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Iguacu River

Address: Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, Brazil
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: This Brazilian river’s claim to fame is the famous Iguacu Falls – the 275 separate sheets of raging water that plunge into it with incredible intensity.
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Westbury, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you want a little excitement and a close up encounter with the falls this is a must do. There was a short ride through the jungle on an electric train, then in a jeep like vehicle to the boats .The path down and up to the boats on the stone staircase could be a little too much for anyone... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you like the thrill and being close to nature and do not mind getting soaking wet no matter how you try to avoid it then take the MACUCO rafting on the Iguaçu river. Little expensive but great fun

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

After a really busy visit to Cataratas do Iguacu, we took a drive into the jungle and a boat ride up the river Iguacu, running away from the crowds. The personalized attention of the crew, a boat just for the five of us and an hour long ride up the river took us into, what seemed, miles away from the... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fantastic natural wonder. The boat ride from the Brazilian side of the falls was amazing, you will get very wet. It is worth visiting the both Brazil and Argentina side of the falls to see the best views

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Do not recommend - visiting during rainy season. Very nasty and ugly. The falls are amazing if the river is not high season. During rainy season falls look like a Mud river

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Brisbane, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a great way to see the falls ride the rapids and get a little wet. Superb attraction don't miss it but bring a pancho

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We took the zodiac ride to the falls from the Brazilian side. It was great. We started with a nature drive, an interesting walk down to the river--might be a bit challenging for some, then a fun boat ride over small cataracts. The highlight was the boat goes under one of the smaller falls. Bring a dry bag for your... More

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Coalhall
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Walked the bridges out to the falls on both sides Brazil and Argentina. Watch for turtles in the water we saw three hanging onto stones near the falls one was very small how they were going to get out of that one is anybody's guess.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

it is cool to say u were in a river that divides 3 different countries but also there is not an amazing view, so if u don´t have enough time, better to go to other places around

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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119 reviews 119 reviews
71 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The river is breathtakingly huge! We went on a boat ride on the river and you can see the power of the river by how fast it flows. If you have the chance please take the time to experience the powerful river.

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