Unlock Iguassu

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Unlock Iguassu

Wide-angle shot of sunrise over the Iguassu landscape and falls

Uncover the many secrets which lie behind the Iguassu Falls—a place so magical you’ll never want to leave. But first, let us take you there.

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Magic At Moonlight

The mysticism surrounding the falls is best illuminated by moonlight. Ours is the only hotel on the Brazilian side of the park, so you enjoy out-of-hours access when the crowds go home. Make the most of the peaceful late hours with a wander to the falls. At this time, dazzling moonlight manifests lunar rainbows and enchanting shafts of light through the tumbling water. It’s just you, the moon and the falls—a moment you’ll never forget.

Hyper-produced image of Iguassu Falls' visitor centre and silky, flowing cascades with a starry, pink and blue nebulous sky.

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Falls From Above

Glimpse a birds-eye-view of the largest waterfall in the park, the Devil’s Throat. Hop aboard a helicopter and soar into the misty skies above the falls. From up here, the entire landscape is in sight. Take in the majesty of a three-kilometre chain of cascades falling at 1000 cubic metres per second. Then get a little closer for a truly breathtaking experience.

Aerial view of Belmond Hotel das Cataratas among jungles by the Iguassu Falls

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Winged Wonders

Brazil is famous for its beautiful birds. Meet over 160 different varieties of them in Iguassu Bird Park. The park is just a short distance from the hotel and the falls, meaning you can stroll over when the feeling strikes you. Gaze on at feathered fowl of all shapes and colours among 12 acres of stunning jungle habitat. This is a perfect excuse to escape the crowds at the falls and while away a gentle afternoon.

Tourists walking on a raised plank path in a jungle park filled with colourful birds

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The Rainforest Beckons

Take the Poço Preto Trail—a 9km route through the heart of the forest. It is possible to walk or cycle the trail if you’re up for a challenge. But one of the best things to do in Iguassu Falls is hop aboard our jeep 4x4 for a thrilling adventure. We’ll pause at the banks of the Iguassu for you to step aboard a raft. Cruise down river across the Argentinian border for an unforgettable up-close view of the falls.

Water winds its way through a course of mossy rocks and foliage-covered boulders it heads towards the crest of Iguassu Falls.

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About Town

After several blissful days amongst some of the world’s most spectacular nature, you might feel the need of a little hustle and bustle. Head into nearby Foz do Iguaçu. This city is vibrant and cosmopolitan, with lots to see and do. Dine at Empório com Arte if you like quirky charm and tasty local bites. Or sip cocktails on the terrace at Capitão Bar. The sparkling white mosque at Jardim Central is well worth a stop for sightseeing, as well as the tranquil gardens at the Buddhist Temple just outside town.

A barman creates a mandarin cocktail based on the diet of the Plush-Crested Jay or Gralha Picaça, after which it's named.

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At The Edge

One of the best things to do in Iguassu Falls is a visit to the Triple Frontier. This is where the mighty Iguassu and Parańa rivers meet to carve a natural border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Take in the views from Tancredo Neves Bridge and continue on to explore Puerto Iguazú city in Argentina. Or follow the Ponte Internacional de Fraternidade bridge into Paraguay. Wherever you follow your feet, anticipate a warm welcome back at Hotel das Cataratas, A Belmond Hotel

Wide-angle shot of sunrise over the Iguassu landscape and falls

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