11 things to do in Foz do Iguaçu (City + Attractions) [2022]

Half Day Tour to Iguazu Falls - Brazilian Side

Foz do Iguaçu is a Brazilian city located in the west of the state of Paraná. Situated on the border with Argentina and Paraguay, it is the base city in Brazil to visit the famous Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s seven natural wonders.

The Iguazu National Park is shared with Argentina and Brazil, one in Puerto Iguazu and the other in Foz do Iguaçu, respectively. This National Park is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1984. 

Thousands of visitors travel to South America to witness this unique and natural attraction. In each park, there are main trails where you can enjoy the incredible views of the falls. Both sides are complementary, and we always recommend visiting both. 

Discover what you can do in Foz do Iguaçu besides visiting the National Park.

Tour the City of Foz Do Iguaçu

Foz do Iguaçu is a picturesque city with beautiful buildings that allow you to learn about the history of the place. The city’s center has several bars and restaurants with varied gastronomic offers.

Brazil Avenue is a great commercial artery with many shops and places to stay.

Visit the Parque de Las Aves (Bird’s Park)

Bird's Park in Iguazú Falls, Brazil

The Bird’s Park is the second most popular tourist attraction in Foz do Iguaçu, after the obligatory visit to the Iguaçu National Park.

In a 1.5 km long walk, you will be able to observe a great diversity of birds, among which are: toucans, macaws, red corocoros, flamingos, and parrots. 

It is a wonderful natural spectacle.

Itaipu Binacional Tour

During your visit to the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, you will learn how one of the world’s largest clean and renewable energy generators works.

Brazil and Paraguay developed this plant to take advantage of the hydraulic potential of the waters of the Paraná River. The place offers guided tours to learn about the history and operation of the plant. 

It has viewpoints with the best views of the area, and you can also admire the gigantic dam of large dimensions. 

Landmark of the 3 Borders

Visiting the Landmark of the 3 Borders will allow you to know the exact point where the countries of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay share a common border.

It is an obelisk known as the Three Borders Landmark and is painted in the colors of the respective countries on each side.

Foz Iguaçu Wax Museum Dreamland

The Foz Dreamland Wax Museum is cataloged as the first wax museum in Latin America.

The collection includes more than 100 pieces, including personalities from the world of sports, show business, and politics.

Visit the Muslim Mosque

You can visit the Sunni Muslim mosque Omar Ibn Al-Khattab through guided tours, built-in 1981.

It is a great opportunity to discover a beautiful building and learn more about Muslim culture.

Discover the Foz do Iguaçu Buddhist Temple

The Buddhist temple is located near the Paraná River, which divides the countries of Brazil and Paraguay.

This space is a place of prayer, and you can appreciate a sculpture park, where the figure of a 7 meters high Buddha stands out.

The visit to the temple allows you to learn more about Buddhism and appreciate the peace surrounding the place.

Rafain Churrascaria

Rafain Churrascaria: Dinner and Show in Foz de Iguazu

This show could be a great option if you want something to do at night. In Foz do Iguaçu, you can enjoy a typical Brazilian dinner plus an incredible Latin American Dance Culture Show.

Rafain Churrascaria has a wide variety of dishes and professional dancers that will entertain you during your dinner.

Helicopter Ride

Helicopter Ride in Iguazu Falls, Brazil.

One of the outstanding experiences you can do in Foz do Iguaçu is the panoramic helicopter ride that flies over the attractions of the Falls. 

This tour has several schedules, and specialists detail the main places of interest from the air.

The proposal is to enjoy a privileged panoramic view of the Iguazu Falls from the heights.

Biking Tour

Bike Tour in Iguazú

Exploring the Iguazu Falls by bicycle is possible thanks to this daily tour in Foz de Iguaçu.

Through a tour of approximately 5 hours, you will be able to observe the amazing flora and fauna of the place, guided by specialized guides.

The 26 km tour consists of a circuit that starts at the waterfall trail and stops at strategic points with the place’s main attractions.

Movies Car in Foz do Iguaçu

Movie Cars in Foz de Iguaçu

Movie Cars offer the possibility to appreciate a large collection of movie cars. More than 50 iconic cars from pop culture movies are on display. The tour is self-guided and lasts from 1 to 2 hours.

Movie Cars also has a hamburger restaurant set in the 1950s and a souvenir store. It is an excellent activity for enjoying classic movie cars and taking a trip back in time.

Apart from the ones mentioned here, Foz de Iguacu has many other tours and activities for any traveler to enjoy their stay completely and have a full experience in Iguazu Falls.


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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in the travel industry, as Sales & Marketing Manager at RipioTurismo. Marketing Manager at Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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