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Just Marvellous !!
and a perfect organization !
Great tour, well organised. Guide was excellent, kind and very informative.
Siva United States of ...
We were picked at our hotel at 8 am . Thanks to our tour guide Daniel Antonio for suggesting the Boat trip, otherwise we would have missed a must enjoy attraction at the Brazilian side of the Falls.
The boat trip consisted of 3 parts , first a short ride on the tram to avoid pollution to the forest it is powered by solar electricity during which time the guide explained the highlights of the National park, then a walk on the trail you can skip this and directly join at the boat station leading to the boat station for about 15 minutes and finally the terrific ride in the speed boats for about 30 minutes in Iguazu river towards the Brazilian side of the falls. There were lockers and change rooms just before the ride. Be prepared to get drenched as the boat goes right the the falls. It was an exciting at the same time a safe ride. The crew took videos and photos during the ride and you can buy it. Overall the boat trip takes about 2 hours and is a not to be missed attractions at Iguazu. We were back near the Visitors center by 12.30 pm.
In the afternoon we proceeded with our walking tour of the Brazilian side of the Falls. It was a self guided tour going to different view points to look at the Falls . One can see the Brazilian side closely and even Argentinian side at a distance. While the Argentinian walking tour provided views from the top of the falls, the Brazilian tour is enjoying the view from the bottom in most points though at a couple of observation decks you get the top view as well. The tour ended by 3.30 pm and we were in our hotel by 4.30 pm.
Between the two sides of the Falls Argentinian side is no doubt a longer one with closer view from the top but I am not sure if it is worth spending reciprocity fee of USD 160 just for one visit as the views from Brazil side are equally stunning though a bit shorter and mostly from bottom of the Falls. If I
The main reason to book it is to make sure you get on a boat ride
Siva United States of ...
We took the Viator tour local company to the Argentinian side of Iguazu falls. We were picked up at 8 am at our hotel on the Brazilian side and after a brief stop at a shop to get Argentina currency this is for Iguazu National park ticket which is 260 peso per head, equal to USD 20 we headed straight to the Falls. It took about 15 minutes at the border control and everything was taken care by our tour guide Cleiton Cruz We did not even get down the bus. Being a US citizen I needed to pay reciprocity fee of USD 160 to enter Argentina and this needed to be paid in advance online and the receipt is to be given along with passport at the border control.
Argentinian side of the Iguazu falls is maintained by Iguazu National park. From visitors center there is a jungle train for a short distance. After that there were nicely laid walk ways and trails everywhere leading to different view points. We were not allowed to Devils Throat as the water level was high the day we visited. A couple of places one may get wet if we want to have a good view of the falls.There are 3 restaurants inside the park and one of the restaurants offers vegetarian sandwich but we just took French fries. On our way back it took more time at the Argentinian passport control whereas it was a zip through on the Brazilian post.
Overall the tour was a great experience and we were back at our total by 2.30 pm
Complete waste of money. This tour is really just a transfer to and from the falls and we waited an hour to be picked up and we were only 5 mins from the falls so really really wasn't worth it for us. Once you get to the falls you have to join the regular queue to buy your entry tickets. Aside from transfers to and from the park all that you get in your tour is transport around the park in their van and the guide telling you which direction to walk, that's it. You get little or no info about the park, well in English you don't anyway, guide mostly spoke Portuguese. You don't need the transport around the park because transport is included in the price of your entry ticket, and the park is well sign posted and you have a good map so you definitely don't need the guide to tell you when to turn right or left. The tour does not finish by 1pm as it says on the website, we didn't get back to our hotel until about 5pm. The only way you might get back earlier is if no one in your group wanted to do the boat trip which I highly recommend but even then you still wouldn't be done by 1. Save yourself time and money and get a taxi to the falls because you have to pay for everything else when you get there anyway.
markthai United States of ...
There are a lot of 1-2 stars reviews here and that made me hesitate to book at first. But then I think it would be such as hassle to deal with trying to go there myself from Brazil side.
I give it a 5-star because Marcos is the best. Ok he brought us to that souvenir place some reviewers didn't like, but it was only to exchange the money because the park on Argentina side only accept cash. Then at the border he takes care of everything. We just wait in the van. Oh By the way, this was a Mercedes Sprinter van with just 6 people. Not the tour bus which you'll have to wait for 30 people to finish their slow things at each stop. On the way back Marcos fill out the Brazilian custom forms for us too.
At the park, anyone can navigate by themselves but with a tour guide, you won't get lost and go the most efficient route in a timely fashion. The whole trip door to door was about 8 hours.
I'd like to express my opinion here that it's worth the price. It was only 49. You might save only a few bucks attempting to do it yourself. Also anyone from the country that need a visa and/or reciprocity fee, you can have that done from your country to avoid delay. Luckily my tour fellows are prepared and so we all had a great time.
The waterfalls were simply amazing. Never expected them to be this large.
It is too EXPENSIVE for what this tour offer. Basically they just come at your hotel, pick you up Brazilian side, and drop you off in the Argentinian side of the falls. Then they come to pick you up in the afternoon. There is no guide tour included, etc... So for this cost just get a taxi... you will spend less and you will enjoy your time without stress.
The waterfalls themselves were fantastic! However, the two of us were grouped together with a larger group of 15 people, some of whom had booked an additional speedboat tour. We were not aware of this, and we would not have minded except that we were running very late because some people in the larger group did not have the entrance fee, which required us to make several stops so that we did not reach the park until 10AM. This in turn caused the larger group to miss their boat trip in the waterfall, which in turn caused us to wait an additional 2 hours at the park for the larger group to finish their speedboat tour. Additionally, our guide was not very knowledgeable and did not talk the entire trip. I would not recommend booking with Viator unless it stated more clearly the conditions of the tour.
I signed up for English tour, and ended up in a Group of everyone speaking Portuguese besides me. The tour guide tried to translate a bit, but I did not get much information out of this. Also they made errors in terms of not asking for Passport and having to go back, and not asking for extra tours. Tour guide was ok, rest of the setting could have been better.
Its really not worth that money!
If You are party with more than one people, take a taxi, it will be more easy, comfortable and cheaper than this tour.
We finished trails at 11:30, but bus departed only after one and half hour, so we overheated while shortened time.
Although the site was superb, the logistics, promise of an english speaking tour guide, promise of hotel return time and overall organization were extremely poor. For instance, when booking, the advertising and confirmation contract said english speaking guide: there was no english speaking guide who picked me up in a small bus, a second guide was in the large bus and gave some information, but her english was limited. Both guides were nice, but communication was difficult also, they gave many description, educational information in portuguese but none in english. Bottom line this was false advertising and breach of contract. The advertising also said tour length 4-5 hours, when i was called to confirm pick up time, i asked about return time and was told that it would be no later than 1 pm with pick up at 8 am. I had an important meeting at 2 pm at the hotel but returned at 3pm including a 20 min stop so that the driver could pick up a t-shirt at his home!!!!!! Again false advertising and breach of contract. Overall, i would NOT recommend this service to anyone. The guides were very nice and tried to help but their limited english made is suboptimal.
Biggest disappointment ever. Totally overpriced nearly triple the price! and no real need for this so-called tour since the attractions are can be enjoyed just as well without a guided visit. My itinerary had been booked with a SURCHARGE for pick-up on the Argentinean side of Iguazu. After having received confirmation via e-mail, the voucher stated I needed to contact the tour operatior directly in BRAZIL myself to organise pick-up whereupon I was informed that the pick-up from the Hotel Sheraton on the Argentinean side was not included in the Viator ticket price. Return transfer from Argentinean to Brazilan side would be 120 US dollars extra! To their defence and after personal phone calls to Iguassu, Rio and the US we received a private guided tour without extra charge who was charming. The Macuco safari boat ride is a real thrill and worth doing if you don't mind getting soaked. Lockers are available 5 BRL on site to keep your belongs dry and safe.
Everything went fine from beginning to end. Staff was friendly, helpful and flexible. Great sights!
The falls are BEAUTIFUL! I highly recommend going, but if you chose the English Speaking tour, this is really not worth the money. You have to pay an entrance to the park either way, and the busses in the park to get you from stop to stop are free with your entrance. Our tour guide went on and on for 20/30 min in Portugues, then gave us about a 5 minute wrap up in English who knows what we missed. Some people from the tour did the boat tour also not included but worth doing... but you can do this on your own. When it was time to get off for the walking part, our tour guide told my friend an I to just go and a time and place to meet us... as he continued to explain a lot by the map in Portugues. We did the park one day on our own and got just as much out of it.... SAVE YOUR MONEY! You can just take a cab or ask your hotel for a transfer to the park, it will be WAY cheaper than paying for the tour and you get the same things except you can go on your own time.
I really enjoyed this tour. Upon confirmation, Gerardo asked me if i am ready to get wet. I told him maybe. So i brought with me my raincoat, yet i also wore swim clothes. I am thinking twice on bringing my DSLR with me during the tour, good thing i didn't since we really were literally wet from head to toe. The water was cold yet we were blessed with a sunny morning in which they told us that it's unusual during those period to have the sun. it was a fun experience!
After the safari tour, Gerardo fetched me up at the gate and told me they will have lunch and if i wanted to join or if i would like to take some photos along the waterfalls while they are having lunch, and i opted the latter! i have ample time to go to the bridge and take some very good photos of the waterfalls.
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