Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Day Trip to the Argentinian Side of Iguassu Falls from Foz do Iguaçu. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
It was small tour of four people and Carlos was excellent. It is a very comprehensive tour of the Argentian side and one can add a boat trip at the same time-a must do tourof a great waterfall
Great Day and fun tour. This was the highlight of our trip to Brazil. Amazing.
Our tour turned out to be a private with just my husband and myself. The guide took excellent care of us and was very helpful. First when you cross the border from Brazil to Argentina, you need the currency of Argentina, they will not accept the Real. We were taken to an exchange center. When we crossed the border our passports were checked and registered, coming back after the tour again our passports were checked and registered.
The Argentine side is larger and a train is provided to get you to the different points of interest. It does not run real frequently, so the guide’s timing was important to keep things moving.
Very nice tour and manages to get a lot done in a short amount of time. However, be aware that it takes considerably longer than the 6 hours suggested. The day I did it, it took around 9 hours, so do not book flights etc. too close to the expected end time.
The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was also a birder which was quite a plus for me. The views of the falls were outstanding and we were very glad we went although we didn't think to buy raincoats and were drenched and cold. Because of glitches by the Argentinian customs the tour lasted longer than expected. Still we very much recommend the Viator tour.
Unfortunately the most interesting part of the tour was closed because few months ago the high water washed away part of the way.
Amazing!!! however, the boat isn't the only place you'll need to protect non-waterproof electronics. The giant jeep thing afterwards has no roof. Bring 500 umbrellas and use them to construct a shelter. It was amazing though if you don't mind the trench foot and frost bite you definitely get.
Very nice trip!
We recommend the trip very much.
Do the boat tour!
The only thing we didn't like was that we only got to know there that the boat trip was about 60 US Dollars per person extra. Which was totally worth it, only we would have liked to know this in advance.
Pick up was without any problem. First we were brought to a big tourist souvenir shop in Foz do Iguacu, where you could buy some souvenirs, gemstones or just some water for the trip (which was supposed to be much more expensive in the Argentinian side of the national park). Main reason for the stop was to change some money for the park entrance, as they only accept cash in argentinian Peso. So we changed some brasilian reais into the according peso amount for entrance before we continued the trip.
Crossing the boarder to Argentina was easy, the tour guide took care of everything, handed the passport to immigration officers while the group was waiting in the bus.
After entering the nation park the tour guide showed us the areas which we were going to visit. First we took the train to the devils throat station, where we walked amongst hundreds of other visitors after we had to wait for more than half an hour for the next train which got us there. The devils throat itself was amazing. Only the mass of other people on the viewing platform were a bit annoying, but anyway we had enough time to enjoy the views and take photos before going back on the train to visit the upper trail where we could walk over and between the falls. All in all the Iguacu falls were really amazing, one of the best natural world wonders I've experienced in my life. Definitely worth going!
Before going back home we had lunch at a horrible restaurant were we were brought to. This was on own expenses (they've accepted credit cards), just mass feeding of tourists and the food was not good at all. Next time I would not recommend going there and skip this lunch part of the tour (which was anyway the last part of the program me before we drove back to Brazil).
Normally you don't need a tour guide there once you're in the park and c, but when coming from Brazil it's handy to get the transport and administrational stuff (like money changing, boarder crossing) organized by the tour operator.
All in all an awesome trip nobody should miss! Well organized with very good English speaking guide. Would be a 5-star rating, but there has been two flaws:
- the price only includes the transfer and the guide, not the entry tickets for the National Park, which can only be purchased by changing Argentinian Pesos expensively beforehand (no credit cards)
- the same tour is cheaper if booked locally in the hotel, where a complete package including the entries can be purchased with a creditcard
Although it's rainy and cannot do one full cycle of the tour, the guide takes us to another famous place to visit.
The tour itself was excellent however we had trouble confirming it...Finally our hotel helped us confirm it as the tour company (Gray Line) never answered any of my e-mails
Bit chaotic,late pickup and driver not available for half an hour for return trip . Falls spectacular and still worth it
the only gripe is that the tour guide didn't give us enough time to walk the park leisurely. inside the park the experience is fantastic and could easily occupy two days.
Overall, it's a great trip, the fall from the argentina side is awesome. However, we didn't go to see the devil's throat, which is a huge disappointment, and we spent 2.5 hours sitting, doing nothing and waiting for the people that went to the boat ride to return.
What an amazing day, sadly almost ruined by our tour guide.
The price is right for the trouble of going several times through emigration in both Brasil and Argentina, but once you get to the park get separated from the group if you want to visit everything. If you stay with the group you will only see the Garganta and the Upper track, while the best views are from the Lower track. When we wanted to see the Lower track, the guide told us that it is lunch time and almost forced us into a restaurant for 1hour (maybe to ensure his commission). Similarly the tour begins with a 30min stop at a souvenir shop/exchange office.
Tour guide not very good. Price of tour was good. The Iguassu Falls were amazing,
Useful only as a way to go across the Brazilian/ Argentinian border and back - the best part is that the guide deals with your passports so no need to leave the bus.
Wouldn't really call this much of a tour....the guide doesn't do much ...merely takes you to the trails...but a nice fun day.