Helicopter ride over the falls of Iguassu – 10 min – Regular
Fly over the falls in a helicopter to be sure to see the waterfalls from a unique angle. Of course you know the parks and the Macuco Safari experiencee are incredible, but it is only from above that you have a general idea of the scale of the “cataratas” (falls in Portuguese). Helicopter ride over the falls of Iguassu
The flight out of the Iguaçu National Park is not cheap, but it’s a guaranteed satisfaction – don´t be afraid of flying over the falls and devote a little time for an exclusive observation of the endless beauty of this place. It will be hard not to fall in love. Helicopter ride over the falls of Iguassu
About Iguassu falls
The word Iguaçu means “big water” in Tupi-Guarani etymology. The falls are formed by the falls of the Iguaçu River. Eighteen kilometers before joining the Paraná River, the Iguaçu wins an unevenness of the ground and rushes when dropped up to 80 meters high, reaching a width of 2780 meters. Its geological formation dating from about 150 million years ago, but the formation of the landform of the falls began approximately 200,000 years ago. Iguassu falls
The Iguaçu River measures 1200 meters wide above the falls. Below is a close up to 65m channel. The total width of the Falls on the Brazilian territory is approximately 800m and 1900m on the Argentine side. The height of the falls varies between 40-80 metros. Depending on the river flow, the number of hops varies, reaching a higher number to 100 during periods of average flow.
The average flow of the river is around 1,500 m3 per second, ranging from 500 m3 / s in times of drought and 8.500 m3 / s when heavy. The larger volume of water occurs between the months from October to March, however the record of the highest flow has reached the volume of 46,000 m3 per second in June 2014, just before the world cup kick-off.
The main falls are 19, five on the Brazilian side (Floriano, Deodoro and Benjamin Constant, Santa Maria and Union) and the others on the Argentine side. The arrangement of heels, with most of them in Argentina and Brazil facing side, provides the best view for those who observe the scenery from Brazil. Both sides have to be discovered.
The Trip Cost Includes
- REGULAR SERVICE
- 10 Minutes helicopter ride
The Trip Cost DOES NOT Include
- International and domestic flights
- Meals not listed
- Tips for travel guides and drivers
- TRANSFERS IN & OUT
- BILINGUAL GUIDE