Iguazu River Explorer
- Duration: 72 Hours
- Location: Puerto Iguazu
- Product code: PJQ1US
This package is perfect if you have 2 or more nights in Puerto Iguazu and want a bit of action on the Iguazu River. Included are round trip airport transfers, and transport to see the Brazilian Side of the Falls & Argentine Side of the Falls. You will also participate in Kayaking or Stand Up Paddle on the Iguazu River, and a Speed Boat ride under the Argentine Side of the Falls.
Airport to Hotel (Private Transfer)
Argentine Side of the Falls (Private Round Trip Transfer)
Argentina Boat Under Falls
Brazil Side of Falls (Private Round Trip Transfer)
Aguaray EcoSport Experience
Hotel to Airport (Private Transfer).
Entrances to the falls
Entrances to other attractions not mentioned
Food or beverages
Others not mentioned
About This Transport Combo
Number of participants: 1 to 12 people (contact us if you need group rates for more participants)
Frequency: You may start this transport combo on any day of the week.
Currency: Brazilian Real (R$) Check Todays Exchange Rate Here
Airport Reception: Our representative will be waiting with a sign as you exit the baggage area.
Accommodation Drop Off & Pickup Areas: Locations within the city limits of Puerto Iguazu. If staying at the Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel or outside the city, there is an extra charge you must add on the next page.
Argentine National Park Entrance Fee: The entrance to the Argentine falls is not included. Your entrance needs to paid directly by you when you arrive to the National park. Credit cards are not accepted, only cash in Argentine Pesos. If you require, your driver will take you to a location to change currency on the way.
Brazilian National Park Entrance Fee: The entrance to the Brazil side of the falls is not included. You may pay directly when you arrive at the National Park, and they accept cash & credit card, and there is also an ATM machine at the entrance, or you may pre-purchase your entrance on this page: Brazil Side Entrance Tickets
Puerto Iguazu Eco Tourism Tax: The city of Puerto Iguazu charges all visitors a one time fee of 25 Argentine Pesos, and this fee is not included in the price of your transfer. On the way into Puerto Iguazu, all cars are required to stop at a booth where the city officials will collect this fee from you directly. Please make sure you keep your receipt, in order to avoid being charged twice.
Emergency Contact: We will send you phone numbers, email and WhatsApp details to stay connected.
Guide: No guide accompanies you at the falls. It is possible to add an English speaking guide to your reservation on the next page.
Pit-Stops: All services are non-stop transfers. Any stops on the way need prior permission (please contact us), or add one of our pit stops on the following page.
If you are having trouble with timing, do not worry, we will help you plan your stay after you make your booking. Or contact us before for more information.
Argentine Side of Falls (Private Round Trip Transfer)
During the reservation you are asked to indicate which day you wish to do the Argentine side of the falls.
You will be collected from your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu and transported to the entrance of the Argentine Side of the Falls. When you reach the entrance, your driver will enter with you to explain the best way for you to explore the park on your own and you will make a time to meet them later for the trip back to your hotel.
If you are doing the boat trip under the falls, the driver will explain the location of the starting point . The rest of the time you are free to explore on your own.
- The gates to the national park open daily at 08:00am, and you need to exit the park by 18:00pm when it closes.
We recommend that you choose a departure before 12:00 midday to have enough time to see the falls before the park closes.
If you walk quickly, you can see the falls in around 5 hours in the low season or 7 hours in the high season.
To visit the falls at a comfortable pace you need about 6 hours in the low season or 8 hours in the high season.
If you want to do the Nautical Adventure (Quick Boat Trip) located inside the park, calculate about 1 hour more.
If you want to do the Great Adventure (Longer Boat Trip) located inside the park, calculate an extra 1.5 hours.
Brazilian Side of the Falls (Private Round Trip Transfer)
Your visit to the Brazilian Side of the falls is made in a private vehicle, which allows us to schedule your pickup time to suit your plans. You will be collected from your hotel in Puerto Iguazu and driven across the border to Brazil. You will be dropped off at the entrance to the national park where you set the time and place for your return transfer directly with your driver. Once you enter the park, there are free buses that take you to the start of the trail to the falls. These same buses will later return you to the entrance.
Timing at the Brazilian Side of the Falls
If you walk quickly, you can see the falls in a minimum of 2.5 hours.
To visit the falls at a comfortable pace you need at least 3 hours.
If you want to do the Brazilian Bird Park located near the entrance, calculate about 1.5 hours more.
If you want to do the Boat under the falls located inside the park, calculate an extra 2 hours.
If you want to do the Helicopter located near the entrance, calculate about 1 hour more. The flight only takes 10 minutes, but there is often waiting time.
Aguaray EcoSport Experience
The activity takes place not far from the entrance to the National Park on the Brazilian Side so you will combine your visit to the falls with this water activity. The region of the Iguaçu River where the activity is conducted is located in the section of its lower course which forms the border between Brazil and Argentina. The area is approximately 7 km after the falls.
The Aquaray adventure begins with a 45 minute light walk on the "Trail of the Indian," which leads into a lush forest inhabited by monkeys, coatis and many birds. The trail ends at the Iguaçu River and base of water activities, where your guides will explain the equipment to be used on your river experience. Heading into the river, you have a choice of kayaking or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) boarding, with all the safety equipment included. The river route takes you on a 2 km radius of the Iguaçu River, roughly 1 hour of paddling in a region of tranquility and beauty. You then take a short trek to a beautiful hidden waterfall where it is time to cool down again in the crystal water.
The practice of canoeing at this site is considered low risk, and the trained guides follow rigorous safety standards which reduce the risk to almost zero. Life jackets and helmets are used, as well as kayaks and boards of a stable quality.
Your driver will guide you through the process of exiting Argentina and entering Brazil
Important - this transfer crosses an international border. It is your responsibility to have the correct documents to complete the immigration processes.
Canadian passport holders need to pay have their Argentine reciprocity with them when they go to Brazil in order to return to Argentina. You can register and pay this fee here: pay reciprocity fee.
Vehicles used are no older than 5 years, and are insured against damages to the passenger regardless of whether in Brazil, Argentina or Paraguay. Drivers hold credentials from the Sest Senat training school in Foz do Iguaçu.
For 1 - 4 passengers - Private Sedan - Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Zafira, Chevrolet Meriva or similar
Baggage Allowance: 4 standard sized principal suitcases or backpacks + 4 small carry on items able to fit at your feet if you are a group of 4. If you plan to travel with more luggage than the allowance, then contract the van transfer for 5 passengers instead.
For 5 - 12 passengers - Private MiniVan - Renault Master, Mercedes Sprinter or similar
Baggage Allowance: 12 standard sized principal suitcases or backpacks + 12 small carry on items able to fit at your feet if you are a group of 12. Contact us before booking if you plan to travel with more luggage than the allowance.