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Argentina - Iguazu Falls Nature Tours & Package
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Puerto Iguaz˙ is a place where nature, in its greatest expression of splendor, will amaze you for sure.

Iguazu Falls
is a UNESCO

World Heritage Site

Puerto  Iguaz˙ is a touristic city in the northeast of Argentina located 300 km away from Posadas City, the Capital City of the Province of Misiones. It has a population of more than 35,000 and it is the fifth largest city in the Province, after Posadas, Oberß, Eldorado and San Vicente. It limits with Brazil and Paraguay through the concourse of Paranß and Iguaz˙ River which are the well-known Iguazu Falls only 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from the city. As a result, the city has developed its spectacular infrastructure around tourism.  Being a touristic place, it provides with one of the greatest exhibition of water and forest existing on Earth:  the fascinating Iguaz˙ Falls - in guaranÝ language Big Waters -. Another of the tourist highlights include Las Tres Fronteras, where the Argentine, Paraguayan and Brazilian borders convene. This area is a site for artesan booths. In the complex La Aripuca, which a museum with images of the jungle, the MbororÚ, another museum, El Parque Natural Municipal, of Luis Honorio Rolˇn which is the city hallĺs natural park, GŘira Oga which a center for the rehabilitation of birds. In the city, there is an international Casino as well. From Puerto Iguaz˙, you can go on excursions to Ciudad del Este, which is already Paraguay and where there is an important crafts and electronics fair, or you could as even set out on excursions to Brazil in order to get a different view of the falls if you think it convenient. Among the most chosen activities, the tourist go on excursions to Iguaz˙ National Park ľWorld Natural Heritage by UNESCO- visiting its 275 waterfalls and getting to know the out of the ordinary flora and fauna.

Puerto Iguaz˙ is a place where nature, in its greatest expression of splendor, will amaze you for sure. Gastronomy, casinos and resorts is all you need to be able to enjoy this exotic subtropical region in the Argentinaĺs Northeast .

Climate and Topography
Puerto Iguaz˙ has a "Humid Subtropical" Temperatures are warm in winter and hot in summer. There is no dry season and rainfall is abundant the year round  receiving more than 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain every month and record rainfalls during the wettest month of November of more than 200 mm (7.9 inches)  average. Precipitation falls mostly during convective storms so it is very likely that a sunny day can became stormy and with scattered hail. Due to abundant rainfall, rainforests surrounds the city of Puerto Iguaz˙ and as a result this region has a humid climate without dry season and its temperatures range from 20║ C to 33║ C in Summer while Winter is gentle and pleasant. It is a jungle out there you can say. Temperatures above 104░F (40░C) have been recorded in the summer and temperatures below 32░F (0░C) are extremely rare but have been recorded in winter. It is important to mention that due to its high degree of humidity and due to constant rain temperature variations are minimum which causes clouds to increase but usually storms last sometimes as little as minutes. Topographicaly speaking, Puerto Iguaz˙ is located in a plateau with red rocky land due to the melaphyre decomposition rich in iron and having cliffs covered by humus favoring the growth of an exuberant forest everywhere you look.

Economy
Because of the fact that the city's numerous hotels provide the most important source of jobs for its inhabitants, the economy is centered around tourism. Many international hotels have been constructed along the banks of the Iguaz˙ River. And there are many projects going as well. However, international trade with Brazil through the city Foz do Iguašu is also growing fast and reinforcing the economic growth of the region. In downtown Puerto Iguaz˙ you will find banks, money exchange agencies, bars, casinos, restaurants, clothes shops, sportswear shops, hairdressers, discotecas, pubs, and a shopping center mall near the international bridge.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Arrival to Iguazu. Welcome and transfer to the selected hotel, check in at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Stay.

DAY 2
After the breakfast, You begin to enjoy a tour to the Iguazu Falls from the Argentine side and the The Great Adventure that is the walk that brings together the essence of the National Park Iguazu: the jungle and the Falls in a crossed only one tour. In powerful crafts we will enter the low cannon of the Rio Iguazu and bordering on the island we will accede at the foot of the jump Three Musketeers, spying the Brazilian, Argentine jumps and the Throat of the Devil. With entrance fees included. In 1984, the park was declared of World Heritage by UNESCO. There, you can take a beautiful series of catwalks over the water rushing into Devil's Gorge. You can see how the violence of the falls produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty.  Return to the Hotel.

DAY 3
Breakfast at the Hotel. Half day excursion in the Brazilian side of Iguaz˙ Falls with entrance fees included. It has some of the best panoramic views. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight Stay.

DAY 4
Breakfast. Check out from your Hotel and transfer to the airport.

Parque Nacional Iguazu

Created on October 9, 1934 to preserve the biological diversity of the subtropical rainforest and the dazzling scenery surrounding the Falls, today considered one of the seven wonders of the world, Iguazu National Park currently has an area of 163,46 acres (66,148 hectares) that were declared World Natural Heritage in 1984. To preserve the Falls and its subtropical rainforest, two National Parks were created: "Parque Nacional Iguazu" in Argentina, and "Parque Nacional do Iguašu" in Brazil.

Situated in the far northeast of the province of Misiones, Argentina, this natural ecosystem protected area has abundant regular rainfall and mild temperatures, creating a dampness-laden, almost windless environment, due to the luxuriant growth of vegetation. The soil of Iguazu National Park is red and the vegetation is very dense and dazzling green. The relief undulates up to 30 meters either way, and some banks of the Iguazu reach 60 meters above sea level. Iguazu National Park is part of the Misiones subtropical rainforest formation, with trees whose heights range between 15 and 40 meters; a large part of it, however, has suffered deforestation as civilization has advanced. It harbors more than 400 species of birds, around 2,000 species of plants and an immeasurable world of insects, which makes this one of the richest natural environments in Argentina.The Park's climate is warm with average temperatures of 15║ C in winter and 26║ C in January, and a relative humidity ranging between 75% and 90%. The rains, with an annual average of 2,000 mm, are caused by winds from the Atlantic. The steadily high temperatures and humidity make this area an immense greenhouse with all the essential conditions for the growth of exuberant vegetation. Six plainly identifiable strata between the soil and the tops of the tallest trees characterize this sector of the rainforest.

Traditional Circuits (Argentinean Side)

Lower Circuit
Itĺs a 3.937,01 feet (1200 metres ) round circuit, where you can appreciate most of the falls either in panoramic views or further on the devils throat and Brazilian falls or spectacular approaches to the Bosseti fall enjoying its mist. This trip lasts about two hours. This circuit isnĺt very easy to do because of the large amount of steps.

Upper Circuit
It has, back and forth, about 4.265,09 (1.300,00 meters) going over some of the main falls. You can enjoy a panoramic view from a higher level. This trip lasts about one hour and it is going because it has no step.  

Devils Throat
The green train takes you to this circuit, getting of at devils throat station. There is an 3.608,92 feet (1100 meters) walkway going through islands and then reaching a wide balcony with a spectacular view to the Devils Throat. The walk takes about two hours, it has no steps.
Parks visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM between April 1st to August 31st and from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM the rest of year.

Parque Nacional Iguašu (Brazilian side)

Located on the west side of Parana State, this park is shared with Argentina. It has about 457.144,96 acres (185.000 hectares) that join throughout the Iguaz˙ River the 165.560,61 acres (67000 hectares) of the Argentinean National Park making it one of the biggest reserves in south America. It was declared Natural World Heritage in 1986 by UNESCO.

The walk begins at the visitors center. This place is the only access to the park and this circuit using modern open buses that move you around the park. The walkways are about 3.937,01 feet (1200 metres) long where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the 275 Argentinean falls. The most important falls on the Brazilian side are: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamin Constant and Union Fall or devils throat. At the end of this walk you access a panoramic elevator that takes you to the bus which will take you back to the visitors center. This walk takes about three hours.

 

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Highlights

Buenos Aires
The beating heart of the Republic of Argentina is without a doubt its inimitable capital, Buenos Aires. Itĺs where youĺll get swept away by the romance of the Tango, Argentinaĺs legendary dance.

Iguaz˙ Falls
One of the legendary ôBig Fourö waterfalls (the others are Niagara, Victoria and Angel Falls) Iguaz˙ is a force of nature, quite possibly the single most awe-inspiring natural sight on the planet. Stand in the mist as the mighty Iguaz˙ River passes over 275 distinct falls, thundering as it falls hundreds of feet in an instant.

Tango in Buenos Aires
Tango in Buenos Aires

Iguazu Falls National Park
Iguazu Falls National Park

Itinerary

Day 1: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival to Buenos Aires. Welcome and transfer to the selected hotel, check in at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 2: BUENOS AIRES
After breakfast at the hotel, you enjoy our first half-day guided panoramic City Tour, including Palermo Park, La Recoleta, a stop at Evita Peronĺs Tomb, La Boca (Caminito St.) & San Telmo neighborhoods. You will also visit Plaza de Mayo, the grand boulevard of Buenos Aires with its many remarkable buildings and architecture, including the Cabildo (the Town Hall). Casa Rosada (the governmentĺs headquarters and where once, Evita and then President Juan Domingo Peron famously gave speeches from its balcony) the Cathedral, a fantastic work of religious architecture, and the last resting place of Argentinaĺs independence hero, General San Martin. Return to the Hotel. The afternoon is at leisure for shopping or personal activities. At night you will enjoy a Dinner Tango Show at a typical ôTangueriaö

Day 3: BUENOS AIRES
 Breakfast at the hotel. Optional free tour to Unicenter Shopping Mall (the largest in Buenos Aires), you will get discount tickets and a buffet-lunch is included at the Jumbo restaurant (drinks are not included).
Return to the hotel and free time. Overnight.
 
Day 4: BUENOS AIRES- IGUAZ┌
Breakfast. Check out from your Hotel and transfer to the airport. Arrival to Iguazu. Welcome and transfer to the selected hotel, check in at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 5: IGUAZ┌
After breakfast, excursion to Iguazu Falls from the Argentine side and The Great Adventure, that is, the walk that brings together the essence of Iguazu National Park: the jungle and the Falls in a crossed only one tour. In powerful watercrafts we will enter the lower canyon of the Iguazu River and bordering an island to reach the foot of the Three Musketeers jump, with views of the Brazilian and Argentine jumps and the Throat of the Devil.  Entrance fees are included.

In 1984, the park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A series of catwalks will take you to scenic spots to see the water rushing into the Devil's Gorge. You can see how the violence of the falls produces a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty. Return to the Hotel.

Day 6: IGUAZ┌
Breakfast at the Hotel. Half day excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguaz˙ Falls with entrance fees included. It has some of the best panoramic views. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight.

Day 7: IGUAZ┌
Breakfast. Check out from your Hotel and transfer to the airport.

*Airfare is not included

Include

  • Entrance fee to National Parks specified above
  • Tips
  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels
  • Meals specified above
  • Guidance in English

Not Included

  • International and local airfares
  • International and local airport taxes
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses 
  • Additional services not specified in above itineraries

 

Reservations

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