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Our most recommended Paraná Cruises & Boat Tours

From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

1. From Foz do Iguazu: Brazil Iguazu Falls & Macuco Safari Boat

Experience one of the must-see tours during your stay in Foz do Iguaçu. After being picked up from Foz do Iguaçu, start the tour with a 3-kilometer ride in an electric vehicle to the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil. Embark on a 500-meter hike through the woods towards the river. Climb into a special Zodiac riverboat and begin your adventure towards the base of the Iguaçu Falls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Sail upstream and get close to the waves and the current caused by cascading water. With safety in mind, the specialized captain will make radical maneuvers as you sail up the Iguaçu River. Experience unforgettable adrenaline and emotions as you get splashed and admire this incredible natural formation. Make a stop at the observation deck above the mighty Devil's Throat waterfalls where you can admire the stunning cascade of water from a new angle. End the trip with convenient return transport back to Foz do Iguaçu. Upgrade your tour to include access to Bird Park where you can see an array of colorful bird species, and/or add a thrilling helicopter flight over the falls for the opportunity to view this natural marvel from an aerial perspective.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

2. From Foz do Iguaçu: Argentinian Iguazu Falls with Boat Ride

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu. Travel for 5-km to the Puerto Macuco forest base on the Argentinian side of the Iguazu National Park. From the visitor center, embark on a thrilling hike through the jungle, descending 100 meters until you arrive at the river.  From here, climb aboard a specially designed boat and sail for another 6 kilometers through the canyon of the Iguaçu Lower River towards the waterfalls. A tip, if you want the best views and picture opportunities, try to sit on the right side of the boat. Enjoying crashing through the rapids, then continue on to the base of the Salto Tres Mosqueteros to see the Brazilian Jumps and Devil's Throat waterfalls. Feel the incredible rush of emotions as you get close to the incomparable Salto San Martin waterfalls, the largest cascade that can be approached by boat. To finish the tour, disembark at the pier located in front of the island San Martín, from where you can walk along a network of boardwalks through the lower circuit of the falls. The current caused by the waterfalls will provide you with moments of great excitement and adrenaline - as you end this unforgettable tour. Drive back to Foz do Iguaçu where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

3. Foz do Iguaçu: Sunset Catamaran Boat Tour with Dinner

Get picked up from your hotel in Foz do Iguaçu and drive to Echaporã Port. There, embark on a boat journey on the Kattamaram II, a safe and comfortable boat with A/C, a full bar, and kitchen. Over a delicious dinner onboard, contemplate the meeting between the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers, which make up the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  Continue down the Paraná River to the Three Frontier Landmark. Pass under the Tancredo Neves Bridge, also known as Fraternity Bridge or the Friendship Bridge. All the while, you'll be gliding along the gorgeous Iguaçu River — the border between Brazil and Argentina. Cruise up to the rushing Tamanduá River, docking there for a few minutes so you can take a dip in a jetty with a swimming pool, exclusive use of the catamaran's passengers. Return to the port and transfer back to your hotel in Foz de Iguaçu.

From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

4. From Puerto Iguazu: Argentina & Brazil Sides of Iguazu Falls

Get your cameras ready because a memorable experience awaits you as you explore this natural wonder of the world. The 200,000-year-old falls span across the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and are known to pour over 400,000 gallons of water a second onto the rocks below. Begin with a pickup from your hotel and travel outside the city of Iguazu to the national park where you will spend the day exploring the falls and learning about the history and culture. Explore the three tiers of the park to see the falls from different vantages. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. Be guided throughout the tour but will have lots of free time to take pictures, enjoy nature and see the falls at your own pace. At the end of the tour, meet back up for transportation back to the hotel.

Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

5. Morretes: Full Day Colonial Town Tour from Curitiba

Venture by train through the Atlantic rainforest, with its unique flora and fauna, to the historic colonial town of Morretes, nestled at the foot of the Serra do Mar mountains in the state of Paraná. From your Curitiba hotel in the morning, you'll be shuttled along some of the best preserved rainforest in southern Brazil, to the foothills at the Serro do Mar where Morretes awaits. You'll explore the historic center of the town, strolling amidst the quaint 18th-century architecture, old colonial houses and churches, and through the craft market. You'll stop for lunch on the banks of the Nhundiaquara river to feast on the region's traditional Barreado, a meat-dish cooked slowly in a clay pot for several hours, then served over rice, with fruit, and a side of breaded fish. No Brazilian experience is complete without a taste of its wholesome cuisine!

Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

6. Iguassu Falls: Guided Tour & Macuco Safari on Pontoon Boats

You’ll start your tour by meeting at the visitors’ center to learn about the Brazilian side of the park. You’ll then follow an 11-kilometer road to begin your adventure. Once on the road, you’ll already be able to hear the falls as you pass by a forest rich with unique flora and fauna: you’ll see birds, multicolored butterflies, and small coatis. Next, along the walkway to Benjamin Constant and Deodoro Fall, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Devil’s Throat, an 80-meter cascade with the largest water flow in the world. Along the walkway to Floriano Falls, there’s a panoramic elevator leading to the top of the falls. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll have the chance to purchase a meal at the Porto Canoas gastronomic centre and browse the park’s souvenir shop. On the second part of your adventure, you’ll experience a Macuco Safari, driving in an open-air vehicle and witnessing amazing views of the forest. Along the safari, you’ll see orchids, bromeliads, centenary trees, and wildlife before arriving in Porto Macuco, where your pontoon boat awaits you. You’ll then navigate the Iguassu River and admire the picturesque canyons, moving at a speed that allows you to enjoy the landscape and take photos as you go. Finally, you’ll reach the base of the falls near the Devil’s Throat, where you'll get close enough to enjoy a quick refreshing dip in these pristine waters.

From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

7. From Curitiba: Vila Velha State Park Full-Day Group Tour

Explore the geological wonderland of Vila Velha (“Old City" in Portuguese) on a scenic day trip from Curitiba, and learn the myths and history behind the fascinating state heritage park. You will depart Curitiba at 07:30 for the 55-mile journey to Vila Velha State Park. There, your guide will lead you around the formidable sandstone formations, and explain how they were created over millions of years by the combined effects of wind, rain, volcanic eruptions, and glaciation. A similar weather process gave rise to the mica-filled Golden Lagoon (Lagoa Dourada), where you may catch the golden effect caused by the sun’s rays. The stunning water mirrors of the furnas (craters) formed by the collapse of the sandstone is another feature of Vila Velha that will dazzle you, before your return transfer to Curitiba.

Half-Day Tour of Curitiba City

8. Half-Day Tour of Curitiba City

Few cities better embody Brazil's motto of “Order and Progress” better than the beautiful Curitiba! Formed in the late 19th-Century as the largest city in the Paraná state, Curitiba is a popular stop for visitors to Iguassu Falls, and should not be missed as a world-beating example of urban planning. Discover the wonderful city's most important sights on this half-day tour, covering Tiradentes Square, Bosque do Papa, as well as its beautiful urban parks and the Botanical Garden. See the Catedral Basílica Menor de Nossa Senhora da Luz of Curitiba, Paço da Liberdade, Federal University of Paraná, Guaíra theatre, the Oscar Niemeyer museum, and the Wire Opera House Theatre. Don't leave Brazil without first exploring this incredibly unique city on one of our comprehensive morning or afternoon tours.

From Foz do Iguaçu: Ciudad del Este Tour w/ Transfer & Lunch

9. From Foz do Iguaçu: Ciudad del Este Tour w/ Transfer & Lunch

Discover the most unusual places in Ciudad del Este and be surprised by the beauty that this city has to offer, which goes far beyond the shopping destination. You will see a well-structured city, with squares and spaces designed and thought of in the residents, in addition to the stadium of the 3 de Febrero team, which hosted the Copa América; the Palace of Justice; the largest mosque in South America; you can also visit the largest cathedral in the city: Catedral San Blas; enjoy the panoramic visits of these places. The tour also includes a trip to Park Aventura Monday and Saltos del Monday, which is affectionately known as the “Paraguay Falls”. Finishing with a delicious meat carvery at the Mara Steakhouse. Attention: All passengers must have their original identity documents with photo, such as RG or Passport; Minors under 18 years old who are not accompanied by their parents or guardians must be carrying the legal authorization document, signed by the legal guardian.

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Good communication prior to the trip, and quick responses especially via email. The WhatsApp communication was a bit confusing and patchy, would recommend getting in touch with the company via email. Our guide Douglas was excellent, very nice and accommodating as well as caring. The pick up was at the said time and Douglas helped us with all documents needed for the Argentinian and Brazilian border controls and explained the entire tour in detail. The views were incredible and the boat trip was highly enjoyable - definitely make sure to take an extra set of clothing because you will be drowned in water after the boat ride. We were able to skip the queue going back into Brazil due to the guide having a tourism marked car, so we got in and out of Brazil without any waiting time, making the trip highly efficient. Would highly recommend Douglas & the trip.

Wonderful tour. The only important thing is that I think it is described in a somewhat approximate way among the offers of get your guide: the bird park tour and this one of the waterfalls is a unique tour, even if they are sold separately in the app. Both great. We first did the bird park, then the walkway that runs along the waterfalls, lunch break, then with the macuco safari in the forest, the walk and finally the boat ride. Tip: it is good to bring a change, before getting on the boat there are lockers and therefore slippers can be put on AFTER finishing the path in the woods. Each part of the tour more beautiful than the other. The guide very helpful and nice.

Fantastic adventure! Not sure the safety is all that good, but the drivers are good and I never felt at risk

Goed georganiseerde trip. Hierdoor konden we de lange wachtrijen skippen. Ook een uitstekende lunch

The activity was well planned and our guide Voldomiro was grewt!