This exciting itinerary takes you on a memorable adventure through Brazil. Full of culture, natural wonders, exotic wildlife and city exploration - this trip really allows you to get under the surface of Brazil's highlights.
Shrouded by the dense Atlantic rainforest, the famed cascades of Iguazu Falls (or Iguassu Falls) are considered one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Spanning the borders of Argentina and Brazil, and accessible from neighbouring Paraguay, the magnificent spectacle continues to amaze and enthral travellers around the world. Surrounded by national parks boasting an abundance of exotic wildlife, Iguazu is an unbeatable port of call on a trip to either of these Latin America’s titans.
As one of the Earth’s largest waterfall systems, nothing can prepare you for the jaw dropping scale and complexity of the Iguazu Falls. Watching the water plummet from heights of over 80 metres as it thunders down narrow chasms and plunges into the depths of the waterfall basin is a truly unforgettable experience at Iguazu, and one not to be missed on a trip to South America.
Spending time enjoying the falls from both the viewpoints of Brazil and the waterways of Argentina is the best way fully experience this natural wonder. Whilst the Brazilian vantage offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the falls, across the border, the network of boardwalks which skirt around the edges of the waterfall basin are the ideal way to enjoy the waterfalls from within. Arguably the most famous of the lookouts overlooks the ominously named Devil’s Throat, where approximately half of the river flows down one narrow artery and bursts into a series of spectacular waterfalls in a sensational display. For the thrill seekers, a boat trip to the foot of the waterfall is an incredible way to feel the immense power of the falls as you are taken within metres of the cascading water.
Despite the splendour of the falls, the surrounding national parks on both sides should not be overlooked. A labyrinth of rainforest pathways allow each visitor to get up close and personal with the exotic flora and fauna on offer. The parks are teeming with wildlife. Home to toucans, monkeys, a myriad of birds and even the elusive jaguar, they are a must visit for any wildlife enthusiast to complete the ultimate Iguazu experience.