Iguzua Optional add-on
IGUAZU ADD ON itinerary
The Iguazu Falls are one of South America's most renowned landmarks and one of the great natural highlights of the world. Situated in the Iguazu National Park where the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet, the falls are formed by rapids by the confluence of the Iguazu River and the Alto Parana River. Thirty-five rivers from the principal basin with two hundred rapids covering several miles finally join to form one of nature's most surprising spectacles, Cataratas del Iguazu.
The main falls are 20 metres higher than Niagara Falls and about half as wide again. Above the impact of the fall of the water on the basalt rocks below there is usually a 30 metre-high cloud of spray. The lush and wild tropical vegetation has an abundance of extraordinarily colourful fauna, including parrots, toucans, jaguars and tapirs - all sharing this orchid-rich national park that stretches for two miles into the jungle.
During a 2-day stay in Iguazu, guests will be able to participate in a full range of activities and enjoy some of the best of South American nature. The national parks on both sides of the Falls offer a wonderful range of tropical flora and fauna. There are many species of animals, including the black howler monkey, capybara, jaguar and puma.
Day 09- Afternoon tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls.
Arrive Iguassu and transfer to the Sheraton International for a 2 night stay with breakfast.
This tour offers fabulous opportunities to enjoy the panoramic view of the falls only seen from the Brazilian side. It is a 1½ km walk which runs part of the way down the cliff near the rim of the falls, giving a exquisite view of the whole Argentine side of the Falls. There are walkways along the banks which take you almost under the powerful Floriano Falls. From here an elevator carries visitors to the top of the Floriano Falls and to a path leading to Puerto Canoas. There are also smaller access paths for those who prefer to walk. This whole area is now a Unesco World Heritage Site and the incredible humidity generated by the falls creates the perfect environment in which the lush vegetation and fauna thrive in this subtropical rainforest.
Day 10 - Full day tour of the Argentinean side of the Falls
A fascinating tour of the Argentine side of the Falls along the lower and upper paths takes in a closer view of this breathtaking marvel. Guests walk down the well-maintained paths with stops at selected points along the way where the guides will be able to explain about the Falls and the eco-system of the area. There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos and at all times guests can enjoy different views and aspects of the Falls and the amazing views across to the Brazilian side.(Lunch not included)
This tour is entirely on foot, and is suitable for all levels of walkers.
Transfer to IGR airport for flight to Buenos Aires' domestic AEP airport and assistance and onward transfer from AEP to EZE international airport for onward flight home. Or, depending on the international flight departure times, we can add another night in Buenos Aires with roundtrip transfers.