Iguazu Falls
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
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  • Martin P
    Perth, United Kingdom164 contributions
    Unbelievable sight
    These falls are truly amazing. Words cannot do it justice. They are approximately 4 kms in length with 275 waterfalls. When you first see these falls emotions are very high. You don't expect to come across something as awe inspiring as this. We have mot been to Niagra but speaking to people it seems very comercialised -this is not the case at Iguazu. We hired a guide ( wise to do this) and visited the Brazil side of the falls first. Got there early - before the coach trips arrived and at each viewpoint were not blocked out by other tourists. You felt you were by yourselves. We did the same the following day on the Argentina side with the same experience. It is staggering how close you are able to get so close to the falls and feel the force and power of the water. On the Argentine side you can at an extra cost take a boat trip which takes you actually under one of the waterfalls. Obviously you get wet but to be that close to mother nature is humbling. This is an experience that will be hard to beat.
    Written January 7, 2023
  • Mike
    Cape Town, South Africa1,956 contributions
    Morning Glory
    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.
    Agradecemos a visita e aguardamos você novamente nas Cataratas do Iguaçu!
    Written March 18, 2021
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    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2021
  • Nesho G
    Ottawa, Canada98 contributions
    Absolutely magnificent !
    We made a last minute decision to visit the falls and we had to do so in one day. Early departing and late return flights from and to Buenos Aires were the only option.Upon arrival to Iguazú airport we explored the transportation options and we were suggested to take a cab instead taking minivans because minivans take you first to the city and then to the National park. We met with our cab driver Claudio who spoke English well and he presented a few scenarios for our visit. Due to the lack of time and the reciprocity visas we intended to see only Argentinian side of the falls. Claudio explained that reciprocity visas were canceled and with available time we can cover both sides of the falls. So he drove us first to the Brazilian border which we crossed in no time despite kilometres long line. If you are planning to rent a car on your own be prepared for a long wait. Taxi drivers have a dedicated lines and border crossing is quite easy. Upon arrival to Brazilian Iguazú national park entrance he provided us with explanations how to utilize time and what to do within next 3 hours. The falls are absolutely magnificent. We quickly realized what would we miss if we did not visit the falls. After 3 hours spent on the Brazilian side we were back to Claudio’s car on our way back to Argentina. The border crossing went very smoothly again. We arrived to the Argentinian national park and once again we followed Claudios directions. We have completed lower and upper circuits, had enough time to see Devil’s throat not rushing at all. It was so different experience in comparison to the Brazilian waterfalls and we highly recommend a visit to both sites. Please be very careful of coatis (a raccoon type of animals) since they can be very vicious. They “attack’ almost anyone who carries any type of bags knowing that there is food in the bags. Claudio took us for dinner to a very nice restaurant in the city and afterwards drove us to the airport. I must say that we were so lucky meeting the cab driver and absolutely recommend his service.
    Written January 11, 2020
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Juan Lima
Itajuba, MG14 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It really is a walk in an unforgettable place! The waterfalls themselves are breathtaking! The problem is just the amount of people at the same time, but common to such touristy places. Also, the food prices are very expensive and I found the behavior of the park's official photographers very rude, disturbing moments when I was photographing with my own cell phone. Other than that, it was magical!
Written January 14, 2023
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prado83
Santo Andre, PB112 contributions
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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Agradecemos a visita e aguardamos você novamente nas Cataratas do Iguaçu!
Written March 18, 2021
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T D
Philadelphia, PA3,196 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
This Park is beautiful! We bought the admission tickets online for R63 per person. Parking is R37 which needed to be paid on site. The admission included a bus ride that drives you closer to the waterfalls. Got out of the second stop which started with smaller falls - walked the paved trail path for 1.5 km to reach the main waterfalls. It’s beautiful! A must see if you’re in Brazil. There is an elevator and Souvenir Store at the end of the Trail path - where the bus picks you up and drives you back to the parking / entrance.
Written March 5, 2022
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pauma3
6 contributions
Mar 2020
My friends and I arrived on a Tuesday night to Puerto Iguazú, on a very late flight at 12am. We took two taxis from the airport (~$1300 pesos each car) to Cabañas Riberas Del Paraná. We later found out the official van from the airport is better and cheaper! It takes you to wherever your lodging is for $280 pesos per person but it takes longer than a taxi.
Early the next day we drove with Nicanor, an amazing and kind person, who drove us around the city and to the falls back and forth and to Brasil the next day for a great price. We could not have had such a great trip if it weren't for him. He recommended us restaurants to eat and things to see and not miss, he also took care of our luggage while we ate dinner our last night in the city. Make sure to contact him if you're planning on doing a short trip here: 54.9.375.755.6552.
We spend a whole day on the Argentinian side the first day and did the Brazilian side the next day. Both have spectacular views but the Brazilian side has more of a panoramic view of the Falls. I recommend you to not miss it. Plus, you get to eat 'pão de queijo' and 'coixinhas'!
We also enjoyed Riberas del Paraná a lot. It's right by the river Paraná an the pool was perfect to relax after walking the whole day. The only downside of it is that it is a bit far away from everything if you don't rent a car. I would suggest staying in the city center if you will be taking taxis to go everywhere. At least you don't need to take a taxi to the city.
Written March 6, 2020
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy918 contributions
Dec 2019
The Brasilian host 20% of the Iguazú falls but offers a fantastic view that completes the visit that one has done to the other side in Argentina. Queues are long, so it is recommendable to arrive as soon as possible and to buy tickets in advance. A bus will bring you to the trail that will last 2-3 hours, a bit up and down, so bring plenty of water and light clothes in summer, it is very hot (35 C) and very humid. You can bring food or buy it at the bars that you will find at the entrance and at the end of the trail, where a bus will bring you back at the exit. Parque das Aves is just in front, worth a 1-hour visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,204 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Do you love waterfalls? If so, then you will love the Iguazu Falls (Cataratas del Iguazú)!
These are 275 waterfalls on the Iguazu River, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina in the Iguazu National Parks of both countries. Both parks are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and in 2011 they were recognized as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Iguazú is translated from the Guarani language as y (water) and guasu (large).
Entrance to the National Park 70R$. The double-decker bus drove about half an hour through the territory to the waterfalls. Starting from the uppermost observation deck, there was the smallest water dust in the air and this haze did not allow anything to be seen or photographed, although the view from the Brazilian side is certainly more interesting than from Argentina. Gradually we went down to the foot of the main waterfall - the Devil's Throat. There was also 100% humidity here, water fell from above, rose from below, persistently climbed from the sides. Then we took the elevator up to the observation tower and looked at the whole panorama of the waterfalls from above. There were many noses, begging for food and black and yellow birds. We returned to the city by city bus.
Written September 16, 2020
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Thanks for your visit and review on TripAdvisor! A joy to receive you.
Written September 23, 2020
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vanessa w
Brussels, Belgium201 contributions
Jan 2020
It's a breathtaking experience. We stayed at the Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel and visited both sides of the falls, it's well worth doing it because they are very different on each side. Our hotel is inside the park on the Brazilian side so we were able to see the sunset and sunrise right at the falls - just beautiful and you pretty much have the falls to yourself. If you stay at this hotel I would also recommend to do the Full Moon Tour - great view of the falls at night.
Written February 6, 2020
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Nataly G
Bogota, Colombia499 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Iguazu Falls are stunning and definitely worth visiting. However, check dry and wet seasons before planning your trip. I visited during a dry season and it was still beautiful but the views when there has been more rain should be even better. I would recommend visiting both the Brazilian and Argentinian side, however, if I had to choose one I would definitely visit only the Brazilian side as the views are better and the park is much more organized.
Written January 7, 2022
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devin J
29 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We flew here from Buenos Aires for a few days. It was a fun trip. We stayed at a nearby hotel and got a cab to take us each day. The falls were so beautiful. Very crowded. We got there on a Monday at 1030 and the boat tour was already sold out for the day. Recommend booking online before or getting there early.
Written November 7, 2022
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mpetersrx7
Austin, TX29 contributions
Dec 2019
I am writing this review for the Brazil side of the falls.... the trails here are more limited with some breathetaking views. We went in Dec 2019 and batlled some 35C weather which was the largest issue. The bugs at the time we went were not a problem at all. I would recommend doing the Brazil side first and then the Argentina side afterwards. We stayed on the Argentina side, so give yourself some extra time for the border crossing. The Brazil side took a max of 3 hours while you could easily spend twice that amount hiking on the Argentina side.
Written January 1, 2020
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