Iguazu Forest Eco-Adventure: Trekking, Ziplining and Rappelling
Experience the thrill of a 4-hour eco-adventure filled with trekking, ziplining and rappelling in the dense forest known as Selva Misionera just outside the city of Puerto Iguazu and near the famous Iguassu Falls. You’ll have time to admire the forest’s enormous variety of flora and abundant wildlife, including more than 400 species of birds. But this isn’t a bird-watching trip: you’ll not only go ziplining but will also rappel by a waterfall.
After being picked up at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu, drive 4 miles (7 km) to the Selva Misionera, passing over streams and through dense forest. The Selva Misionera is a vast forest covering 37,066 acres (15,000 hectares) of land. Visit the Trail of Giant Trees, taking a trek to admire some of the forest’s more than 2,000 plant species and 400 types of birds, including standing toucans, trogons, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and jays.
Your forest hike is just the start of the adventure, as your next activity is ziplining through the dense canopy, 65 feet (20 meters) above the ground. Glide like a bird among some of the tallest trees in the forest with an activity that is also, for good reason, called canopying.
As if that weren’t enough excitement for one day, next you’ll rappel down a cliff next to waterfalls. Highly qualified instructors are there to assist. And at the bottom, you can take a dip in the refreshing natural pool — at this point, you’ve earned it.
At the end of tour, drive back through the forest before being dropped off at your hotel in Puerto Iguazu.