Lush rainforests, surreal waterfalls, and two of South America’s biggest cultural centers are the basis for an excursion to Iguazu Falls! Located within the Iguazu National Park, this landmark offers several trails and railways with phenomenal views of its 275 individual waterfalls. The diverse wildlife and beauty of the park moved the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to declare it a World Heritage Site in 1984. Iguazu Falls are the Niagara Falls of South America. Contact Solar Tours to customize your vacation to one of the world’s most charming natural wonders today.
The Iguazu River flows along the border of Brazil and Argentina, so the waterfalls can be accessed from both countries. The Argentinian side features longer walkways that provide closer views of the waterfalls, so this is recommended for more experienced and ambitious hikers. The Brazilian side compensates for guests facing mobility difficulties, so ramps and elevators have been constructed among the trails for equal viewing opportunity! However, remember that you must present an Electronic Migration Card when crossing the Brazilian border. Keep an eye out for exotic birds, wild orchids, colorful butterflies, and other rare plant and animal species as you walk along the park’s trails. Don’t forget to pack your camera!
Begin your journey at the Yvyrá Retá Nature Interpretation Center to familiarize yourself with the park’s history and the featured biological diversity. The guided tours are full of helpful information and will lead you to the top attractions. This includes the most beloved waterfall, known as the Devil’s Throat, for more than half of the Iguazu River falls into this gorge. The trail leading up to its balcony is just over half a mile in length, but the astonishing view of the plunging water is well worth the walk. Don’t be afraid to look down, as your safety is ensured!
Iguazu National Park spreads over 212 square miles; so when you tire from hiking, jump aboard the Rainforest Train. The train offers a much more relaxing form of transportation, and restrooms, gift shops, and bars are located at each station for your convenience. Enjoy the fresh air and forest aroma from the comfort of your seat, and embed the graceful waterfalls into your memory. Keep in mind that the railway concludes at the Devil’s Throat, so save the best view for last!
Explore the upper circuit of the falls to witness a panoramic view of the falls. These trails are placed at higher elevations, so the waterfalls are located below you. For those who are afraid of heights, the lower circuit is an ideal location. Here you can comfortably enjoy lunch and a drink or two in front of the waterfall’s breaking point.
The Green Trail is relatively short and easily accessible. Intriguing plant species are labeled along the trails, and don’t be surprised if you come in contact with a curious group of caí monkeys! For a more advanced hike, head down to the Macuco Trail. This trail is lengthy, but it leads to the Arrechea Stream Waterfall and pool. Reward yourself for accomplishing the walk with a refreshing dip in the water!
Solar Tours works closely with Iguazu National Park to assure visitors are satisfied with their experience. Their featured itinerary includes hotel packages in both Brazil and Argentina, so you are able to experience the Iguazu Falls from both sides. Before heading to your resort at the falls, indulge in the flourishing culture of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil firsthand. Spend a few days venturing among the breathtaking waterfalls before concluding your trip in the Paris of South America: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience a Tango dance performance! Contact a representative from Solar Tours at 1-800-388-7652 to personalize your perfect South American adventure today.