World Heritage Site, Brazil & Argentina
One of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina.
Photography: Ideia Tours. Iguazu Falls: Wildlife Photography Tours.
Land Price (5 days/4 nights)
US$ 3,080 per person
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a guest room. Travel insurance for United States and Canadian residents through the age of 59 years is included (over that age, there is a supplementary fee). Residents of other countries will receive an allowance to purchase travel insurance in their own country. See all inclusions. No air tickets are included, nor do we sell any. We recommend booking the intra-tour flights through your international carrier, Expedia or OneTravel
It is important to note that citizens of the United States, Canada and Australia are required to pay a reciprocity fee in order to enter Argentina. It must be paid online using a credit card. Please go the Dirección Nacional de Migraciones website and click on “Reciprocity Fee”. Follow the instructions, make the payment, print the confirmation and show it along with your passport in order to cross the border.
Iguazu Falls Wildlife Excursion
Iguazu Falls is considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of the planet. Its more than 270 streams suddenly appear from the rainforest to form a myriad of cataracts, large and small, which mingle and blend graciously with the surrounding flora. This World Heritage Site, which is composed of the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil and the contiguous Iguazú National Park in Aregentina, extends over 593,000 acres (240,000 hectares) and protects one of the areas of greatest biological diversity in the South America: the Paranaense subtropical rainforest, a continuation of the southern Brazilian jungle. The surrounding subtropical rainforest has over 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region: tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and rare species, such as the Broad-snouted Caiman. Around 80 tree species, are believed to occur in the parks, along with around 400 bird species, including the elusive Harpy Eagle. The species listed below, just those beginning with “A”, “B” and “C”, represent a small sample of iconic and/or IUCN Red Listed animals and plants found in the parks:
Abrawayaomys ruschii / Rushi’s Rat
Aburria jacuntinga / Black-fronted Piping-guan
Alectrurus risorus / Strange-tailed Tyrant
Amazona vinacea / Vinaceous Amazon
Balfourodendron riedelianum / Guatambu Blanco
Cebus apella / Guianan/margarita Island Brown Capuchin
Chrysophyllum cainito / Star Apple
Claravis godefrida / Purple-winged Ground-dove
Clelia plumbea / Rear-fanged Colubrid Snake
Cordia gerascanthus / Tropical American Timber Tree
The rainforest, with a canopy exceeding 120 feet in height, is a natural frame for the spectacular waterfalls. Surrounding them are jungle paths, where a variety of wildlife is frequently encountered. Walking with a biologist guide, guests will observe the incredible diversity of plants and animals as well as the many beautiful cataracts stretching for several miles along the river. The most conspicuous and interesting species that guests are likely to sight and photograph are the following:
Brown Capuchin Monkeys
Red-breasted Toucans (perhaps the most beautiful of the world’s 39 species of toucans)
Dusky Swifts (by the hundreds and thousands, nesting on the moist or wet walls behind the falls)
9 species of hummingbirds
Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina.
Video: blueplanetvideos.com. Iguazu Falls: Wildlife Photography Tours.
Intra-tour flight Cuiabá – Río, Day 1, 4:40 pm – 8:16 pm, GOL Airlines 1067 (Not included)
Intra-tour flight Río – Iguazu Falls, Day 1, 10:00 pm – 11:59 pm, GOL Airlines 1462 (Not included)
Day 1: Cuiabá (or Other) – Iguazu Falls. Flight to Iguazu Falls. Reception and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa – Superior Falls View Room.
Day 2: Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side). Breakfast. Wildlife photo excursion on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls with a biologist guide. Views of the Falls from the Brazilian side are best in morning light. Lunch. Overnight in the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa – Superior Falls View Room.
Day 3: Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side). Breakfast. Wildlife photo excursion on the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls with your guide. Lunch. Visit to the Hummingbird Garden at the end of the day. Overnight in the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa – Superior Falls View Room. Bl.
Day 4: Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side). Breakfast. With your guide, search for Coatis, luring them subtly to positions that make them more photogenic, with shots of them in the trees at 2 to 4 meters with the falls in the background. This luring is done with small, hidden, silent, but very fragrant incentives – typically small bits of fragrant, soft, moist cat or dog treats. Lunch. Overnight in the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa – Superior Falls View Room.
Intra-tour flight Iguazu Falls – São Paulo, Day 5, 2:35 pm – 4:25 pm, GOL Airlines G3-1385 (Not included)
Connection to your next destination
Day 5: Iguazu Falls – São Paulo (or Río). Breakfast. Time free to relax. Lunch. Transfer to the airport for the flight to São Paulo (or Río) and connection to your next destination.
South American or Ring-tailed Coati (Nasua nasua).
Baby Coati, Iguazu Falls, Brazil & Argentina.
Photography: Jon Stevens. Iguazu Falls: Wildlife Photography Tours.
The price includes escorted transfers, excursions with a naturalist guide, entrance fees, specified accommodations, specified meals, all land and water transportation, and travel insurance for United States and Canadian residents through the age of 59 years (over that age, there is a supplementary fee). Residents of other countries will receive an allowance to purchase travel insurance in their own country. All prices are per person based on two people sharing a guest room.
The price excludes passorts and visas, tips, any flights (which may be arranged for an additional cost), airport departure taxes, drinks, alcoholic beverages, meals other than specified in the itinerary, personal expenses for extra services (such as laundry and phone calls), optional activities, changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control and any other item not mentioned as being included.
Air flights are not included. We recommend booking the intra-tour flights through your international carrier, your travel consultant, Expedia or OneTravel.
Passports & Visas
A passport valid for six months from your date of entry is required to enter Brazil. It is important to note that a visa may be required. Please check with the nearest Brazilian Consulate as soon as possible. Requirements and costs vary by country. For those traveling on a U.S. passport, a visa is required at a cost of $160 per person.
No vaccinations or prophylactic treatments are required or recommended. Take an ample supply of your medications with you and your doctor’s prescription for each, in case you need refills. Further health information for travelers is available from the Centers for Disease Control.
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