Iguazú Falls by Bus

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  • Travel all night from Buenos Aires and wake up in Puerto Iguazú surrounded by the rainforest.
  • Visit both sides of Iguazú National Park splitted between Argentina and Brazil.
  • Discover Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage, and the eco-train’s perfect harmony with nature.

Tour Iguazú Falls and travel via comfortable, inexpensive overnight bus (with reclining seats) from Buenos Aires. Accompanied by a bilingual guide, this tour will give you the chance to experience an impressive collection of 250 waterfalls. Venture into the jungle, in Argentina and Brazil, and get to know the coatis (native raccoons),  the awe-inspiring “Devil’s throat” and visit both sides of Falls.. 

Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Iguazú Falls from Buenos Aires by bus

  • Transfer to Buenos Aires bus station

 

  • Your bus to Puerto Iguazú, the Argentine rainforest

Today we’ll take you to the bus station. Get ready to depart to Puerto Iguazú in a fully equipped bus with a bathroom, heating and air conditioning (box dinner and breakfast are also provided on board). Hit the road like Argentinians do: Relax and enjoy the view, this is your chance to see a sunset on the road! Sleep well and wake up surrounded by green landscape and red soil.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • What to know when you travel in a long distance bus in Argentina?

“So you want to take a bus to Iguazú falls?”. You need to be prepared to travel all night and sleep over in the bus. Wear comfortable clothing, take an extra pair of socks or a blanket in case it gets colder at night. If you want to make this trip a truly local experience, take your “mate” equipment with you. This teatype beverage is our national drink, a time-honored tradition and a must-bring item on any road trip you will do in Argentina.

Day 1

Day 2

Welcome to Iguazú!
Day at leisure

  • Transfer from the bus station to your hotel

 

  • Transfer from the bus station to your hotel and enjoy your free day

Upon arrival, we will meet at the bus station and we will drive you to your hotel. 

You have just arrived to Iguazú! The small border town of Puerto Iguazú is the gateway to visit the impressive Iguazú Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it a must-see destination for any traveler visiting Argentina.Answer the call of vacations and take your time to relax at your hotel (most of them have a pool) or enjoy your free day by taking any of the optional tours to discover Iguazú. 

 

Say Hueque Tips

Our recommended activities to explore and learn about Puerto Iguazú:

  • If you’re eager to explore the town, you can visit the “Hito tres fronteras”, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, which also form the Triple Frontera, or Triple Border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
  • The Güirá Oga (the house of birds in native Guaraní language), the sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping is the best option for wildlife enthusiasts. 
  • For a true adventure, we recommend that you take a bike tour through the rainforest with an specialised guide. You will discover the flora and fauna, the sounds of the jungle, the trail of little native mammals and the traditions of the Guaranies.

 

Day 2

Day 3

Iguazú Tour: Argentinian side of the falls

  • Tour to Iguazú Falls National Park, Argentine side

 

  • Wander Iguazú Falls National Park and meet The Devil’s Throat

Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the National Park, on the Argentinian side. Enjoy a 7-hour tour wandering through the rainforest!

The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, coatis, just to name a few of the most common birds. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around falls permitting up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. 

The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will have the chance to meet “The Devil’s throat”: the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to the “Devil’s throat” you take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment. At the end of the experience, we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • Would you love to have a “Great Adventure”?

The “Great Adventure” (gran aventura) is an optional tour you can add on this day. You will take an open air jeep through the rainforest and then a zodiac open air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls (there is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on this boat trip, so be sure to take some extra clothes!).

Day 3

Day 4

Iguazú Falls Tours: Brazilian side & end of the journey

  • Tour to Iguazú Falls, Brazilian side
  • Transfer from your hotel to the bus station

 

  • Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a 3-4  hour excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side you will fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú falls. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it, to stroll the different walkways and feel the spray of water in your face. Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the water. Get closer to the “Devil’s Throat” and feel the power of water! We are sure this is a day you will never forget. At the end of the day we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

  •  Transfer from your hotel to the bus station

At the appropriate time we will drive you to the bus station where your jungle journey will end.

If you don’t want to end this 4-day tour in Iguazú Falls, today you can choose to extend your travels adding on any optional activities, touring in Brazil, Patagonia or the Andes area or return back to Buenos Aires.

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • What should I bring to the Iguazú Falls Brazilian tour?

For the tour to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls, don’t forget your passport! You will be crossing the border. If you are required to have a visa to enter Brazil, take it with you during the excursion. A good repellent and sun blocking is always a must when you visit the rainforest. 

 

Day 4

Prices per person

INN & B&B

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USD 453

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USD 501

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USD 540

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  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2022 (ask for prices in Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.
  • We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you book with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset. We are working to create more sustainable, responsible and meaningful ways of exploring South America.

INCLUDED

  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • One way bus “Super cama” from Buenos Aires to Iguazú
  • 2-night accommodation in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú)
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary: Box dinner (day 1)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Bilingual local guide (English / Spanish)

NOT INCLUDED

  • International or domestic flights
  • One way bus from Iguazú Falls to Buenos Aires or another destination
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads
  • Brazilian Visa: citizens of some nationalities (excepting US, Canada, Japan and Australia) are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check the requirements with the consulate of your country.
  • Iguazú Eco Fee: this is a mandatory tax that you have to pay once you get to your hotel in Iguazú. It’s about $5 usd per guest, per night, and it varies according to your hotel category. Only cash is accepted.

FLIGHTS NEEDED
FOR THIS ITINERARY

No flights needed for this trip. Tour starts in Buenos Aires and ends in Iguazu.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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