03 Aug Iguazu Falls Entrance Fee
Unfortunately it is impossible to see the Iguazu Falls without paying an entrance fee to a National park, with the exception of a helicopter, or dangerously floating down the Iguazu river which we do not recommend . In Brazil, as in Argentina, the entrance fee is based on where you are a resident, and below we have provided all you need to know about national park fees on both sides of the border.
Brazil side of Iguazu falls entrance fee
You can enter the park from 09:00 am until 17:00 pm and the entry fee for the Brazilian side of the falls can be paid once you arrive to the falls, or you can pre-pay your entrance online. To see the current entrance rates in Brazilian Reals, and pay your entry in advance, you can visit this website: https://tickets.cataratasdoiguacu.com.br
Brazilian nationals are entitled the cheapest entrance fee to the falls, and then next cheapest are citizens of member countries of the MercoSur holding identification from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, or Venezuela. The rest of the world need to pay full price for entrance to the National Park, but there is a child discount for kids up until 11 years.
There is a cash machine at the entrance, and you can pay with credit card for your ticket, and at shops & restaurants inside the park. Once you enter there are free electric-run buses that take you to the start of the trail to see the falls and back.
Argentina side of Iguazu falls entrance fee
Like the Brazil entrance, the Argentina entrance fee is determined by where in the world you reside. Argentine nations have the cheapest entrance, followed by nationals of the Mercosur countries. The rest of the world pays a higher fee with no discounts for children. The train to the devil’s throat is included, but park entry does not include the boat rides.
Because of Argentine inflation, the price of entrance fluctuates a lot, so much so that sometime even the park’s official website cannot keep up, but this is the best page to use as a guide to prices: http://www.iguazuargentina.com/parques.php
Important – entrance can only be paid in Argentine Pesos, and in cash only. If you are coming from Brazil just for a day trip, it is important that you change money before arriving at the park’s gate, because they do not take credit card. If you are crossing from Brazil to Argentina via one of our transfers, you may request that the driver stop for you in Puerto Iguazu city to change money.
There is an ATM cash machine inside the park, and restaurants, the boat operators and shops do take credit card. It is worth mentioning that food and drinks (even water) is very expensive on the Argentine side, while the Brazil side has reasonable prices.
Another thing to be aware of is that on your way from the National Park back to Puerto Iguazu city, there is a pay booth where every single visitor to the city has to pay a EcoTourism tax they claim is use to keeping the city clean.
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