|Puerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina||Puerto Iguazu, Misiones, Argentina|
The spectacular Iguazu Falls are situated on the border of Argentina and Brazil and are a real highlight of any visit to this area of South America. The waterfalls consist of 275 separate falls and are surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and national parks. The falls are the largest in the world by volume, and are higher than Niagara Falls. On our trip to Iguazu you will witness this awesome sight from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls and it will be up to you to decide which view is the more spectacular. It is a comparison between superlatives.
On arrival at Puerto Iguazu Airport you will be met by a representative of our transportation company and transferred to your hotel, located just a few kilometres away in the small border town of Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Please look for your transfer guide at the airport. They will be holding a sign who with your name on it. Once you have checked into your hotel the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
After breakfast you will join a guided excursion with others to the Argentinean side of the Iguazu Falls located about 35 minutes’ drive from the township. The excursion will last until lunch-time at which time you will be free to return to town on the tour bus or you can choose to spend some time on your own at the falls. There are regular buses returning from the falls to Puerto Iguazu and many people enjoy the time at the falls just wandering around soaking up the awesome views and strolling along the many jungle pathways.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
After breakfast you need to check out from your hotel room. You can leave your luggage at the hotel, while you join a guided excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls. The border is a short drive from the town of Puerto Iguazu and, after clearing Brazilian Immigration, you pass through the small city of Foz do Iguacu on your way out to the falls. Our half-day excursion includes a guided tour around the falls and some free time to wander around and enjoy some sightseeing, before returning to your hotel in Puerto Iguazu. Later in the afternoon you are collected from the St George Hotel and transferred to Puerto Iguazu Airport for your onward flight. Your trip finishes on arrival at this airport. Please make ensure that you are booked to depart Puerto Iguazu on a late afternoon flight - no earlier than 4pm (16:00 hrs).
• Half-day excursions to both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls.
• The services of an expert English-speaking local guide.
• National park entrance fees.
• Return airport transfers.
Flights, airport departure tax, visas where required, meals not included in the itinerary, insurance, laundry, any optional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature.
Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.Visas and Permits
It is your responsibility to ensure you have all required visas for your trip. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.
Australians, Americans, British, Canadians and New Zealanders, do not currently require a visa for Argentina. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent. Please note that when entering Argentine Territory, the following citizens must pay a "reciprocity fee": Australians USD100, Canadians USD75 and Americans USD160. From 20 December 2010, the fee will be valid for multiple re-entries within a period of one year as of the date of first entry. Previously the fee was only collected at Ezeiza International Airport and at Aeroparque Jorge Newbury Airport on arrival but this will now be done entirely ONLINE, effective October 31, 2012 (for arrivals to Aeroparque Jorge Newbury airport) and December 28, 2012 (for arrivals to Ezeiza airport). This fee also needs to be paid online if you are crossing the border into Argentina by land. This price is subject to change and the price on the below website will have the up to date costs. How to pay the reciprocity fee online: • Visit www.migraciones.gov.ar or www.provinciapagos.com.ar and register to start the process • Fill out the form with the corresponding personal and credit card information • Print the payment receipt • Present the printed receipt at Immigration Control on arrival in Argentina. The receipt will be scanned by the Immigration officials, the information will be checked, and entry to the country will be registered
Australians, Americans and Canadians currently require a visa for Brazil. Please note - processing can take around 2-5 weeks at the discretion of the embassy or consulate. Please ensure you allow enough time for processing, before you leave home.
British, EU and New Zealand passport holders, currently do not require a visa for Brazil. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your travel agent.
If you intend to leave Brazil and return during your trip, you should obtain a multiple entry visa before leaving home. You should also ensure that an exit stamp is placed in your passport by Brazilian immigration authorities when you depart Brazil. On arrival you must complete an arrival card, which has a carbon copy. The carbon copy must be presented to immigration authorities on departure. Failure to do so may result in delays and possibly a fine when departing Brazil.
You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.Responsible Travel
Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.
Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in.
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.
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This is not a regular Peregrine tour. It is for independent travellers and operates daily for a minimum of one person. This extension does not include the services of a Peregrine guide. Excursions to both sides of the falls are guided and are conducted in English, by an independent provider. There maybe occasions where the maximum numbers exceed 15.
Clients wishing to leave the excursion in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu will need to take their luggage with them on board the coach when going to visit the Brazilian side of the falls.
Public Holiday Inconveniences
Please be prepared for the inconvenience of sights such as museums and churches being closed to tourists on public holidays (ie. Christmas Day and New Years Day). Throughout Latin America, most museums also tend to be closed on Mondays.
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
3 May 2013