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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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This area is beautifully natural but well organized for tourists. A small open train takes you to the upper area of the park but hiking is possible too. It takes at least a day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This area is beautifully natural but well organized for tourists. A small open train takes you to the upper area of the park but hiking is possible too. It takes at least a day to see Iguazu properly, in my opinion. Take your time and enjoy the green beauty surrounding the fabulous falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If your visiting the falls then your guaranteed to see an impressive natural wonder. I debated at the beginning if I should do both sides of the falls and thought maybe one side would be enough. However with online reviews saying to do both I decided to do just that. Both National Parks are huge and contain a lot more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The weather was perfect (80's), and we never waited in line! Late April was the perfect time to visit. By all means, take the boat ride into the falls; it's exhilarating!! You get absolutely drenched, but it's well worth it. Some people wear swimsuits; I took a change of clothes. The trip from Buenos Aires was well worth it! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful sites on Earth. If you are in Argentina, or Southern Brasil, it's really worth visiting! I went there twice, and would return tomorrow! There are great night buses to take you in comfort, and doing both sides is a must. Spectacular!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Iguazu Falls is an amazing world-class destination. Until you have been here it is hard to comprehend the size and scope of the falls and the associated park and trails. I would recommend a stay of 3-4 days, instead of doing a one day “drive-by” in-and-out. If you are doing a “drive-by” vacation, then stay at the aging Sheraton located... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We saw the Falls from Both sides which I highly recommend. Get your Brazilian Visas ahead of time if you are planning this trip from the USA. The Brazilian side gives you a panoramic view of all the falls where on the Argentine side, you are right on top of them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Prepare to be amazed. Words alone make it hard to describe the beauty and power of this place. Nature in perpetual motion. See the falls from the brazilian side, "live" the falls from the argentinian side. Let's see if I can help you with some tips...if you don't have transportation, go to the main bus terminal, pay 100 pesos per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Spent one day on the Argentinian side... Amazing site, a bit too much with the helicopters flying constantly overhead. We went to the Garganta del Diablo after 2PM, which seemed to be quieter than earlier in the day. Also, one activity to do if it is possible, visit the San Martin Island using your admission ticket to the falls (free,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to see, but we got lost on the trail. And the guide had taken off with the rest. My husband can't walk fast due to a mini-stroke. Another gentleman, a tourist in our group, walked slowly behind with us, as we looked over the falls. Very nice. However, when it was time to locate the bus, we were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Iguazu Falls is like Disneyland, except it's not for kids and the all the concrete is unnecessary. Most of the infrastructure in the 'park' is really pointless...there is a train far longer than it needs to be, 1000s of acres of pavement and many extortionately priced shops. Stalin would have been proud...they may as well have poured tons of concrete... More 

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