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Iguazu Falls

Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: The Iguazu National Park was created in 1934, with approximately...
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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Aachen, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It is the hardest discrmination because of my soft funcional incapicity, that I ever had! First a ticket was sold to me, thann I was put out of the line. .. Sorry for my english, I am german. A flight from Europe to Argentinas Waterfalls for nothing.....

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Some have said this should be the 8th wonder of the world. We agree. Its an incredible array of magnificent scenery. Each view is better and more amazing than the last. We saw it on the "upper walk" and the long walk after the train ride. Both trips were worthwhile well maintained walkways, and fantastic views of waterfalls beyond your... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing and definitely a must see before you die! About the visit, we used the public busses (50 pesos per person per route) which were quite convenient so no need for private tours. The park has all kinds of facilities such as enough restrooms, places to buy water or food. If you are on a budget, better... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Like all natural wonders of the world this is simply amazing. Takes your breath away at size and magnitude of the whole area. Can easily spend a whole day here without even going into the boats. Try get there when t opens to enjoy some views before it gets really crowded. However there is nothing that can take away from... More 

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Fargo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I can see why Eleanor Roosevelt said "Oh, poor Niagara falls" when she visited. the views are beautiful and so many area to walk and see the different perspectives.

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Caen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The park is great if you known a few tricks (as of Feb 2015): - the public transportation from the central station in Puerto Iguazu is 50 pesos. - make sure you bring at least 1.5L of frozen water per person (2L on a very hot day) in order to avoid paying 30 pesos for 50cL inside the park. Then... More 

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Milton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Not a lot needs to be said. Just awe inspiring. One beautiful view after another. Great trails at the bottom, middle, and above the falls. Over a million gallons per second thundering over a wide array of topography. The grounds are easy to follow and you don't really need a guide. There is not a huge amount of walking, and... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Astonishing sights. Make sure to see from both, the Argentianian and the Brazilian sides. Both are impressive and provide for different perspectives. The boat ride is fun. But the best is to bring along a swiming suit - you get that drenched. The bird park on the Brazilian side near the park entrance is amazing, though a bit sad to... More 

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Iguazu National Park: great "garganta del diablo" view, argentina view best for trail lovers cause won't have to face long lines to "little train" transportation from parking lot to footbridge, specially on holidays pros: great view of "Cataratas do Iguaçu" Iguazu Falls, walk way/footbridge 1000meters over running water cons: little line organization, little food options, long lines to "little train"... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

When you came to visit the Iguazú Falls you should know that this would long the entire day. I'm from Argentina so the ticket to enter the national park is a little cheaper, but when you change your dolars or euros you would not see a big difference. In the park you can take three others activities "gran aventura", "isla... More 

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