Hold on to your hat while you experience the thundering roar and huge clouds of spray from one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Spanning over two miles, Iguazú Falls is four times the width of Niagara Falls and includes 275 separate falls.
Day 12: Flight to Buenos Aires
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Arrive at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, and take the group transfer to the hotel for a relaxing and restful evening.
Overnight: Alvear Icon Hotel
Day 13: Flight to Iguazú Falls / Guided Tour
Monday, January 23, 2023
After an early breakfast, take the group transfer to Aeroparque Jorge Newbery for the included two-hour flight to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport.
Upon arrival, embark on a guided tour of the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls. Hear the thunder of the crashing waters of the largest waterfall system in the world, and feel the vapor kiss your skin. Choose from three different paths (depending on desired activity level): the lower path, the higher path, and the “Devil’s Throat.” Listen as the local guide enlightens you about the geology, flora, fauna, and local history of this amazing natural wonder.
Overnight: Gran Meliá Iguazú (B,L)
Day 14: Iguazú Falls Tour
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
This morning, enjoy a second guided visit to the falls. This afternoon, choose to join the optional excursion or enjoy free time on your own.
Optional Excursion: Gran Aventura Safari Boat Tour ($80—cash only; payable to your guide)
Embark in open trucks that provide unobstructed views of the scenery along the trail and observe the various flora and fauna of the jungle. Then climb aboard secure and efficient inflatable bi-motor boats to cruise up the river through the canyon. At Devil's Throat, the captain will navigate through the falls for a quick and refreshing shower.
Overnight: Gran Meliá Iguazú (B)
Day 15: Iguazú Falls / Flight to Buenos Aires / Depart for U.S.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
After breakfast, take the complimentary group transfer to Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport for the flight to Buenos Aires' Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, where you'll connect for flights home. (B)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch
This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.
NOTE: The internal flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires is not included in the post-tour price. The internal round-trip flight between Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls is included in the post-tour price.
Guests should be sure-footed on stairs and able to walk at least one mile on rocky and uneven ground, as some nature hikes will be on irregular and steep terrain.
Alvear Icon Hotel
Overlooking the Río de la Plata River in Puerto Madero, this five-star property exudes an atmosphere of innovative and stylish comfort. Choose from a variety of gourmet restaurants on site, as well as inviting social spaces and bars.
The hotel also offers a modern fitness room, pool, sauna, and steam bath.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, Egyptian cotton bedding, TV, phone, Wi-Fi (additional fee), safe, and en suite bathroom with premium sundries and hair dryer.
Gran Meliá Iguazú
January 23 - January 24
Located within Iguazú National Park, this modern hotel features comfortable rooms with views of the falls or the jungle. The stunning landscape provides the ideal backdrop for various outdoor activities, including swimming, tennis, hikes, and exploration.
Room Amenities: Individual climate control, flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.
Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars. Internal round-trip airfare between Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls is included. General airfare, and the airfare for the internal flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, is not included.
- 1 night accommodations at Alvear Icon Hotel in Buenos Aires and 2 nights at Gran Meliá Iguazú (or similar) with breakfast each morning
- 1 box lunch
- 2 guided tours of Iguazú Falls
- All gratuities and porterage
- All airport and hotel transfers
- Internal round-trip airfare between Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls