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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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The boat trip was amazing - of course you will get wet so bring a change of clothes! but it is certainly worth it to get close to the amazing power and noise from the Falls. the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The boat trip was amazing - of course you will get wet so bring a change of clothes! but it is certainly worth it to get close to the amazing power and noise from the Falls. the whole park is great. It was a shame the walkways over the top of the Falls were closed because they must give amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Eleanor Roosevelt once remarked 'Poor Niagra' upon visiting Iguazu, I know understand why. This is fabulous, breath taking and beautiful. It helps to like nature, animals, butterflies and rainbows as we saw lots of these. The trails seem shorter than listed and are easy walks, even for someone with bad knees who doesn't like walking long distances. The sights are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most amazing memories of my 2006 visit to Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil! This national park was nothing short of spectacular. Iguazu Falls was of course the highlight of this national park. The source of a powerful roaring water thunder! I was speechless and amazed for the entire duration of my short visit there. Would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Situated between a number of countries, the national park is vast, due to its popularity with international tourists, it can get very busy, however as its so big, it was manageable. A tip to make the most of it, is to stay in the only hotel in the park, then you can walk around in the morning and evening before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to both the Brazilian and Argentinian side of the falls. Brazil side gives you an overview but most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Both sides are awesome but I preferred the Argentinian side. Be prepared to walk and walk but you are rewarded with totally awesome views. We had a private guide in the Argentine side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite stops. The butterflies were huge and colorful. The Falls were thunderous and covered a wide and diverse location. The Falls surrounded you on the Argentinian side. You were wrapped in waterfalls!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Sure it's just a big waterfall but the sheer size and power are spectacular. The setting is beautiful. A must do excursion for any South America trip. Only did the Argentinian side. Easy to get bus from the station in town. Company is Rio Uraguay. Buses, entrance fees, good in the park, boat trips = expensive!! Finding an ATM which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Even though water levels were low when we visited, these falls are awe inspiring. We visited both sides but thought the Argentine side offered the most spectacular views even though as so many others have said, morning on the Brazil side usually gives lots of 'rainbow' photo shots. The Brazilian side can be done in a couple of hours, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This amazing site makes Niagara Falls look like a trickle! You have never seen anything like it. This is worth any extra effort/flight you have to take to get there! If you can arrange it, see the Argentina side! It's even better!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just wonderful. It's a place to go one time in your life. Beautiful moments and unforgettable. One time I come back

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Address: 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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