Tailor Made Iguazu Falls Tours

Known as Foz in Brazil and las Cataratas in Argentina, the Iguazu Falls is spectacular whatever you call it. This series of waterfalls along the Brazil-Argentina border, combines raw power and delicate perfection seamlessly. Taller than Niagara and wider than Victoria, it is – without question – the most beautiful waterfall in the world. The following South America tours all include a visit to Iguazu Falls.

6 Day Rio & Iguazu Falls Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 2 nights in Iguazu

During this brief Brazil tour, you’ll see the sights in Rio de Janeiro and then head south to Iguazu Falls to admire the waterfalls from both sides of the border.

6 Day Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls Tour

3 nights in Buenos Aires, 2 nights in Iguazu

Spend this South America vacation at Argentina's tango-loving capital city, Buenos Aires, and then experience the power of Iguazu Falls.

8 Day Rio & Buenos Aires Tour

3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Buenos Aires

Discover the delights of two of South America’s most vibrant cities: Buenos Aires & Rio de Janeiro. This South America vacation packages connects the two cities with a stop at the majestic Iguazu Falls.

12 Day South America Highlights Tour

1 night in Lima, 2 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town, 3 nights in Buenos Aires, 1 night in Iguazu, 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro

Hit the highlights during this South America tour featuring 3 New Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Iguazu Falls in Argentina, and Machu Picchu in Peru. You’ll also visit Cuzco and Buenos Aires.

When to Visit Iguazu

December through March is the summer rainy season at Iguazu Falls, featuring higher temperatures and a significant increase in the water power and spray emanating from the falls. Due to the higher volume of water, the falls are most impressive and continuous during this period. However, depending on the amount of rain, it could lead to closure of specific sectors of either National Park, especially San Martin Island and the Devil's Throat. Yet if your prepared for the elements and have a nice comfortable hotel with views to seek refuge, visiting during this time can be as good as any.

How to Visit Iguazu Falls

When the first European explorers made their way through the subtropical forest to get their first glimpse of Iguazu Falls, they witnessed one of the most powerful and intense displays of nature on the planet. Today, when the modern visitor first sets his sights on Iguazu falls, nature's power is as impactful as ever. Maybe it was this reverence of God's creation, that the catholic church established an important Mission here that brought Christianity to large swaths of the natives. It's towering walls and deep history are still visible tucked away in the forest reminding you that man's creation is always trumped by the eternity of nature.

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We’ve hand-selected our recommended hotels at each destination based on the best combination of superior location, overall-value and customer service.

~ Explorer's Notebook ~

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