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Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side

1 day tour to Iguazu Falls on the Argentine side departing from Puerto Iguazu

(4 reviews)
Puerto Iguazú
1 day
English and Spanish
Starts: From your accommodation in Puerto Iguazú between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m.
Ends: To your lodging in Puerto Iguazú between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
Free cancellation!


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:

Tour details


  • 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)

Not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance ticket to the Iguazú National Park
  • Photos or videos

Important information

The tour is not suspended due to rain. During the high season (July, August, weekends, Easter, Carnival and the last fortnight of December) queues can form.

Pick up is only at some hotels in the centre of Puerto Iguazu, if you are staying outside the centre, a meeting point will be indicated.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you will receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up for the tour, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

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.

puerto iguazu argentine

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.

entrance to iguazu falls argentinean side

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!

ecological train in iguazu park

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.

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Superior Circuit

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!

Upper circuit iguazu falls


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.

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▶ 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!

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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!

guide giving the explanation in the 4x4 ecologic tour

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.

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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.

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What to bring to Iguazu Waterfalls Argentina Side

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Second change of clothes (it's likely that you'll get wet)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera

Questions & Answers

  • What is the usual group size?

    Group sizes vary between 18, 27 or 46 travelers depending on the season.
  • Can I do the tour in a small group?

    Of course you can! Simply request a private tour when you complete your booking process.
  • Is the tour adapted for people with reduced mobility?

    The Iguaçu National Park is adapted for wheelchair access. If this is the case, we recommend traveling with a companion who can help you during the way. The navigation is not adapted for people with reduced mobility. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Is the tour physically demanding?

    The walking tour to the falls is quite an easy journey. The trails are flat and you have enough rest time to make it a relaxing day.
  • Does the navigation have any kind of restriction?

    Yes. Only people over the age of 12 are allowed to sail. If the person doing the tour is between 12 and 16 years old, they must present documentation that proves their age. For nautical safety reasons, people under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with any kind of heart problem or neurological disorder, and/or chronic lung diseases cannot sail. Neither can people with osteoporosis, spinal problems and similar ailments. To sum up: any person with physical, cognitive and/or sensorial disabilities who cannot respond to an eventual emergency in the rapids of the Iguazú River cannot navigate.
  • Will I get wet while sailing? Where can I leave my belongings so they don't get wet?

    Yes, of course you'll get wet while sailing. And it'll be so much fun! Nothing better than a splash in the Iguazú River to rest from the heat. During the navigation, you will be provided with life jackets and waterproof bags so that your belongings don't get wet.
  • When is the best time to go to Iguazu Falls?

    Any time is good to visit the falls. Keep in mind that Iguazu's climate is subtropical, and in summer (December to March) temperatures can be somewhat high. If you want to avoid crowds of tourists, it is better not to go in the months of July and August. The best months to go are March, April and May, because the temperature is more pleasant and the park is calmer.
  • Why is the tour on the Argentine side longer than the one on the Brazilian side?

    The tour on the Argentinean side is longer because 80% of the Iguazu Falls are on the Argentinean side. Therefore, the Argentinean park is larger than the Brazilian park.
  • So, is it better to go on the Brazilian side or the Argentinean side?

    Both sides are nice and different from each other. A popular saying says that if the falls were a show, the Argentine side would have the stage and the Brazilian side the privileged audience. The Argentinean side is bigger and the walkways are above the falls, while the Brazilian side gives you incredible panoramic views. The order we recommend is to do a tour on the Brazilian side first, and then do it on the Argentinean side.
  • Why do you recommend the waterfall tour from the Argentine side?

    For many reasons. You will wait for the transport in the comfort of your hotel, without being cold, hot or worried. You will be accompanied by a local guide, who will teach you to observe the jungle from another perspective. He will also take you to the most interesting corners of the park at the most convenient times. The Argentine side has 80% of the waterfalls, with large and spectacular views. This tour is the best way to get to know it.

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