Hotel Belmond das Cataratas, by Orient-Express, is the best and only hotel located within the Iguassu National Park, with the world famous Iguassu Falls just a two minute stroll away.The Iguassu Falls are a breathtaking collection of 275 waterfalls, extending almost 3 km in an impressive canyon, amiably located on the Iguassu River.
Guests are invited to immerse themselves into the breathtaking sites of the beautiful, lush rain forest while relishing in excellent service, luxurious rooms and suites, and delicious Brazilian-inspired cuisine. The view from the hotel is incredible and a unforgettable hotel to have a truly experience at this magic Ecological sanctuary. Like CNN said “Unlike any other waterfall on earth”
AT A GLANCE
- HOTEL CLASS 5 star — Belmond Hotel das Cataratas 5*
- ACCOMMODATION 193 rooms and suites
- DINING Highly acclaimed restaurant, Itaipu Restaurant
- FEATURES Immaculate views of the surround Atlantic Rainforest and Iguassu National Park
- EVENTS Capacity of 180 guests
- LOCATION Foz do Iguacu
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As the only hotel within walking distance of the Iguassu National Park, guests are able to enjoy exclusive access to the magnificent nearby falls each morning before the park opens. A range of unique experiences and attractions are available for guests to discover within this spectacular region, including helicopter flights, rafting, nature walks, jeep safaris and a visit to the bird park.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas welcomes you to come and relax in a one-of-a-kind, rainforest hideaway. Wake up to the exotic sounds of the luscious rainforest and go for a casual, morning walk in the spectacular garden, admiring the lush vegetation and tropical blooms.
* Iguassu Falls: Top of the Brazilian Bucketlist Trip.
Our suggestion for a best trip to Iguassu Falls
When it comes to Brazilian Bucket List destinations, Foz do Iguassu is at the very top. Iguassu Falls is one of the modern world’s wonders. Its 275 waterfalls enchant millions of tourists each year. On any given day, the majestic waterfalls cascade endlessly, creating a light, refreshing mist, enveloping all who behold its sight. Nearby hiking trails provide breathtaking views of the surrounding terrain, perfect for taking pictures that will last a lifetime. Photos won’t do this natural treasure justice. You simply must see it for yourself. So if you have the chance to go, take it. We promise you won’t regret it. Take a Walk on the Brazilian Side
The nearby Iguaçu Park is a clean, organized and enjoyable place for visitors of all ages. You don’t have to be in perfect shape to enjoy all the park has to offer. The park opens at 9 am. We suggest you get there early! To arrive at the park, simply take a bus to the trail entrance. At the very end of the trail is a panoramic elevator where you can enjoy some truly unforgettable views.
There are numerous guided tour options throughout the park. The Black Well Trail and the Trail of the Banana are kayaking tours where you can kayak in a safe, calm area of the Iguaçu River. The Canyon Iguaçu is the perfect option for those adventure lovers – rafting, zip lining, tree climbing, rappelling – you name it, they got it.
* Getting the most out of your visit
Let me describe for you how it worked with us when our team visited Iguassu Falls in July. We arrived at the park entrance in the morning to buy tickets and we saw lots of people and a huge line in front of us. Maybe 800 people.
We recommend you hire a private guide. It will save you at least 2-3 hours. Your guide will buy the tickets in advance. This will enable you to bypass the enormous morning crowd – 800+ people! Once you enter the park, you simply need to sit back, relax, and take in the sites. Your guide will describe everything to you and take you to all the best spots in the park. You’ll be in an optimal position to take pictures or videos of your visit. Believe us, it’s worth paying a little extra for the guided tour.Check out our video for more tips:
* Don’t miss this!
In order to get some of the best pictures, make sure to visit the upper level decks as well as the several bridges near the waterfall. At these locations, you’ll be able to capture some of the best shots!
Important tip: Make sure your camera or your cellphone are waterproof, it can get very wet!
* How long does take to visit the Park ?
It takes about 2 hours to visit the entire park, not including the Macuco safari boat tour. We highly recommend this tour. It’s an amazing experience! Click here for more information: http://www.cataratasdoiguacu.com.br/
* The Macuco Safari Boat Tour – Best of the besi in Iguazu Falls
The Macuco safari departs from the Brazilian side every 15 minutes. The safari boats travel inside the Argentinian side, getting closer to the actual waterfalls.
The boat tour follows a trail within the forest in a stylized boat. It’s a wonderful and unique experience. Don’t worry about your things, you’ll be able to place your belongings in a waterproof bag. By the end of the tour, you’ll be absolutely soaked! We suggest you bring a change of dry clothes to change into. Click here to see a video:
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* The Argentinian Side
A visit to the Iguaçu National Park on the Argentine side is a definite must. The Argentine falls provide excitement, adventure and immense beauty.The Argentine park requires more physical activity, but we think the extra effort is well worth it!
There are two main trails: The Lower Circuit and the Superior Circuit, which leads to the Devil’s Throat, the largest waterfall in the park. Most people start with the Lower Circuit, which is more physically demanding due to the trail’s steep incline.
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for hiking! Each hiking trail has spectacular views. You can see breathtaking views from the top of the waterfalls. If you want to stop for a quick bite during your hike, there are some great snack options in the park.
Although the Argentine falls are more physically demanding, you will be able to have the best view of Devil’s Canyon. The Devil’s throat is regarded as the most beautiful waterfall. You won’t believe how gorgeous it is until you’re standing there in awe just letting the beauty soak in.
* Important Tips:
1) Make sure you bring a large bottle of water.
2) Make sure to bring Argentine pesos. The Argentine side only accepts Argentine currency at the entrance gate. No credit cards will be accepted. Plan ahead and change your money in advance. This extra hassle will prove well worth it. Once you enter the gates, you won’t regret it one little bit.
3) hired a private guide
* Iguassu National Park
Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park is very easy on the eyes. With stunning scenery formed by a canyon, it is home to 275 gorgeous waterfalls. It’s impossible to miss the immaculate beauty.
This is the largest area of Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil. The trail has many lookout points where fantastic photos can be taken. The main fall, Devil’s Throat, provides the best photographs. Phenomenal photos can be taken at the end of the walk towards the elevator leading to the restaurant, Porto Canoas.
A bus departs every 15 minutes from the visitor’s center and makes four stops: Black Pit Station at the center, Macuco Safari, the Falls Trail, and Porto Canoas.
* Helicopter Tour- You got to do this
Very important tip: Make sure your cameras are charged and you have enought space in your memory card. Fly above the beautiful falls and get an unforgettable bird’s eye view of the park! For those of you who aren’t afraid of heights, the helicopter tour is an amazing experience. You’ll have the option to take the short or long tour. The shorter tour is just over 10 minutes and costs $255 per person.
The longer tour lasts 35 minutes, flying over the Itaipu Dam and the Three Borders Landmark. This option can hold up to four people. Take your family and friends on the ride of your lives!
Helicopter tours are open from 9 am to 5:30 pm. You may pay with American Express, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Shop Network, and Visa Electron.
* Bird Park – A must-see for Animal Lovers
The Beautiful Blue Macaw
Animal lovers will absolutely adore the Iguassu Bird Park! Located close to the entrance of the Brazilian side, the Park is home to over 130 species of exotic birds.
The nearby Butterfly park is a must see as well. You’ll walk into a mini-forest where hundreds of beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds fly overhead. As you observe the colorful, magnificent butterflies, some will even decide take a rest on your shoulders.
At the end of the park, you will find an Amazonian anaconda and the Brazilian blue macaw. If you’re feeling courageous, you can even hold the anaconda!
After exploring the park and its beautiful inhabitants, you may start to get hungry. No worries. Right next to the Bird Park delicious restaurant serving up several tasty meals, as well as a gigantic sandwiches and salads. The visit is well worth it!
* Learn More at the Itaipu Dam Tour
The Itaipu Dam is a lovely hydroelectric dam. On Friday and Saturday nights, the dam is illuminated for night visits with Sound-Light shows. This unforgettable event is offered at 9 pm and 10 pm in the summer time, with a cost of $15 per person. Entrance to the Dam is by reservation only. You’ll have the option of doing two plant tours – the panoramic or special circuit tour. We definitely recommend the special circuit. The full tour lasts about two and a half hours.Everyone on the tour needs to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Women cannot wear shorts, dresses or skirts. The cost is $64 and children under the age of 14 are prohibited. To reserve a spot for the special circuit tour, click here: www.turismoitaipu.com.br.
* The romantic Luau das Cataratas
Don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity to experience Iguaçu Falls during a full moon. These nocturnal visits occur only once a month.
After enjoying the gorgeous moon tour, you can dine at the wonderful romantic restaurant, Porto Canoas. The tour costs $45, $135 with dinner for two.
Helpful Tip: We recommend taking an entire day on each side of the park. In fact, the Argentine side could even be a two-day visit.
Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns! We’re here to make your Brazilian Bucket List become a reality.
There are 193 rooms and suites at the hotel, including Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Suites.
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
The unbelievable Iguassu Falls descend from the mighty Iguassu River, perched on the Brazil-Argentina border. Beside the falls sits Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, quaintly tucked in the Iguassu National Park, where it is surrounded by one of nature’s finest creations, the Atlantic Rainforest.
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