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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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Type: Outdoors
Owner description: The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately...
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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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Palmdale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

In the war of the waterfalls the clear victor is Iguazu. Speaking with the "voz" of experience, Iguazu takes down Niagara like Rocky took down Apollo Creed. You see, Apollo had a terrifying punch, it was uber powerful. But Rocky... Rocky just punched and punched and punched again. Relentless. He wears you down until you are near dead and convulsing... More 

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san francisco usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It's busy with tourists...but it's still a magical visit. The boat rides through the falls are fun if you like getting soaking wet.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

The scene was stupendous. The visit was real value for money. Concern for the environment was distinctly visible. Access was rather easy for visitors to get very close to the falling waters. The flora and fauna were fantastic.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed both sides of the falls -- first the Argentinean side, where we hiked into the Iguazu National Park to see the falls from the top, and then as part of the boat tour, to get absolutely (but thrillingly) soaked from the falls themselves. I loved this. On day 2 - we took a helicopter ride over the Brazilian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We'd been advised to go to the Brazilian side first to get the full panoramic effect, which we did but the next day we went into the Park on the Argentinian side and as an encore it was magnificent. The only disappointment was that the train and walkway up to the Devil's Throat (the most spectacular section of the Falls)... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had heard so much about this Wonder of the World: when we were in Buenos Aires we flew into Iguazu for the day, and flew back to Buenos Aires by midnight. We did the upper trail on the Argentinian side, and most unfortunately we were not told the route to Devil's Throat was damaged last June and would not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The most spectacular water falls I have ever seen! When you first see them and hear their sound it is awesome and all encompassing. Wonderful experience being there and so close to the water. The walks are designed so well so you will be right at the water. The boat rides take you right under the waterfalls as well.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The view from the Brazilian side is amazing. You need a Brazilian visa if you're coming from Argentina. The Argentina side is a huge park with walking trails that are beautiful. You have to take the boat ride to see the falls up close and then have a wet ride under them! Unforgettable!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We took advantage of being here and visited both Brazil and Argentina. In Brazil we took a helicopter ride and the view was spectacular. We then went into the park and walked it. We almost didn't go to Brazil because it required a Visa. So glad we did go to the Brazil side. In Argentina we spent almost 5 hours... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Amazing amount of water. Very well developed walk ways which brings you close to the falls. Recommend the boat tour that brings you VERY close....close enough to get plenty wet Also saw many cool birds and the rain forest is fun!

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