Kayaking in Iguazu Falls area

Yacutinga Kayaking Experience in Iguazu Falls

Many of our passengers enjoy including a kayaking activity in the destinations they visit. Now then, is it possible to kayak in Iguazu? Of course! It’s an ideal place for this wonderful activity. Below, I’ll tell you a bit about how, where, and when to practice kayaking in the Iguazu Falls area.


Is it possible to practice Kayaking in Iguazu Falls area?

Kayaking in the Iguazu Falls region offers a thrilling and immersive experience amidst one of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world. Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is renowned for its stunning waterfalls, lush rainforest surroundings, and diverse wildlife. While kayaking in the falls themselves isn’t typically allowed due to safety concerns and the powerful currents, there are several kayaking options available nearby that allow you to explore the rivers and waterways of the region:

The upper Iguazu river area offers kayaking opportunities with calmer waters suitable for beginners and intermediate paddlers. Guided kayaking tours often take visitors along the Upper Iguazu River, allowing them to enjoy the scenic beauty of the rainforest and perhaps catch glimpses of local wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and capybaras.

The lower portion of the Iguazu River is algo good. Further downstream from the falls, the Lower Iguazu River provides more challenging kayaking experiences. The river features rapids and swift currents, making it suitable for more experienced kayakers. Guided tours may include navigating through the rapids and exploring the river’s diverse ecosystem.

The Paraná River, which forms part of the border between Argentina and Paraguay, offers additional kayaking opportunities near the Iguazu region. Kayakers can explore the tranquil waters of the Paraná and its various tributaries, enjoying views of the surrounding wetlands and forests.

Kayaking in La Lorenza, Iguazu Falls area


Kayaking in the national park. Is it possible?

While kayaking isn’t permitted within the boundaries of Iguazu National Park where the waterfalls are located, the park offers various other activities such as hiking, wildlife watching, and boat tours that provide up-close views of the falls. So, for kayaking, you have to choose activities outside the national park

Before embarking on a kayaking adventure in the Iguazu Falls region, it’s essential to book a guided tour with a reputable outfitter. It´s very important, as our tours provide all necessary equipment, safety gear, and experienced guides who can ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. Additionally, be sure to check the weather and water conditions before heading out, as water levels can vary significantly depending on the season and rainfall.

Kayaking in La Lorenza, Iguazu Falls area

Can I book a kayaking experience in Iguazu Falls area?

Absolutely! You will find some of these options in the activities area, but if you´re looking for a tour including a kayaking activity, the following program is excellent for you. Take a look and check what we can offer!

Book a Iguazu Falls with Kayaking Experience tour

Click on the image below and see a proposal for a kayaking experience during your visit to Iguazu Falls!


book a kayaking activity in Iguazu Falls


Photos: Thanks to La Lorenza!

Ramiro Rodriguez

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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