Iguazu Extension Trip Notes

Destinations:
Argentina
Programmes:
Trip Extensions
Trip Code:
XAF
Activity Level: Leisurely
Leisurely

You are healthy, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip. No experience is required.

4 Days Flight Inclusive
4 Days Land only
Min age: 16

Trip Overview

The Iguazu Falls are located to the far northeast of Argentina on the border with Brazil. Staying on the Argentinian side you will have the opportunity to wander around this UNESCO World Heritage National Park packed full of flora and fauna. We can also organise an optional tour of the Brazilian side which gives you a very different experience and perspective of the falls. 

At a Glance

  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • 3 nights comfortable hotel
  • Price from £399 (based on two people travelling together and sharing) 
  • Single room supplement from £240

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the Argentine side of the falls 
  • Get up close and personal to the falls with an optional boat ride
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna inside a UNESCO World Heritage National Park

Is This Trip for You?

This extension is available to book at the end of your trip in Argentina. This trip includes a shared half day tour of the Argentine side of the falls and also the possibility to book an optional trip to the Brazilian side of the falls. 

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as not suitable for full wheelchair users, but it may be suitable for other persons of reduced mobility. Please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Adult min age:
16
Min group size:
1
Max group size:
6

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Buenos Aires
End City:
Buenos Aires

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly to Iguazu; transfer to your hotel.

    You will be collected and transferred to the airport for your direct flight to Iguazu. Once you arrive in Iguazu, you will be met and you will join a shared transfer to your hotel. You will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the town of Iguazu. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Jardin Iguazu or simlar

    Standard Hotel 

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 2

    Argentine side of the falls half day excursion; afternoon at leisure

    After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the Argentine side of the falls for a half day tour of the park (shared service with other non-Exodus visitors). Inside the park, there are many walkways which will take you to different viewing platforms with fantastic views of the falls. Afterwards you will have the rest of the day at leisure. If you wish to stay in the park after the tour has finished, you may do so and catch the public bus (approx. $4 USD) back to the town of Iguazu. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Jardin de Iguazu or similar

    Standard Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Morning at leisure; fly back to Buenos Aires

    Depending upon the flight time, you may have some free time at the hotel this morning or you can also book an optional tour to the Brazilian side of the falls. On arrival back in Buenos Aires, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Cyan Recoleta or similar

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 4

    End Buenos Aires

    Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your onward flight. Depending on the time of your flight you may have another chance to see more of Cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. 

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels

You will spend 2 nights in a standard hotel and 1 night in a comfortable hotel with en suite facilities. 

The property in Iguazu also features a swimming pool.

Where a single supplement is available, paying for a single will only guarantee a room for single use. It does not necessarily mean a twin or double room will be provided for sole occupancy.

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a single room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a single room.

Single supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

All breakfasts included.

Hotel breakfasts are normally buffet-style. There is a variety of good, quality food on offer in local restaurants. Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. Vegetarians are catered for throughout the trip, but please ensure that you advise us before you travel so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf.

Transportation

We use a private transfer to pick you up and drop you off at the airport in Buenos Aires. 

In Iguazu we use a shared transfer to pick you up and drop you off at the airport.

Weather & Seasonality

Weather Information

Since Argentina is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons there are the opposite to those in Europe. For this reason trips to Argentina are therefore organized between October and April. During these months the average temperatures are 30ºC during the day and 14ºC at night. 

Joining Instructions

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Transfers to and from the airport are included.

Location start:
Buenos Aires
Location end:
Buenos Aires

What to Take

Practical Information

Passport

Argentina

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

Argentina

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.

No visa required for holders of British passport.

If you are crossing the border into Argentina from Chile on your trip, we will need to know your profession in order to provide when entering Argentina.

The Argentine government charges a reciprocity fee which applies to Australian citizens. The amounts are as follows: Australians - US$100 (multiple entry). This fee must be paid before you enter Argentina. For full details, and to make the payment, please visit: https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Argentina

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated the travel advice for Argentina with an update to the Health section – an outbreak of Hantavirus has been reported in Epuyén, Province of Chubut in southern Argentina; for more information and advice, visit the website of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

Bilharzia is known to occur in some of the lakes or rivers in Argentina, we therefore advise all to take advice from your guide or leader locally before venturing for a swim.

Dengue fever is also a known risk in Argentina. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Due to a recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in the Misiones province of Argentina, vaccinations are strongly recommended if you intend to visit the Iguazu Falls.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

The above information can change at short notice; as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Insurance - are you adequately covered?

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you must be fully insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services where appropriate). On arrival in destination for your trip, you will be asked to present details to your leader or local representative of your policy.

If you are resident in the UK we strongly recommend the Exodus travel insurance policy, this is specifically designed to cover all activities on your trip. If arranging your own policy please ensure that you are covered for all activities that are part of the trip, optional activities that you intend to take part in and/or on high altitude itineraries, that you are covered up to the maximum altitude of the trip.

Local Time

Argentina's Timezone:
America/Argentina/Buenos_Aires -03 (GMT -03:00)

Electricity

Argentina's Electricity:

220 volts

Money

Argentina's Currency

The Argentine Peso is the currency of Argentina, with an exchange rate at the time of publication (November 2019) of approximately 77 to the GBP, 60 to the USD, 45 to the CAD, 66 to the EUR, 41 to the AUD and 38 to the NZD.

 

ATM Availability

The most straightforward method of obtaining travel money these days is simply to use your credit or debit card to withdraw cash directly from a cash machine at a local bank. ATMs supporting major credit cards are easily accessible in Iguazu. If you intend on using your bank card then first inform your bank of your travel plans and destinations.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

Optional Excursions

Great Adventure Boat Trip approx. US$70 - This is a tour in the Argentine side which takes you to the foot of the falls. It includes approx. 30 minutes on the boat and then a 4WD exploration of the forest for approx. 30 more minutes.

Half day tour to Brazilian side of the falls - 

Private services approx price 1 person: US$185*

Private services approx. price 2 person: US$96*

Shared services approx. price 1 person: US$41*

*You will also need to pay the National Park fee of US$45 with either service.

 

Tipping

Gratuities are not something we can include in the tour cost and are of course totally at your discretion. We recommend approximately USD 3-5 per day for the local guide.

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

In an emergency, please contact our 24 hour out of hours service on +44 (0) 844 326 7041.

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. Swimming results in more tourists deaths than any other activity. All customers should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim, and are requested to treat the sea with extreme caution if they choose to enter the water. Details on how to keep yourself safe while swimming are shown here.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to our website for online bookings, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.