Buenos Aires, Argentina
Iguazu Falls Overland Adventure (Double)
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5 days/ 4 nights
Day 1 (D)
Your adventure begins with a drive to the domestic airport for a flight to Iguazu Falls. Located at the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the falls are one of nature's most impressive monuments. The locals call them Big Waters, but you'll call them simply unforgettable as you explore both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of Iguazu National Park.
Dine at the hotel this evening. Overnight stay at Iguazu Falls in a five-star hotel junior suite.at the hotel this evening. Overnight stay at Iguazu Falls in a five-star hotel junior suite.
Day 2 (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will head directly to the Brazilian side of the falls for a guided one-mile walking tour and majestic wide-angle vistas of this awesome phenomenon. A catwalk takes you close to the bottom of the 'Garganta del Diablo' (Devil's Throat) for amazing views.
Step into the elevator that will take you up to the road level and walk to a nearby restaurant for lunch inside the park.
This afternoon, you're headed out for a speed-boat river adventure. Your initial transportation is an open-air wagon towed behind a 4x4 vehicle and it brings you to the riverside. Along the way, your multi-lingual guide will point out the flora and fauna of Iguazu National Park, including orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, centenary trees, and wild animals that occasionally cross the trail. At the river, put on a lifejacket and put your camera and other electronics into a plastic container. On the water, the secure and efficient inflatable twin-engine boat easily withstands the rigors of the excursion. The boat heads up the river, through the canyon, taking on the rapids at a speed that allows you to appreciate the stunning scenery. A waterside perspective of the Devil's Throat showcases rainbows, sky, mist and water in profusion. Your guide will show you the highest point, called the Three Musketeers. There, the captain will maneuver the boat so you can have a quick, refreshing shower -- everyone gets wet and it's part of the fun. Back on dry land, transfer back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3 (B/L/D)
After breakfast, cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguazu River -- the border between Argentina and Brazil. Explore the Argentine side, taking the scenic highway to the Visitor Center and proceeding from there to the Upper Circuit of the falls. Here you'll see the up-river cascades and you're essential on top of the falls. On the Lower Circuit, view the downriver falls almost at river level. Finally, you'll take the ecological train to the Devil's Throat. This is where the horseshoe-shaped cascades drop millions of gallons of water per second over hard granite into a gorge 260 feet below.
Return to your hotel in Brazil, with a chance to relax this afternoon. Enjoy dinner at the hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 4 (B)
After a buffet breakfast, transfer to the local airport for a flight to Sao Paulo -- Brazil's largest city. Transfer to the pier in Santos and re-board the ship, which has sailed here to meet you.
You must book this overland PRIOR to sailing. Due to the popularity of this tour and strict booking conditions, cancellations fees start 90 days prior to the call at Buenos Aires. The hotel is subject to change. Your tour may not include a ship escort but is guided upon your arrival in Brazil. Available only to guests whose cruise does not end in Buenos Aires. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for guests with mobility limitations. Bring your reciprocity papers, passport and insect repellent. Be prepared for crowding at the site. Mist from the falls will settle on your clothing and make it damp, so bring extra clothes. Bring a raincoat and umbrella as there are places where you will get soaked if you choose to venture near the falls. Flight duration is two hours each way. Bring earplugs or noise-canceling headphones for the flight, as the aircraft may be somewhat noisy. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour operates subject to meeting a minimum number of participants. Checked baggage allowance is 33 lbs per person (15 kg) for the round-trip flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu and 50 lbs per person (23kg) for the flight from Iguazu Falls to Rio. Carry-on luggage maximum wieght is 11 pounds (5 kg). Each piece must have a tag with name and address attached to the handle. Please try not to bring excess luggage as it is subject to a fee at your own expense. Important: It is each guest's sole responsibility to obtain (before traveling) any visas, vaccinations and/or tourist cards that are required for participating in overland adventures or overnight tours, unless noted otherwise in the description. Please be aware that you may need a visa for any and/or all countries that you will depart from and travel through as part of your overland adventure or overnight tour, and for the country in which you will re-join the ship. For more information on visa requirements and applications please visit www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-planning/PlanningAndAdvice.action <file:///C:/Users/pc05640/AppData/Local/Temp/10/MXP/www.hollandamerica.com/cruise-vacation-planning/PlanningAndAdvice.action> and click on 'Passports, Visas & Vaccinations'.