Hotel Bourbon Convention & Spa Resort
Journey to a roaring collection of more than 250 individual cascades of water at Iguazu Falls — also spelled “Iguassu” or “Iguacu” — on this DreamTrip to Brazil. Iguazu Falls is set in Iguazu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1984. Start your day at the national park with a guided tour over easy-to-walk trails, stopping along the way for a group photo and a glass of Champagne. Enjoy lunch with a view of Devil’s Throat, the highest and deepest waterfall at Iguazu Falls.
The next day, lace up your athletic shoes for another guided walking tour, this time on Poco Preto Trail through Iguazu National Park, and marvel at the abundance of indigenous flora and fauna. Then, hop aboard a boat headed up the Iguazu River to Taquara Islands. After a picnic lunch, take a jeep ride through Macuco subtropical forest and visit Macuco Falls. End the day with a boat ride into the bottom of Devil’s Throat to see it from an even more thrilling perspective.
Start the following day at the nearby Parque das Aves, a bird park boasting large walk-in aviaries with more than 800 animals of more than 200 species. Travel north to Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam on the Parana River to explore the largest power plant in Latin America. While there, board a catamaran for a sunset cruise on Itaipu Lake and admire the picturesque landscape at dusk. On Day 5, take a break from the waterfalls and visit popular sites in the downtown area, including Igreja Matriz (the Catholic Cathedral of Foz do Iguazu), Triple Frontier obelisk, Omar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque and Buddhist temple Foz do Iguazu.
What we love:
• Enjoy a complimentary 30-minute massage at Mandi Nature Spa — as well as a local souvenir — during your stay at Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort.
• The resort features an on-site nursery for native birds.
• Iguazu Falls is almost twice the height of Niagara Falls and nearly 3 times as wide.
• Day 4 includes a tutorial on making caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail.
Bourbon Cataratas Convention & Spa Resort is situated minutes away from the Iguazu Falls. Guests are granted access to an on-site mini zoo, tennis court, soccer field and cinema.