Top Things to Do and See in the Fascinating Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu

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Foz do Iguacu is one of the most tourist friendly states of Parana, Brazil, known as a gateway to both Argentina and Paraguay. It is a world- wide known tourist resort, as it hosts the wonderful Iguacu Falls. The city is characterized by fascinating cultural diversity with varied ethnic groups originating from Argentina, Paraguay, China and Lebanon. Because the predominant industry is tourism, this part of South America has become something of a tourist hot-spot and if you want to discover, have a look at our Foz do Iguacu tourist guide and experience the top things to do and see in the fascinating Foz do Iguacu.

Must see attractions

Iguacu Falls is the most famous attraction in Brazil. The falls are shared between two countries, Argentina and Brazil. The National Park on the Brazilian side run shuttle buses for outdoor tour and to the falls and the Visitor’s Center. There are also boat rides as well, which rides out to the bottom of the falls.

Parque das Aves-Birds Park

Parque das Aves-Birds Park

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It is located just at the entrance of the falls. If you are looking for exotic species, it is the place you should go, as here you have the opportunity to come in close contact with different types of exotic species. The park also has a butterfly section with butterfly species and reptiles. For buying some souvenirs, you can pop into the souvenir shop and for a break you can rest in the snack bar. The park is open daily even in holidays.

Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant isknown as the largest electric power generator in the world and it was also considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world.

Three borders landmark

It is the place where Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina meet. It is a must see site for every tourist as it is a real wonderful landmark with eye-catching glimpses for free.

Top things to do

After the must see attractions of the city, let’s do a favor for those who are interested about the exciting tours offered within the city. Let’s see some of them: Salto do Macuco-it is a safari tour with electric vehicle over the jungle. Helicopter Tour- it is a 10 minute tour, having an amazing aerial view of Iguaçu National Park. Or you can also fly over the above mentioned Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant and Iguacu Falls. There is a third excursion tour offered the so-called Poço Preto (Black Well), which is a special vehicle tour over a rustic trail through the vegetation of the National Park. It is a quite long tour; it lasts up to 5 hours. So get ready and have fun!

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