Iguazu Falls are located at the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and they’re one of the largest waterfalls in the world. If time allows it make sure you visit both the Brazilian and Argentinian side of the waterfall. The Brazilian side has fewer waterfalls but the hike up provides spectacular views of the Argentinian falls with a beautiful rainbow hovering over. On the way you’ll be welcomed by packs of coatis, hog-nosed racoons, scavenging for food. At the end of the hike there’s a spectacular waterfall and a walkway for visitors above the falling waters. Be prepared to get wet. Once you’ve completed the hike, you’ll have the opportunity to join other guided tours of the national park at extra costs. If that doesn’t appeal to you just outside the park there is a bird sanctuary, Parque das Aves, where you can walk inside bird cages and see toucans, parrots, flamingos and butterflies up close. For dinner try churrascaria Bufalo Branco, an authentic Brazilian bbq restaurant and be sure to savour grilled pineapple with cinnamon between the different cuts of meat.
On the second day make the trip to the Argentinian National Park. Take your time and explore the three great hikes that are included in the entrance fee. For the grand finale make your way to the Devil’s Throat, the most powerful and impressive of all the waterfalls.