Parque Nacional do Iguaçu

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu
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This massive forested park, with rare species of birds, pumas, tapirs, monkeys and other wildlife is best known for housing the world's largest and most extraordinary waterfalls - the Iguacu Falls -that extend for miles.
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More than 3 hours
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Whissely
Sao Paulo, SP317 contributions
The One And Only Iguaçu Falls
May 2021
Spectacular falls, the best is to take two days so you can see the Brazilian and the Argentine side. The Brazilian park is very organized however, limited walkways, you really can not stray off the path and the path itself has few opions. There are a couple of eating options including the very fancy hotel on the park grounds.
Written May 25, 2021
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Chia Lin K
Barueri, SP28 contributions
Fantastic Place
Feb 2021 • Friends
Fantastic place! There’s a very good structure for tourism, the staff was kind, polite and very efficient, everything was perfect!!
Written February 15, 2021
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Rachel
Nashville, TN206 contributions
Beautiful nature
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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Flitz8-A foodie travels
Athens, Greece2,655 contributions
Very professional service park, a must see
Nov 2020 • Solo
Tickets can be bought at park, wifi is available in some spots, falls are beautiful, breathtaking,loved it
Written December 7, 2020
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Nathan O
Belmopan, Belize3 contributions
Gorgeous vistas and helpful staff!
Aug 2020
My wife and I visited this park 3 times in a single week because we enjoyed it so much. The staff clearly love the park and went the extra mile to improve our experience.
Written August 12, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,759 contributions
Spectacular -- A Highlight of My Trip
Oct 2019
Like most Americans, I had never heard of Iguassu Falls prior to my trip to South America. WOW!!!! UNESCO World Heritage Site, Park covers 500,000 acres. There are 275 waterfalls stretching 1.8 miles wide. In October (midway between the rainy and dry seasons), the water flow was 400,000 gallons PER SECOND. We toured the Falls from both sides. The views from the Brazilian side are truly spectacular as you observe the Falls in the distance. The views from the Argentine side are less jawdropping but you get the see the Falls close up from the top and bottom. The walking paths are paved and level. It takes about 2 hours to cover most of it, so wear a hat and comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and lots of water (there are no water fountains or refreshment stands along the walk). If you have time, definitely do both sides. If you only have time for one, I'd opt for the views from the Brazil side. My photos don't do it justice!
Written April 4, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark723 contributions
must see
Mar 2020
The park is not cheap but it's still a must see. The falls are an impressive sight and there's a lot to see.
Written March 19, 2020
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monika r
59 contributions
National Park Iguazu
Mar 2020 • Couples
Is worth to walk a bit and see all waterfalls. There is also the elevator for someone who can’t walk long distances O strongly recommend this amazing place
Written March 18, 2020
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Peter1Northampton
Northamptonshire, UK339 contributions
Fabulous
Mar 2020
Probably the best falls in the world. Stunning local and memories for a life time don’t leave this off your bucket list.
Written March 13, 2020
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panamtravelkid
Montevideo, Uruguay254 contributions
Stunning natural beauty
Feb 2020
Great views of natural waterfalls, stunning and natural.
Well organized and dummy proof, just walk up and buy a ticket - the tram and trails are well marked and easy. Definitely great for mobile travellers - stairs and hiking involved. Very crowded but people were nice.
Written March 12, 2020
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