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Iguassu Falls Tour Brazil Side and Itaipu Hydroel
Iguassu Falls is a natural phenomenon best explored from both Argentina and Brazil. There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs and islets lie scattered in a half moon shape. From the visitor centre, you can head down trails or ride a picturesque train. There are two basic circuits, an upper path and a lower path. The lower path leads to the base of the falls where the intense crash of the falls releases a thick mist into the air. It is a truly unique experience worth daring to adventure. The upper path leads to incredible panoramic views of the falls from an extensive footbridge, also an unforgettable experience. The Devils Throat (also know as Garganta del Diablo) is best seen from the Brazilian side. Here fourteen falls drop 350 feet with such force that a 100 foot tall cloud of mist is permanently suspended overhead. Watch for the rainbow. For a close up view, walk through the subtropical forest of Iguassu National Park to the base of Salto Floriano and take the elevator to the top of the falls, or walk out over the falls at Salto Union. What better way to take in the majesty of Iguassu Falls than on a private tour with your own guide?
In the morning, departure to Iguassu Falls, 24 kilometers from downtown Foz do Iguacu. Arrival to the Visitors Center, at the entrance of the Iguassu National Park, about 10 kilometers from the city center. After passing through the Center, the visit continues, now inside the National Park, continue along a paved road that will take us to the magnificent Iguassu Falls. Here we will do the walking tour along the boardwalk measuring one kilometer and it is easy hiking. Along this easy trek, there are several gorgeous panoramic views of the Falls and at the end of the catwalk you get a fantastic close up view of the Devilsi Throat and main waterfalls. In order to visit the Deviles Throat, you must board the train at the Main Station or at the Cataratas Station, close to the Upper Circuit. For those who love trekking there is the one kilometer long Sendero Verde (Green Trail) that connects the Visitors Center to the Cataratas Station and to the Upper Circuit. After a stop for lunch we continue toward the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam. It's the largest operation in the world and a bi national enterprise developed by Brazil and Paraguay on the Parana River. The installed power output capacity of the dam is 12 million and 600 thousand kilowatts, with 18 generating turbines of 700 thousand kilowatts each. The dam is responsible for supplying 90 percent of the energy consumed in Paraguay and 25 percent of all the demand in the Brazilian market. As a work of engineering the dam was elected by the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. A panoramic visit of the dam is included.
All transports: Roundtrip transfers from Puerto Iguazu Hotels Bilingual tour guide