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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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I asked what is the wet weather plan? Get wet!

Even on a fine day there is so much moisture in the air you will get wet! This was an amazing day with rainbows and deluge. I am not one for extra activities but I did my first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Even on a fine day there is so much moisture in the air you will get wet! This was an amazing day with rainbows and deluge. I am not one for extra activities but I did my first helicopter ride and saw the enormity of the Falls and I did the Jet boat ride and experienced the force and sound... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I am Brazilian, and I went to Foz with my French boyfriend. We only had one full day there, so we were uncertain on which side of the Cataratas to go. The Brazilians who live in Foz insisted a lot that the Brazilian side was better, which is understandable. But based on what we read, we preferred to go on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Once in a lifetime experience. There are dozens of different falls, and the first time I saw it over 20 years ago, you could even walk behind some of them. However, I would not recommend it to disabled visitors; theis wheelchairs are horrible and the paths are very difficult to navigate with one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable. Takes your breath away. I have been all over the world and this may be in the top three of places I have visited. Stay at the Sheraton on the park grounds and see the falls from your balcony and pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited in Aug, and had a really enjoyable time at the falls. Here's my advice - They're very easy to get to - simply hop on a "Rio Paraguay" bus from Platform 11 at Puerto Iguazu. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes and at the moment costs 100 pesos return. A taxi will cost you 60... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The falls are absolutely amazing. The set up to get to the falls is pretty good and well organised which made the experience really good. There is a little train that runs around the park which is fun but the queues were huge first thing in the morning so we walked the paths which was lovely. The falls are spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing, amazing amazing. Definably take the boat ride under the falls, amazing photo opportunities, a cool bus ride down and an unforgettable soak, just remember to take a change of clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Spectacular doesn't even come close! This has to be the most awesome set of waterfalls that I have ever seen. We were in the park for 2 days on the Argentinian side, staying at the Sheraton, and I explored all the trails including the walk to the Devil's Throat. We had bad weather the first afternoon we arrived, although it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Brazilian view is grate ,but the really thrilling is the devil's throat. You stay there and don't wanna leave . It is like giant magnet .Wonderfull place !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Iguazu Falls are completely amazing. If you have the opportunity to visit, dont miss it. Its absolutely gorgeous and awe inspiring.

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