Iguazu Falls Guide for solo traveller
All the necessary tips, information and prices for your trip to Iguazu Falls in Brazil. My Iguazu Falls Guide for solo traveller will help you to better organise your trip and have the best time ever.
Iguazu Falls are the biggest Waterfalls on our Planet. There are located on the triple border with Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Check out my detailed Iguazu Falls Guide for solo traveller and get ready for your trip here.
Without any doubt it was one of the most impressive place I have visited and for sure one of the Natural Wonders of our Planet.
Iguazu Falls are divided into 2 parts: Argentinian part called Cataratas de Iguazu and Brazilian part Foz do Iguazu.
Without any doubt both of them are incredible and give you spectaculous views from different perspective and point of view.
Some usefull curiosities about Iguazu Falls
- Most of the Iguaçu Falls, 80% is located in the Argeninan site while Brazil keep the rest, 20%.
- Iguazu Falls are the biggest Waterfalls on our Planet with 2700 metres wide. Most of the waterfalls high varies netwen 60-80metres.
- It is also the biggest waterfall system, taller than Nigara Falls in Canada and wider than Victoria Falls in Kenya.
- There are around 270 different waterfalls in Iguazu Falls.
Facts about Iguazu Falls
Iguazu National Park was created in 1939 and it is a home for the largest remnant of the Atlantic forest (semi-deciduous) in Brazil.
In the park there is a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna which some of them are endangered, as the jaguar, (Panthera onca), puma (Puma concolor), broad – snoured caiman (latirostir Caiman), harpy eagle and many others.
During your trip, if you are lucky enough you can find them on your way.
Iguazu Falls under World Natural Heritage Site UNESCO
With this great ecosystem, biological diversity and a stunning landscape, the beautiful Falls made the Iguaçu National Park the first conservation area in Brazil to be nominated as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
Both Brazil and Argentina are responsible for the preservation of this important and unique World Heritage. Check my video here.
How to get to Foz do Iguazu?
My experience of traveling to Iguazu Falls for solo traveller.
There are many different ways of getting to Iguazu Falls.
One of the option is to fly to Brazilian city Foz as there is an International Airport and start your journey from Brazil. Nevertheless, it is not the cheapest possible way.
The most convenient way is to take a flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina.
At this point start your jorney from Argentinean site of Iguazu Falls and later take a bus from the local Bus Station to Foz.
It takes approximately 40 minutes to cross the border between Argentina and Brazil.
Big companies of buses will leave you at the entrance of Foz do Iguazu in Brazil. There is a big flow of tourists and buses leave every hour.
Access to Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian site, opens from 9am to 6pm.
Prices of entrances to Iguaçu National Park in Brazil 2020:
- Adults: R$ 72 (~USD 18)
- Children: R$ 11 (~USD 3)
- Toddlers below 2 years old: free
- Adults (Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela) : R$ 57 (~USD 14)
- Children: (2-11 years old): R$ 11 (~USD 3)
- MERCOSUR Toddler (Below 2) free
Other discounts, check here.
Remember to check the most updated prices before your trip, here.
Where to stay in Foz?
I am solo travel girl and I adjust my travelling to my own needs. From my experience, I recommend to stay in the city Foz for 3 days and explore the place with details.
Foz is the closes city to the waterfalls that offers variety of accommodations as hostels, hotels and many others. Check it out here.
What else can I do in the city of Foz and surroundings?
During my 3 days trip on the Brazilian site of the Waterfalls I had enough time to discover amazing part of Brazilian Falls and also do other activities as following:
Parque Os Aves, Triple border with Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, enjoying evening walks to Parana river. In the evenings go and spent some time in the Brazilian bars and listen to Brazilian music. If you have time, you can cross to Paraguay and continue your journey there.
Check out all the details below:
Parque Os Aves
While visiting Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, you can’t miss Parque Os Aves.
In this place you can see incredible birds of the Atlantic Rainforest in their natural habitat, alongside exotic species from around the World, many of them endangered.
There are more than 1100 animals, more than 140 species on the 16,5 hectares of Atlantic Rainforest Preserved.
50% of the birds that are presented in the park were rescued from injury and trafficking and another 43% of birds were born at the Park.
See the video of the birds in the Parque Os Aves, here.
The park is open every day from 8:30am till 5pm.
- Brazilians and foreigners R$60,00
- Children: Free
HITO TRES FRONTERAS: Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay
It is an amazing place to watch music and dance show of 3 countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
I arrived here thanks to some advice from local people I met during my stay in Foz. They guided me to go and visit this place and I really enjoyed it
See the show of 3 different cultures: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay here.
Circuits on the Brazilian site of Iguazu Falls.
Brazilian site of Iguazu falls is slightly different and much more shorter than the Argentinean site.
Here in the National Park of Iguazu (The Parque Nacional do Iguazu) you can do only one circuit with aprox. 1500 metres.
It takes around 1-2 hours depends of your walk. During the walk you will see different perspective of the Falls comparing with Argentinean site.
The last part of the Brazilian site will lead you to the best part of the National Park. Here you will walk only 100 metres distance from the biggest and imposing 200-meter jump of waterfalls.
On this point you will get completely wet but your impression will stay with you forever.
For the beginning of the circuit you will have to take a bus:
There are 3 stops:
The first is the entrance to take the Macuco Safari (highly recommended!),
The second is at the beginning of the main circuit entrance,
The third and the last stop is at the end of this circuit. Here you can take the elevator to the platform with the best views of the Iguazu Falls on Brazilian site.
Here is the complete map, source:
When is the Best time to Visit Iguazu Falls?
This Wander of the Planet you can visit all year long. My best recommendation for your trip is to travel from July to October and from February to April.
During these periods park is not so crowded by foreign visitors from across the Globe.
How much money do I need?
- General entrance Brazilian site: R$ 72 (~USD 18)
- Parque Os Aves: R$60 (~USD 11)
- Hostel for backpacker, link booking. R$60 (~USD11) per night
- Local food: 3-5USD
Remember always to check the rates of the particular currency. My personal recommendation from travelling across the Globe is to use XE Currency APP.
The good thing about this app is that you can also use it offline.
Iguazu Falls must be on your list!
All the information provided in my Iguazu Falls Guide for solo traveller is based on my personal experience of solo traveling.
It was absolutely one of the most spectaculars and unique Natural Wonder of the Planet and should be visited by any traveller that crosses South American continent.
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