Iguassu Falls: Argentinian and Brazilian Parks
Tupi Guarani indians called the falls as the IGU (water) AZU (big), the big waters and they were right. The Falls are 890km far from their spring, with a water volume varying from 300m3/second to 6.500m3/second at the point. The Falls began to be formed approximately 150 million years ago, resulting from a huge pouring of whiny lava. That allowed the Iguazu River’s waters to slowly but constantly excavate the river’s bed until it had the present form. The Falls are formed by a group of 272 falls, with a maximum height of 82m. The biggest attraction is the so called “Devil’s throat” where the biggest volume of water passes, with a strong and impressive roar that can be heard several kilometers far.
The impressive Iguazu Falls region is located on the border between Argentina and Brazil. It constitutes the largest remnant area of Parana Interior Forest which, together with the sea coast or Atlantic forest, once covered the whole southeast of Brazil, Misiones province in Argentina and the northeast of Paraguay. With almost 2 million acres of continued Sub-tropical Rainforest, most of it within Misiones province, this area forms the first Green Corridor in the world comprising 3 countries.
Searching the magnificent Iguazu Falls gives an excellent opportunity of enjoying an incredible flora adapted to the moisture of the falls and of observing the Great-Dusky Swifts in its restricted roosting habitat. Two National Parks and several state parks provide excellent habitat for hundreds of bird species, some of them threatened like Solitary Tinamou, Black-fronted Piping-Guan, Spot-backed Antshrike, Red-ruffed Fruitcrow, Plush-crested Jay, Surucua Trogon, several species of Euphonias, Blue-naped Chlorophonia and Green-headed Tanager, Sao Paulo Tyrannulet and many others. There are also mammals around the falls like coatis, agouties, and Brown-capuchin Monkey.
Guide and ranger team
During our tours at the Atlantic Rainforest, some State Parks and Reserves require the escort of a local ranger. This local fellow can point out some nesting activity and help the group participants to spot the birds. With our tour leader, each one working at their best and doing what they are supposed to do better.
Quality of our guides
Our tour leaders are experienced and fully trained professionals who host our guest in a variety of diverse areas. These dedicated people transform an already great safari into one that is out of this world! A guide that hosts you for the duration of your safari provides a consistent, detailed interpretation that is tailored to your specific interests. Our safaris are led by our local naturalist tour leaders, they are equipped with 20-60X spotting telescope for seeing distant animals, recording equipment, shotgun microphone and voice library for luring in rare and hard to see animals that respond to their own call bringing them into view, a spotlight for nocturnal viewing, and the appropriate bird, mammal identification books and updated checklist for your enjoyment.
Our tour uses hotels which serve early breakfast and then we can go birding. All lodges offer rooms with private facilities and air-conditioning. We try to use lodges operated by locals because we firmly believe your money must to go to local hands because are those hands who hold the future of the region.
During the whole tour we will have a private transportation with air-conditioning.
25 years of Experience
Nearly three decades dedicated to show Brazil to different travelers from all over the world! We know Brazil as we know our backyard.
This quick message is to thank you for all your guiding expertise during our trip; you did a superb job, and I was delighted to be with you. I had no idea we were getting as knowledgeable a leader as you certainly are!. I certainly hope we can do something like it again, soon.
Dr. Robert S. Ridgely, Author of "The Birds of South America Vol. I and II" and "A Guide to the Birds of Panama", Senior Research Ornithologist at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia