- Iguazú Falls Extension3 days from $3,050
- Chilean Wine Country Extension2 days from $2,850
Spend several days exploring the largest waterfall system in the world on this post-trip extension to Iguaçu Falls. Get up close to roaring cascades on a boat ride to the base of the falls, and photograph a panoramic view of rainbow-tinted spray from the river’s edge. Delve into the lush jungles of Iguazú National Park on naturalist-led walks, and enjoy Argentine culture and cuisine in Buenos Aires.
Disembark the National Geographic Explorer in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, then transfer to the airport for our flight to Buenos Aires. Check in to our hotel, situated among the fashionable boutiques and galleries of the Recoleta district.
Fly to Iguaçu and check in to our hotel, the only hotel within the borders of Iguazú National Park. Enjoy stunning views of Iguaçu Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world. Water crashes over a nearly two-mile span of cliffs, formed by a basaltic rift on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Clouds of mist from the falls soak the surrounding landscape, creating a lush tropical environment harboring several rare species, such as tapirs and jaguars. After lunch, head out on a naturalist-led walk for our first close-up view of the falls. Weather permitting, stroll down the catwalk at river level and board a boat for a ride over the rapids. Forge through the spray as you approach the base of the falls for spectacular views.
This morning, explore the rich ecosystem of the national park with our local guides, who will give us access to certain areas before they are open to the public. Look out for curious coatis and listen for the distinctive calls of howler monkeys. Keep your camera at the ready to capture brightly colored bird life, including toucans and parrots. Return to the falls this afternoon to explore this natural wonder at your leisure. Savor local cuisine during a dinner in Puerto Iguazú.
Fly back to Buenos Aires and gather over a traditional lunch in Recoleta, sampling chorizo or empanadas and a cup of yerba maté. Transfer to the airport to connect with your overnight flight home.