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Iguazu Falls between Argentina & Brazil
>> TRAVEL & EXPERIENCE THE IGUASSU FALLS <<
THE BIGGEST WATERFALL IN THE WORLD
Iguazu Falls it the place if you like the nature, eco tourism and want to feel the power of the world’s biggest and maybe most beautiful waterfall, then you should experience Foz do Iguassu for some days. Our basic package “The best of Iguazu Falls” looks like following:

Vacation / travel service in Foz do Iguazu Falls:
* Transfers (Airport/Hotel/Airport)

* Stay at chosen hotel in Iguassu; see options below:
OBS: Number of nights, according to your inquiry...!
* Visit to the waterfalls on the Brazilian side with lunch
* Visit to the waterfalls on the Argentinean side with lunch
* Alternative tours/activities - see links to the left:


PRICE: Consult / Send us your budget inquiry

NOTE: Send us your inquiry (itinerary with dates of your entire journey to Brazil), then we will send you a proposal free of charge (tailor made travel service), according to the frames you give to us.
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Hotel's name: Place Standard Meal Room/Type Price
Rod. Cataratas 12km
TOURIST
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Rod. Cataratas 11km
COMFORT
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Rod. Curitiba 3km
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Downtown
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Rod. Curitiba 2km
SUPERIOR
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Rod. Cataratas 17km
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Rod. Curitiba 5km
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Downtown
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Rod. Cataratas 4km
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National Park 24km
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Downtown
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Rod. Cataratas 3km
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Rod. Cataratas 4km
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MORE ABOUT FOZ DO IGUAZU FALLS

FACTS ABOUT FOZ DO IGUASSU: Foz do Iguassu is a city located in the southeast of Brazil, with border to Argentina and Paraguay. The name Iguassú means "the big water" in the Guarany-Indian language, the name of the city is spelled in several ways, in Portuguese it is spelled Foz do Iguaçu, but as the letter "ç" does not exist in other languages, the spelling in English is Iguassu Falls and in Spanish Cataratas de Iguazu Falls. The place is situated in the state of Paraná and has 240.000 of inhabitants. The distance to Curitiba is 640km, to Sao Paulo 1.050km, to Rio de Janeiro 1.470 and to Brasilia 1.650km.

HOW IS IGUAZU FALLS: Foz do Iguassu city is most famous for its enormous and beautiful waterfalls and they are recognized by UNESCO as a Natural Heritage of Humanity. The falls are considered as the biggest in the world, composed of 275 different falls next to each other, forming a horseshoe with a wide of 2,7km. The highest fall is 80m high and damp into, what’s called “the devils throat” (the bottom of the horse-shoe). It is possible to reach this point via footbridges on the Argentinean side, and from that outlook you feel the power of the river and for sure you get wet when “the devils throat” cough the water, sometime the water throws about 100m up in the air which also forms rainbows. The falls are 3 times bigger than the Niagara Falls and can be visited from both the Argentinean side and the Brazilian side, as the river constitutes the frontier between the countries. From the Brazilian side you have the beautiful panorama view of the falls and can make the emotional Macuco Boat Safari below the falls, meanwhile from the Argentinean side you can walk on the footbridges behind the falls. It is really recommended to experience both sides.

Another big attraction in Iguassu Falls is the world’s biggest hydroelectric power station Itaipu. To get an idea of the dam size, one can compare its height with a 65 a 65-storeyed building. During the time of the construction they used a volume of 120 millions of cubic meters of cement, which could be used to build 210 Maracana Football stadiums (the Maracana stadium is considered as the biggest in the world). Further it could be built 320 Eiffel towers of the reinforcing iron that was used. The production of energy provides electricity which covers 25% of the consumption electric energy in Brazil.

Other sites of interest in Foz do Iguassu might be a visit to the Tropical Bird Park, helicopter tours viewing the falls and the dam, visit the local radical sports land (rafting, abseiling, steeplechase course in the rainforest, etc), visits to the neighbor countries; casino in Argentina and visit the traffic & sales of goods in Paraguay, enjoy a dinner with folkloric show of music & dance from the three countries.

There is also a golf course in Foz do Iguassu, an Ecological Museum, the Guarani Woods Zoo and the Three Borders Landmark, where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. Packtours work with a wide selection of hotels that pleases most travelers, but the only hotel that is located beside the waterfalls, inside the national park is the legendary hotel Tropical das Cataratas, an attraction itself.


WHEN TO GO / CLIMATE: The region’s climate is subtropical, with rains distributed over every month of the year. During the hot & rainy summer (October to March), the temperature ranges between 22ºC & 35ºC, and in the cooler and quite dry winter (June to August) the temperature ranges between 5ºC and 22ºC. To travel to Foz do Iguassu is possible during the whole year, but according to less rain during the winter months, the falls might be less powerful.

HOW TO GO:
By Air: there are flights to Foz do Iguassu from most Brazilian cities via Curitiba, Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. For those coming from Buenos Aires, Argentina, there are flights to the border city Puerto Iguazu, from where Packtours arranges transports to any hotel in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil. A direct flight from Sao Paulo takes 1,5hour.
By Highway: It is possible to access Foz do Iguassu by land (bus or car), from i.e Curitba or Sao Paulo, but one may consider the long distance and time consuming transport. To travel by bus from Sao Paulo, the travel takes approximately 18-hours.

ATTRACTIONS:
Iguassu National Park
The Park was established on January 10, 1939 and declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1986. It is one of the largest forest reserves in South America and one of the largest reserves of renewable natural resources in the State.

The Park is open from Tuesday thru Sunday, from 8AM to 5PM; and on Monday from 1PM to 5PM. During the summer, the park stays open until 6PM. There is a fee per person, as well as a fee for the vehicle.

The Falls can be visited all year long. In the summer, there are quick, strong showers, but the Falls have greater water volume and the brush is more exuberant. Extended rains are common between the months of September and October.

Besides the Falls, the region also maintains an area of Atlantic Woods, with great diversity of flora and fauna. Approximately 350 species of birds, 250 of butterflies and 50 mammals – some of which are endangered species, such as the jaguar and purple-breasted parrot – live there.

The Park can be explored over trails through the woods and by kayak and boat. There are areas appropriate for rafting, rappel and tree climbing. There is complete infrastructure for visitors, including internal transportation and snack bars, as well as a traditional resort.

Iguassu Falls
The Falls are formed in the Iguaçu River and they extend for 2,700m. Trails flanked by the Iguassu National Park’s picturesque subtropical forest lead to walkways and observation areas for the Falls. A must stop is the observation deck near the Garganta do Diabo Falls – which is 90m high -, on the Argentine side of the Park.

Helicopter Tour
This tour provides a beautiful aerial view of Iguassu National Park. It is the best way to understand the real dimensions of the Falls. Another option is to fly over the Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant.

Visitors Center - Museum
The Center is located in the Iguaçu National Park. It is set in a large house from the 1940s. Its collection includes countless specimens of stuffed animals, mineral samples, vegetal species, regional ethnographic material, Indian objects, funeral urns and arts and crafts from the Tupi-Guarani culture – as well as existing botanical specimens in photographic panels. Outside, in front of the Museum, there is a stairway that is approximately one thousand meters long that leads to the bank of the Iguaçu River.

Poço Preto (Black Well)
This excursion is made in a special vehicle – over a rustic 18 km trail - through the exuberant vegetation of the National Park. It lasts up to 5 hours. Specialized guides accompany the visitors who can photograph or watch birds. It is located on km 18 of BR 469 – the Cataratas Highway.

Macuco Boat Safári (Salto do Macuco) (Tinamou Drop)
On this tour, the visitor takes trails in an open, electric vehicle, accompanied by trilingual guides over three kilometers of jungle. The vehicle stops at the beginning of a 600m trail that leads to the Salto do Macuco – with its crystal clear waters that fall from a height of 20m over rocks forming a tiny lake. Those who do not want to descend on foot can take the same electric car to where they embark on the inflatable boat. It is an exciting adventure as the boat navigates over a canyon’s waters and gets very near the huge Garganta do Diabo falls and then receives the “wet blessing” from the Three Musketeers Falls. To get there take the Cataratas Highway to km 23, already inside the Iguaçu National Park. A hint: if you don’t want to get soaked, take a raincoat.

Rio Branco Inlet (Canoas Port)
Located 1 km above the Falls, the Rio Branco Inlet is a place for relaxation and leisure. It is a wooded area, with barbeque pits, benches and tables, and a beautiful panoramic view of the Iguassu River.

Guarani Woods Zoo
Ever since 1996, the Municipal Zoo has been an example of environmental education, leisure and tourism. The 40 thousand m² area has 20 enclosed areas – reached by trails – where the visitors can enjoy animals such as toucans, macaws, wildcats, monkeys, and many more. The area also has around one thousand native trees and three lakes. The zoo is home to nearly 683 animals of 49 species. It is located at Rua Tarobá, 875 – Downtown, and it is open from Tuesday thru Sunday, from 9AM to 5PM, in the winter, and from 9AM to 6PM in the summer.

Birds Park
The Birds Park is considered an ecological sanctuary. It is located near the Iguaçu National Park in a 17 hectare area of native woods. A paved trail leads visitors to the enormous aviaries that blend in with the forest and allow you to know approximately 900 birds from 180 species. The Park also has a butterfly sector with 25 species and a reptile sector as well. All of these animals can be seen from a distance of only a few meters. The Park also has a parking lot, a souvenir shop and a snack bar. It is located on the Cataratas Highway (BR 469) - km 11. It is open daily – including holidays – from 8:30AM to 5:30PM, in the winter, and from 8:30AM to 6PM, in the summer.

Itaipu Lake
The Itaipu Lake is the result of the damming of the Paraná River. It supplies the hydroelectric plant and borders 15 townships. The hydroelectric plant belongs to Brazil and Paraguay. Monitored visits take the tourists to know the external installation, going through the dam and the observation deck, and a view of the spillway that forms an enormous curtain of water. The Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant, the largest electric power generator in the world, was considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineering. Itaipu Lake offers several attractions, such as artificial beaches, boat rides and regattas, clubs, marinas and parks.

Bridge of Friendship
The bridge was a decisive factor in attracting investment and business between Brazil and Paraguay. It was inaugurated in 1965. Located at the end of BR 277 the International Bridge of Friendship gives direct highway access to Asuncion, over Ruta 01 in Paraguay.

Bourbon Iguassu Golf Club & Resort
With its 18-hole professional golf course that occupies over 600m² of the enterprises total area, the Bourbon Iguassu Golf Club & Resort is part of the circuits that gather sports enthusiasts from all over Brazil. The project, with its complete leisure and lodging infrastructure was conceived by Tai-Ping Hwang, a Chinese American. It valorizes the ample and cozy apartments installed in seven villas, each with a total of tem apartments. It is located on Cataratas Highway, km 2.5.