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Day Trips from Puerto Iguazu

By Viator, December 2014

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In the north of Argentina at the borders of Brazil and Paraguay, a giant chasm in the earth, left behind from a volcanic eruption, is the sight of one of the tallest and most impressive waterfalls in the world. Iguassu Falls is taller than Niagara Falls, and has nearly 300 distinct falls over an area of about 2 miles. At its peak flow (from November to March), more than 450,000 cubic feet of water flow over the falls per second.

Puerto Iguazú, the Argentine town closest to the falls, is a great base for getting to know this natural marvel. You can choose how to spin it, visiting one or both sides of the falls (Argentine and Brazilian) or taking a foray out to the Itaipu dam, which is the largest operational hydroelectric project in the world.

The most up-close and personal view of Iguassu is a drenching ride into one of the lesser falls (plastic bags provided), easily combined with a full day tour of the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. For a drier option, take only the full day Argentine side Iguassu Falls tour, passing the furiously boiling hotspot of the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), walking along boardwalk and asphalt trails, or taking an open-air train most of the way.

For an overview and a close-up view, a day trip from Puerto Iguazú that combines both the Argentine and Brazilian gives you a taste of each, including the panoramic view of the falls from Brazil. Or if the power of the falls has you thinking about the gigantic Itaipu dam, which provides 25% of Brazil’s, and 95% of Paraguay’s electricity, you can easily take a tour combine the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and a visit to the Itaipu dam in one day.

Or for something different, visit the Jesuit mission of San Ignacio, built in 1632, which has been partially restored, and the Wanda Mines. Like Iguassu Falls, they are a product of volcanic activity. Flowing lava cooled quickly, and crystalized into amethyst and agate, both semi-precious stones. A visit to the Jesuit mission and Wanda mines is an easy day trip from Puerto Iguazu.

No matter which activities you choose from Puerto Iguazu, in the evening there are plentiful restaurants to choose from in the town, including ones specializing in steak or pasta, and of course, a fine Argentine Malbec to raise a glass to the day.

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Iguassu Falls Day Tour from Puerto Iguazú with Waterfall Boat Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

See the mighty Iguassu Falls from every angle of the Argentinian side on a full-day tour from Puerto Iguazú. Take a walk through the mist at the base of ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99

Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the Argentinian and Brazilian Sides of Iguassu Falls from Puerto Iguazú

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Make the most of your Iguassu Falls vacation and visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian side of the falls. Combine two sightseeing tours from Puerto Iguazu ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99

Full-Day Tour to the San Ignacio Mission and Wanda Mines from Puerto Iguazú

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Spend a day outside of Puerto Iguazú and discover the rich history of the Iguassu Falls region. Learn about the famous Jesuit mission of 1632, which aimed ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.99
$132.99 Save $67.00

Foz do Iguaçu Folkloric Show with Dinner from Puerto Iguazú

After you’ve spent your day exploring Iguassu Falls, spend the night experiencing a little South American culture! Cross the border from Argentina to Foz do ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99

Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls Half-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú

4 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Even if you're staying in Puerto Iguazú, you can still visit the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls! Journey deep into Iguacu National Park, get an up-close ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.99

Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls and Itaipu Dam Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Puerto Iguazú

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Combine two great sightseeing excursions on this cross-border day trip from Puerto Iguazu to the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls and the Itaipu Dam. First, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99

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