Iguazú Falls

The mighty Iguazu River runs through the state of Paraná, south of Brazil, in an east-west direction and a few kilometers from its mouth on the Paraná River, forming one of the most striking natural beauties in the world: the Iguazu Falls. With about 2,700m of extension and 1,700m3 / s of flow, this wonder of nature is in a magical scene. The contrast of the green, the dense vegetation, the black basaltic rocks and the whirlpool of water that falls from the 72m high, causes in the visitor sensations of dazzling and intense communion with nature. In the clouds formed by the waters they fly doing stunts (Cypseloides senex) and vultures (Coragyps atratus), completing the stage of this magnificent work of nature.

The Iguazú Falls are protected by two National Parks (Brazil and Argentina), included in 1986 in the list of UNESCO as World Heritage.

After a wide curve of 180 degrees, the main part of the Falls falls laterally in a deep fissure of erosion, forming the Throat of the Devil. Geologically, the linear back-erosion of the Iguazu River accompanies the innacles of various jumps. As a consequence, a platform originated between the upper part of the jumps and an older lower lid of lava spills delimited by a diaclasa.

The visits are made through walkways signposted and quite adapted to the landscape of the place, with spectacular approximations to the different jumps.

Iguazu Falls Brazilian side Departure from the hotel to the Iguazu Falls, located 24 km from the center of the city of Foz do Iguaçu. Arrival at the Visitor Center, located 10 km from the Iguazu Falls, at the entrance of the Iguazú National Park. This Center presents an excellent infrastructure with photo exhibition of the Iguazu Falls, panels with maps of the National Park and a large souvenir shop, sanitary ware, medical post, sale of income to the Park, bank, etc.

After passing through this Center, the continuous visit, already inside the National Park, by a road that takes us to the magnificent Iguazú Falls. There, the walking tour through the footbridge is approximately 1 km long and very easy. This hike offers panoramic views of the Falls and, at the end, a fantastic (wet) approach to the Devil's Throat and main jumps

Total duration of the tour: 3h30

Cataratas del Iguazú Argentine side Departure from the hotel to the Iguazu Falls, located 30 km from the center of the city of Foz do Iguaçu and 24 km from Puerto Iguazú. Arrival at the Visitors Center at the entrance of the Iguazu National Park. This Center presents an excellent infrastructure with all the basic services like several snack bars, a restaurant, souvenir shops, toilets, medical post and also a building where big panels teach the importance and the biodiversity of the humid subtropical jungle.

To access the footbridges where the Iguazú Falls are observed, visitors take a gas-powered train, which will take them to the top rides and Garganta del Diablo. The walk is made by the footbridges of the lower walk that lasts approximately 1 hour and the upper walk that takes approximately 50 minutes. Access to San Martin Island is given by the lower promenade and this visit lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours.

To visit Devil's Throat, you should take the train at the main station or at the Cataratas station, next to the upper promenade.

For those who like to walk, there is the option of the "Green Trail", with 1 km, that connects the Visitor Center to the Cataratas station and to the upper walk.

Arriving at the Garganta del Diablo station, walk on a flat footbridge, built on the upper Iguazu River, with an extension of 1,100 meters.

This walkway crosses several islands where snack bars are available to visitors; Arriving at the end of the catwalk, visitors are presented with a strategic viewpoint on this dazzling jump: the Devil's Throat.

The walk to the Garganta del Diablo has a total duration of approximately 2 hours.

At each station and on the catwalks there are snack bars and toilets available to visitors.

During this visit, the waterfalls will be seen more closely allowing the detailed appreciation of both the flora and the jumps that will be literally within reach.

Total duration of the tour: 6h

Open daily from 8am to 6pm

Guests in wheelchairs: easy access throughout the Visitor Center area and walkways of all walks except San Martin Island.

Itaipu Dam - Panoramic Tour The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest in operation in the world, is a bi-national enterprise developed by Brazil and Paraguay on the Paraná River. The installed capacity of the plant is 12 million and 600 thousand kw, with 18 generating units of 700 thousand kw each. From 2004, Itaipu will have 20 units, expanding its installed capacity to 14 million kw. In 1999, Itaipu produced 93 billion kw-hours, a production record never reached by another hydroelectric plant in the world. The plant is responsible for the supply of 90% of the electricity consumed in Paraguay and 25% of all demand in Brazil. As an engineering work was chosen by the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern Technological World.

The tourist visit consists of an audio-visual display at the Visitor Center and a bus ride outside the dam with stops at viewpoints for the appreciation of the panorama. The route of the vehicles follows an itinerary pre-established by the police of the Hydroelectric and the stops are restricted to the viewpoints.

Bird Park It is located on the road of the Falls in front of the Visitor Center of the Iguacu National Park, 2 km from Foz do Iguacu International Airport and 14 km from the city center. It has 16 hectares of secondary forest of which 7 hectares are destined to the facilities and the rest to area of ​​preservation.

Private enterprise, this Park was created in 1994 and counts on technicians in the areas of biology, veterinary and agronomy, trained people and a maintenance team responsible for the welfare of the animals and care with the gardens. The Park maintains more than 900 birds of 150 species, being the majority of Brazilian birds. A third of these species are considered at risk of extinction.

Milestone of the 3 Frontiers Point where the confluence of the Iguazu River that originates the name of the city: Foz do Iguaçu. There are 3 countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, separated by the rivers Iguazú and Paraná. Beautiful panorama of them together, made not very common in the world. In each country there is a monument with the colors of the flags. Imposing place for the greatness of the rivers and the singularity of the view.

It includes:

Air ticket Montevideo / Buenos Aires / Puerto Iguazu / Buenos Aires / Montevideo the emission

Transfer airport / hotel / airport

03 nights accommodation in Foz do Iguaçu with breakfast.

Visit to the Brazilian and Argentinian Falls

Itaipu Dam or Bird Park

Basic Assistance Card 4 days