Iguazu by Moonlight: An Unforgettable Way to Experience the Falls


One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Iguazu falls are known to be one of Argentina’s most precious national treasures. Situated north of Buenos Aires, the falls mark the border between the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. Iguazu consists of 275 falls over 2.7 km wide and falling from a height of up to 82 metres. It is truly an amazing sight not to be missed during your travels to Argentina!

Usually travellers coming to Argentina, spend 1 day or 2 maximum visiting the Iguazu falls. After all there are so many places to see and things to do in Argentina. But what few travellers know if that if you time your visit to Iguazu well, there is a very special way to see the waterfalls and enjoy the exotic nature of the Misiones jungle: a full moon tour to the Iguazu falls.

The Iguazu Falls at night with the stars visible

Seeing the Iguazu Falls below and stars above is an unforgettable sight / Source

Seeing Iguazu by moonlight, with the light of the moon casting a glow on the famous falls, offers you a completely new perspective on the falls, as well as quite a romantic atmosphere. Iguazu at night is enchanting and an unforgettable experience.

The tour to Iguazu by moonlight will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Iguazu National Park. Here you’ll walk along the upper circuit of the park to the main attraction of the falls: Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo). Enjoy the magnificent view, heightened by night sky, before toasting under the moonlight and taking in the hypnotising atmosphere, leaving you with perfect memories of a bewitching Iguazu Falls Tour.

Devil's Throat lit up by the moon

Devil’s Throat lit up by the moon / Source

If your visit to Iguazu coincides with the full moon, you can book this tour on arrival to the town. Keep in mind that it is weather dependent, and is thus subject to last minute cancellations. Make a regular booking to visit Iguazu Falls during the day, either with a visit to just Argentina’s side, or visiting both the Argentine and Brazilian side of the falls. Your tour guide will then be able to help you book this special experience.

To find out more about this experience, and other tours and activities in Iguazu, get in contact with us at Argentina4u!

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