The fabulous catamaran rides on full-moon nights, with live music and all the attractions surrounding this natural wonder in Misiones, were restarted the last week of January. This is another step forward of Argentine tourism to welcome the international community back once the pandemic is over.
Puerto Iguazú, northeast of the Province of Misiones, is privileged to be located 20 minutes away from the Iguazú National Park, which hosts the famous Iguazú Falls, declared one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World in 2011.
But besides the amazement of watching this true natural beauty, the city offers other excellent alternatives to guarantee a most fascinating stay.
One of these is the possibility of taking a catamaran ride in the Iguazú and Paraná rivers on the five full-moon nights every month. As yet another step forward of Argentine tourism to be best prepared to welcome international tourism back after the pandemic, the luxury catamaran restarted these night rides last January 15 and 26.
As National Bureau of Tourism Promotion (INPROTUR)’s Executive Secretary Ricardo Sosa highlighted: “Both in Iguazú and in the rest of the country, we can see the effort that workers make day after day to recover the tourism sector. Resuming the catamaran rides is yet another example which shows that Argentina does not stop but keeps working night and day to be ready to welcome the international community back once the health conditions allow it”.
The boat, named Victoria Austral, can hold up to 300 passengers and, for the time being, in order to meet the health protocols currently in effect, it operates at 50 per cent of its full capacity. The boat offers sailing rides on full-moon nights with a two-and-a-half-hour service on board and a live music show.
The circuit includes a ride around the iconic site in which the Iguazú River empties into the Paraná River, where visitors can see the Triple Frontier landmark, the point where the borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay converge; the Tancredo Neves Bridge, which joins Puerto Iguazú and Foz de Iguazú in Brazil; and the Iryapu rainforest river.
Besides the full moon circuit, the catamaran can be taken every day at sunset, with a guided tour and live music show. On weekends, there is a morning ride which is shorter and does not include the live show. All the options include food on board with fast food, coffee and drinks.