16 days in Foz do Iguacu, Bonito & Ametista do Sul Itinerary

16 days in Foz do Iguacu, Bonito & Ametista do Sul Itinerary

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16 days in Foz do Iguacu, Bonito & Ametista do Sul Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
1
Foz do Iguacu
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
2
Bonito
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Ametista do Sul
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

5
nights
Foz do Iguacu

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Head to Shopping Catuai Palladium and Artesanato Chocolate Caseiro Tres Fronteirasfor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Parque das Aves Bird Park and Astronomy Polo Casimiro Montenegro Filho make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Foz do Iguacu: Balneario Terra das Aguas (in Santa Helena) and Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha (in Santa Terezinha de Itaipu). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Garganta do Diabo, get outside with Thermas Cataratas, browse the different shops at Shopping Mercosul, and admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls.

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Porto Alegre to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bonito.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Balneario Terra das Aguas, Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
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Garganta do Diabo ©
Garganta do Diabo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

7
nights
Bonito

Bonito ©
A popular hub of ecotourism, Bonito offers plenty of attractions and activities for visitors in search of an adventurous, nature-filled holiday in Brazil.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa Misteriosa and Barra do Sucuri. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Figueira Beach and Cavalgada do Peao. Take a break from Bonito with a short trip to Buraco do Macaco Falls in Bodoquena, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Serra da Bodoquena National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Gruta Sao Mateus, Head underground at Gruta do Lago Azul, get outside with Sitio Ybira Pe, and get out on two wheels at Quadriciclo Rotta Zagaia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bonito itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Foz do Iguacu to Bonito takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Foz do Iguacu to Bonito due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ametista do Sul.

Things to do in Bonito

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Buraco do Macaco Falls
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Lagoa Misteriosa ©
Lagoa Misteriosa
Gruta Sao Mateus ©
Gruta Sao Mateus
Serra da Bodoquena National Park ©
Serra da Bodoquena National Park

1
night
Ametista do Sul

Ametista do Sul ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Chapeuzinho Vermelho - Centro de Informacoes Turisticas and then learn about winemaking at Vinicula Ametista. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Piramide Esoterica, stop by LP Minerais, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Sao Gabriel de Ametista do Sul, and finally examine the collection at Ametista Parque Museu.

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Traveling by car from Bonito to Ametista do Sul takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Amazon Time (AMT) to Brasilia Time (BRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ametista do Sul

Museums Wineries Shopping

Side Trip

Chapeuzinho Vermelho - Centro de Informacoes Turisticas
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Ametista Parque Museu ©
Ametista Parque Museu
LP Minerais ©
LP Minerais
Vinicula Ametista ©
Vinicula Ametista

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