Travel Proposal for Jerry Sorkin
(Jewish Argentina - Claudia Hercman)

A Speedboat Adventure Up-Close the Iguazu Falls

  • Get ready for a unique, up-close view of the mighty Iguazu Falls!

Get ready for a thrilling speedboat adventure, enjoying a unique, up-close perspective of the majestic Iguazu Falls and experience a different viewpoint of the falls from what you’ll see from the panoramic boardwalks. Our speedboat will zip the waters of the Iguazu River and approach the falls getting thoroughly splashed by their mist as you hear their loud roar!

This ride provides a unique and extremely close-up view of the San Martin and Three Musketeers falls (three side-by-side falls named after the famous French novel) with the opportunity to take outstanding close-up photos. The high point of this experience will be without a doubt, being showered under the mist of the San Martin Falls; the second strongest falls in the Iguazu system. To get to the boat dock you’ll ride a truck through the jungle and continue with a navigation up the Iguazu River canyon by the river rapids.

The tour starts with a truck ride through the jungle where you will enjoy a wide variety of flora. It’s very unusual to see animals as most are active during the night or stay away from this trail.

After the truck ride and climbing down a long and steep 492 feet (150 meters) staircase, you’ll arrive at the dock. You’ll receive life vests along with a waterproof bag for storing cameras, cell phones, and anything else you may want to protect from water. You will board a triple-engine speed boat, providing plenty of power and safety to take on the mighty falls. Now, it’s time to hop on board and begin our waterfall adventure!

You’ll navigate up the Iguazú River canyon for 4 miles (6 kilometers) until you reach the Iguazu Falls. You will approach the Tres Mosqueteros Falls with the Devil’s Throat, the most powerful falls in the Iguazu system, crowning the view of the canyon to finally reach San Martin falls. You’ll then navigate your way back to the dock to ascend up the staircase and finish your close-up boat adventure experience.

Important: the tour’s exact itinerary and duration may change subject to weather conditions and decisions of the tour guide to optimize your tour experience.


Difficulty: easy; however, travelers must climb down (and back up) a staircase with a length of 492 feet (150 meters) with about 200 steps to get to the boarding dock. This may be difficult for those with walking difficulties. The stairs have a rope handrail. The minimum age required for this tour is 12 years old. Travelers with heart conditions or surgery; neurological conditions or surgery; chronic pulmonary diseases; or any physical, cognitive, and/or sensory disabilities that prevent them from reacting in a nautical emergency will not be allowed on this tour. Pregnant women are also not allowed on this tour.


Duration: 2 hour and 15 minutes. This tour is done on the same day you do the Argentine side of the falls tour.


Guide: group tour guide.


Vehicle: Triple-engine motorboat for the boat ride. The boat’s maximum capacity is 45 travelers.