October 14, 2012

Patagonia Adventure Travel

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Bariloche is well known as the best spot for adventure travel in Argentina. It is in these last years that many multi adventure trips have started to appear. They are all special, unique and each has its special charm but my favorite one day out is the Isla Victoria MTB + Kayak Adventure.

On that one day it was just five of us. Very early in the morning we got on our private boat at Tunquelen Port, at this time of the day there is a pristine golden light on the mountains while we cruise the clear waters of the lake.

We arrive to the island and find the bikes ready for us, after some stretchs and warm ups, we take off supplied with drinks and energy bars. We ride along a cool whispering forest of Coihue trees filled with birds, and we even got to see some deer running away from our passing. We ended our journey through the woods just in time to arrive for lunch at the amazing Piedras Blancas” beach.



When we get there we find the table ready for us! Different types of home made bread, smoked treats, cheeses and fruit and, why not, a glass of patagonian wine. After lunch we stretch out and relax and take a swim in the pristine waters of the bay.




In the afternoon we leave behind our bikes and after practicing the safety procedures we paddle out from the bay in our kayaks. We pass along beaches and cliffs that can only be accessed from the lake. There is one huge rock and we stop to dive from it into the lake, we have a lot of fun taking pics and videos of the whole thing! 






We head back to meet our boat. As we navigate back to the other side of the lake and Port Tunquelen we enjoy a nice tea time snack and a glass of champagne to celebrate the end of our adventure. - 

We want to thank Mr. Colo Zieffer, Expert and Coordinator of the Outdoor Activities in Patagonia and Director of Patagonia Mountains for sharing this testimonial with us. 

If you are interested in planning an adventure trip in Bariloche which includes the best Guides and outdoor activities, contact us and our personal advice and expertise will help you make a proper decision in substantial benefits for your vacation in Patagonia. 


August 07, 2012

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires 
This Month in Buenos Aires

There's no better way to explore Buenos Aires than by taking advantage of the multitude of attractions, events, tours, and recreational activities happening throughout the city, every single day. Whether you're here for business or vacation travel, you’ll never be bored with so many things to do in Buenos Aires!

The city of Buenos Aires is famous for its many great eating establishments including everything from street vendors to fine dining.  And when it comes to offering a selection of amazing things to do, Buenos Aires is ranked among the best cities in the world.

Here are some of the great events and things to do in Buenos Aires this August. 

Buenos Aires Fashion Week 


The most important event for the Argentine fashion industry, BAF Week, brings together the most famous brands in the fashion world and independent designers for the launching of their new collections.

Two important manifestations, street art and fashion join together to create the concept of the campaign of the BAFWeek Spring/Summer 2012-13 edition. 

At the Showrooms around 30 designers will showcase their creations in an exclusive space, including accessories, shoes, bags, jewels, underwear, and men’s and women’s clothes.


Dates: August 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2012
Location: La Rural Exhibition Center
Address: Av. Sarmiento 2704
Opening times: from 1 pm to 10 pm

Buenos Aires Tango Dance Festival and World Cup
August 14th to 28th

The Buenos Aires Tango festival is truly a celebration of Argentine culture and traditions. With close to half a million people coming to Argentina from all over the world, the entire city of Buenos Aires gets set to open her arms to every visitor.
This is the most world-renowned tango event. Thousands of dancers and audiences from all around the world come to Buenos Aires to participate and live the various activities that this event offers. Venues across the city host performances by orchestras, singers and dancers, with some famous names.

In this way, more and more activities and events linked to tango enrich the cultural agenda of Buenos Aires and enhance this asset that summarizes the most unique and genuine of our artistic and cultural manifestations, showing the hallmarks of the city’s culture—a combination of tradition, renewal and diversity of a type of music that proudly identifies the city.

Different Venues
M to F - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Fore Information: Tango Dance Festival official website

Meraviglie dalle Marche

This incomparable exhibition displays a valuable collection of paintings from fifteen museums in Le Marche region of central Italy on the Adriatic, whose capital is Ancona, culturally important area for the quality and number of artists who have contributed much to the pictorial art Peninsula and the world.

The sample is a significant tour of the Italian religious iconography ranging from the late Gothic tables - in the late XIV - XV century painters gives Olivuccio Ciccarello, and Paolo Veneziano to neoclassicism Adolfo de Carolis monumental in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

From this space of time - early Quattrocento Renaissance and Baroque Settecento delayed-are a number of painters of the first magnitude: Carlo Crivelli, Raphael, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto and works by other painters equally remarkable as Guercino, Luca Giordano , Maratta images that illustrate the life of Christ, the life of the Virgin and the saints that show the intensity of religious thought of the time and the wonderful craft of these painters who said so.

Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo 
Address: Av.del Libertador 1902.
Extended Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12 to 18.45 pm
For more information: Decorative Arts Museum

Los Pumas vs. All Blacks
August 25th

The Rugby Championship will be disputed for the first time in 2012.

This tournament will replace the existing Tri Nations tournament, with Argentina joining the three rugby powers of the South Hemisphere (New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa).

The Argentine team, Los Pumas, will dispute three test matches as locals during the tournament, against South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, in the cities of Mendoza, La Plata and Rosario. The debut of Los Pumas in our country will be on Saturday, August 25th, against South Africa's Springboks, at the stadium Malvinas Argentina, in the province of Mendoza.


There are also tours available that include transfers from/to hotel in the local city, bilingual guide and ticket for the game.

Contact Us to inquire about this Championship.

Liza Minelli

The great American start, winner of 4 Tony Awards, one Oscar, one Grammy, two Golden Globes and an Emmy, Minnelli is back in Buenos Aires to present material from her new album “Confessions”.

Venue: Luna Park Stadium.
Address: Av. Corrientes & Bouchard
More Information:  Ticket Portal official website 

July 18, 2012

Tours and Things to do at El Calafate

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ADVENTURES AT EL CALAFATE

The Glacier surroundings may be the setting for lots of activities. Apart from the walkways, we did trekking on open ice; combined SUV with walks to see old stones and dinosaur remains, we sailed up to a faraway estancia and went on a bike ride along the border of Brazo Rico.

EL CALAFATE BALCONY

By a SUV and through desertic untrodden ways one gets to the land of ancient and strange geological formations. 

El Calafate Balcony: 4x4 Expedition 

El Calafate surroundings have a special charm and may be visited in half a day. It is an ideal option for travellers going for a short time and allows them to visit another aspect of the area, different from the typical postcard view offered by the glacier.

Our guide and driver awaits us at the hotel door with a Land Rover van ready to start a 35 km drive across the Huyliche and Anita Estancias Land southwest of the town.

The program called “Balcon de Calafate”, allows us to obtain good panoramic views of the area from an altitude of more than one thousand meters and visit interesting geolocial formations.

The first lap goes across desertic scenery, on land belonging to Estancia Huyliche. There are great black stones to be seen here and there strewn in the countryside that have no relation with the are rocks. The geologists call them erratic stones and were dragged from afar thousands of years ago by the glacier. 



High up we stop to enjoy an incredible view of the city. From this point it is possible to see the east side of lago Argentino; and on clear days the silhouettes of mounts Torre and El Chalten from far away. 

Some kilometres further the road takes us up to Los Sombreros Mexicanos, enormous iron oxide spheres which were generated, as the guide explained when the site was a marine bed. After the Andean Range elevation and a very long erosion process, this is what they look like nowadays.

Afterwards, we go down the norht face of the Huyliche Range without losing sight of the imposing Lago Argentino. 

PERITO MORENO GLACIER

Whoever arrives at El Calafate has a fixation: to see the glacier right away.



Perito Moreno Glacier - Catwalks overlooking the Glacier 
Located on the Brazo Rico of Lago Argentino, Perito Moreno Glacier is five kilometres long and its ice walls reach an altitude of 60 metres over the water level. Despite all this it is not the biggest glacier in Patagonia. It owes its reputation to a curious phenomenon that takes place in its front as a consequence of the continuos forward movement of this ice mass known as The Fall.

 From El Calafate there are some 80 km along MW 11 up to Los Glaciares National Park. The first lap of the road goes across the desert but 40 km later the vegetation begins to change: notros, lengas, guindos and nires mark both the start of the woods and also the Park entrance.

The best places to see the glacier are the walkways, sort of watching pints which allos us to have different panoramic views.
Mini Trekking - Perito Moreno Glacier 
ESTANCIA CRISTINA


Surrounded by lakes, woods and glaciers, this pioneering estancia is a unique refuge in the last frontier of Patagonia.

It takes three hours of sailing icebergs and rugged rocks. In the end, on a faraway corner of lago Argentino, next to the Upsala glacier, lies Estancia Cristina. It has an attractive program that combines sailign and adventure activities – trekking, horse-back riding and SUV trips – to the possibility of staying at the new lodge, very near the old house.

THE JOURNEY

We wighed anchor from Puerto Bandera and sailed northwards of the Argentino lake. On either sides of the lake there are rock ranges where lengas, nires and cherry trees manage to grow among the stones. 



Arriving at Estancia Cristina
The western front of the Upsala, one of the ice colossus of Patagonia, can be seen at a distance. The glacier basin takes 900 sq.km; a surface that triplicates Perito Moreno’s and is four times bigger than the city of Buenos Aires. The bad news is that it is withdrawing.

At the end of the Cristina Channel we can see the homonymous estancia, where the vans are awaiting for us to make their first journey by land. 




ON THE FOSSILS’ VALLEY

The next morning we went trekking in the canyon located between the cerro Coplorado and the Feruglio range. There is a black sedimentary stone slab, red inside.

Further we continue flanked by a 120 metre high wall. We are careful in the landslide area and then we stop, at our guide’s suggesiton, to see the fossils and marks left behind by the amonities – the ancient round sea snail – and the belemnites – a type of mollusk similar to the present squid that lived in the Mesozoic – both extinguished millions of years ago. After feeling like geologists for a couple of hours, we get back to the estancia to board the boat back to El Calafate.

LA LEONA FOSSILIZED WOODS  

Land of giant dinosaurs, the surroundings of lago Viedma keep 70 millions year’s fossil remains.

The idea of travelling to the Cretaceous appealed to us. We didn’t need to get on a time machine or get to the middle of the Earth. We just had to drive quite a few kilometers from Calafate up to the Viedma lake surroundings. Over there, we were told that we could see fossil remains of dinosaurs and fossilized trees of about millions years: it sounded fascinating.


Early in the morning we went along MW11 and then we detoured along the mythical road 40. A bit further on we crossed the Santa Cruz river, whose turquoise waters connect lago argentino with the Atlantic Ocean and brought the first explorers who dared visit the area.


The road goes across the desert. We leave lago Argentino behind and continue along a glacier originated valley which borders La Leona river. A few kilometres before lago Viedma we are ready for our first stop at Luz Divina, and old inn. From there we head towards the west to the estancia Santa Teresita owned by the Vidal Family. It is a 60 thousand hectare sheep farm; where there is a huge fossils field.

Only authorized guides are allowed because it is private property and thus does not have a free access to the public.


We leave the vehicle on a hill and started on our way along the path over guanaco’s path.

The landscape – sedimentary formations in hues of grey – displays a desolate and strange beauty. From above they look like huge mushrooms or like a pile of plates: it is open to imagination.

If you are travelling to Santa Cruz and you will visit El Calafate, contact us and we will provide useful  information. We also specialize in customized tours in Santa Cruz and all over Patagonia. Let us know your opinion and we will be delighted to optimize your visit with useful tips and great tours. 




June 14, 2012

Winter in Patagonia, Summer in Chicago!

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Curious Guanacos 

After reading articles produced, inspired or even written by kids, it was high time penguins, whales, sea wolves and elephant seals spoke for themselves!

Peninsula Valdes is one of the best places to see wildlife in Argentina, indeed for those interested in marine life it may be the very best.

Here in Peninsula Valdes one can see Southern right whales, sea lions, orcas (killer whales), magellan penguins and elephant seals as well as many other species, all interacting in their natural habitat. The scenery is also stunning, with a barren majesty that is quite breathtaking, this beautiful coast remains pristine and the water here is crystal clear (making it ideal for diving at the correct times of year). As if this wasn't enough, three giant salt lakes can be found in the middle of the peninsula.

Here is our advice for a visit with the animals as protagonists.

Penguins!

Before heading to the peninsula, the best way to see penguins is going to Punta Tombo. Us Penguins are sometimes outshined by the marine mammals’ splendor and size, but if you want to see an authentic penguin demonstration, you have to come to Punta Tombo. Created in 1979 to protect us, the reserve has the biggest continental colony of Magellan penguins, those wearing tails in black and white. Please bear in mind that if a human being touches us, our smell changes and we are rejected by the rest of the penguins. We are fragile. Tell your children not to touch us.

Mom and Son
Diving!

Slash, glup, glup! Dip in the water! I am the cold sea of the Peninsula proposing an adventure only for the brave: diving. It may be done either at Puerto Madryn or at Puerto Piramides, but I am always the main character. In my waters you can see starfish, sea urchins, snails and fish like groupers, turcos and salmons.

To keep the body heat at 7 mm thick neoprene suit is used ( the surf ones are only 3 mm thick ) with long legs and sleeves, one piece or two pieces, besides gloves, boots and helmet. It is a tight wetsuit, into which I try to get to warm myself and the humans up a bit in their body temperature.

Diving with sea wolves is expressly forbidden but nobody can forbid them from swimming towards the divers and I can assure you tha the experience is incredible. Besides, there are two sea wolves’ areas at Piramides, Baiza 25 de mayo and Punta Alta, where the meeting is almost guaranteed.




Sea Wolves and Elephant Seals

We are the majority and unlike the killer whales, whales and penguins that like to make themselves scarce, we are there for our audience most part of the year. Sea wolves and elephant seals are pinnipeds, that is, we go back to the earth to mate and bring up our offspring: we live together in the same beaches but we are not the same. Sea wolves belong to the otarido family; elephant seals in turn, are focidos.

Sea wolves more using the four flippers, the elephant seals only with their anterior ones. Both have developed our eyesight more than our hearing, unlike the cetaceans. Did you by any chance think that we didn’t see you laugh at your clumsiness on the ground?  Let’s see what you do in the water, if you are as good as us.  

Right Whale 

Right Whale 

I am the star of the trip, and the last to appear, like all divas. I can assure that I won’t let you down. I’ve certainly got an opponent that is intent on outshining me, a cetaceous relative of another branch of the family. The killer whale, well deserving its tittle. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t talk behind my cousin’s back,one who kills seals for food… but didn’t you come with your offspring? It is part of the natural chain, the econsystem, you name it, but I am much less cruel.

I am the right whale, declared Natural Mounument in 1984 by National Parks to increase its worldwide protection which I enjoy since 1935.  It was by no means enough, more so if you consider that my name in English, “right whale”, comes from being the “indicated” ( right ) one for killing, for being the slowest, the one yielding the hugest quantity of oil and also floating after dying… My 15 metres spine shudders with the thought….

In reality that used to be so. Now more than 600 of us meet each year in Valdes from June to November. September and October are the preferred months by tourists, as it is the time when our “little” ones are born. I am very busy mating, giving birth and taking care of the calf that I am expecting. Boats don’t scare me; on the contrary, they make me curious. I like to go under the boat and see how the tourists go from one side of the boat to the other to follow me and wait to see my big tail – tail-fluke to be more exact – come out of the water or hurl myself up and fall, letting my 30 tons that smack in the sea. I don’t do it all the times, only when I am in the mood of shaking my bones a bit.

If you come with your kids, I promise I’ll think it over ! 

The Penguin, the Right Whale and the Sea Wolf send their love to three smart and adorable siblings in Chicago, Ali, Ben and Sarah.


June 04, 2012

The Vines of Mendoza

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The Perfect Marriage of Grape Variety and Terroir 

Catena Zapata 

The Province of Mendoza is Argentina’s largest and most important wine region, where more than 80% of the country’s top wines are produced. Situated in the foothills of the Andes, at the Western border of Argentina, Mendoza is between the latitudes of 32 and 37 degrees south. Mendoza is as far away from the Equator as Napa and many other world class wine regions in the world.

The province has a unique desert climate with low rainfall and 300 days of sunshine a year. Glacial melt-waters flow from the Andes into the vineyards as natural irrigation. The low incidence of pests, unwanted moisture, rot and fungus mean there is little need for pesticides or fungicides.

The Andes are responsible for the higher altitude at which Malbec and other varieties flourish and enjoy the penetrating sunlight intensity that endows the grapes with vibrant flavor and deep color. The wines also show aromatic delicacy, with floral notes (in particular, violet for Malbec), and great complexity due to the ripeness of the tannins.

This unique combination of organically poor soils, unique desert climate, high altitude vineyard elevations, and a diversity of grape varieties allows us to achieve the perfect marriage of grape variety and terroir.

The Three Regions of Mendoza 

There are 3 desertic regions in Mendoza. The Northern Oasis comprises the departments of Lujàn de Cuyo, Maipu, Godoy Cruz, Guaymallén to the West and the departments of San Martín, Santa Rosa, La Paz, etc. to the East. All these departments are wine producing regions. The Western Region is considered a top producing region and the Eastern region is an inferior region. Elevation in this region is between 700m and 1,200m. The Lujan de Cujo region is called "Primera Zona" (Top Area)


Wineries which produce wines from top locations will tend to mention the sectors or departments their wines come from. Therefore, wineries proudly mention that their wines are produced in the sector of Vistalba, or Agrelo, or Lunlunta, Las Compuertas, Major Drummond, Chacras de Coria, Ugarteche, or Perdriel (all these sectors are in the department of Lujan de Cuyo). They will do so because in Argentina the cognoscenti know that these are top producing areas.

However, to the average American consumer these designations would be considered meaningless. All they want to know is that the wine is from Mendoza. If you wanted to be really cool, you might want to mention the Lujan de Cuyo department or the Uco Valley central oasis on your label (in addition to Mendoza).

Salentein - Mendoza 
Agro-ecological conditions are virtually perfect, and it has been chosen by dozens of wineries that produce the most exquisite fine Argentine wines. The soil surface is constituted by alluvial fine sediments. Stony subsoil settle limoarcillosos sandy sediments.   His poverty is great organic, ensuring high-quality crops for processing of fine wines. The climate is mild, sunny and arid, low rainfall, with moderate winds and humidity to ensure the balance of sugar and acidity in musts and formation of polyphenols.


Oak barrels rest behind brick arched windows 
We may also refer to this region as the "land of Malbec" because this variety is closely related to its environment, presenting a bouquet and a quality unmatched in any other wine region in the world.

The alluvial soils are sandy loam and silt type sandy in the higher areas, as well as deep and stony.The more than 60,000 hectares irrigated with water channeled from the rivers Mendoza and Tunuyán offer varieties like Merlot, Malbec, Bonarda, Sangiovese, Ugni Blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Pedro Gimenez and others. Most are used for the production of musts, concentrated juices and fine wines of excellence.It is the largest producer of wines in the province.

Wine Tasting at Escorihuela Gascon 
UCO VALLEY

With the rivers Tunuyán and Tupungato as axes, the Uco Valley has a number of characteristics similar to other areas that make up the central region but with characteristics that are favorable and adverse time for vineyards.The altitude of cultivated land between 900 and 1,200 meters above sea level. The height produces large temperature variation between day and night allowing you to produce wines of excellent color suitable for long aging. Furthermore, it is responsible for the high acid levels, in some cases, must be controlled by the malolactic fermentation.Some of the reds more representative of recent times are from the Uco Valley, which has been growing geometrically foreign capital investments. The most common are red varieties: Malbec, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.White varieties are also grown with excellent results, including Rioja Torrontes, Semillon (white grape is the most cultivated), Chenin, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

SOUTH MENDOZA 


The Southern Mendoza oasis is the most southerly production of the province.The southern vineyards are located at lower altitude than the rest of the region. These slope gently eastward from 800 meters above sea level to 450.Irrigated by the river Atuel and Diamond, and 18 percent of the vineyards of the province, producing musts for table wines and the remarkable development of fine wines, rooted in calcareous alluvial soils. 

The thermal amplitude levels in the area favor the production of antocianinar also responsible for color in wines. Red varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Bonarda are the starting points for obtaining wines of excellent visual body, which are gaining daily positions in international markets. It includes the departments of Las Heras, Guaymallén, part of Maipu and part of San Martin. 


O Fournier - Uco Valley 
O FOURNIER winery in Tupungato are a great place to visit. Great hosts (José Manuel Ortega Gil-Fournier and his wife), great wines (some received 93 and 94 points from The Wine Advocate). The best food you will have in Mendoza. The owner´s Spanish wife is an outstanding chef. ( Nadia Haron ). 

Restaurant Urban 
MENDOZA COMPARED TO NAPA VALLEY  

The only similarity between the 2 regions is that they both revolve around wine ( a pretty important similarity!) Both are great places to visit. Wineries in the Mendoza area are spread out further apart. You won't have the bumper to bumper traffic like you do along the Silverado Trail in Napa.

Mendoza is Napa 30 or 40 years ago. But while money is pouring in, charming hotels are popping up, and wineries are going all-out architecturally, Mendoza remains very much an old-world experience. Therefore, visitors do need pre-planning to be sure that the wineries are open and reservations in advance are essential.

We design unique Wine Tasting Tours throughout Mendoza. Our Tours are ideal for people who have an interest in fine wine, but don't think of themselves as wine connoisseurs.

Visit vineyards and stunning architecture, offering indoor and outdoor seated tastings by friendly and knowledgeable local Guides.We will take you to at least four charming, hidden gem wineries.

Contact us for more information about Mendoza and our featured Wine Tours or book your wine tour and ensure availability.

March 26, 2012

Iguazu Falls: One of the chosen 7 Wonders of the World

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Iguazu Falls, also referred to as Iguassu Falls and Iguaçu Falls, is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Iguazu Falls is wider than Victoria Falls because it is split into numerous distinct individual falls over 1.67 miles (2.7 km). Subsequently, Victoria Falls has the largest curtain of water. 


Best way to see Iguazu Falls
 
Ideas Turisticas offers great tours such as Helicopter Flighs over the Iguazu Falls 
One of the things visitors will quickly discover is that the perspective or image of Iguazu Falls changes with every step. The best view depends on what aspect of the falls one enjoys the most. Visitors should plan at least a day and a half in order to explore the falls on both the Argentinean side and the Brazilian side and to capture all the views offered of the falls.
The Argentina side of the falls allows visitors to see various panoramic views of the falls while also providing visitors with the opportunity to view the water flow and surrounding area from atop the falls.  
The Brazilian side provides the most inclusive and comprehensive panoramic view of the falls.
The Argentinian side of the falls offers two different trails: 1) upper falls and 2) lower falls.  The upper falls trail takes visitors across catwalks that cross over several of the falls and allow visitors to look over the edges and watch the water fall to the rocks below.  The lower falls trail allows visitors to get up closer to the falls and delivers some of the best views of the falls.  
The upper and lower trails should be taken in the morning.  The sun is rising from the Brazilian side and provides the best lighting of the falls during the morning.  
The train and viewing of Devil's Throat should be done in the afternoon when the sun has at least risen above the falls. Viewing Devil's Throat in the morning will leave visitors starring into the sun.
  
The Brazilian side should also be explored in the morning with the sun lighting the falls from behind you. The Brazilian side is shorter and may easily be completed in the morning hours. This makes it possible to view the falls from all perspectives within a day and a half. However, visitors should be encouraged to allow for more time to enjoy the falls at a more leisurely pace as well as multiple times as the weather changes or wildlife is experienced.


Best way to experience Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls may be experienced a couple of different ways.  Without question, visitors should hike through the upper and lower trails on the Argentina side.  
The Brazilian side is for viewing the falls, the Argentina side is for experiencing the falls.
After that visitors should plan on taking one of the exhilarating boat rides that take you directly into the falls.  A common question is, "Will you get wet?"  The answer is no you will not just get wet - you will get drenched, soaked, flooded, and out right sopping wet.  For many, this is a welcomed event following a hiking experience throughout the trails.  
No matter what it is an adventure that is just out right fun.
One way to take it all in is through one of the adventure packages which may include the boat ride into the falls, an ecological jungle ride through the rainforest, and an ecological raft trip on the river above the falls. Additionally, visitors can take an open train ride above the falls along with a short walk (1 km) across the river using a catwalk out to Devil's throat.  
This should take most of the day and give you a comprehensive experience of the falls.

Best Times to Explore Iguazu Falls


The good news is that there is really not a bad time to visit the falls with the temperature and climate being fairly consistent throughout the year.  The high season for Brazilians and Argentineans are the months of January and February.  A visit during this will also include higher waters and higher temperatures.  
Easter week is also unseasonably busy as many people travel to the falls during this week.
The months of May and July are the rainy seasons and also the highest water levels.  Some prefer this because of the force and significance of the water flowing over the falls.
Probably the best times to explore Iguazu Falls are during the months of October, September and October. The weather is nicer, the falls are beautiful and the area is less crowded.
Iguazu Falls Resources
 
Ideas Turisticas offers packages and personalized tours of the falls. Packages may include the adventure  into the falls, the jungle tours through the rainforest, and an ecological guided raft trip atop the falls.  Ideas Turisticas can also assist you with guided services through the park and with the open aired train ride out to Devil's Throat.