Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls Trip

Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls Trip

HIGHLIGHTS

Buenos Aires - Iguazú Falls

from 2365 USD
HIGHLIGHTS

Buenos Aires - Iguazú Falls

days 6
  • Visit the real “city that never sleeps” by walking the streets of the eclectic and vibrant city of Buenos Aires.
  • Stunning yourself by standing just next to one of the 7 wonders of the world, Iguazú Falls.
  • Best time to travel: All year round
  Have you ever thought of enjoying tours in Iguazú Falls and visiting the most romantic city in South America during the same trip? Here we have the best Iguazú Falls trips from Buenos Aires. On this 6-day journey, you will see people dancing true tango (like only Argentines do), and take a trip to Iguazú Falls. Shared by Argentina and Brazil, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a “must-see” during your stay in Argentina.
Itinerary
Day 1

Welcome to Your Trip - Buenos Aires

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  • Transfer from the airport to your hotel – Day at leisure

Upon arrival, we will drive you to the city and you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy Buenos Aires at your own pace. Buenos Aires is a marvelous, energetic, cosmopolitan city, full of color and different styles of architecture. 

The capital of Argentina, and described as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires proudly embraces its title, and also shows off plenty of its own culture! Argentinians are usually eager to host visitors; if you walk the streets with a map, someone will surely stop and ask if you need directions…that’s just our spirit! 

 

Say Hueque Tips

  • Our recommendations for your first day visiting Buenos Aires 

Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, che! (“che” means “guy” in Argentina). For this first day, feel free to wander the cobblestone streets lined with outdoor cafes, enjoy the mouthwatering aroma of world-famous Argentine beef sizzling on an open parrilla (barbeque), and browse the local antique and artisan markets that offer plenty of bargain shopping.

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Day 2

City Tour & Tango Show - Buenos Aires

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  • Half-day city tour through Buenos Aires

In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy our 5-hour Buenos Aires city tour—you will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires! On a half-day, you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city; Plaza de Mayo, and the Pink House (the presidential house).

Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present. Walk Caminito Street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South”.

 

  • Dinner and tango show 

In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel, in a private service,  to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance… tango is our immigrant origins, our local artists’ talent, Argentine women’s sensuality, and our way of dealing with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic, yet eternal, love stories.

Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambiance, clothes, and dance steps that tango lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel back in time for a night.

This spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is all-inclusive, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, in a private service, entirely in love with the bohemian spirit of our incredible city.

 

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  • What you need to know about tango culture in Buenos Aires

Tango is, all in all, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go dancing tango? There are an immense number of dance halls or milongas in Buenos Aires. Some of our favorites are La Viruta -beginner-friendly- and Salon Canning -with more advanced clientele- in the Palermo neighborhood. Tango has evolved a big deal in the past years, and now there are also LGBT milongas that encourage a most inclusive practice. 

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Day 3

Iguazú Falls - Brazilian Side

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  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport

It’s time to leave the city and fly to the jungle! At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the domestic airport to take your flight and travel to Iguazú Falls from Buenos Aires.

 

  • Transfer from Puerto Iguazú airport to your hotel  – Day at leisure

Upon arrival, we will meet at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Puerto Iguazú where your vacation starts! 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. 

 

  • Tours to Iguazú Falls, 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 on 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.

 

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 You can visit “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. There is also a craft market!

Or you may visit Güirá Oga (the house of birds in the native Guaraní language), the sanctuary for animals hurt by illegal hunting and trapping.

If you feel really adventurous, take a bike tour through the rainforest with a specialized guide, and discover the flora and fauna, the sounds of the jungle, the trail of little native mammals, and the traditions of the Guaranies.

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Day 4

Iguazú Falls - Argentine Side

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  • Tours in Iguazú Falls  National Park, Argentinian side

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: antbirds, toucans, manakins, parrots, and 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 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 this tour in Iguazú, 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!).

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Day 5

Bike Tour on the Yaguareté Trail - Fly Back to Buenos Aires

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  • Half-day Yaguarete trail bike tour

Explore the Iguazú National Park in a different way and spend a half-day cycling in the jungle. We’ll pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning and leave the city with a local guide heading to the Yaguareté Trail.

Yaguareté Trail is a part of the Iguazú National Park. The first part of the journey will lead to a magnificent view of the park from the Upper Iguazú River. Your chances of seeing small and cute mammals, and birds are high, especially during the first part of the trip. At the end of the experience, we will drive you back to your hotel.

 

  • Transfer from your hotel to Puerto Iguazú airport/Transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

This is the end of your Iguazú Falls trip, time to return to Buenos Aires! In the evening we’ll drive you to the airport to board your flight back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will have a transfer to your hotel.

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Day 6

The End of Your Iguazú Falls Trip From Buenos Aires

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  • Transfer from your hotel to Buenos Aires airport 

This is the end of your trip, we hope you’ve enjoyed every minute! At the appropriate time, we’ll drive you to the international airport where you’ll take your flight back home, ¡buen viaje! (Good trip!).

Check out some of our other tailor-made trips in Argentina, we’ll be glad to help you design your next travel adventure.

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Prices per person
Accomodation INN & B&B
From

2365 USD

Accomodation Comfort
From

2600 USD

Accomodation Superior
From

2775 USD

Accomodation Luxury
pricing
  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2024 (ask for prices at 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.
included
  • 3-night accommodation in Buenos Aires
  • 2-night accommodation in Puerto Iguazú
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meal according to the itinerary: dinner on day 2
  • Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Bilingual guide (English / Spanish)
not included
  •  International or domestic flights or buses.
  •  National Park entrance fees
  •  Travel / Medical Insurance 
  • Brazilian Visa: Citizens of some nationalities are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check the requirements on your country’s consulate website. If you need any other information check this link
  • 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

plane-icon Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazú – Buenos Aires

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

FAQs
Do I need a passport to visit the Brazilian side?

Citizens of some nationalities are required to present a tourist visa to enter Brazil. Please check the requirements on your country’s consulate website. If you need any other information check this link

Is the airport close to Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires has two main airports: Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE), commonly known as Ezeiza Airport, and Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP), commonly known as Aeroparque Airport. 

When planning your trip, it’s important to consider which airport you’ll be using based on your flight itinerary. International flights typically arrive or depart from Ezeiza Airport, while domestic and regional flights may use Aeroparque Airport. If you need to transfer between the two airports, keep in mind that the distance between them is significant. Allow sufficient time for transportation, especially considering potential traffic conditions.

For travelers heading to the city center or specific neighborhoods, the choice of airport can impact the overall travel time and convenience. Consider the location of your accommodations and choose the airport that best aligns with your travel plans.

Is it better to travel by plane, car or bus to Iguazu?

The choice of transportation to Iguazú depends on various factors, including your preferences, budget, and time constraints. If you travel by plane, direct flights to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) are available from major cities in Argentina and neighboring countries. The flight is 2:30 hours long.

Traveling by car or bus may look cheaper, but is not. Although driving provides flexibility and the opportunity to explore other destinations along the way the drive is 16 hours long. It’s a good option if you enjoy road trips and want to take your time.

Best attractions to visit in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, offers a rich cultural tapestry, historic landmarks, and diverse neighborhoods. Here are some of the best attractions to visit in Buenos Aires:

  • Teatro Colón: One of the world’s grandest opera houses, renowned for its acoustics and architectural beauty. Guided tours are available to explore the interior.
  • Recoleta Cemetery: A historic cemetery where you can find ornate mausoleums, including the final resting place of Eva Perón. It’s also located in the upscale Recoleta neighborhood.
  • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes: Home to an extensive collection of Argentine and international art, including works by renowned artists like Goya, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh.
  • MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires): Dedicated to contemporary Latin American art, MALBA features works by artists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
  • Galerías Pacífico: A grand shopping mall with stunning architecture, housing a mix of high-end and popular brands.

These attractions provide a glimpse into the diverse cultural, historical, and artistic facets of Buenos Aires. Whether you’re interested in history, architecture, or the arts, the city has something to offer for every traveler.

What tours I can do in Puerto Iguazu?

Puerto Iguazú is a gateway to the stunning Iguazú Falls and the surrounding rainforest. Here are some popular tours and activities you can do in and around Puerto Iguazú:

  • Macuco Safari: Embark on an adventure through the rainforest with the Macuco Safari. This tour often includes a jeep ride, a short hike, and a boat trip to get closer to the falls.
  • Triple Frontier: Explore the Triple Frontier, the meeting point of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Enjoy panoramic views of the confluence of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers.
  • Jungle Adventure: Go on a jungle adventure, which might include activities like zip-lining, canopy walks, and rappelling, allowing you to experience the rainforest from a different perspective.

Make sure to check the availability of tours, weather conditions, and seasonal variations in the activities when planning your visit to Puerto Iguazú. Tour operators in the area offer a variety of options to suit different preferences and interests.

What animals can I see in the Iguazu rainforest?

The Iguazú Rainforest, which surrounds the famous Iguazú Falls, is teeming with biodiversity. Some of the animals you might encounter in the Iguazú Rainforest are: Coatis, Capuchin Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, Toucans, Caimans, Jaguars and Tapirs.

Remember that wildlife sightings can be unpredictable, and the animals may be more active during specific times of the day. Guided tours with knowledgeable naturalists can enhance your chances of spotting wildlife and provide insights into the rainforest ecosystem. Always maintain a respectful distance and follow ethical wildlife viewing practices to minimize disturbance to the animals and their habitats.

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