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Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side
1 day tour to Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side departing from Puerto Iguazu
The Iguazu Falls are one of the seven natural wonders of the world that no one can miss.
During the Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side Tour, you will visit the three most important areas of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. You can choose between option 1 to see the falls from above in the Upper Circuit, or option 2 to see the falls from below and, in addition, navigate the rapids of the Iguazu River into the water cascades.
This excursion is undoubtedly the best way to make the most of a full day on the Argentine side of the falls. Are you ready? This is what your day will be like:
- Roundtrip transfers from your accommodation in Puerto Iguazú
- Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
- 4x4 tour (option 2)
- Speed boat ride (option 2)
- Waterproof bag (option 2)
- Food and drinks
- Entrance ticket to the Iguazú National Park
- Photos or videos
Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side
Option 1: Standard Tour (only Argentinean side falls)
Option 2: Waterfalls + 4x4 tour + speedboat ride
▶ OPTION 1: Standard tour (only Argentine side falls)◀
Pick up in Puerto Iguazu
The tour starts with the pick up at your accommodation. Depending on your location, transportation will pick you up between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. When the group is gathered, you will head to the Iguazú National Park. On the journey by bus, the guide will explain the itinerary, and indicate meeting points and departure times.
Arrival to Iguazú National Park
After 25 kilometers, you'll get to the park. With the help of your guide, you will buy your ticket to the Iguazú National Park. You can buy the one-day version as well as the two-day version (in case you want to return the following day). If you bought it in advance, you'll receive your physical ticket there.
Central Station - Ecological train 🚋
The adventure begins! Once you are inside the park, you will board the famous Ecological Train. This train travels at a speed of less than 20 km/h to avoid interfering with wildlife and is propelled by liquefied gas, which is non-polluting.
A beautiful half-hour ride through the jungle awaits you. This is the only means of access to reach the Garganta del Diablo footbridge: and that's where you're going!
Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat)
When you get off the train, you will take a leisurely walk along the footbridge to reach the balcony of Garganta del Diablo, the most famous of all the Iguazu Falls. Iguazú comes from the Guaraní language and means big waters. When you arrive at Garganta del Diablo, you will understand why this name was given.
Huge amounts of water fall every second, and generate a spectacular roar when they reach the river 80 meters later.
It's time to get back on the train. This time, the destination will be the Cataratas station. There you will start the walk to the Upper Circuit, where you will see the Iguazu Falls from above. You will visit the Argentinean falls Dos Hermanas, Ramirez, Bosetti, Adán y Eva, Bernabé Méndez and San Martín, among many others!
In the upper circuit, the walkways are literally over the river - you will feel like you are walking on water!
After such an intense morning, nothing better than to stop for lunch and recharge your batteries. The guide will accompany the group to the restaurant area located inside the park. You will have several options for your meal. You will be able to choose between El Fortin (free fork with grill), Jaguar House (a la carte restaurant) and a fast food place. You will have two free hours to eat and rest.
Lunch is not included in the tour price.
If you have chosen option 1, the Iguazu Falls Argentine Side tour will end here with the return to your accommodation.
▶ OPTION 2: Waterfalls + 4x4 tour + speedboat ride ◀
Gathering at the meeting point
If you choose option 2, when you finish lunch, you will go to the meeting point that the guide will have explained to you before. The next place you have left to go is the Lower Circuit, where you see the falls from below. This circuit is 1,400 meters long, with many shady spots and also stairs.
If seeing the falls from above was impressive, wait until you see them from below. Your eyes won't be able to see so many waterfalls at the same time. You will see waterfalls up to 195 meters: almost twice as high as the Statue of Liberty!
Iguazu Great Adventure
In addition to touring the lower circuit of the falls, you will literally get inside them. It's a real blast. First you will go into the jungle on a 4x4 ecological safari. Along the way, you will learn about the flora and fauna of the park. You will encounter many animals, but the coatis will definitely steal your heart. Don't let them steal your bag!
Great Adventure Navigation
You will go down an escalator to Puerto Macuco, where semi-rigid boats will be waiting for you. The guides will give you some eco-leather bags to store your belongings and prevent them from getting wet.
The adventure begins! You will go through the rapids of the Iguazú River until you reach the Garganta del Diablo canyon. Here you will see the Dos Mosqueteros, Tres Mosqueteros and San Martin falls very close. The panoramic views are breathtaking, and you will be able to take pictures. Finally, you will have the famous "baptism", and the boat will go right into the foot of the waterfalls.
Return to Puerto Iguazú
The whole group will gather at the meeting point around 5:30 p.m. You will return to your accommodation in Puerto Iguazu, ready to rest after an unforgettable day.
What to bring to Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side
- Comfortable shoes
- Second change of clothes (it's likely that you'll get wet)
- Waterproof jacket
- Insect repellent