Macuco Safari, Foz do Iguacu

4.6
An adventure from the beginning, Macuco Safari starts with an educational trail through the Atlantic Forest and reaches its climax with an exhilarating boat ride down the Iguaçu River rapids. Not for the feint-hearted, you will be taken within 5 m (16 ft) of the most famous waterfalls in Brazil. The overwhelming natural beauty of the surroundings and your proximity to it makes this a truly sensational experience. The tour guide will ensure you are completely soaked, even giving you a refreshing “waterfall bath”, so make sure you take a change of clothes. Macuco Safari is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Foz do Iguacu Edition.
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  • I loved the tour and did not know that we would stay below one of the falls on the side of Argentina, very tasty. I made a fantastic video of the wonderful place
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  • This was terrible. The train ride to get to the boat dock was narrated... If you were sitting on the first 3 rows. Once you arrive at the dock, it's absolute chaos and bedlam. People everywhere, no si...  more »
  • We made the wet Macuco and it was sensational. It's not much of a raincoat, it's not a wet one, it's a bath. You can leave the sneakers there before you get on the boat. Don't miss the ride.
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  • Overall good experience. We had bought our tickets through an agency and had to exchange them at the macuco safari entrance (its the second stop once on the iguazu falls park bus). After a quick “train” ride we were asked if we wanted to do a “hike” down to the next station, but it’s actually a walk, we were wearing flip flops and had no issues. The boat ride itself is not more that 15 minutes, if you choose the wet ride which is the one that takes you under one of the falls you will get really wet. We had a waterproof backpack with our stuff in it and it was fine, but we got soaking wet. It was fun! There was a lot of information given in Portuguese at all times, and little in English. As seen in other reviews here, you won’t get close to the main falls, you are taken to one of the secondary ones. It’s a bit pricy for what you get $R230 ish.
  • It was great! They have 2 rides one were you get so close to the waterfalls that you get drenched entirely and one were you play with the current and do not get wet. They have lockers and showers which is useful when you do the wet one. The staff was very friendly and the views were breathtaking.
  • What a disappointment. Really overpriced (R$215 or so). The boat ride lasted all of about 10 minutes. We never went anywhere near any of the main waterfalls - just a little one to get wet. Really not that worth it. The safari itself is nice, but again, nothing that spectacular. And to be perfectly honest, the scenery at the bird park up the road is 10x better. In our group of 6, all of us left feeling a little bit ripped off.
  • Loved it. Definitely choose the "wet" boat!
  • It's ok as an adventure, boat moves fast in rapid waters, small falls to see. Getting under a small fall is also fun, quite chilly though. Was expecting a better view of the large fall, we were quite far from it.
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