Francis Almeida Barros Private tour guide in Iguazu Falls - Brazil

Francis Almeida Barros

Guide profile:

Be Welcome to visit Iguazu Falls!

I will provide my best to make your tour memorable and unforgetable.

I am a profesional tour guide at Iguassu Falls area, i have a honest prices and will provide the best recommendations for tours, restaurants and transportation in the region.

My goals is make your tour simple and enjoyable.

I had been working in the Park for long time before became a tour guide. I know a lot about the region and especialized with photography. For photographer and photolovers you can join my Photography Experience at Iguassu Falls!

I am a begginer on Geocaching, this is a 3 border region (Argentine, Brazil and Paraguay) great places with gret caches.

Come and Join us!

Be free to contact me anytime.


Francis Almeida Barros

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Tom M.

Francis did a great job. We toured the Falls from both countries. Border crossings were a breeze. This is THE tour guide to our use!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Special price for car up to 4 peaples.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Be local,go by urban bus with guide to anywhere Price Per Group 110.00 USD
Brazilian side of the Iguazu with airport transfer Price Per Group 140.00 USD
Full day Argentinean Falls (walking tour only) Price Per Group 110.00 USD
Full day at Argentine side of the Falls Price Per Group 160.00 USD
Iguassu Falls at all sides Price Per Group 240.00 USD
Iguassu Photographic Experience Price Per Group 250.00 USD
pick up airport bra (igu) to hotel Price Per Group 50.00 USD
See Iguassu Falls from the brazilian side Price Per Group 135.00 USD
The best of Iguazu Falls in 3 days! Price Per Group 420.00 USD

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Tom M. 01 Oct 2018

Francis did a great job. We toured the Falls from both countries. Border crossings were a breeze. This is THE tour guide to our use!

5 stars Chris H. 17 Feb 2018

Francis was an excellent guide for me and my wife and we would highly recommend seeing Igassu with him.

Our flights got changed on our one day trip and we had limited time, but due to Francis's knowledge of the area we still managed to see both sides of the falls in 1 day, his knowledge of the Border crossing really helped!

He was knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area and gave us loads of interesting information

Really nice guy and we cannot recommend him more highly!

5 stars Kahho T. 15 Dec 2016

great guide. Very good English and very knowledgeable guide. Have a great time and really happy to have him look after us the next 2 days.

5 stars Cynthia L. 11 Nov 2016

Francis was great. I was getting a bit anxious not having final detail confirmation (time, cost) until the last minute, but that was because he was also waiting on other vendors to confirm. Francis was professional and helpful. He picked me up on the Argentine side, we toured the Brazilian side, I took the helicopter ride, had a private cooking class, then made it to the airport. Lots of variables-- weather, etc., but it all worked out wonderfully.

5 stars RENA R. 22 Sep 2016

Francis was excellent! Picked us up at the airport and we started immediately. He was a great guide, took care of everything. Drove us to the Brazilian side to our hotel. Long day..he made the trip! Everything ran so smoothly, one of the best guides we have ever had.

5 stars Greg H. 05 Sep 2016

Francis met us at the airport and got us to the falls quickly and was able to show us the entire argintinean side in 4 hours, which is all we had. Very well done and would highly recommend him for any groups!

5 stars Robert C. 10 Mar 2016

Francis is a great guide particularly if you have interest in photography. He spends as much time explaining and helping you as you could possibly want. When I return to Iguazu falls I will not hesitate to use Francis again !!!

5 stars Neil T. 18 Jan 2016

The tour was perfect. Francis picked us up at the airport on the Brazilian side. He took us directly to the falls. We then did a total tour of the falls after which he took us to our hotel on the Argentina side of the falls. The total time was about 4.5 hours. Francis also picked up lunch for my wife and I in the morning from a restaurant that does gluten free as my wife has celiac disease. He even stopped at an ATM on the Argentine side to let me get money. Perfect for what I wanted.

5 stars tom H. 01 Jan 2016

Francis was a great guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We did the trip to view the falls from both sides in one day. The day didn't feel rushed at all and we were able to get in some great photo opportunities. In addition, one of our group had their luggage go missing in Sao Paolo. Francis helped sort through the issue by speaking with the TAM representatives on her behalf. This was very unexpected, yet exemplary of the kind of person Francis is. I highly recommend him as a guide.

5 stars james L. 12 Sep 2015

francis gave me and my two friends a wonderful personalized 2 day tour of iguazu falls. he was very knowledgeable, efficient, expedient, and great company. we got to do everything we wanted in our limited time and it was a huge benefit to have him scoot us through the border crossings going to/from argentina and brazil as that would've taken us forever to get through on our own those two days. we highly recommend him!

5 stars En L. 28 May 2015

Francis took us on the half-day Brazilian tour and full-day Argentina tour. He's fluent in English and clearly knows his way around the people and the park. Very easy-going and considerate. Slightly reserved but very willing to answer questions and share his knowledge on the park. With his help, the border-crossing went very smoothly. He made a last-minute reservation for us for a Latin America performance-cum-Churrascaria show and we were surprised with front-row seats! Kudos to him!

5 stars chaivut S. 06 Apr 2015

Francis is a very nice young man who is also an excellent photographer.He knows Iguassu Falls very well from both sides,Brazil & Argentina.He even goes out of his way to book us a show when we asked him to and even asked the manager to give us the best seats without paying any extra.Highly recommended for anyone planning private tours to this area.You will not be disappointed.

5 stars Nila S. 17 Oct 2014

I booked a private tour with Francis Almeida Barros and had the most amazing time! Francis has gone above and beyond the call of duty when he took us to the best locations for photography. He got us to both the Argentinean and Brazilian side as well as the Bird Park in one whole day without having to feel rushed. Francis has been such a fun, cool guy and really made sure that we were having a fantastic time. He even got us to stay back until almost 9pm inside the Falls! Francis is a top guide!

5 stars Vanessa T. 04 Mar 2014

Francis was absolutely awesome!!! He toured myself and 2 others around Brazil and Argentina's Iguazu Falls. He picked us up from the airport and our flight was delayed until 1 AM and still came and got us (10 hour delay). This guy knows everything about the area, and he made our visit so much richer and better. We never felt rushed and he spent extra time to take us around. You will have the best experience if you go with him. He is a genuinely nice guy with a lot of knowledge.

5 stars Curtis A. 27 Feb 2014

We just returned home from a month in SA and feel the Iguasu Falls was a hi-light. Francis made this day so enjoyable we will never forget it. We definitely had a full day tour and were never rushed while experiencing as much as possible. We had a few special physical needs that were met to our satisfaction. Francis spent extra time for us to take as many pictures as we wanted and took our picture as well. Thanks! Francis made crossing the border very easy and he definately knew what to do

5 stars Dirk R. 15 Jul 2013

We had an excellent experience with Francis during our trip in July 2013. He is very well organized and reliable.

During 1.5 days we saw the waterfalls on Brasilian by bike and Argentine side by van. In addition we went to the storage dam in Paraguay, one of the biggest in the world.

Thanks Francis for our nice excursion.

5 stars Lesley B. 13 Nov 2012

Francis was an awesome guide . His knowledge of the local fauna and flora is really superb. He was always observing interesting plants, birds or insects. He was well known and liked by everyone from the national park which made me feel like I was part of a big team. His excellent communication skills and ability to adapt to the client is reassuring and allowed me to get the very best out of my 2 day visit to Iguassu Falls. Fun, observant and always professional, Francis is easy to recommend!

5 stars ALFREDO V. 15 Aug 2012

We just returned from a wonderful visit to the Iguacu Falls, thanks to our great guide Francis Almeida. He made our visit easy and comfortable. His knowledge of plants and flowers made us learn not only about the falls but as well about the flora. But the best of his skills is as a photographer, his photographs came out as the best ones we come back from our trip with.

Overall a wonderful visit thanks to Francis. I have no doubt to recommend Francis to anyone visiting the Iguacu falls.

4 stars David T. 20 May 2014

Francis overall was good. Was great with driving us around anywhere we wanted and had some great suggestions about things to see while being there. Only complaints would be that he was not very informative while at our destinations and did not give us a heads up that not only do we need to pay the reciprocity fee to cross the Argentinean border but that an online form was required to be filled out which didn't give us a lot of time to get organized. Still good value based on his pricing though.

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