Points of Interest
- Iguazu Falls
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
More than 450,000 gallons of water pass over Iguazu Falls every second, earning this UNESCO World Heritage Site its name, which translates to "Mighty Waters." This unique national park, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, straddles Brazil and Argentina and showcases a massive series of more than 275 waterfalls in an area where cliffs and islets are scattered in a half moon. To reach Devil's Throat, the highest and largest of the falls, ride an ecological jungle train, then traverse a catwalk that crosses the Upper Iguazu River for the ultimate view of the cascades. Extensive walking is involved.
Buenos Aires (driving tour)
The "Paris of the South" delights with its wide, jacaranda-lined boulevards and historical sights. Travel through the old bohemian San Telmo district and past the Colón Theater, one of the world's grandest opera houses. La Boca, Buenos Aires' oldest and most authentic neighborhood, charms. The famed Tres de Febrero Park in Palermo is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll, and the Plaza de Mayo is the political and cultural heart of the city. Nearby is La Recoleta Cemetery, with 6,400 neo-classical, neogothic, art nuevo and art deco-style mausoleums.
Tango Dance Performance
The lights dim, the musicians take their place, the music swells with its melancholic sound and a troupe of talented professional dancers showcase a variety of tango styles. The show is a journey through the ages of Argentina's cultural arts and entertainment using artful choreography and costumes. The tango combines elements from many different cultures and greatly influenced the world music and dance scene.
What you will see along the way:
Brazilian falls. Walk in close proximity to the bottom of Devil's Throat, the tallest of the falls, dropping more than 260 feet into a swirling cloud of mist. Shaped like a horseshoe, Devil's Throat is the largest water curtain in the whole system and includes 14 waterfalls. On the Macuco Safari Boat Tour, enjoy unobstructed views of the flora and fauna found within the park, then cruise up the river to "The Three Musketeers" falls.
Argentine falls. View the Upper Circuit, with trails set on top of the waterfalls' edge for dramatic vertical views, and the Lower Circuit, which borders the Iguazu River. Ride the Ecological Jungle Train to experience the Cataratas area of the Iguazu National Park.
In addition to the falls, nature photographers will want to focus on the park's incredible flora and fauna, palm trees and orchids, colorful birds, and capuchi monkeys.
Most meals are included on this excursion at both the hotel restaurant and establishments located within the park. At the tango show, upon your arrival, drinks will be served along with a sumptuous three-course dinner in opulent surroundings.
Special Notes:The tour is non-refundable unless cancelled 90 days prior to the cruise. Waitlisted requests also become non-refundable if confirmed either onboard or within the 90-day period prior to the cruise. Any cancelled requests inside of 90 days prior to the voyage (i.e. bookings cancelled on the Cruise Personalizer) will be assessed cancellation fees on your shipboard account. Waitlisted requests will be cleared in the order received and are subject to the same cancellation policy; waitlisted requests must be cancelled 90 days prior to the cruise to avoid cancellation costs in the case we are able to accommodate you on the tour.
Final hotel/flight manifests must be provided well in advance of the tour, therefore we recommend passengers book overland options no later than 60 days prior to your voyage.
Not included are optional, personal expenses, extras at the hotels, drinks during meals if not otherwise mentioned, non-mandatory tips.
Be advised that there is extensive walking over uneven ground at Iguazu Falls; passengers should wear comfortable walking shoes. Be prepared for hot and humid conditions; not all venues are air-conditioned. Mist from the falls will settle on your clothing and you will get wet; bring a waterproof raincoat and extra clothing. When visiting the Falls, you will cross the Brazil/Argentina border; long lines can be expected.
A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour. Tour itinerary may be changed based on flight schedule availability. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times. Due to the weight limits on regional flights we suggest travelling only with carry-on or small sized luggage. When leaving the ship in Rio de Janeiro, porters may not be available; however, luggage carts will be available.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.