Visiting Foz do Iguaçu is having the privilege of meeting three different countries in a short period of time, as well as the opportunity of getting to know and being enchanted by one of the 7 New Wonders of the Nature from several different angles.
But that’s only possible for those who aren’t limited to visiting only in the Brazilian side of it, because meeting the Iguazu Falls in the Argentinian side allows a completely new tour and provides a new vision of the exuberant waterfalls.
In other words, it is worth including the Iguazu National Park of Argentina in your itinerary around the triple frontier. Thinking about it, we have prepared a complete guide with the main information about the Iguazu Falls in Argentinian side. Check it out!
Get to Know the Iguazu Falls of Argentina
The main tip to visit the Iguazu Falls in the Argentinian side is going there with time. The ideal is to book a full day for the tour, since the visit to the Iguazu National Park in the other side of the border is extensive and counts with several options to contemplate the 275 lush waterfalls.
The main attractions included in the entrance ticket are:
The Devil’s Throat (or Garganta do Diabo, in Portuguese) is the main attraction of the Iguazu Falls, being one of the most bustling tours. This is the most bulky and impressive waterfall of the Iguazu National Park and, in Argentina, it is possible to get above it, in a catwalk that follows the river and gets until the superior part of the falls.
The route has 1.100 meters of length and takes around 2 hours.
The lower circuit is formed by a 1.700-meters-length trail that goes through the forest and several sized waterfalls and also a catwalk that gets very close to the falls, offering a great view of the Iguazu Falls from below. It is recommended 1h30 to complete this tour.
Formed by hanging catwalks, the superior circuit allows observing the waterfalls from above. The route has 1.750 meter and requires around 1h30 to be completed.
San Martin Island
Next to the Iguazu Falls and surrounded by the water of the river is placed San Martin Island, that can be reached by a boat that leaves from the lower circuit. The tour is recommended for the most adventurous tourists, with a 700-meter uphill that requires a bit of physical effort. But the reward is direct contact with nature and a panoramic view of the Devil’s Throat.
The tour takes around 2 hours and depends on the river conditions.
Main Tours Not Included in the Entrance Ticket
After trying an exciting parachute jumping in Foz, the Iguazu Falls in the Argentinian side offers some tours for those who are looking for even more adventure like 4×4 safaris, tours in small boats or a boat tour that goes under the falls, similar to Macuco Safari in the Brazilian side (but with a more friendly price).
Park Entrance Fees and Time of Opening*
The Park opens every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The entrance ticket of Iguazu Falls in the Argentinian side can only be acquired with pesos – currency of Argentina. So, remember to change the money before going.
- General Entrance: $500 / kids from 6 to 12 years old: $130
- Entrance for people from Mercosur: $400 / kids from 6 to 12 years old: $100
- Entrance for people from Argentina: $260 / kids from 6 to 12 years old: $80
- Parking lot: $100 for cars
*Prices and schedule from November of 2017. Be aware in the official website about changes of prices and times.
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