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Iguazu Falls

Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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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... more » 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. « less
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most amazing falls in the world. I went here and to Niagara in the same year and, while Niagara has greater flow during the Summer, Iguazu is phenomenal for height, flow, width and ambience. Go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Iguazú Falls is a beautiful place! Navigating the park is a little difficult at first but both the Argentina and Brazil side are worth spending numerous hours in. The boat ride is a must! I have visited Niagara and the ride is no comparison - I guess we in the U.S. are accustomed to safety first so the speed/fun of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take the boat ride UNDER the falls.... I will never forget it!! (you will get soaked). Stay at the Sheraton for easy access to dry clothes.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Iguazu(in the words of Eleanor Roosevelt) puts Niagara into the poor category. There are over 200 individual falls, many linked by walkways, and the highlight is a walkway over the falls to Devil´s throat(this is on the Argentine side)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Spectacular and fantastic, Iguazu Falls tops the list as the new 7 natural wonders of the world. The excitement of rafting below the sensational falls or walking along the extensive boardwalks, the scenery is second to none, all done in an eco-friendly style. I highly recommend this experience, as this is burned into my memory for an eternity.

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Vienna, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Maybe if I had not seen Niagra and other major falls, i would have found this beautiful but while impressive, its not very beautiful. I think for me, I was turned off by the brown water (in my opinion) detracts from the beauty. Its a bit of trip from BA and super crowded so I didnt think it was wroth... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The Iguazu Falls is a magical experience and a must for anyone who loves natural beuty. It should be seen from both sides, Brazil and Argentina.

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The Bush
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had two wonderful days at the falls, one day on the Argentine side and one day on the Brazilian side. Do not take a quick tour bus, take your time. Enjoy what you see and feel. The wife and I had a private guide, Edir which was a fantastic experience. Both days we went their was about 8,000,000 liters... More

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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

These waterfalls left me speechless! There is no way that I can convey to you just how incredible they are! At first, some members of the group were saying that these falls were nothing compared with Niagara Falls, and then we started the walk along the boardwalk. Those opinions quickly changed to be that there was nothing on earth to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I only went for a day, flew over from Buenos Aires. It was so worth it as the views are spectacular. We only did the Argentina side, and just the trail walk. I was blown away and didn't feel the need to do a boat trip. I felt a day was the perfect amount of time.

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