The largest sequence of waterfalls in the world, the mighty Iguassu Falls lie on the border of Brazil and Argentina, and are simply breath-taking. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu Falls are also listed among the New Wonders of the World.
Set among lush green rainforest, the horseshoe-shaped falls are at points 82m tall and stretch 2.7km wide – twice that of Niagara. As the force of the water plunges down into the long chasm of Devil’s Throat, it’s impossible not to be awed by the beauty and sheer power of nature. We discover the spectacle of Iguassu from both countries, exploring this natural wonder by a series of walkways which bring you very close to some of the cascades.
The lush tropical rainforest around Iguassu is home to a great diversity of wildlife, including the raccoon-like coati, toucans and other birdlife, and an amazing array of butterflies and other insects. Additional boat trips are available to heighten your Iguassu experience; you can book and pay for these locally if you wish.
This is a great adventure, and an unforgettable way to round off your experience in Brazil!
Arrive at Foz do Iguaçu, the town close to the Falls on the Brazilian side. We transfer to our hotel and are free to relax. Night hotel.
Breakfast provided. Lunch and dinner not included.
* We endeavour to book flights to Iguassu to suit your main group itinerary, but are dependent on availability and fluctuating schedules. We will confirm details as soon as possible upon booking. A surcharge will be payable (limited to £100) if an extra night’s accommodation is required because of flight schedules.
Today we head over to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls. Drive to the Visitor’s Centre in Argentina (approx 30km); there is a great deal of information here about the diversity of the surrounding rainforest. The environmentally-friendly gas-propelled train then whisks you off to the catwalks overlooking the Falls. The beautiful Upper Falls Circuit a walk of approx 50-60 minutes, allows for impressive views of the cataracts, and gives you more of a sense of the sheer scale of Iguassu. You’ll also see the Devil’s Throat, on catwalks which extend over the river for a breath-taking panoramic view. Return to hotel after plenty of time to soak up the experience. Night hotel.
Breakfast provided. Lunch and dinner not included.
Transfer to the Visitors Centre, where specially conditioned vehicles will take you to the start of the catwalk. Walk along these for approx 1 km to admire the Falls from different viewpoints, and for a fantastic close-up encounter with the Devil’s Throat, the most majestic of the cascades.
On return, transfer to airport and fly via connecting city (eg Rio) and on to UK (arriving Day 4)
Extension requires a minimum of 2 people to operate
Price based on internal flights from Rio; see below for Salvador departures.
Surcharge payable up to £100 if an extra night’s accommodation is required because of flight schedules.
Accommodation in Foz do Iguaçu hotel on twinshare B&B basis
Meals as indicated in itinerary
Tours to both sides of Falls with entrance fees
Internal flights between Rio and Foz do Iguaçu; internal flight taxes
It does not include internal flight surcharge from Salvador (because internal flight prices fluctuate considerably, we will quote this on an individual basis for you; this is payable at time of booking), lunches and dinners as specified, personal spending or any excursions, activities or services not mentioned above.
NB: It is advisable to book early to guarantee availability and avoid any disappointment.
Paid by your charity 8 weeks prior to departure (4 weeks for UK one day and weekend events) providing they have received agreed amount of the fundraising target. If you are on a bespoke challenge your charity may charge Airline Taxes – please contact your charity for further information.
Part Payment Option*
Set contribution paid by you, remaining costs paid by your charity providing they have received agreed amount of the fundraising target. If you are on a bespoke challenge your charity may charge Airline Taxes – please contact your charity for further information.
Full Payment Option
Paid by you together with any applicable airline taxes (capped at £250), 8 weeks prior to departure (4 weeks for UK one day and weekend events).
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