Iguazu Ecological Tour
Departures: Year around
Places Visited: Iguazu.
Visit one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and explore the lush rainforest in the Iguazu region. A tour of the Brazilian side of the falls provides some of the best views of Iguazu Falls. Feel the cool spray from the roaring water as it rages down the Devil’s Throat. Immerse yourself in the Iguazu forest and walk, bike, hike or rappel in the lush jungle, or climb all the way into the canopy for a bird’s-eye view of the trees. Conclude this tour with a three day stay at Yacutinga Lodge, a magnificent forest retreat for nature lovers; paddle on calm forest streams, observe birds and butterflies, learn about the ecology of the rainforest or simply relax by the swimming pool.
- 1 night of accommodation at the Panoramic Hotel
- Daily breakfast and local taxes
- 2 nights of accommodation at the Yacutinga Lodge (Iguazu)
- Full board activities and local taxes
- Half day Private tour of Argentine Falls
- Half day Iguazu Forest tour
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- International & Domestic Flights
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips or personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours
- Any items not mentioned
Day 01: IGUAZU. Upon arrival private transfer to the Panoramic Hotel
Half Day tour of Argentine Falls
Visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls, located inside Iguazu National Park, one of the first protected nature areas in South America and a UNESCO Heritage Site. At the Visitor's Center board an open train for the 15-minute ride to the Cataratas Station. From here, follow a pleasant easy walking path through the forest that will lead to numerous lookouts along the upper and lower trail for a close-up look of numerous of the 275 waterfalls that drop from a height of 70 m/200 ft. Also take time to admire the lush rainforest, packed with an amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Then board the train to continue to Garganta Station. Follow the 1200 m/4000 ft walkway to the Devil's Throat lookout; be prepared to get wet and watch the impressive thunderous churning water below. Return by train to the Visitor's Center. Drop-off at the hotel
(Admission fee to the National Park not included)
Day 02: IGUAZU/YACUTINGA LODGE:
Half day Iguazu Forest
Adventure in the jungle; discover a new concept of ecological and adventure tourism. This tour is especially designed to bring visitors into close contact with nature through a variety of fun outdoor activities, such as rappelling, tree climbing, canopying, and trekking. Travel by light truck into the Iguazú forest and choose from a variety of activities: nature lovers will enjoy the easy jungle trek to learn more about the fascinating fauna and flora of the rainforest, or join a nature guide for a bird and butterfly observation walk. Adventurous travelers can rappel down a giant tree, descend a 15-meter/50ft waterfall, explore the jungle trails by mountain bike or climb high above the forest floor to the jungle canopy, an indescribable sensation. Experience the magical rainforest, accompanied by professional guides and instructors who will ensure a safe, exciting and unforgettable adventure.
2:30 p.m Departure from Puerto Iguazu to Yacutinga Lodge. Travel through lush green picturesque landscape with red clay soil and Yerba Mate farms.
Arrival at Yacutinga Lodge, welcome and check-in. Overview of the activities at the lodge and an introduction to the environmental challenges of the rainforest and the lodge’s conservation efforts. Dinner.
Day 03: YACUTINGA LODGE:
Morning paddle along the San Francisco stream. This quiet, calm paddle is a perfect opportunity to take pictures and observe the forest fauna. Return to the Lodge at mid-morning. Lunch.
The afternoon is free to explore the facilities at the Lodge (swimming pool, orchid trail, hummingbird project, etc.).
Late afternoon interpretative walk with an expert guide who will share wonderful information on the ecology, flora and fauna of the region.
Back to the Lodge. Dinner and nocturnal activity.
Day 04: YACUTINGA LODGE/IGUAZU
Breakfast and free time to enjoy the Lodge area.
Brunch at the Lodge and return to Puerto Iguazú at mid-morning. Arrival estimated at 1:00 p.m. At appropriate time, transfer to the Airport.
Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.
Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.