the jungle trail and enjoy a true connection with nature on our unique tours to Iguazú Falls.

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FAQs
Is it possible to navigate to get closer to the falls?

Yes, it can be done on the Argentinean side and also on the Brazilian side.

How much is the entrance fee to the park on the Argentine side?

The price is USD 26. You can pay at the ticket offices at the entrance of the park in cash (in Argentine pesos) or with a credit or debit card. You can also buy them online.

What is the park opening schedule?

The Park is open every day of the year from 8:00 am. You can enter until 4:30 pm and stay inside the park until 6:00 pm.

What is the difference between the Argentine and the Brazilian side?

80% of the waterfalls are in Argentine territory, which means that the park is bigger, there are more waterfalls and more trails. It takes all day to enjoy it. The Brazilian side is the perfect complement since the panoramic view from this side completes the experience perfectly. The Brazilian side is smaller and can be visited in half a day.

Do I have to buy my ticket to the park in advance?

That is not necessary, you can buy it before you enter.

Can you visit Iguazu in one day from Buenos Aires?

Yes, you can take Iguazú Falls tours from Buenos Aires. It is best to take the first flight in the morning and the last one in the afternoon and have a guide waiting for you at the airport to go straight to the park. It’s recommended to travel without luggage to go directly to the park and enjoy nature as much as possible.

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What to Do When Visiting Iguazú Falls?

Iguazu means big water in Guarani, which is a fitting name for the deafening roar this beast of a natural waterfall showcases. In fact, it is something very akin to ‘magic’—and it should be because the Falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

You can book Iguazú Falls tours from Buenos Aires. Puerto Iguazú is the closest city to the Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side and it is shared by three countries: Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina. Both Brazil and Argentina have National Parks devoted to them, and they are sufficiently different in character to each merit visiting. Iguazu Falls features 275 waterfalls up to 80 meters high, and one of the most spectacular and colossal is the Devil Throat, a massive drop of turbulent water as you’ve never seen before. 

Travelers visit Puerto Iguazú all year round since it’s on the Argentine side where 80% of the falls are located. First inhabited by the Guaraníes and then colonized by the Spanish Jesuits, Iguazú still displays many of the traditions of both Argentine and European culture. Iguazú Falls trips are not only beautiful, but visitors also learn about the local history and culture as well.

Destinations to Combine With Iguazú Falls Tours

Iguazú is a highly popular destination in Argentina and it is easily combined with other regions like Patagonia. From Iguazú, you can fly to Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Salta and Jujuy (in the North) and also Río de Janeiro in Brazil. 

 

Iguazú Falls tours from Buenos Aires

Cosmopolitan, dynamic & generous, this city is brimming with places and tourist attractions you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Buenos Aires sits on the coast of Río de la Plata, the widest in the world. If you cross this immense river it will take you 1 hour to reach the other coast in Uruguay! This city is the jumping point for almost any trip to Argentina since the international airport (best known as “Ezeiza”) and a domestic airport (called “Aeroparque”) concentrate the affluent of most of the flights in the country. We recommend staying at least 5 days to wander the streets, and the many cafés and taste the delicious meat for which Argentina is famous worldwide.

Iguazú Falls tours from Buenos Aires

 

 

El Calafate

This is one of our country’s most impressive landscapes that you will remember the most. The village of El Calafate serves as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. Huge blue icebergs floating in milky turquoise waters, cracking noises of massive ice pieces falling into the lake, and the massive Perito Moreno Glacier (UNESCO World Heritage Site) will take your breath away.

This is a small city, really easy to get around on foot, and it has beautiful views of Argentino Lake. The nearest airport counts with a good flight frequency, this is the easiest way to reach El Calafate. The city and its glaciers (around 47 in the park) were discovered at the end of the XIX century. Today, El Calafate offers boat trips in Argentino Lake, day tours to Patagonia ranches to learn about the rural culture, visits to El Chaltén and Mount Fitz Roy to enjoy amazing views and adventure hikes and other activities.

 

Northern Argentina (Salta & Jujuy)

With colonial plazas, red hills, and green oases, the Argentine Northwest is a region of contrasts. The traditions and folklore of this area, which was once part of the Inca Kingdom, are still alive with indigenous culture. The main provinces known as “the North” are Salta and Jujuy. Salta is the capital city in the province of the same name and was founded in 1582. Called “La Linda” by Argentines, which in Spanish means pretty, Salta is a good place to start exploring Northern Argentina. Travelers depart from this city to the breathtaking Calchaquíes Valley and the city of Cafayate, the birthplace of Torrontés wine. Heading north from Salta, you’ll reach Jujuy, known for the Humahuca Gorge (UNESCO World Heritage site) as well as the Great Salt Flats, a white paradise that everyone should visit at least once in their lives!

 

Rio de Janeiro

Known as the “Marvelous City”, Río de Janeiro was founded by a Portuguese sailor in 1502 and nowadays is one of the most visited cities in Brazil. “Janeiro” means January in Portuguese and the first month of Summer in the South Hemisphere. And something that this city always offers is sunshine days and a continuous feeling of vacations floating in the air. Río has the second-largest economy in the country after São Paulo, and today is still the financial center of Brazil. Countless visitors come to Rio de Janeiro to relax on its beautiful beaches, dance the night away to the beat of Samba (the national dance) and learn about Brazilian culture. Among this city’s highlights, you’ll find Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado Mountain, and Copacabana Beach, a perfect visit to combine with tours of Iguazú Falls.

 

Tips and Culture of Iguazú Falls

If you want to explore deeper into the culture and personality of Iguazú, take note of the following tips.

Meet the Guaraníes

 

Meet the Guaraníes

There are still some villages of native Guaraníes living in Misiones. And some of them are open to visitors. In a 2-hour encounter, you can explore the place, talk with locals, and learn about its traditions. They’ll show you the medicinal plants they use, share their ritual chants, and finally, their craft-made art pieces. 

Wander the Jesuitic Ruins

Wander the Jesuitic Ruins

A couple of hours from Puerto Iguazú are the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Miní. These are some of the most well-conserved in the area. It is a must-do for those interested in Colonial history and lovers of little adventure on the road! 

Not far from the Jesuitic Ruins are Wanda Mines, a real trip to discover precious rocks native to the area like the “amatista” or the “aquamarina.”

Puerto Bemberg

Puerto Bemberg

Just a few hours from Puerto Iguazú is Puerto Bemberg, one of the most exciting lodges in Iguazú. Puerto Bember is a natural reserve surrounding a historic house, the “Casa Bemberg.”

This aristocratic house built in the 30s’ was refurbished to host visitors from all over the world.

This family house has a privileged view over the Paraná River and a private port from where you can explore surrounding waterfalls like the Yasí Fall. 

Puerto Bemberg is undoubtedly one of the most recommended places to see after the Iguazú National Park. 

What is the “Yerba Mate” Road?

What is the “Yerba Mate” Road?

The road connects Iguazú in Misiones to Iberá in Corrientes, the neighboring province. People travel north to south of Misiones to learn about “Argentine tea” elaboration. 

Local producers and lodges offer their knowledge, and visitors can make different stops to learn about the “mate” history and its variety.

Think about adding a visit to the Iberá Marshlands, one of the more off-the-beaten-path destinations of Argentina. It is a trip for wildlife and nature lovers.

 

If you want to explore deeper into the culture and personality of Iguazú, take note of the following tips.

Wander the Jesuitic Ruins

A couple of hours from Puerto Iguazú are the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Miní. These are some of the most well-conserved in the area. It is a must-do for those interested in Colonial history and lovers of little adventure on the road! 

Not far from the Jesuitic Ruins are Wanda Mines, a real trip to discover precious rocks native to the area like the “amatista” or the “aquamarina.”

What is the “Yerba Mate” Road?

The road connects Iguazú in Misiones to Iberá in Corrientes, the neighboring province. People travel north to south of Misiones to learn about “Argentine tea” elaboration. 

Local producers and lodges offer their knowledge, and visitors can make different stops to learn about the “mate” history and its variety.

Think about adding a visit to the Iberá Marshlands, one of the more off-the-beaten-path destinations of Argentina. It is a trip for wildlife and nature lovers.

 

 

Meet the Guaraníes

There are still some villages of native Guaraníes living in Misiones. And some of them are open to visitors. In a 2-hour encounter, you can explore the place, talk with locals, and learn about its traditions. They’ll show you the medicinal plants they use, share their ritual chants, and finally, their craft-made art pieces. 

Puerto Bemberg

Just a few hours from Puerto Iguazú is Puerto Bemberg, one of the most exciting lodges in Iguazú. Puerto Bember is a natural reserve surrounding a historic house, the “Casa Bemberg.”

This aristocratic house built in the 30s’ was refurbished to host visitors from all over the world.

This family house has a privileged view over the Paraná River and a private port from where you can explore surrounding waterfalls like the Yasí Fall. 

Puerto Bemberg is undoubtedly one of the most recommended places to see after the Iguazú National Park. 

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