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Iguazu Falls

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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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+54 3757 49-1469
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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We visited the Brazilian side of the falls and they were breathtaking. We went with a guide who picked us up early to beet the crowds and this was a brilliant move. We had the... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Brazilian side of the falls and they were breathtaking. We went with a guide who picked us up early to beet the crowds and this was a brilliant move. We had the trail to ourselves... followed by thousands of people. Definitely go early Brazil has the best views Also did the helicopter trip which is a must... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the falls need to be visited from both Brazil and Argentina. the Argentinian side is very different to Brazil. You need to go on a train to start the adventure.you get off at the train stop and then start to walk. The walkways are a few meter's above the river and the falls and you get a unique view from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one place every traveler must see. Amazing natural beauty and the sight and roar of the falls is mesmerising. Truly a wonder of creation! Spend enough time to walk around; it must be viewed from both the Brazilian and Argentine which are quite different. We booked with Caracol Tours. Our guide Francisco was really good and professional. He... More 

Thank an23T
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived at Puerto Iguazu and asked the Taxi booth for a taxi that could take a wheelchair. One was provided and we used him all weekend. Any taxi price listed here is usually out of date. Taxi to the hotel was 350 pesos. Visited the Argentina park. Admission free for both of us. Nice train ride between sites. Each site... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is just outstanding. Such natural beauty. We visited the Brazil side of the Falls - best for viewing as you look towards Argentinian side where the main falls are. Also did a boat ride under the Falls which was an awesome experience - prepare to get drenched. To enter the National park you buy tickets & join the... More 

Thank Daniella F
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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Simply jaw dropping, awesome in every way. As a traveller who has visited most continents and is widely travelled - this would be #1 location I have visited. A fantastic location in Argentina. Perfect location to sit, relax and enjoy the amazing scenery. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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We flew into Iguazu from BA on Easter Sunday having only booked the hotel component for our 2 day / 3 night visit before arriving. We were a little worried about not being across all the options and logistics before arriving, but it all turned out to be pretty straight forward once we were here. After landing at IGR airport... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguazu Falls is where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet. The falls are high and with many individual falls. This photo is of one of the bigger falls. One side of the falls is in Argentina; the other in Brazil. Each offers a different view of this gigantic set of waterfalls. A common tour is 2 days: one day on each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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This is an absolute must see for any trip to Argentina. The falls are spectacular and are very accessible from a number of different angles. Truly stunning and breathtaking views and a beautiful place to visit. Highly recommend taking the free train inside the park to The Devil's Throat where you will get quite wet on the viewing platform as... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This has always been a bucket list item, and it did not disappoint. We stayed at the Sheraton and from the moment we first saw the falls from the lobby, we couldn't stop looking. If you can stay at the Sheraton, do it as you have direct park access and can start exporing before all the tour buses arrive. There... More 

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