Iguazu Falls Shore Excursion from Buenos Aires, Rio, or Sao Paulo

Book your shore excursion to Iguazu Falls directly to the operator at a much lower rate than on the ship! We handle your transfers, flights, and guides for your trip.
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Book Your Shore Excursion Through a Local Operator at a Much Lower Rate Than on the Ship!

Experience the ultimate South American adventure during your cruise as you uncover one of the region’s most captivating gems!

Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Iguazu Falls with the assistance of a trusted local operator, who has been curating unforgettable tours to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile since 2000.

We specialize in tailoring your trip to Iguazu Falls, ensuring a seamless experience from the moment we pick you up at the cruise pier to the time we return you safely after your visit to the falls.

Choose from a range of options to suit your preferences. Embark on a thrilling day trip to Iguazu Falls, departing directly from your cruise ship. Alternatively, indulge in a more immersive experience with our thoughtfully designed 1 or 2-night packages. We can even craft a customized itinerary that combines Iguazu Falls with other remarkable destinations, such as Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

Leave all the logistics to us. We take care of your transportation, flight tickets, knowledgeable guides, and comfortable accommodations. Your only task is to be at the cruise pier at the designated time, ready to embark on an unforgettable journey.

Looking to share the experience with other adventurous travelers? Gather a group, and the tour becomes even more affordable for everyone involved!

Embark on an extraordinary expedition to Iguazu Falls with IguazuFalls.com and RipioTurismo, where memories are made and dreams come alive!


Departure from Buenos Aires 🚐

Start your day with a hassle-free transfer from the cruise pier in Buenos Aires to the airport, where you’ll catch your next flight to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls.

Arrival in Iguazu Falls 🛫

Welcome to Iguazu! As you arrive, prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey to one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world. Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature,” awaits your exploration. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to Iguazu National Park for an immersive full-day visit to the falls on the Argentinian side.

Your adventure includes visits to the three main circuits of the park:

  1. Upper Circuit: Delight in a 1550-meter circuit offering awe-inspiring panoramic views of the falls. Capture the essence of this magnificent spectacle.
  2. Lower Circuit: Immerse yourself in the lush jungle as you descend along the 1400-meter circuit, getting up close to the thunderous cascades of the falls. Experience their power and majesty firsthand.
  3. Devil’s Throat: Prepare to be captivated by the most renowned circuit of all. Covering 1100 meters, this circuit reveals the point where the Iguazu Falls plunge into the river below, enveloped in a mesmerizing mist and resounding with the thunderous sound of nature’s forces. It’s an experience that will leave an indelible impression.

During the day, enjoy a well-deserved break for lunch. You have the option to dine at one of the local restaurants or bring your own food to savor amidst the stunning surroundings.

Enhance your tour by considering these optional activities:

  • Gran Aventura in Iguazu Falls: Boat Ride Under the Falls
    Experience the Grand Adventure Under Iguazu Falls (Argentina Side)!
  • Lunch in El Fortin Cataratas (Drinks not included)
    A Gastronomic Oasis Amidst Nature: "El Fortin Cataratas" - A Culinary Delight Inside the National Park
  • Lunch in Melia Iguazu
    Don’t Miss the Chance to Lunch in One of the Best Hotels in Iguazu!
  • Ticket Entrance to the National Park
    Skip the Line. Don’t Worry About Bringing Cash.

Back to Buenos Aires 🛬🚐

After your exciting day tour to Iguazu, we’ll arrange your smooth transfer back to the airport for your return journey to Buenos Aires.

When you arrive in Buenos Aires in the evening, a friendly driver will be waiting for you to take you back to the cruise pier, where you can relax and rest after this eventful day

Departure from Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo 🚐

In the morning, we will personally ensure your seamless transfer from the cruise pier in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo to the airport. From there, you will embark on your next flight to the magnificent Iguazu Falls.

Arrival in Iguazu Falls 🛫

Arrival in Iguazu. This is the gateway to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in South America and indeed the world! Yes, Iguazu Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature.” It’s definitely a must-see if you’re visiting Brazil or Argentina. Upon arrival, meet with your guide and transfer to Iguazu National Park for a full-day visit to Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side).

The excursion consists of a bus ride through the jungle and a spectacular elevator ride up to a 1500-meter walkway with a panoramic view of the falls. Prepare your camera to capture the unique and breathtaking scenery that awaits you at every turn! Get ready to snap hundreds of priceless pictures as you immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get up close and personal with the falls, feeling the refreshing mist that may leave you delightfully soaked.

As you explore throughout the day, we’ll make a stop for lunch at a restaurant within the park. Alternatively, you’re welcome to bring your own food if you prefer. Our knowledgeable guide will point out the best lunch spot, ensuring you have a satisfying dining experience amidst the natural wonders.

To enhance your tour experience, we offer the following optional additions:

  • Macuco Safari in Iguazu Falls
    Experience the Marvelous Boat Navigation on the Brazilian Side of the Falls
  • Lunch in Puerto Canoas (Drinks not included)
    Enjoy a Delicious Lunch in Puerto Canoas Restaurant
  • Lunch in Belmond Das Cataratas
    Don’t Miss the Chance to Lunch in This Iconic Hotel Inside the Brazilian Park
  • Ticket Entrance to the National Park
    Skip the Line. Don’t Worry About Bringing Cash.
  • Parque Das Aves / Bird’s Park in Foz do Iguaçu
    Marvel at the Majestic Birds of Iguazu Falls

Back to Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo 🛬🚐

After your day tour to the mesmerizing Iguazu Falls, we’ll arrange your comfortable transfer back to the airport for your return journey to either Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo.

Upon your arrival in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, you’ll be warmly greeted by a dedicated driver who will be ready and waiting to transport you back to the cruise pier. Take this opportunity to relax and unwind after an unforgettable day of exploration.

Day 1 🛬

In the morning, transfer from the cruise pier in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo to the local airport to take your next flight to Iguazu Falls.

Arrival in Iguazu. This is the gateway to one of the most spectacular natural wonders in South America and indeed the world! Yes, Iguazu Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was recently named one of the “New Seven Wonders of Nature.” It’s definitely a must-see if you’re visiting Brazil or Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer you to your hotel so you can check in.

In the afternoon, excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls. It is referred to as Parque Nacional do Iguaçu. The excursion consists of a bus ride through the jungle and a spectacular elevator ride up to a 1500-meter walkway with a panoramic view of the falls. The scenery is distinctive, so get your camera ready to capture hundreds of priceless pictures!

It’s a half-day tour that can be combined with any extra activities, including a trip to Itaipu Dam or Parque Das Aves (Birds Park). Additionally, you might include some adventurous activities while visiting. Look over the choices below.

Day 2 🛫

After breakfast, we’ll embark on one of the most breathtaking trips you can take, where you’ll witness nature’s magic at its finest.

Our tour leader will take you to the Argentinian side’s Parque Nacional Iguazu, which offers up to 8 kilometers of trails across three circuits: the Upper Circuit, the Lower Circuit, and the Trail to the incredible Devil’s Throat, accessible by the Ecological Train of the Jungle.

The Devil’s Throat is a group of 80-meter-tall waterfalls that pour into a small canyon, creating the most intense rush at Iguazu Falls. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the world’s largest waterfalls, an excellent and unique spectacle.

After an incredible day exploring the park, we’ll escort you back to your hotel, ensuring your comfort and relaxation. When the time comes, transfer to the airport to take your next flight to Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo. Arrive at the airport, then transfer to the cruise pier.

Farewell, Iguazu! May your memories of this remarkable destination last a lifetime.

End of our services ✔

We can customize your itinerary by adding or removing nights, including new destinations, or making any necessary changes. Please let us know your preferences. The optional activities listed below each day are just suggestions, and you can add them to your quote or request any other available activities in each destination.

What's Included

  • Transfer Cruise Pier-Airport-Cruise Pier
  • Transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport
  • Excursions to Both Sides of the Falls (Private Services)
  • Accommodation (3⭐, 4⭐, 5⭐, or Luxury)
  • English-Speaking Guides
  • 24/7 Support via Mail, Phone, or WhatsApp
  • Any Optional Added to Your Trip
  • Ticket Entrance to National Parks (can be included too)
  • Lunch and Dinners During Tours (except when it's included)
  • Tips

What Our Travelers Says

March 12, 2024

Scott and Roxanne Goodrich

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Crisis managers who go the extra mile.

"Every derail was attended to promptly and cheerfully. We had an in-flight emergency needing a last minute change and Lucia and Ramiro were all over it. They turned what could have been a travel disaster due to airlines cancellations into a wonderful two day experience at Iguazu Falls. They are great! Thank you!

March 7, 2024

Kathy Thomas

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Amazing Vacation

"We have returned home from our most amazing vacation to Rio Iguaçu Falls and Búzios It was carefully organised by Ramiro with attention to the details our requirements We must say what a delight Igor our driver was and can’t praise him enough Very knowledgeable and considerate always on time definitely went above and beyond It certainly was a trip we will never forget I will pass your details on to any friends that will be interested in doing a similar tour

March 6, 2024

Juliana Shek

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Iguazu Falls - last minute booking

"We had a last minute decision going to the Iguazu Falls enroute a visit to Rio. We flew from Canada and arrived São Paulo on 23rd Feb morning, and Foz do Iguazu at night time. During the time we were at São Paulo airport, we looked for Iguazu Falls tours the next day, coz we would leave for Rio on 25th Feb. What a blessing I found this website. Walter promptly arranged the tour for me at almost the closing of business hours. He followed up assuring the hotel pick up at 9am the next morning on 24th Feb. Joao was one of the best tour guides I had. With his guide, we saw the best parts of the Falls from both sides of Argentina and Brazil. While hiking the Argentina side trail, we saw monkeys, a poisonous snake, birds, butterflies catfish, lizards and many more. Joao explained to us how some of the endangered species were protected. Very interesting. Joao assisted us to go through customs. It was very smooth going from Brazil to Argentina and coming back. We were so much into taking photos we forgot about our lunch. We felt very sorry for Joao but he just kept going to all the best points so we could take our best pictures. Our apologies. When the trip was finished, Walter checked with us to make sure we were safely back to our hotel. I am very thankful to Walter and his team. Can't believe Mother Nature creating such a magnificent landscape, and we could see it without hassle last minute. Such a wonderful time! I would highly recommend Walter to everyone. Thanks again, Walter and Joao.

March 5, 2024

Lynda Fish

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We were picked up from our hotel on…

"We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken to Buenos Aires airport and everything went smoothly. Our driver and tour guide for the day Alex was waiting for us and took us to start our adventure. The iguaza Falls exceed everyones expectations they are wonderous. Alex took us on the upper trail first,then the boat ride of a life time to go into the falls we got soaked and were so 😊happy and you can buy a video after for $15us Alex then took on lower trail which i personally thought were the best. All in all Alex's trip was fantastic knew his stuff and explained everything we wanted to know.. Brilliant trip would recommend to everyone.

February 25, 2024

Sam Oertwig

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Best Service for Seeing Iguazu Falls

"Can't imagine a better, more seamless trip experience to Iguazu Falls. Communication with Lucia through the entire process was excellent, and each and every aspect of the adventure was better than we could have imagined. Everything was perfectly aligned and delivered without a hitch. We were a bit nervous about our driver getting us to the airport on time from the cruise port. We were originally scheduled to disembark at 7am, but we actually got off at 6:15 and right there was our driver!! And every other transport was equally as excellent. We loved our private Falls guide, Elisangela, who went the distance to ensure we had a truly wonderful experience. We are so so glad we decided to do both sides, and to spend the night in Iguazu. The Falls are beyond comprehension, and no pictures do them justice. Loved trekking around the area where every bend brought new amazing vistas and sounds. Yes, Devil's Throat is closed and will be for awhile, but that in no way detracted from our experience. Stayed at the Grand Panorama Hotel. Very lovely place only 3-minute walk from the main area with shops, restaurants, etc. Very convenient for getting out and about. We also appreciated the options for additional things to do in the area. We selected the Argentinian Dining Experience and the Bird Park in Brazil. The dining experience is something not to be missed! We had so much fun with the other guests and the two instructors/chefs/mixologists. Best filet mignon ever eaten, and that's saying a lot because we are Michelin star foodies! It was a memorable evening that we will be talking about for a long time to come!! And we enjoyed our time seeing some of the many birds of South America. Great conservation facility where the birds are well-taken care of and safe. Everything about our trip was top-notch! Couldn't recommend a better group of people to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we can arrange for your visit to Iguazu Falls from any nearby destination. Additionally, we can suggest the best flight times for your tour if you prefer to book them yourself.

Generally, we offer a full refund up to 72 hours before your tour. However, there may be certain tours that do not qualify for this policy. We will inform you of any exceptions while you plan your trip with us.

Sure! We have shore excursions from all the ports in South America, don’t hesitate to ask us if you need trips from other ports.

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