Macuco safari boat tour – Regular service
The Macuco Safari is not only the most important tour of the falls region; It is one of the most interesting in Brazil. It’s not every day that people have the opportunity to take a bath under the waterfalls, so be sure to take advantage. Macuco safari boat
The journey begins when the electric vehicle runs through the woods while the instructor makes some explanations and gives information about the fauna and flora you´ll see on the way. Then comes the phase of the walk (which can be skipped) in a well-structured track. The final part is the best one, when everyone prepares to board and feel the wonderful feeling of getting through the large Iguaçu river waters. Macuco safari boat
During the boat ride all remain seated, watching the idyllic scenery of the place. The pilot makes maneuvers with the boat, taking passengers to ecstasy. The camera can be used until such time that all are warned that the waterfall is near. The waterfall bath is delicious, “geladinho” and super refreshing – but always wet! No need of raincoat, everybody comes out soggy. With a few seconds under water and some maneuvers in the Iguaçu River it is impossible that this day does not get recorded in memory.
The tour starts inside the Brazilian park. Park entrance ticket is not included. Transfers IN & OUT from hotels are not included. We suggest to book this tour along with the Half day tour of Brazilian side (Park entrance tickets and transfers are included in this tour).
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
- TRANSFERS IN & OUT
- BILINGUAL GUIDE
- ENTRANCE TICKETS
The Trip Cost DOES NOT Include
- International and domestic flights
- Meals not listed
- Tips for travel guides and drivers
- Travel insurance