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Hike, Kayak and Explore Iguassu Falls

Experience the world’s largest waterfall system from both Brazil and Argentina. 3 days.

  • Brazil
  • Year round
  • Cataratas International Airport, Foz Do Iguacu (IGU)

Hike jungle trails and stop for panoramic views of the waterfalls surrounding you, kayak or paddle board in the Iguassu River and then take a speedboat up to the base of the falls themselves.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • English speaking naturist guide
  • Local transportation
  • Entrance tickets to both the Brazilian and Argentinean National Parks
  • Ticket for the speedboat ride
  • Kayaking or stand up paddle boarding

Perfect for: Travellers who want to get up close and personal with one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Need To Know

  • 2 nights accommodation in a pousada
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Local transport
  • English speaking Naturist guide
  • Entrance tickets to Brazil and Argentina National Parks
  • Speedboat ticket
  • Kayaking or SUP in the Iguassu river

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There are regular flights to Foz do Iguaçu from all over Brazil - the airport is very well connected. You can arrive at any time on day one of the tour, make your own way to the pousada and check in - you’ll meet your guide the following morning.

On day three of the tour you’ll return to the pousada at 18:00, so you’ll need to either book an evening flight or stay an additional night.

Travelling from the UK, British Airways operates direct flights to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo or LATAM flies direct to São Paulo - you can fly direct to Foz do Iguaçu from either airport. There is a wide choice of airlines offering indirect flights to several Brazilian airports via Europe, or Avianca fly from London via Bogota, Colombia.

Breakfasts are included at the pousada, and are a buffet of fruits, bread, meat, cheese and eggs, with fresh juices, tea and coffee. The pousada is a small working farm and the produce is used in the home-cooked meals.

Please let us know in advance of any dietary requirements - most can be catered to.

The weather in Iguassu is hot all year round - expect temperatures of between 25°C and 32°C. Brazilian summer runs from November to February, when temperatures are highest and the area also receives the most rainfall - on the plus side this makes the falls even more spectacular!

Iguassu Falls are a great destination to visit any time of the year.

All kayaking or SUP equipment is provided. On the speedboat ride, life jackets are compulsory and are provided.

You should pack:

  • Comfortable clothes suitable for hot weather - make sure you bring a spare set as you might get wet!
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide brimmed hat or baseball cap
  • Insect repellent
  • Drinking water (available for purchase in the National Parks if you run out)
  • Comfortable trainers or walking shoes

Absolutely! The trip runs with a minimum group of 3 people and a maximum of 12, so you’ll be exploring with other like-minded travellers. Lot’s of people book our trips as a solo traveller - it’s a great way to meet people.

No previous experience is needed! All training on kayaking or SUP will be provided. You should generally be fit and healthy to walk the trails through the National Parks in the heat.

The only things not included are:

  • Travel to and from Foz do Iguaçu
  • Lunches - you can buy food in both the National Parks and there will be plenty of time to do so
  • Dinners - the pousada offers home-cooked buffet style dinners, payable locally, or you could choose to take a taxi into the city of Foz do Iguaçu for the evening.

Location

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Straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina, The Iguassu Falls are a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of more than 300 falls spread over almost 3 kilometres, forming the largest waterfall system in the world. During the rainy months (from November to March ) the waterfalls swell to more than 13,000 cubic metres per second (enough to fill five Olympic swimming pools) gushing over the rocky outcrop and tumbling into the river below. Visiting Iguassu is an experience for all the senses – from getting soaked by clouds of mist, to hiking trails through steamy jungle and of course taking in the epic views around you.

Start point?

When you arrive in Iguassu, check-in to the pousada on day one of the tour. You’ll meet your guide at 08:30 on day two before setting off into the National Park.

Finish point?

You’ll return to the pousada at 18:00 on day three, where you can either arrange onward travel or stay an additional night if you prefer.

Getting there and away?

There are regular flights to Foz do Iguaçu airport from all over Brazil, including direct flights from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo several times a day on LATAM, Gol or Azul. From the airport it’s an easy 5-10 minute taxi ride to the pousada where you’ll be staying.

Travelling from the UK, British Airways operates direct flights to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo or LATAM flies direct to São Paulo, from where you can connect straight on to Foz do Iguaçu with no need to stop for the night. There is a wide choice of airlines offering indirect flights to several Brazilian airports via Europe, or Avianca fly from London via Bogota, Colombia.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive and Relax

Make your way to the local guesthouse, or pousada, your home for the next two nights. Enjoy the swimming pool and lush gardens.

Eat a home-cooked meal using ingredients sourced from the small working farm that belongs to the pousada (dinner not included – optional extra).

Day 2: The Brazilian Side

After breakfast, you’ll be collected from the pousada for the short drive to the start point of your Iguassu adventure.

Hike the Indigenous Trail, learning about the surrounding forest and the animals who live there alongside your naturist guide.

Arrive at the water sports base, then after a short safety briefing, choose between a kayak or stand up paddle board and head onto the waters of the Iguassu River as it flows gently through the jungle.

Relax and take a swim in the cool waters of the hidden Aguaray waterfalls.

Head back to the minibus and drive for 20 minutes to the entrance of the Brazilian National Park.

Walk through the park, keeping an eye out for coatis, a member of the racoon family, before getting your first view of the falls themselves. Spread out over nearly 3 kilometres and with hundreds of smaller waterfalls cascading over the rocky drop into the roaring river below, you’ll have plenty of time to take in this awe-inspiring experience of sight and sound.

Prepare to get wet as you climb into a speedboat for a high adrenaline ride to the base of the falls.

Head back to the pousada to relax for the evening.

Day 3: The Argentinean Side

After breakfast cross the border into Argentina and drive for 40 minutes to the Argentinean National Park.

Board the small train that will transport you through the park to the start of several winding trails through the jungle that leads right up to the falls themselves.

Explore the boardwalks at the Devil’s Throat, where tons of water thunder 80 metres down, covering you in clouds of mist.

Wander the forest trails, and become surrounded by brightly coloured birds, butterflies and subtropical plants.

Once you’ve had your fill, return over the border to Brazil where your waterfall adventure will end.

Total distance walked – 8km

Accommodation

You’ll be staying at Pousada Agroecologica Guata Pora for both nights. Close to the park entrance on the Brazilian side of the falls, this is a working farm growing crops and home to chickens, pigs and cows. The lodges are scattered amongst the pretty gardens complete with a small swimming pool surrounded by tropical plants and all are en-suite twins or doubles. Breakfast is included in your stay and produce from the farm is used in the home-cooked buffet-style meals on offer - choose to eat dinner at the pousada if you wish (optional extra paid locally).

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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