Touring Iguazú from the Argentine side
Touring Iguazú from the Argentine side

Iguazú Falls - Argentine Side, Iguazú Falls


The famous Iguazú Falls, located at the tri-borders of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, are split into two parts: the Brazilian side and the Argentine side. The latter is a much larger section of the falls and comprises the protected area of Iguazú National Park. There are three circuit routes within the park, each offering different vantage points and one of them even placing you right on the edge of the falls as they plunge down hundreds of feet into the Iguazú River below. 

This full-day excursion involves traversing three circuit routes around the falls, each offering exceptional vantage points from which to view this magnificent natural wonder. 

Circuit routes include:

The upper circuit is an hour hike that features 800 meters (2,624 feet) of catwalks. These walkways are elevated from the jungle surface so as not to disrupt the natural pathways used by the indigenous fauna. The circuit affords views of the upper portion of Iguazú; that means you'll be treated to no shortage of panoramic vistas of the surrounding falls.

The lower circuit is a two-hour hike that consists of 1,600 meters (5,250 feet). These are also elevated and offer views from directly below and around Iguazú falls. This circuit takes you near the base of the falls and provides a unique experience where you'll be up close with the natural surroundings, feeling the magnitude of the falls from up close. 

Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Gorge) enjoys an intimidating reputation that will precede your arrival to the park. This is the star of the show and the biggest of the some 275 falls that makeup Iguazú. Reaching the Garganta del Diablo takes about two hours and involves riding a small tourist train that leaves from within the park and travels 18 minutes to Garganta Station. Then a walk of about 1200 meters (3,937 feet) takes you over the river, culminating at a viewpoint. Just hearing the plunging falls reverberating in your ears is a one-of-a-kind experience. Actually peering 82 meters (269 feet) down into the cavernous abyss as the highest of Iguazu's falls thunders all around you is downright unforgettable.

Itineraries with Iguazú Falls - Argentine Side

Highlights of Chile & Argentina - 11 Days

In this nature-focused adventure, you get the best of both Chilean and Argentine Patagonia. First, travel to far south to Punta Arenas for a visit to an island inhabited by penguins. Next, spend a day exploring Torres del Paine - one of the world's most beautiful national parks. Top your Patagonian experience off with a glacier walk over the most impressive mass of ice in the region, Perito Moreno. Then, journey north for a visit to Iguazú Falls, the largest network of waterfalls in the world. These falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, so you'll get to experience the majesty of the falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. Finally, it's off to Buenos Aires where you'll enjoy some city time in the "Paris of South America" before your journey home.

Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls Experience - 7 Days

Treat yourself to an in-depth exploration of two of Argentina's most iconic destinations, Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls. Begin your journey in Buenos Aires and take in the city's vibrant history and culture during a full-day walking tour. Next, head to Iguazú Falls National Park to see the jaw-dropping beauty of the largest waterfall system in the world. Since Iguazu lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil, you'll get to experience the falls from both countries. Top it all off with a trip back to Buenos Aires to enjoy a traditional dinner and tango performance.

Romantic Honeymoon in Argentina & Brazil - 15 Days

This adventure wraps some of the most famous excursions in South America into one wildly romantic package. You'll begin in Argentina's wine region. Here you'll visit the vineyards and sample world-class wines. Next, head to Salta to tour the rugged countryside, and see a number of natural wonders, including the painted hills of the Quebrada de Humahuaca. Then it's off to the east of the country and Iguazú Falls, the largest network of waterfalls in the world. Afterward, you'll travel north into Brazil, where you'll enjoy a romantic, relaxing time exploring the beaches, music, and cuisine of Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis, and Paraty.

Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 5 Days

This trip takes you through one of Argentina's most beautiful landscapes, Iguazú Falls. You'll start your tour in Argentina's cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, where you'll have a chance to explore the city's vibrant streets. Next, head north to Iguazú Falls, located on the borders of Brazil and Paraguay. Spend some quality time admiring the beauty and power of the falls before returning to Buenos Aires.

Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days

Experience Argentina's highlights on this 16-day adventure in the great outdoors. After some cosmopolitan fun in Buenos Aires, head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia, where you'll visit remote ranches and hike atop glaciers. Then hit the water for wildlife tours to spot whales and orcas before heading north to explore one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, Iguazú Falls.

Discover Argentina's Highlights: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 13 Days

Perfect for travelers looking to experience more of Patagonia and see Argentina's natural wonders, this 13-day itinerary includes a visit to the famed Perito Moreno Glacier and stops in Ushuaia—the southernmost city in the world—to see penguins and trek in Tierra del Fuego National Park. You'll hike through the rugged mountain scenery around Mount Fitz Roy, learn to dance the tango, and experience the crashing immensity of Iguazú Falls. 

Argentine Culture & Waterfalls Experience - 8 Days

Take in the beauty and complexity of Argentine culture and natural landscapes on this eight-day journey. First, learn all about the history and people of Buenos Aires on a full-day walking tour. Next, head just outside of the city to experience the culture of the gaúchos. Then, travel north to the iconic Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Top it all off with a trip back to Buenos Aires to enjoy a traditional dinner and tango performance.