Take the Plunge and Book a Getaway to this South American Marvel
Sitting astride the border of Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls comprise hundreds of separate waterfalls, some standing hundreds of feet high, stretched out along a massive rift that spans nearly two miles.
Imagine the Grand Canyon with a roaring river spilling over its edges and down to the ground below, surrounded by dense tropical forests, and you’ll have some idea of what the Iguazu Falls look like.
Peak tourist season winds down in May, and the fall and winter months in the Southern Hemisphere are an ideal time to visit. Contact your GAC broker today to plan your arrival at the nearby airfields in Brazil and Argentina.
Given the unusual nature of the region, there are a few things to consider when planning a trip to Iguazu Falls for the first time.
Brazil, Argentina, or Both?
The Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazu each provide stunning views but offer different perspectives and experiences.
On the Brazil side, you can appreciate the true scope and magnitude of the falls. The panoramic views of the falls from Brazil are stunning, as you can see both the falls and the surrounding rainforest. To get up close to the falls, visit the Argentine side.
It’s relatively easy to cross the border at the nearby towns of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina or Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, and there are small airports in both towns, each just minutes away from the Iguazu Falls by taxi or shuttle. Tell your GAC broker about your interests and your itinerary to determine which airport is the best destination for you.
If you plan to view the falls from both sides of the border, remember to bring your passport and make any visa arrangements ahead of time to avoid delays at the border crossing.
Iguazu Falls National Park
If you only have time to visit one side of the Iguazu Falls, make it the Argentine side. Iguazu Falls National Park in Argentina offers visitors the most immersive and active experience.
Hiking trails crisscross the park and snake through the rainforest, leading to various vantage points for viewing the falls. One such vantage point overlooks the Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat), and this view drives home the enormity and grandeur of Iguazu. The Garganta del Diablo is the largest of the waterfalls in the region, looming over the water below at a height of nearly three hundred feet.
Centuries of natural erosion have funneled most of the Iguazu River to this spot, and the roaring, tumbling waters form an incredible display of nature’s power and beauty as they plunge into the canyon below.
While you can see the Garganta del Diablo from a distance on the Brazil side of the river, you can get close enough to hear the cacophony of the rushing waters and feel the mist rising from the falls on the Argentine side.
You’ll likely encounter wildlife in the park, including tropical parrots, small monkey-like animals called coatis, and even the occasional jaguar. There’s only one rule: do not feed any of them. These jungle creatures are used to the presence of humans, and they only pose a risk when people get too close to them. Take all the pictures you like, but maintain a respectful distance from the jungle fauna.
Whether you wish to see Iguazu from Brazil, Argentina, or both countries, Global Air Charters can ensure that your flights are as memorable as your stay in South America. Get in touch with your GAC broker to plan your trip to the remote natural wonder of the Iguazu Falls.