Thanks to a new measure which aims to incentivize local tourism, if you’re a United States citizen you’ll no longer need to go through this process before entering the country.
From June 17th, Americans will be able to enjoy all the attractions that this unique South American destination has to offer, without the needing to have a visa. Until now, anyone of this nationality had to take out an electronic visa (or e-visa) before entering Brazil.
This new initiative – that also applies to Canadians, the Japanese and Australians – allows travelers of any of these four nationalities to stay on Brazilian soil for 90 days, and even extend their stay for the same duration.
Why You Should Visit Iguazú Falls (Brazilian Side)
If you’re American and find yourself planning your next trip to Argentina, the removal of the visa needed to enter Brazil can turn into an excellent opportunity to also visit the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu (the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls).
With views that are different, but equally spectacular to those that can be seen from the Argentinian side, a walk through this part of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is without a doubt worth the effort. To start the journey through the park, which is found less than 30 kilometers from the city of Foz do Iguaçu, travelers should head to the Visitor Center to board the bus that will take them to the park’s most spectacular trails.
Black Pool Trail
This nine-kilometer walk (known as Poço Preto in Portuguese) can be done on foot or by bicycle and is an excellent starting point for contemplating the beauty of all the different waterfalls from an exclusive position with stunning natural surroundings.
Route of the Banana Growers
Best done on foot or with an electronic vehicle, on this walk of a little less than two kilometers, the fauna and flora of the location can be enjoyed, as well as the beauty of the Falls. For anyone who wishes to enjoy the scenery from a slightly riskier spot, it’s here that you can also reserve a motor boat trip along the length of the Iguazú River.
The last stop on this visit to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls does not disappoint. Here, visitors can walk for 1200 meters along the bank of the Iguazú River, with phenomenal views always guaranteed. At the end, the viewpoint which looks out across the Garganta del Diablo (or Devil’s Throat) – one of the main attractions of the place – is simply unmissable and the best place to take photos to remember it by.