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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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It's just amazing, never seen anything like. Niagara "is just a water tap". There are many people there, but there is so much space it doesn't matter. Where you turn there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

It's just amazing, never seen anything like. Niagara "is just a water tap". There are many people there, but there is so much space it doesn't matter. Where you turn there is water. The national park park is also full of birds and animals. See is from both sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Absolutely loved this park- the walk was beautiful and easy, well maintained and easy to walk on the walkway yet narrow enough and green enough to disturb as little of the surrounding area as possible. DO NOT FEED anything you see, the various critters get very aggressive and stand up on their hind legs (and travel in groups) and swarm... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I spent two full days in Iguazu (which is just enough time) and thought it was gorgeous. There is a LOT of walking to do to get to the top of the falls, so anyone with health issues should take this into consideration. We decided to book a tour that took all day at the park. First, we took the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I visited Falls on the Argentine side. It is located approximately 20 km from the city Puerto Iguazu. For this experience is worth to reserve two days. You will pay the entry fee and the second day reduced price of 50%. Mind that like in most of the sites in Argentina, different nationalities pay different entry fees (Usually it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

You come here to see the very impressive and powerful Igazu Falls - nature at its powerful and beautiful self. This is one of the new seven wonders of the natural world. You spend one day on the Argentinian side viewing the falls and then you spend a day on the Brazilian side (need your passport to go over the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Since there are enough reviews that describe how wonderful an experience seeing this falls is, I am not going to give you all the superlatives, but sticks to some facts that will help you plan your trip. Make sure you carry water (very expensive inside the park), a rain poncho (Devil throat will completely drench you), insect repellant, snacks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

To see it is to believe it. Beautiful and thunderous falls. Visitor centre well organized, clean with all facilities. Their are attendants to greet you and help you manage your way to ticket office. English spoken so,no worries if you don't speak Portuguese. Park bus takes you to various spots for activities chosen. We chose to walk the trail to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

"Enchanting Travels created and executed an itinerary tailored made for us. Guides, drivers, and accommodations were all excellent. We were in communication by text with our trip coordinator which alleviated any worries that often come with travel. Most highly recommend Enchanting Travels!"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the whole experience; there was something for everyone. Great access to Falls, easy walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The most stunning water falls I have ever seen. The best of top three, included Niagrara and Victoria. I have visited twice and still want to see it again and again... Every corner is a stunning view. The visiting of two sides, brazil and Argentina, were equally nice. I had spent a whole day in Argentina side, really enjoyable. Next... More 

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