IGUAZÚ WITH CHILDREN: THE BEST ACTIVITIES TO DO



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  Tangol 16/02/2024

Puerto Iguazú offers a unique experience to enjoy with the family. The waterfalls that are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil represent one of the most amazing and captivating destinations, being the fourth natural wonder of the world.

But also, Iguazú is a perfect place to visit with children. The activities are a great opportunity for children to explore, learn and immerse themselves in nature.

Iguazu Falls



This impressive set of 275 waterfalls, formed by the Iguazú River, offers a unique experience in the middle of a conservation area. The falls have a width of 2.7 km and a varied height of up to 60 meters. The main attraction is the Devil's Throat, which measures 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long.

These Falls were declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, a distinction that highlights their ecological and cultural value. Furthermore, it underlines the importance of preserving the place for future generations.

Iguazú National Park marked trails that guide you through walkways integrated into the jungle environment. They are adapted for strollers and wheelchairs, allowing everyone to enjoy the experience. Also you can access key points such as the Paseo Superior, the Paseo Inferior and the imposing Garganta del Diablo.

The Ecological Train in the jungle is a sustainable and very fun option to go with children. It connects the National Park with stops at Falls and Devil's Throat and facilitates access to important places.

For a complete experience, you can do the waterfalls excursion on the Argentine side or the Brazilian side with a guide and transportation from the hotel.

Hummingbird Garden



The experience of visiting the Hummingbird Garden is a beautiful and new choice. You can admire around 8 unique species and more than 150 specimens of hummingbirds in complete freedom.

Located in the heart of Puerto Iguazú. This park is the only tourist place in South America that feeds birds for more than 25 years.

The garden is designed for relaxation and contemplation. It offers various trials that will bring you closer to these fascinating birds. In addition, it has strategically located benches to give you a panoramic view of both the garden and the hummingbirds.

Although the appearances of these birds are fleeting, with a little attention you can see a wide diversity of specimens. The red hummingbird, native to northern Brazil, is one of the exotic species that dances through this garden.

The space has a small store where you can buy books about the nature of Iguazú, bird sculptures and t-shirts as a souvenir of the visit.

Visit the Aripuca Theme Park



The Aripuca Theme Park seeks to raise awareness about the indiscriminate felling of trees and the importance of environmental care. It recreates a giant aripuca to illustrate the richness of the Misiones forest and offers information about the trees, their growth and their usefulness.

During the tour, a guide takes visitors through the interpretation room. Then, he guides them to the great aripuca. This structure is made from endangered trees. It combines 28 species of native trees, and visitors can climb stairs to appreciate their names carved into the bark.

Inside, you can feel the textures of the trunks and enjoy the unique aroma of the trees. The Park is 4 kilometers from Puerto Iguazú and can be reached by car.

Explore the Lone Indian Orchid Garden


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Near the Tres Fronteras Landmark, the Orquideario del Indio Solitario is a nursery specialized in orchids.

It exhibits and teaches cultivation methods and flowering dates of some 40 varieties of native and introduced orchids. Among the aquatic, underground and epiphytic species, Catasetum embra stands out.

The ride, which lasts about 40 minutes, is free and opens from Monday to Sunday  8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located 1 kilometer from the Port of Iguazú, accessible on foot or by car along Jangadero Street.

Visit to the Ecological Bottle House in Puerto Iguazú



On the outskirts of Puerto Iguazú, Alfredo Santa Cruz and his family created this sustainable project that became a great attraction for children and environmentalists. As you approach the entrance to the city, various signs invite you to explore this fascinating place.

The Bottle House is a testimony of ingenuity and environmental awareness, built using one and a half liter soda bottles. The idea behind this home is to raise awareness about the ecological use of these containers, which contribute daily to environmental pollution.

On its walls, you will find around 1,200 plastic bottles, while the roof is made up of 1,300 tetrapack cartons. The doors and windows were made from more than 140 CD cases. The armchairs that decorate the environment are made up of almost 120 plastic bottles, and the bed has another 200 bottles.

The owner of this house seeks to convey a message of self-sustainability through this plastic construction, which combines interesting and creative elements. He believes that this technique can be replicated by anyone, offering an opportunity to reflect and change environmental practices.

Biocenter to see the native fauna and flora


Located at the entrance to Puerto Iguazú, the Biocenter is a fascinating window to the native flora and fauna. This space not only informs about the Atlantic forest of Misiones, but also invites you to join environmental conservation.

The stone, wood and glass architecture offers immersive enjoyment. It is ideal to explore the tropical garden with paths that lead to different aquariums, serpentariums, butterfly gardens and lagoons that attract birds. A perfect place to take photos.

The Biocenter reflects the richness of the Misiones jungle and even houses recovered of exotic species. This experience immerses the little ones in the habitat of the Parana jungle where they can observe alligators, turtles and the captivating butterfly garden. The entire visit lasts approximately 1 hour.

See macaws at the Guira Oga Bird House



The Güira Oga Bird House is a refuge for wild animals. It is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and breeding of fauna for its subsequent reintroduction into natural environments.

This center, located in a protected landscape of 19 hectares in tribute to the naturalist Andrés Giai, reflects the love and dedication towards animals.

The Güira Oga tour takes you through different areas. These include the Interpretation Room, the Nutrition Sector, the Nursery, the Rehabilitation Space, the Hospital and the EcoShop. You can also buy souvenirs at the EcoShop.

This park has a large number of trees over 30 meters high and animals such as coatis, parrots, toucans, snakes, iguanas, turtles, macucos and falcons. There are also about 50 types of butterflies.

The guided tour shows the history of the fauna and the enclosures have original plants for those who cannot be released to live.

5 km from Puerto Iguazú. It is possible to access it by car through the RN12 or by bus from the Puerto Iguazú Bus Station.

Jungle Fly adventure circuit




Jungle Fly offers a package of activities ideal for the little ones. In this unique experience, more than 20 hectares of jungle next to the Paraná River are explored in adapted vehicles called Movitruck.

This circuit includes 4 activities:

  • Canopy: Is a zip line flight 300 meters long and 70 meters high with incredible views of the jungle.
  • Trekking: a 900-meter walk to immerse yourself in nature
  • Hanging walkways: it has 2 hanging bridges to have fun and test your balance.
  • Rappel: You descend down a 12-meter-high waterfall, completely surrounded by nature. To finish the tour, the activity is crowned by immersing yourself in the waters of the river.

The package includes transfers to and from the hotel, as well as all the activities mentioned. The total duration is approximately 2 and a half hours.

An unforgettable activity that allows you to fully connect with the natural environment of the region..

Enjoy a movie at Cine.Ar Iguazú



A different activity to do with the little ones is to attend the free Cine.Ar screenings on Saturdays. The AR ITUREM Cinema Room is located at Av. Victoria Aguirre 337 and the billboard is updated monthly.

Get to know the Ice Bar



Ice Bar Iguazú offers an unforgettable experience where cold meets fun in the middle of the Misiones jungle. This unique establishment invites you to immerse yourself in a world of ice, with its interior built entirely with this material and a constant temperature of -10°C. Visitors receive comfortable jackets and thermal gloves to ensure their comfort.

At Ice Bar Iguazú, guests can enjoy a wide selection of cocktails served on an ice bar by a friendly team of bartenders. Time inside the bar is limited to thirty minutes, so it is recommended to quickly explore the menu options.

To capture every memorable moment, the bar has professional photographers who offer the opportunity to take away printed memories instantly.

Visitors can enjoy current pop music while dancing among spectacular ice sculptures created by renowned artists. With more than 50,000 kilograms of ice used in the decoration, every corner of Ice Bar Iguazú is a frozen work of art.

Just 3.5 km from Puerto Iguazú, it is easily reached via National Route 12, in a short trip of about ten minutes. Ice Bar Iguazú awaits visitors for an unforgettable night where the cold merges with a  warm Argentine hospitality.











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