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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
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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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Eleanor Roosevelt was right

It is claimed that when Eleanor Roosevelt first looked upon the falls she said, "Poor Niagara" I agree 100%. These falls put Niagara to shame. They are simply stunning and when... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is claimed that when Eleanor Roosevelt first looked upon the falls she said, "Poor Niagara" I agree 100%. These falls put Niagara to shame. They are simply stunning and when you walk on certain trails, such as the Lower Circuit and the Upper Circuit your jaw drops as you cant believe how incredible the spectacle of dozens of falls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an amazing and beautiful sight. Sending and entire day there can't be beat. It puts the tacky touristness of Niagra Falls to shame. We saw crocs, toucan, couti and butterflies everywhere. And after walking around all day in the heat it was great to get soaked with water on the boat ride under the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

No review or photograph will ever do the Argentinian side of the falls any justice... You have to go and experience it for yourself!! Set aside a day to really get the most out of all the different walkways and vantage points.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing wonder of the world, but my thoughts were shared by the trillions of other visitors. Bit like Centre Parc with water and heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Iguazu falls may not be the best known in the world but Eleonore Roosevelt summed it up when she visited this site by saying : Poor Niagara! At maximum flow, Iguazu dwarves any other Falls in the world with more than 5 times the maximum flow of Niagara and three times the height! 80 % are on the Argentinian side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Be sure to see the Argentina and Brazil sides, allowing 3 days for all walking trails, train and transfers. You will get soaking wet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gorgeous! Water everywhere. The thundering sound of water cascading over cliffs and plunging to the rocks below. Flying mist. Boardwalks practically engulfed by the falls. We were there in January. Be prepared for heat and humidity. Wear quick-drying cloths and have protection for cameras and cell phones. You will get wet from the mist. Note: you will need a Brazilian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls are awesome! Each walk, trek to the various sections of the falls were worth the effort and more! The trails are clearly marked and everyone can go at their pace. Do not miss coming here if you are either in Brazil or Argentina! We arrived in Foz from Rio and left from Puerto to Buenos Aires, worked very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what can I say. You have to see them to believe. We stayed on the Brazilian side which was beautiful and went over to the Argentinian side where there were long queues to get on the train to the Devils throat which is amazing but I recommend to get there early to avoid queues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best views I have ever seen. This place where Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet in a triple frontier borderline.You can admire the falls from different trails; lower circuit, upper trail and devil's throat, which 1100 meters long and has the most impressive view point of the biggest fall. You can also take a boat to San Martin... More 

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