We head for our included ranch tour this afternoon at Estancia Las Mercedes, an authentic working ranch. We will be welcomed with light snacks while our hosts tell tales of the history of the ranch. We will then be treated to an included lunch prepared on a traditional Argentine barbeque, including beef, chicken and local sausages. Delicious salads and local produce will also be served, along with delicious desserts. Argentine wines and beers will be available at additional cost. You will have free time to explore the ranch, relax by the pool, wander around the gardens or take a horse ride or canoe excursion with a local guide (excursions not included).
Crossing into Brazil we reach Foz do Iguaçu, our base for visiting the famous Iguazú Falls the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Unlike most other waterfalls that have just one or two cataracts, at Iguazú there are 275 cataracts in a 3 kilometre long U shape that we will visit from both the Brazil and Argentinean sides. Visiting the Argentinean side of the falls will give you a completely different perspective from the Brazilian side. Here you may board a speed boat which will take you under the falls soaking you from head to toe - an adventure you'll never forget! On the Argentine side you'll also find the famous "Devil's Throat" where fourteen falls drop with such force that there is always a massive cloud of spray overhead.
On the Brazil side you can see the falls by walking through the rainforest and along boardwalks above and below the rushing water or, for a bird's eye view a helicopter flight is on offer (optional). You can also visit the world's largest hydroelectric dam at Itaipu (optional) where you can learn more about the ecological issues faced during the dam's construction. There is also a very interesting bird park nearby - perfect for that must-have photo with a toucan!
Overnight: Foz do Iguacu | Breakfast x 1, Lunch x 1