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Rainforest walks around Iguazu Falls

  • Iguacu National Park, Parana, Brazil

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Last updated: 28 April, 2024

All visits to Iguazu, on both the Brazilian and Argentinean side, include walking rainforest trails that run around the top and base of the falls. However, there are always lots of other people on these.

To see more wildlife, hike or mountain bike one of the forest trails on the Brazilian side away from the waterfalls themselves. Very few tourists do this, the rainforest is pristine and you will see rare birds, monkeys and possibly ocelot or jaguars.

The best trail is the 9km-long Poco Preto Trail leading to a sinkhole and then the Iguacu River; organised hikes will include time kayaking on the water.

Logistics

Price from: £35
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 8+
When: All year around
Duration: 3 hours - full day

Getting there & doing it

It’s possible to walk or cycle the path independently with your own bike, or by catching a cab to the trailhead. But you will see more on an organised tour, and on tours you get to kayak on the river too.

Any age can go, but kids need to be able to hike for several hours, so realistically for children aged 8 and over.

When to do it

Hikes are available all year round, seven days a week.

This is a sub-tropical region but the climate varies. From January to March the weather can be uncomfortably hot for hiking. The best time to come is March or April when the weather is cooler. The park is very crowded over Christmas and New Year and around carnival (the week around Shrove Tuesday).

Who to go with: organised tours

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