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Iguassu Falls from Both Sides & Itaipu Dam (3 nights)

US$ 480.00 Price per person from View price guide

Key facts

Where: Foz do Iguacu , Brazil Duration: 3 nights, 3-4 days depending on your flight times

Highlights

  • See the great group of waterfalls that make Niagara seem small
  • This tour offers views of Iguassu Falls from two different countries
  • View magnificent Itaipu Dam – chosen as one of the Modern Wonders of the World in 1994
  • English- speaking guide to go with you
  • Buffet lunches and breakfasts included
  • FREE transfers from the airport to your hotel

Overview

View the water wonderland of Iguassu Falls, Niagara’s ‘big brother’, and admire one of the world’s greatest engineering achievements on this 3-night package tour.

Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguassu Falls are truly spectacular. Nothing in the world of water compares to, or is as impressive as, the sight of this stunning group of 275 waterfalls.

This 3-4 day excursion enables you to view the natural wonder of Iguassu from two different perspectives and two different countries – Argentina and Brazil.

The Argentina side has excellent facilities – a scenic train and a series of well-placed walkways – that allow you to get thrillingly close to the thundering torrent.

The Brazilian side is better for grand panoramas of the foaming cataracts, especially the dramatic feature known as the Devil’s Throat.

As well as seeing one of Mother Nature’s finest creations, you will visit a man-made marvel – the magnificent Itaipu Dam – the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world.

This tour includes three nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel and transfers to and from the airport.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Foz do Iguassu

Your Iguassu Falls From Both Sides & Itaipu Dam (3 nights) includes three nights at a 3 star hotel, roundtrip airport transfers, tours of the Iguassu Waterfalls from both sides (Brazilian and Argentinean) and a trip to Itaipu Dam. The exact timing of the tour, as well as the order in which the different activities are done, depends on the time of your flights and your personal preference. The itinerary given below is just a suggestion and can be altered to suit your needs.

You will be met at Cataratas International Airport and taken directly to your hotel. English-speaking staff will greet you when you clear the airport luggage area – just look for the local representative holding a sign with your name on it. You can discuss the precise details of your tour with the representative who collects you from the hotel.

Check in at your hotel. If it is evening, you might like to just rest and relax. Alternatively, if you arrive early in the day, you may like to start sightseeing immediately.

You will stay the night in a comfortable 3-star hotel. Dinner is available at the hotel (payable direct) or you might like to go out to a restaurant in town.

Day 2: Argentinean Side of the Falls

After breakfast in your hotel (included in your tour) you will be picked up driven to the Iguassu National Park. An English-speaking guide will accompany you.

Located on the Iguazú River, on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguassu Falls is one of world’s most impressive cataracts – 60 feet higher than Niagara and about 1 ½ times as wide.

The name Iguassu comes from the Guaraní Indian word meaning ‘great water’. The Falls consists of 275 separate waterfalls plunging 300 feet over a precipice more than 1 ½ miles across.

From the Visitor Center on the Argentinean side you can head down trails or ride a picturesque train (included in the entrance fee). There are two basic circuits: an upper path and a lower path.

The lower path (Paseo Inferior) leads to the base of the Falls where the headlong crash of the torrent releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path (Paseo Superior) leads you around the top rim of the precipice and affords breathtaking views from a strategically placed catwalk.

During the day you will enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant (included in your tour price).

At the end of the day you will return to your hotel in Foz do Iguassu. Dinner is not included.

Day 3: Itaipu Dam and Departure

You will enjoy breakfast in your hotel (included) before being taken to visit Itaipu Dam – the largest operational hydroelectric power plant in the world. Built on the Paraná River near the border between Brazil and Paraguay, the plant generates a power of 12,600 megawatts, that’s 25 per cent of the electricity consumed by Brazil and 95 per cent of the energy consumed by Paraguay.

The dam is a magnificent feat of engineering by any standards. The volume of concrete used in the reservoir could construct 210 stadiums the size of Maracaná and the iron and the steel would be enough to construct a building 380 times the size of the Eiffel Tower.

It’s therefore not surprising that, in 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers elected the Itaipu Dam as one of the seven modern Wonders of the World!

You will be shown a short film about Itaipu and its amazing history before boarding a bus for a guided tour which explains the significance of the dam and the operation of the plant. The bus will stop at a central lookout where you will be able to see the plant and its incredible structures including the gigantic pressure tubes.

During the day you will enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant (included in your tour price).

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel. At the appropriate time, a vehicle will meet you at your hotel and take you directly to the airport for your flight home.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Jan - 31 May & 06 Aug - 31 Dec: Daily

Duration

3 nights, 3-4 days depending on your flight times

Start time

Start time for the main tour: around 9.00 am each day. (Hotel pick up usually starts between 8.00 am and 9.00 am. Exact pick-up time will be determined after discussion with your tour guide)
Duration: 3 nights, 3-4 days depending on your flight times

Meeting point

Airport in Foz do Iguassu

Ending point

You will be dropped back at the airport

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Inclusions

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off on the day of the tour
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 3-star hotel
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast at your hotel on both days
  • 3 buffet lunches (international cuisine)

Exclusions

  • National Park entrance fees (approx. US$25 each ticket)
  • Dinner
  • Drinks with meals

Do/Dont's

Take a bag with overnight things and a change of clothing. Wear loose comfortable garments and bring a hat, sunglasses, sun-screen and your camera/video-cam

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Please note

Please call the activity operator when you arrive in Brazil, or at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour, to re-confirm your flight times and the name of your hotel.

When you are picked up at the airport, you are handed a voucher for your tour. Please discuss the detailed itinerary for your tour with the representative who picks you up from the airport

This tour is subject to a minimum passenger requirement and depends on weather conditions. Therefore it is mandatory to call the local isango! partner at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the tour to confirm the departure time and location.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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