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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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Owner description: 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The falls are one of the best things I have ever seen. We had a guided tour which was very informative. We couldn't go on the train due to flooding a couple of months earlier. On the Argentinian side you can get quite close to the falls. But the best views are from the Brazilian side. We stayed at the... More

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This place is fantastic, the weather makes a huge difference. If the sun is out when you arrive at your hotel, head straight for the falls. We were lucky with the weather the first afternoon we were there, plenty of rainbows and blue skies. The next day it was overcast, so no great colours but still breathtaking, on the third... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We used Discover Uruguay (aka Eco-Uruguay) to go to Iguazu Falls from Buenos Aires. The flights, hotel, drivers and tour guide was fine. However, when we got there we were told that the Devil’s Throat has been closed since June 1, 2014. Didn’t the tour company know that? Therefore, we did not get to go there and also this eliminated... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I noticed you article on 10 wonderful waterfalls and I had to comment on our visit to what are probably the most impressive of them all! We were doing a five week visit to South America and had already seen many impressive sights but nothing prepared us for Iguazu. As you approach the falls by air you will notice what... More

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Go early to avoid the tourists for better pictures. Go at 8am. Takes a 3 or 4 hours to leisurely do the upper and lower parts. Definitely pay and do the boat ride and make sure you have dry shoes and clothes back at the hotel

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New York, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Iguazu Falls are just one of the greatest show i've ever seen in my lfe! breathless location, good organization for both trackking, boat adventure, safari. Don't miss both the sides: Argentina and Brazil

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Half of the park is closed and they don't warn you at the entrance. We have to pay the same price (215 pesos) and we discover, in the middle of the parc, that you cannot continue ! The parc is amazing but...such a shame !

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samandcookie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

And to think we almost went to SouthAmerica without visiting the falls! These were probably the best thing I have seen on any vacation! Simply amazing!!! I was a little scared on the catwalks and not too appreciative of the creepy raccoonish looking Coates, but I would go back to visit in an instant!

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most exciting places to visit. Nature can be beautiful and overwhelming sometimes, and that is certainly the case where Iguazu is concerned. We spent the whole day there on the Argentina side, (doing the upper, middle, and lower trails) and we very easily could have spent more. We also took the boat ride under the... More

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

I had been at Iguazu Falls 35 years ago on the Brazilian side, this time I visited the Argentinian side with my husband. The Brazilian side probably has the better views, but the Argentinian side has the walkways to circumnavigate the falls. We booked the Sheraton which is actually in the National Park with a Falls view, and it was... More

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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Litoral  >  Province of Misiones  >  Iguazu National Park

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