Note that this is not a stand-alone tour offered by ElderTreks. Extensions are optional additions that we offer to extend some of our already great adventures.
• Panoramic view from the Brazilian side and up close view from the Argentine side
• Walk along the walkways above and below the falls
• 3 land days
• Start, finish in Iguazu Falls
• Includes 5 meals
• Includes transfers between hotel and Iguazu Airport
• Activity Level: 2
Feel the thunder of Iguazu with its hundreds of individual falls. Iguazu straddles the Brazilian-Argentine border in the vast, sub-tropical nature reserve of Iguazu National Park. Iguazu is hailed by many as the world's most impressive waterfall.
The falls are formed by the Rio Iguazu, which has its source near Curitiba. Beginning at an altitude of 4500 feet, the river winds westward, collecting tributaries along the way, increasing its size and power. About 10 miles before reaching the Rio Parana, the Iguazu broadens and plunges over a 270 foot cliff to form Iguazu Falls.
The name Iguazu comes from the local Indian language and means Big Water. Surrounded by rainforest and next to little development, Iguazu is a natural highlight not to be missed.