Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands

Overview

Taller and wider than Niagara, more heart-stoppingly spectacular too, Iguazu Falls is one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring natural phenomena.

Thundering from the Brazilian border at up to 450,000 cubic metres per second, Iguazu erupts over 275 waterfalls, exploding into a vast cloud of mist.

The falls extend for over two miles, curving into a crescent shape, and occupying both Argentine and Brazilian territory. Argentina’s Misiones province enjoys the lion’s share of the most dramatic falls, as well as being quieter and less crowded. The lush jungles of a Unesco World Heritage protected national park encircle Iguazu.

From the Argentine side, you can trek up to the brink of Devil’s Throat, Iguazu’s masterpiece, where water pours in from three sides. A standard itinerary would include walking the jungle clad trails by side of the falls, and boat trips right up to the spray – bring a raincoat! But they could also include spectacular helicopter tours, where you can see Iguazu in all its glory.

We recommend exploring the thick surrounding jungle of the Atlantic rainforest, home to remarkable biodiversity and wildlife including howler monkeys, jaguars and caiman. You can hop on board the Rainforest Ecological Train, if you don’t feel like walking.

We think visiting Iguazu Falls is one of South America’s most unforgettable experiences. And when booking a luxury tour with Lightfoot Travel, you’ll benefit from our experts team’s insider tips and advice on how to best discover this incredibly beautiful region.

Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands Itineraries

Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands Properties

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Belmond Das Cataratas

Argentina, Brazil, Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands, Iguassu Falls

As one of only two hotels set within the protected National Park, the Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel is an excellent spot to be based during your stay in Iguassu. This pink-coloured colonial bu…

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Estancia Rincon del Socorro

Argentina, Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands

Estancia Rincon del Socorro is one of our favourite properties in all of Argentina. A former 12,000 hectare cattle ranch, the property was bought by the Conservation Land Trust and transform…

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Estancia Santa Cecilia

Argentina, Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands

A traditional family-run estancia, Estancia Santa Cecilia is authentic as they come. Overlooking the Parana River, it is the perfect place to experience the gaucho way of life whilst you are…

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Posada Puerto Bemberg

Argentina, Brazil, Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands, Iguassu Falls

Located in the grounds of the historic ‘Finca Bemberg’ in the Misiones region of Argentina, thirty minutes from the Iguazu Falls, Posada Puerto Bemberg is a charming boutique hotel that …

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Sheraton Iguazu Hotel

Argentina, Brazil, Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands, Iguassu Falls

The Sheraton Iguazu Hotel is set within the jungle of the Iguazu National Park, perfectly located for exploration of the park and is walking distance from the spectacular Argentine side of t…

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