- Explore the 275 longstanding waterfalls streaming at Iguazú Falls
- Visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls with its aerial viewpoints
- Enjoy a free day shopping and eating local fare in Buenos Aires
|Day 1||Arrive in Iguazú||Puerto Iguazú|
|Day 2||Tour the Argentinean Side of Iguazú Falls||Puerto Iguazú|
|Day 3||Brazilian Side of Iguazú and Travel to Buenos Aires||Buenos Aires|
|Day 4||Free Day and Depart From Buenos Aires||Buenos Aires|
Day 1: Arrive in Iguazú
Welcome to Iguazú! After your flight, head to your hotel, where you can get settled. Depending on what time you arrive, you can do a bit of sightseeing. Consider the below:
- Stopping at the Güirá Oga animal refuge, where you can take a 90-minute tour
- Going to Casa Ecológica de Botellas, which is a unique house made of plastic bottles and other recycled materials
- Taking in the breathtaking vistas at Las Tres Fronteras, where the Iguazú and Parana rivers meet
- Shopping on a visit to the Comunidad Guarani Yriapu, which is an indigenous community that lives a sustainable lifestyle
- Having fun at La Aripuca, which is a theme park that educates on deforestation
Dinner and the evening are at your leisure.
Day 2: Tour the Argentinean side of Iguazú Falls
Today, embark on a full-day tour of Iguazú Falls. Named on the of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature,” you’ll experience the impressive area of the falls and view them from different angles. Historically, the falls were discovered in 1541 by a Spanish conquistador, on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The waterfall system takes up 1.7 miles within the Iguazú River and houses 275 waterfalls.
The tour to Iguazú Falls begins early in the morning with a long walk, observing the natural landscapes and the vast, typical fauna and flora of the region, including birds, butterflies, mammals, flowers, and plants that lend to the outdoor environment. The main objective of this tour is to take full advantage of your time in the wild, experiencing the characteristic natural sounds, images, colors, and aromas around you.
After your exploration of the falls, you will return to your hotel for the evening, where you can enjoy dinner and relax on your own time.
Day 3: Tour the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls and travel to Buenos Aires
In the morning, you will visit another side of Iguazú Falls–this time from Brazil. You’ll depart from the hotel and head toward the Foz do Iguazú National Park. The area designated for visitors is accessible by a single circuit of walkways–almost 3,000 feet long–which is located on the cliffs of the Iguazú River, offering an impressive, panoramic view of all the falls. The route hits its peak when you get to the loud and palpable Mirador de La Garganta del Diablo, also called the “Devil’s Throat.” Here, there are 14 falls plunging simultaneously from 350 feet. You’ll likely feel the mist from the Devil’s Throat, which can reach nearly 450 feet.
In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Then, make your way to your hotel, where you can relax at your leisure for the rest of the day and evening.
Day 4: Free day and depart from Buenos Aires
Today, enjoy free time in Bueno Aires before your departure home. You can choose some optional excursions to discover the city or walk and experience life among the locals. Feel free to wander through the local antique and artisanal markets, where you can bargain for goods. Find the perfect leather jacket, pair of boots, or handbag from any of the acclaimed local designers. If you enjoy indulging in authentic dishes, make sure to try the signature parrilla (barbeque).
If you prefer something more active, you can head on a Tigre Delta excursion with a guide–likely by boat. You’ll take a trip to this unique suburb constructed along the water. Observe the way the locals live on these little islands.
Then, it will be time to say goodbye to Argentina and catch your flight home–after a quick, yet memorable adventure.