THUNDERING WATERS - IGUAZU
Experience the extraordinary natural beauty and wildlife of South America during this memorable journey to Iguazú Falls ~ one of the great natural wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Iguazú River Delta is located in the center of a sub-tropical forest spanning 457,000 acres, and possesses unique characteristics that have made it an important economic and ecological reserve for its neighboring countries. On this overland adventure you will visit the northeastern section of Argentina - an area that is inhabited by over 400 different varieties of birds and marks one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.
80m high and 3km wide, the Iguazú Falls span the border between Argentina and Brazil and is made up of many cascades that generate vast sprays of water producing one of the most spectacular waterfalls known to mankind.
Transfer from the pier to the Domestic Airport to board your flight to Iguazú. A box lunch will be provided en route. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and then transferred to Iguazú Falls National Park.
At the park, enjoy a motorized boat cruise (zodiacs) which allows you to view the falls from water level and get close enough to feel the spray and energy created by this great mass of falling water. Please note that you will get wet on the zodiacs. Along the way, your guide will explain all about the trees, birds, falls and more. Note: the zodiac loading area is not accessible to wheelchairs. There are approximately 100 steps down / up to reach the boats with no ramps. The zodiac tour is optional and any guests wishing to remain ashore can do so. There are shaded areas and benches to sit on throughout the park.
The name Iguazú means Great Waters in Guarani. This natural wonder is taller and twice as wide than Niagara Falls and combines 275 falls in a massive, magnificent cascade stretching for nearly 1.7 miles. Situated on the border between Argentina and Brazil, its waters pass over lush, sub-tropical greenery. One of the most breathtaking sights you may see during your tour is the fluttering of more than 700 species of butterflies that make this area their home.
After the zodiac tour, check-in at your hotel and enjoy some free time to relax before dinner.
Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel or similar
After breakfast at the hotel, check out & transfer by bus to Iguazú National Park to visit the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat), where the Iguazú River crashes down almost 80 metres forming many rainbows. You will reach this fantastic sight via a unique train ride - the Eco-Train - which travels on a 1000-meter footbridge from the train station to the Garganta del Diablo. You will end your visit with a moderate walk through one of the circuits of the National Park on the Argentine Side. Along the way traverse over catwalks and view the observatories. You will transfer to the Iguazú Airport in time to catch the flight back to Buenos Aires where you will return to the ship.
Overland Program Step by Step:
Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.
11:30am Disembark the ship and transfer to the Domestic Airport
12:00pm Check in for your flight. Box lunch included
1:20pm Fly LA4028 (subject to change) to Iguazú
3:10pm Arrival in Iguazú and transfer to Iguazú Falls National Park
4:10pm Visit Iguazú Falls + Zodiac adventure on the Argentinean side of the falls (last departure is at 4:30pm)
6:00pm Transfer to your hotel
7:30pm Dinner at your hotel
Overnight at Loi Suites Hotel or similar hotel
7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel
7:30am Check-out and transfer to Iguazú National Park
8:00am Visit the Devil’s Throat
12:00pm Transfer to the airport Box lunch provided (sandwich, salad, fruit, water – subject to change)
12:30pm Arrive at the airport and check-in
1:30pm Fly AR2729 (subject to change) to Buenos Aires
3:30pm Arrival in Buenos Aires , luggage claim
4:30pm Transfer back to the pier
5:00pm Approximate arrival back to the port and re-embark the ship
Seasons in South America are exactly opposite of those in North America. Rain can fall at any time of the year. A hot and humid climate should be expected during the summer (December-March)
What to Bring: Light, loose clothing, comfortable, rubber-soled shoes and a light rain jacket as well as mosquito repellant are recommended. Guests can also wear a swimsuit for the zodiac boat ride if they wish but must be worn under your clothes as there are no changing facilities.
Note: The pathways can be uneven in places and there are approximately 100 steps up / down to access the zodiac boat. You are very likely to get wet from the spray of the falls.
Currency: The official Argentine currency is the Peso. USD are accepted in most places. The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD = 4.5 Argentine pesos.
Electricity: 220 volts A.C. (50 Hz)
Luggage: As you will be flying on a domestic flight, the luggage restrictions are as follows: 5kg/11lbs of carry-on luggage and 15kg / 33lbs of checked-in luggage
Documents and Visa Requirements: Passport is required
Accommodations: If similar hotels are required due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be of equal ratings and standards
Loi Suites Hotel, Iguazú Falls
Selva Iryapú sin Número, Casilla de Correo nº11 - 3370
Puerto Iguazú - Misiones - Argentina
Phone: 54 3757 498300
" All transfers
" 1 night at Loi Suites Hotel (Standard Junior Studio) or similar - breakfast and taxes included
" Excursion to Argentine Falls with Devils Throat + Great Adventure Zodiac Tour
" 1 Dinner at Loi Suites Hotel (Drinks NOT included)
" 2 box lunches
" Gratuities for luggage handling
" Economy class flight tickets from Buenos Aires to Iguazú and back to Buenos Aires
o Any meals and beverages not specified above
o Gratuities to guides and drivers
o Personal expenses and hotel incidentals
Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.
THUNDERING WATERS - IGUAZU
Price: $1,399.00 per guest based on double occupancy.
THUNDERING WATERS - IGUAZU
Price: $1,329.00 per guest based on double occupancy.