A trip to one of Brazil’s two Natural Wonders of the World is a must for adventure seekers, who will delight in Iguazu’s thrilling excursions and breathtaking views.
Most who visit Iguazu Falls stop over in either Buenos Aires (a two-hour flight from Iguazu) or Rio de Janeiro (a two-hour flight from the falls). São Paulo also has daily flights to Foz do Iguaçu Airport that are just under two hours long. Two days and one overnight are recommended to experience the magic of Iguazu.
Set in a stunning location on the banks of the Iguazú river, this property sits in the heart of the rainforest, 20 minutes away from the famous waterfalls. The resort contains 14 eco-friendly private villas with plunge pools, and guests can enjoy socializing at the bar and restaurant in the main lodge. Each villa includes a private guide and four-wheeler, so visitors have the freedom to craft their own daily itineraries. awasiguazu.com
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas: The only property within Iguazu National Park, this pink-hued Portuguese-colonial building exudes old-world tradition, but the real star is the falls, which are just a short walk away. Guests of this Belmond hotel get a head start on tourists, who are not allowed to visit the falls until the park opens. www.belmond.com
Iguazu offers more than enough activities and excursions to fill a day. Daredevils can brave heights during a magical helicopter flight over the falls, and children can enjoy a wet-and-wild boat ride that goes right up to the cascading curtain of water. The splendor of the surrounding flora and fauna can be taken in during jungle walks, including night hikes that are not to be missed during a full moon. The Hotel das Cataratas’s resident biologist guides monthly tours to the falls to take in the rare phenomenon of a lunar rainbow.
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