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Iguassu Falls & Yacutinga Jungle Lodge 4-night package - Eclipse Patagonia 2020

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Iguassu Falls & Yacutinga Jungle Lodge 4-night / 5-day
Pre or Post Eclipse 2020 Stopover Package

***This is an estimate quotation based on 2019 rates***

 Day 1: Arrival in Iguassu Falls                                                                                                                  

Pre Tour: 6th Dec 2020
Post Tour: 16th Dec 2020

On arrival in Iguassu Falls, transfer to your hotel for your 2-night stay with breakfast included.

We recommend arriving by early afternoon to allow the afternoon visit of the Brazilian side of the Falls.  Alternatively, we can arrange a full day tour the following day to include both sides of the Falls.

Afternoon visit of the Brazilian side (about 2½ /3hrs)

From the Brazilian side you will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of the falls only seen from here.  It is a 1½ km walk which runs part of the way down the cliff near the rim of the falls, giving a stupendous view of the whole Argentine side of the Falls. There are walkways along the banks which take you almost under the powerful Floriano Falls.  From here an elevator carries visitors to the top of the Floriano Falls and to a path leading to Puerto Canoas. There are also smaller access paths for those who prefer to walk. This whole area is now a Unesco World Heritage Site and the incredible humidity generated by the falls creates the perfect environment in which the lush vegetation and fauna thrive in this subtropical rainforest.


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Day 2: Iguassu Falls (B)                                                                                                                             

Pre Tour:    7th Dec 2020
Post Tour:  17th Dec 2020

 Guided tour of the Argentine side of the falls 

A fascinating tour of the Argentine side of the Falls along the lower and upper paths takes in a closer view of this breath-taking marvel.At the entrance to the park the group will divide into smaller groups to visit the park.Guests walk down the well-maintained paths with stops at selected points along the way where the guides will be able to explain about the Falls and the eco-system of the area.There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos.At all times guests can enjoy different views and aspects of the Falls and the amazing views across to the Brazilian side.This tour is entirely on foot and is suitable for all levels of walkers.

Devil’s Throat

Iguazu Falls are in fact divided into separate waterfalls by a number of different islands.  One of the most spectacular is Devil’s Throat.  As part of the tour of the Argentine side of the falls, youwill board the small train which runs to Devil's Throat Station where there is a suspended walkway with spectacular views.

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* Approximately 4 hrs of walking + 01 hour for lunch (lunch not included) + train journey to Devil’s throat (25mins by train from central station to devil’s throat, approximately 15mins at devil’s throat, then 25 mins back to central station by train).

Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Iguassu Rainforest (B, D)                                                                                                                                   

Pre Tour:       8th Dec 2020
Post Tour:     18th Dec 2020

Breakfast at the hotel and at appropriate time private transfer to Raices Station in Puerto Iguazú to meet your  Yacutinga Lodge staff for your shared transfer with other guests of the lodge at 2.30pm.

Your transfer to the Lodge begins with a drive through Iguazu National Park and rural areas of Yerba Mate plantations. The landscape is very picturesque, characterized by its reddish soil, the various shades of greens, the colonist and their Yerba Mate farms.

In the 145-km distance covered along a paved road the landscape combines small towns and forest. During this trip, the guide will explain  the environmental problems of the region and the importance of Natural Reserves.

On arrival at the Lodge, welcome reception and check-in followed by a presentation about the jungle and its state of conservation and ecosystem. During the presentation, guests will be briefed about the activities and excursion choices, followed by dinner.

 

Day 4: Iguazu Rainforest (B, L, D)                                                                                                            

Pre Tour:         9th Dec 2020
Post Tour:       19th Dec 2020

Early in the morning boat tour along the San Francisco stream, which flows into the Natural Reserve. This is the right moment for a photo-safari and fauna observation. Padding for almost 3 hours, silently going through the Gallery Forest before returning back to the Lodge at mid-morning followed by lunch.

Rest of the day at leisure to walk along and simply enjoy the facilities of the Lodge (swimming pool, observation towers, hanging walkways, visitors centre, optional Yoga and Meditation practices, etc.)

In the afternoon there will be interpretative walks conducted by expert guides providing good information on the different natural environments with their flora and fauna.

This ecosystem is rich in biodiversity, old-growth trees, medicinal plants, orchids, bromeliads, butterflies, beetles, birds and mammals.

After dinner, a night walk will sharpen your senses to the sounds of nature, with its complex symphony starting with the owls activities while admiring the Milky Way as your ceiling.

Day 5: Iguazu Rainforest (B)                                                                                                                       

Pre Tour:               10th Dec 2020
Post Tour:             20th Dec 2020

Breakfast and free time to explore around or simply enjoy the Lodge area.  Guests are invited to participate in the lodge Orchid rescue program.

Mid-morning departure for Puerto Iguazú, with arrival time at about 1:00 pm at Raices Station in Puerto Iguazú, for your onward private transfer to Iguassu Falls Airport.

Rate in US Dollars per person based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room: 

Staying at Panoramic Grand Hotel (4*) in Puerto Iguazu, in standard room: US$1210.00 per person

Staying at Loi Suites Iguazu (5*) in Puerto Iguazu, in junior studio: US$1299.00 per person

*Costs will be converted to GBPounds at time of booking.

Please ask us about rates at the iconic Belmond Hotel at Iguazu.

***All 2020 rates are subject to change and reconfirmation at time of booking***

Included:

  • Accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels with breakfast daily, except at Yacutinga Lodge which is full board 

  • Airport transfers and tours in private basis with English-speaking guides, expect at Yacutinga Lodge where transfers and activities are shared with the other guests of the Lodge.

  • National Park entrance fees throughout (fees subject to change)

Not included:

  • International and domestic flights.

  • Health and travel insurances.

  • Gratuities in hotels, restaurants and for guides and drivers.

  • Other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Please note that above rates remain subject to change and all services and hotels are subject to availability at time of booking

Hotels descriptions

Panoramic Grand Iguazu (4*)

Located 15 minutes from Iguazu Falls, the hotel is set on a hill with a panoramic view of the Three Frontiers between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.  Designed in a contemporary style and decorated in natural colours, the hotel features 80 standard rooms, 10 suites and 01 presidential suite, all equipped with flat screen cable TV, safety deposit box, bath with hydromassage, A/C and heating.  The hotel amenities include lobby bar, restaurant, panoramic bar, swimming pool, solarium, tennis courts and entertainment hall.  Wi-fi internet connection is available in all areas.  www.panoramicgrand.com

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Loi Suites Iguazu (5*)

Located just 15 minutes from the imposing Iguazu Falls and surrounded by 600 hectares of virgin jungle called Yryapú, the hotel offers 154 elegant guest rooms.  Hotel amenities include a restaurant serving international cuisine and bar, outdoor swimming pools, the Namasthé spa, a pier over the Iguazu River and convention centre. Its location within the virgin jungle makes it the perfect base to visit the famous falls and also to enjoy a range of outdoor activities such as canopy walks, trekking, horse riding and kayaking. www.loisuites.com.ar

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Yacutinga Lodge & Wildlife Nature Reserve (jungle lodge)

A jungle lodge located behind Iguazú National Park close to Iguazú Falls in the heart of the Argentine rainforest. 

There are 20 rooms with jungle views and private facilities with hot water, and all immersed throughout the forest close to the main building.  The lodge offers a wide range of activities and the emphasis is on protecting and preserving the natural surroundings. www.yacutinga.com

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