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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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One of the most beautiful places in the world.

Iguazú Falls, or Chororo Yguasu; are the most beautiful and incredible waterfalls of the world. They are on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian... read more

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La Plata, Argentina
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Iguazú Falls, or Chororo Yguasu; are the most beautiful and incredible waterfalls of the world. They are on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world. Most of the falls (85%) are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the... More 

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If you can make it up here while in Argentina, you must. The falls are unlike anything you've ever seen, and the park is very well established and constructed so that errant tourists cannot leave the trails and disrupt the ecosystem. Make sure to visit all three trails, the island, the Garganta Del Diablo, and take a boat ride and... More 

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This is truly a wonder of the world. I saw it on the Argentina side and stayed at the Sheraton in the National Park. The upper and lower trails are important. Very different views. The Devils Throat boat ride is cool, if you Like adventure and have the physical stamina for the walk down and back up. And don't mind... More 

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Worth a visit! The view and experience is amazing. The bus will take you from the entrance, and you hop of where you like. Then you walk down to the falls. Bring raincoat, you will get wet if you go in front of the falls. But you should! Lots of people and much time spent standing in line.

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The Argentinian side of the falls is in my opinion the best of the two sides. The falls are spectacular and you get much closer to the numerous different water falls along much more extensive and immersive paths. The thing that really let the park down is the way in which its organised. There is a small train which takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a memorable visit, and I would recommend taking one of the boat rides that take you right up top the falls. the park itself has some nice walks and the train and boat rides were a nice addition (and welcome rest)...

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Lovely views but the humans looking after it let the place down. Bins overflowing near cafe so loads of flys, wasps etc. 1 hour wait for train to take you up to the falls. Need more trains! Walk to falls was pleasant but when you get to the viewing platform all a bit disorganised. Not sure what the staff where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We finally got to these falls and they were awesome!!! I'm sorry I waited so long because now I may never get back!!! Better than Victoria falls, or any others we have seen. Visited the Brazil side one day, and it was worth the trouble as the view was entirely different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on the Brazilian side at the Belmond Hotel, arrived in the early afternoon. Visited the bird park and had a helicopter ride over the falls in the afternoon. Also wandered down to see the falls a little closer. The next day went over to Argentinian side and took the train out to see some of the falls, fantastic.... More 

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Argentinian side of the falls will take a day. Otherwise it will be rushed and you will be tired. You don't really need a guide. We got our hotel to book a taxi which took us there to the national park and picked us up back for a very reasonable price. We got a map at the entrance and explored... More 

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