We invited Ecology Tourism Agency to prepare packages for before and after FIV2024. During the conference, we are planning visits to the Iguaçu Falls National Park (Brazilian side) and the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam included in our social program. But Foz do Iguaçu has other exciting attractions that can be enjoyed in a few extra days before or after our meeting. We describe some of them below, but we recommend visiting the Ecology website to find out about the different packages they offer.

You may contact the agency directly by: Ecology Passagens e Turismo, congress@ecology.com.br, Phone: +55 11 3845-0273, WhatsApp: +55 11 94743-1469.

Attractions already included in our FIV2024 social program

Iguaçu Falls National Park, Brazil

The Iguaçu Falls, a mesmerizing natural wonder nestled within the lush landscape of Brazil, stands as a testament to nature’s awe-inspiring power and beauty. Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, these falls are a spectacular collection of waterfalls that form a breathtaking cascade over the Iguaçu River. The falls stretch across a staggering width of nearly 2.7 kilometers (1.7 miles) and consist of around 275 individual drops, varying in height and intensity. The most iconic and majestic is the towering Devil’s Throat (Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese), a U-shaped chasm that plunges dramatically and emits a constant roar as water rushes over the precipice.

Visiting the Iguaçu Falls offers a profound sensory experience, as the sight of the cascading water, the thundering sound, and the gentle mist that envelops the surroundings combine to create a truly immersive encounter with nature’s grandeur. The falls are within the Iguaçu National Park, a protected UNESCO World Heritage site with incredible biodiversity and a thriving ecosystem. Visitors can explore a network of well-maintained trails and viewpoints that provide various perspectives of the falls, including up-close encounters and panoramic vistas that capture the scale of this natural spectacle. Whether it’s the rainbow-hued mist dancing in the sunlight or the sheer power of water carving its way through ancient rock formations, the Iguaçu Falls leave an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to witness their unparalleled beauty.

Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

The Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam stands as a monumental engineering feat and a testament to human ingenuity, located on the Paraná River between Brazil and Paraguay. Regarded as one of the world’s largest and most powerful hydroelectric plants, Itaipu harnesses the force of the river’s waters to generate an astounding amount of clean and renewable energy. Its mammoth size and innovative design are awe-inspiring, boasting an impressive spillway system and a network of turbines that collectively produce an immense electricity output. Beyond its technological marvel, Itaipu Hydroelectric also underscores the cooperative efforts between Brazil and Paraguay, representing a significant collaboration in energy production and resource management. Guided tours offer visitors a captivating glimpse into the inner workings of this colossal structure, highlighting its impact on energy sustainability and its role in shaping the surrounding region’s development.

Other tourist attractions

Bird Park

The Iguaçu Bird Park, located near the stunning Iguaçu Falls in Brazil, is a captivating haven for avian enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Nestled within the lush confines of the Atlantic Rainforest, this park offers a unique opportunity to intimately connect with a diverse array of bird species worldwide. Home to over 1,000 birds spanning more than 150 different species, the park provides a rich tapestry of colour, sound, and ecological education. Visitors can stroll through spacious and beautifully designed aviaries, where vibrant macaws, toucans, parrots, and other exotic birds thrive in environments resembling their natural habitats. The Iguaçu Bird Park offers a chance to marvel at these winged wonders up close and plays a crucial role in conservation efforts, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of protecting these delicate ecosystems and the magnificent creatures that call them home.

Macuco Safari

The Macuco Safari offers an exhilarating adventure amidst Brazil’s breathtaking landscape of the Iguaçu Falls. This immersive experience begins with a guided trek through the lush rainforest of the Iguaçu National Park, where visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant flora and fauna of the region. The journey culminates in a thrilling boat ride along the Iguaçu River, providing an up-close encounter with the sheer power of the falls. As the boat navigates through the misty waters, participants are treated to a truly immersive and awe-inspiring experience as the thundering cascades envelop them. The Macuco Safari is a heart-pounding adventure and a unique opportunity to connect with nature’s grandeur, leaving participants with unforgettable memories of their encounter with one of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.

Three Borders Landmark

The Three Borders Landmark, known as “Marco das Três Fronteiras” in Portuguese, is a symbolic and captivating site where Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay converge. Located near the city of Foz do Iguaçu, this landmark offers a cultural and geographical intersection where the Iguaçu and Paraná rivers meet. Visitors to the Three Borders Landmark can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the opportunity to witness cultural displays, performances, and exhibitions that showcase the distinct traditions of each of the three neighbouring countries. The monument itself, with its unique architecture and vibrant colours, symbolizes the harmonious coexistence of these nations and serves as a reminder of the rich history and diverse heritage shared in this border region.

Helicopter panoramic flight over Iguaçu Falls

The helicopter flight over the Iguazu Falls is an extraordinary aerial adventure that offers a truly unparalleled perspective of one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. Soaring above the lush rainforest and mighty cascades, participants are treated to a breathtaking panoramic view that captures the immense scale and beauty of the falls. The helicopter ride provides a thrilling sensation as visitors hover above the iconic Devil’s Throat and witness the thunderous water plummeting into the depths below. The swirling mist, rainbows dancing in the sunlight, and the sheer power of the falls are all magnificently showcased from this elevated vantage point. The helicopter flight over the Iguazu Falls is an adrenaline-pumping experience and a unique opportunity to appreciate the grandeur of nature in all its glory, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.