Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu: Hours, Address, Iguazu Falls Reviews: 5/5

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The colossal power of these thundering falls, viewable from both Argentina and Brazil, and accessible from Paraguay, is a mesmerizing sight: 275 separate falls in a U-shaped formation pound the water below in raging cascades with a deafening intensity.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Stan Porter
1 contribution
Indescribable experiences
May 2020
I lived in São Paulo and Curitiba for 10 years and visited Iguaçu on quite a number of occasions. Every time it was a different experience, sometimes awe inspiring as one massive waterfall due to recent heavy rains, sometimes hundreds of smaller falls amazingly beautiful during dry season. Every stage in between has its own experience. Boat trips above and below the falls are really worth every penny! Different experiences from Brazilian and Argentinian sides, do both!
Written April 25, 2021
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Written May 5, 2021
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Barbara V
1 contribution
Amazed!
Jan 2021
The most amazing experience i've ever had!
Such an incredible place to visit more than once. I will definitely do it again.
Written April 20, 2021
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Written May 5, 2021
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JuniorMazzagardi
Vinhedo, SP306 contributions
One of the most wonderful places in the world
Mar 2021 • Couples
The visit of foz do iguacu is the most worthwhile you can do. Its one of the wonders of the world and you can take a park bus and go diret to the falls or you can stop before and take a trail
Written March 18, 2021
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Written March 18, 2021
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johnmbos2n
Boston, MA144 contributions
Awesome
Feb 2021
Seeing the falls in person was one of my greatest experiences.
It was one of the most beautiful sites I've ever visited.
Written February 18, 2021
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prado83
Santo Andre, PB111 contributions
I would come back again infinite times
Jan 2021
I have been to Iguaçu Falls 5-6 times and I pretend to keep going back. It is astonishing and magnificent. There is a 1,5 km panoramic trail (it has stairs) until the big fall, or a direct access by bus (included in the ticket) directly to it. I recommend avoiding the gift shop at the big fall (too crowded, small, and it has the same options and at the same price of the big shop at the park exit). Take sunscreen, insect repellent and water.
Written January 20, 2021
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Written March 18, 2021
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Olivier T
Ucel, France73 contributions
Nicest waterfall seen in my life
Jan 2021
Go early or late. it is very nice but very crowded in the middle of the day. It offers beautiful views and nice pictures opportunities. On the way, you can observe eagles , opossums and many other animals.
Written January 12, 2021
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Written March 18, 2021
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Mike R
Cape Town, South Africa1,950 contributions
Morning Glory
Jan 2021 • Couples
We are traveling around Brazil for a month and added Iguaza Falls in between Rio & Recife.

Traveling right now (19) does have it's benefits as there are few crowds.

However seeing the falls at Sunset & Sunrise when tourist are not allowed access to the park is the only way to really appreciate the falls.

To do this on the Brazilian side you have to stay inside the national park at the Belmond Hotel, which whilst more expensive is worth every cent to be able to be alone at the falls.

It had rained overnight and early this morning so the falls were much stronger at sunrise than at sunset the day before.

We stood alone in total tranquillity with the roar of the water and the smoke mist that wrapped around us.

A wonderful place to get lost in your thoughts for a short while.
Written January 5, 2021
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Written March 18, 2021
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Rachel
Nashville, TN206 contributions
Beautiful nature, definitely a must see
Dec 2020 • Friends
I visited this park in Dec 2020 during the pandemic. Because of the pandemic, the park switched to only selling tickets online. You cannot purchase your tickets in person at the door. It was pretty difficult to purchase my tickets online ahead of time, as my foreign credit card kept getting denied. I reached out to the park's customer service line on whatsapp and they were able to quickly help me resolve my issues. When you show up at the park, your tickets will be on your phone and you just scan in at the entrance. That being said, ticket prices are very different for foreigners vs Brazilians, and at the entrance nobody checked for any form of ID. So, if you want to purchase all your tickets as if you were Brazilian and save some money, you probably can with no repercussions.

There is a free bus that takes you to all the different places in the park. Buses run every 20-30 mins or so and they are running pretty full. I took the bus first to the main waterfalls trail. The trail is all paved and super easy, with absolutely gorgeous waterfall views. On the trail you might see some quatis or some tegus. We saw a couple of big tegus walking alongside the trail and they were beautiful. At the main waterfall lookout, people were crowding like crazy and taking their masks off to take pictures, then keeping the masks off. Be careful and please be respectful of everyone's personal space here. Park staff is trying to encourage safe social distancing by limiting the number of people allowed into the main overlook, but even so everyone forms big big crowds trying to get close enough to take the good pictures.

The main restaurant is closed and the only thing open is the fast food. They offer "prato feito" which translates to "made plates." Little to no options for vegetarians or vegans, however I was able to talk to the people at the fast food place and they made me a salad plate and then charged me $5 BRL each for portions of rice, black beans, and vinagrette.

Another stop on the bus is the Macuco Safari, which you pay separately for. This is a boat trip down the river that takes you underneath some of the falls (but not underneath the main ones cause it might be too big/dangerous). We did the Macuco Safari boat tour and it was pretty cool. Everything we did was without booking through a tour company. I really don't see why you would need a guide to explore this park as it is all laid out very easily and all tickets can be easily purchased on your own. Getting to the park we took an Uber. Leaving the park is a little harder because it seems like ride-sharing apps avoid this place on purpose. We still got an Uber to pick us up from here at the end of the day, but it took a while. You could tell that a bunch of drivers were rejecting the ride. I don't know if this is some unspoken agreement between the ride-sharing app drivers and the actual taxi drivers, but taxis are plentiful and Ubers will reject you when you're calling them to the park.

Overall, this was a beautiful experience. The park seemed to really empty out after 2 or 3 pm too. I would come back again, but I wouldn't do the Macuco Safari a second time.
Written January 3, 2021
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Written March 18, 2021
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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,655 contributions
Wow
Nov 2020 • Solo
The falls are amazing especially the devils throat, I enjoyed rest of the falls but the devils throat was my favorite, up close and personal
Written December 7, 2020
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Mat1090
Los Angeles, CA30 contributions
A must!!!
Nov 2020
Staff members are very attentive to minor details and are ready to help. Cleaning and social distancing is extremely observed. Trails are clearly marked and accessible. Snacks are readily available and prices are conventional,
Written November 18, 2020
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