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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
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Description: The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately 67,620...
The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately 67,620 hectares/167,091 acres was declared "Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984 due to its scenic beauties and to the great biological diversity of the subtropical forest. This natural sanctuary, was declareted new 7 wonder of the world in 11/11/11. The Iguazu Falls are located in the Argentina's northeaster corner, bestowed with benevolent rains and temperatures (15ºC/59°F average in Winter and 30ºC/ 86°F average in Summer) brings about a very humid atmosphere almost windless due to the leafy vegetation canopy. The Iguazu river has a total extension of 1320 km/ 820 miles until flowing into the Parana River, 23 km/ 14 miles after the waterfalls. Inside the National Park, the river widens to about 1500 meters/ 0.9 miles and turns south, next it turns north, in the shape of a wide "U" where the river mouth presents the abrupt slump of soil which conforms the cataratas: a magnificent waterfall. All along the above mentioned prominent curve, a proliferation of reefs, islets and prolonged islands provoke the fragmentation of the river in numerous branches. When the river reaches the cliff, each branch becomes a waterfall and together comprise the great Iguazu Waterfalls. The Iguazu Falls appear grandiose and majestic in the Misiones forest dazzling visitors from all over the world. In celebration of all this beauty and unique attraction as from July 2001, a new concept of ecological tourism has been implemented within the Iguazu National Park, with an investment of 25 million dollars and service and facilities according to the international tourist demands, prioritizing at the same time the Park's care and preservation, a sample of the Paranaense Subtropical Forest declared Natural Heritage to the Humanity" by the UNESCO in 1984. The fundamental objectives of this enterprise are the recover and conservation of the Waterfall Area, and the incentive to the present and future generations to renew the legendary admiration arisen by this wonderful masterpiece of nature. Today, our visitors can enjoy safe and modern walkways from start to finish of the impressive falls and the Upper and Lower Circuits and the Devil's Throat, and facilities according to the natural environment such as the new Visitor Center and the alternative transportation of the Ecological Forest Train, which complies with international policies of accessibility and preservation of the World Union for Nature Conservation.
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I recommend coming to this park. Obviously, the falls are incredible. We visited only the Argentine side. Most people say this side is better to visit than Brazil's, but I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Bremen, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I recommend coming to this park. Obviously, the falls are incredible. We visited only the Argentine side. Most people say this side is better to visit than Brazil's, but I cannot vouch for that personally. It really was quite nice. The cost to enter is 260 ARS. You must pay with Argentine pesos for this (no credit cards). You can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The falls don't seem to quit. There are so many and you get to be right up close from top to bottom on various boardwalks. (you might get wet)

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Spend a day exploring the walks and train ride to and along these beautiful falls. Does not have the power of Niagara but the setting and complexity of these falls is staggering. Bird life, butterflies, terrapins abound and a different view presents itself around every corner. The experience from the Brazilian side of the falls is OK - but if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This is why you are in Puerto Iguazu. So, hopefully you have two days or three days to go to the Falls. This is how I would do it if I did it again. Day one: Go to the garganta first, as it closes early. Then I would do the upper trail. Call it a day and relax at your... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is a must when visiting Argentina/Brazil! It makes Niagra falls look like a stream! A common question is whether Argentina or Brazil has the best view? Well in Argentina you get a lot closer to the waterfalls and they are spread out across many areas, where in Brazil, you get to see them all from more of a... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Iguazu Falls is gorgeous. We flew from Buenos Aires to to Iguazu, on Argentine side of falls. It is massive in size, and takes an entire day to fully take it in and experience the falls. You can take a walk around higher part of falls, or an extensive hike around structure. We took the adventure boat ride, and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Our recent trip to the Iguazu Falls was a jaw dropping delight! Initially we were reluctant to make the trip there because of concerns about poor weather obstructing the view, but our weather held and we were rewarded with rainbows and smiles of joy as we walked through misty shrouds surrounding thundering falls. So many falls in fact that they... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

On arriving to the park we were directed to a train to be taken to the falls but after getting to the station we were greeted with a 40 minute queue for a ride that takes 20 minutes so we were told that we could walk the 15 minute path to the next train stop that would be quicker, after... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Wow, wow, wow. I don't understand the attraction of Disney World and Disney Land when there are places like this in the world. My son was so in love with the butterflies. He had one sit on his hand for 30 minutes while we walked around He got caught up in a butterfly torando. Simply amazing! Here's a video of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. See Iguazu and die. Remember, though, it is still hot in April. The butterflies are amazing too.

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