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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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Absolutely fantastic!! One of the premier National Parks in the world. You will be in awe of nature. Go see before it becomes even more developed. The forest is unique and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fantastic!! One of the premier National Parks in the world. You will be in awe of nature. Go see before it becomes even more developed. The forest is unique and untouched. Be sure to hike all the trails. Don't bother with jeep excursions or boat rides. Go early to avoid ticket lines.

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely incredible views. Worth the hassle, but be prepared for a Disneyland-like encounter with masses of people and kids. A rather disappointing juxtaposition of nature that would lead you to expect a more reflective experience with absolute chaos and everything that comes with that many people. We humans ruin everything.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing day spent walking the trails- We were told to take about 5 hours to do the whole circuit- we thought the advice was crazy long- We were there 6 hours- and got to see everything. The Devils Throat walkway gets crazy busy- but what a thrill!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If the falls had not been so spectacular, it would have felt like a nature adventure/Disney park. Be warned the queues are horrific, and you have to queue for everything. Be prepared to walk in a tightly packed procession for the full length of the walks, and for tracks to be closed for long periods of time to try and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

People wonder which side is better- Argentine or Brazilian- the answer is both! The Brazilian side for the perspective and grandeur of these amazing Falls, and the Argentine for the up close and personal experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

These falls are really amazing. Get a map and do your own touring. Recommend the boat ride, great adventure, and if you take the jungle ride know that it is only in Spanish despite what they say. Also they are shooting video of you without your knowledge or consent.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stayed on the Brazilian side of the falls and were overwhelmed with the rugged beauty. Since we had previously paid the Argentinian reciprocity fee, we decided on a day-trip to check out the Argentinian side of the falls...and they are also spectacular, especially the "Devil's Throat" ("Garganta del diablo") -- walk out there and be amazed. However, I can't... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The most amazing waterfall experience, incredible beauty and so unique, from the catwalks around and above the falls, to the jet boat ride under the falls, a not to be missed experience!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Try to see all the falls within the Argentinean side of the falls -80% of the falls belongs to Argentina. Must see the "Garganta del Diablo" fall -the biggest fall shared by Argentina and Brazil

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Iguaçu Falls are arguably the best in the world and a "must see" when visiting Brazil and/or Argentina. We viewed the falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides with a group of friends and a guide. Both perspectives are very different and well worth the extra effort. Our guide made sure that we arrived early at the falls to... 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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