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  • Writer's pictureSophia Grimms

Sophia Grimms Just Back From Iguassu Falls / Belmond Das Cataratas



Name of Advisor

Sophia Grimm


Destination 

Iguassu Falls / Belmond Das Cataratas


Accommodations and/or DMC/On Site

Belmond Das Cataratas


How to get to

Fly into IGU and 20 minute drive to park entrance, or IGR and 1-2 hour drive/border crossing into Brazil then 20 minute Belmond shuttle to property.


Will need visa as of April 2024 to enter Brazil. Apply online in advance and expect challenges.


Recommended For (families, couples, corporate, celebrations, etc)

Families, couples, friends, celebratory /bucketlist travel.


Not-to-be-Missed Experience or Activity

Waking up at sunrise and wandering down to catch the first light of the day under Devils Throat waterfall all by yourself - you're likely to spot the most wildlife during these hours before the tour busses begin arriving and after they've departed for the day.


Don't miss sundowners on the front terrace at Bar Tarbobá, which offers views of the Falls and serves tropical libations with custom stirrers inspired by local birds.


Favorite culinary aspect of the hotel or region

Included in your stay is a fabulous breakfast buffet daily and one dinner at their signature restaurant, Itaipu, which offers phenomenal locally- and globally- inspired gastronomic fare. Think Serra Gaucha mushrooms cappuccino with foie gras foam and Pirarucu (Amazonian freshwater fish) with beurre blanc of manioc root juice, Brazilian vegetables, banana manioc crumble and pitanga reduction along with an expansive wine collection.


Favorite Wellness aspect of the hotel or region

While I didn't experience it, the property does have a very popular spa onsite and the whole stay feels very much like an immersive wellness experience. The robes in the rooms were heavenly- the perfect weight and material for the humid climate.


Favorite amenity 

Complimentary Havaiianas as your room slippers- iconic. Also, toiletries by Brazilian brand Granado were fabulous as well!


Kudos to: refers to a guide, chef, member of hotel team, etc. that went out of their way

The whole staff was so intuitive and helpful, but Leticia did an excellent job making me feel especially welcome and comfortable throughout my stay and Mauricio at the concierge desk provided such helpful guidance as I planned my transfers and tours.


Additional Remarks

My type of Signature Journey for sure!


Logistics are tricky, but I popped into this destination on my way home from Patagonia and recently had clients who paired Iguazu with Uruguay to round out their South American adventures!


Please list the Virtuoso amenities and any other special touches they add for our clients Virtuoso Amenities For Iniala 2023:

AAs Belmond Bellini preferred partners, our clients receive complimentary breakfast, upgrade on arrival, $100 hotel credit

 

To plan a trip, contact Sophia@travellustre.com

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