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  • D. Aaronson
    Asheville, North Carolina677 contributions
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    Stunning!
    Amazing Experience, we came here a day after visiting the Brazilian side and it was just as incredible all over again. Lot more hiking in Argentina with some really incredible walkways and viewpoints on the Superior/Inferior loops. The train stations are a little confusing, I would just say allow plenty of time on the Argentine side. The Devil's Throat viewing platform is an engineering marvel all by itself. We also ate at first cafe inside the entrance (or last cafe before you leave) and the empanadas were quite good.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Gillian L
    County Durham, United Kingdom27 contributions
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    Majestic!
    WOW!! If you are visiting Brazil or Argentina, please add this majestic place to your itinerary. We are so pleased we made the trip during our tour of Rio, it’s worth the extra flights etc. We flew to the Brazil side of iguaçu but stayed in Argentina (taxi transfer over the border was easy) and spent most of the time in that side of the falls. The walks around the falls are just beautiful. We stopped at the Brazil side for a few hours on our way back to the airport (they have lockers large enough for suitcases) and saw a different and colourful 🌈 perspective of the falls. Definitely worth doing both sides! A must see for everyone!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Annie S
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom349 contributions
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    Truly a wonder
    There are no words / pictures that can sum up this amazing place. We were overwhelmed by the beauty. This was the highlight of out Brazil/Argentina tour. We also did the Boat experience..... wow! Defos worth it unless you are scared of water or boats! If you do this they are not clear how you get your photos / video as they only spoke Spanish and we were not able to go back to take advantage of the footage. Totally gutted
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Surrey 13
    London, United Kingdom1,333 contributions
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    A fabulous experience you won't forget
    We visited the Argentinian side of the falls two days ago. Quite different to the Brazilian side but equally stunning. The walk takes longer and the vista is slower to emerge but worth the wait.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 28, 2023
  • cprendi10
    Quincy, Massachusetts102 contributions
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    Wow!
    After visiting the Brazilian side, we journeyed across the border to view the Argentinian side. The weather had cleared and we had sunny skies. This was a different experience in that there were 3 trails. The main one out to Devil's Throat was first and we were not disappointed with the slightly longer walk out. The looped end was packed with people and it was a magnificent view. Our tour guide had spoken to a photo person before we started out and so when we were out in the crowd, we did get the professional shots done with the waterfall in the background without the other tourists on our shoulders. They took several shots and I bought 2, at $5 each, it was well worth it. I went on the upper trail and that walk was surreal with double rainbows in so many picture areas. I didn't choose to do the lower trail but my friend said that was great also. I waited at the dining area which had several options. I chose the gelato which was inexpensive and delicious!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • TravelLoversince52
    Osoyoos, Canada54 contributions
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    Iguazu/Iguassu Falls
    I agree with Eleanor Roosevelt when she said ‘Poor Niagara!’. Iguazú Falls in Argentina and Iguassu Falls in Brazil are both amazing. Both sides allow you to get close to the falls…and wet in the process. We took the boat on the Argentinian side but honestly we were too busy getting drenched and laughing to open our eyes when under the falls. Thankfully the water is warm! (NB: One of the crew sold a video and stills he took on his go-pro…but we never received ours.) Several walks were closed on the Argentinian side, including the Devil’s Throat Trail, but we were still able to stand above several waterfalls. The Brazilian side offered better views of the falls and less walking. A shuttle bus took you from the entrance to the park to the beginning of the 1.5 kilometre trail. We’re really glad we did both sides but unlike other reviews, if you are time-limited and want to get a view of the entirety of the over 200 falls, we think they are best viewed from the Brazilian side.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
  • jenmovies
    Hobart, Australia30 contributions
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    Stunning nature in a well maintained national park
    Well maintained and managed national park. See wildlife all around, marvel at the power of the falls. This is a must see if visiting Argentina. Make sure you also do the Brazilian side, which can be a day trip!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 26, 2023
  • dudoldve
    Bokeelia, Florida404 contributions
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    Just spectacular, wheelchair user
    Just spectacular. I am a wheelchair user and went to both the Argentinian and the Brazilian side. Unfortunately part of the walk was destroyed on Argentinian side to devils throat but it can still be seen close up on the Brazilian side. For wheelchair users the paths on the Argentinian side are easier and flatter with better grades then Brazil. The distances are long but they do have 3 wheel chairs available for those that need them. My chair with bike tires had no issues. The upper trail is completely accessible and the majority of the lower trail. They drove us in a car past the difficult portion of the lower trail but one did need to transfer to a regular car seat. They put my chair which folds in the trunk. Big sections of the lower trail were closed due to flood damage. The Brazilian side has accessible buses to take you in to the park and an elevator to see devils throat but not all of their trails are accessible and the grade is steeper in some places than the standard. The Brazilian side normally has an elevator to the boats but unfortunately not working so that was a disappointment. Hopefully fixed in the future. The Argentina side has no elevator to boat excursion. Overall lots of people in wheelchairs and just fantastic place so go. Take someone to push if needed and get wet
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 13, 2023
  • majorcubfan
    Chicago, Illinois97 contributions
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    Spectacular natural beauty
    I came back today after visiting 20 years ago, and the falls are as spectacular now as I remember back then. We visited the Argentina side on Christmas Day, and there were very few visitors so lots of opportunity for great photos. Sadly, Devil’s Throat is closed due to very high water levels, but there was plenty of spectacular views to enjoy.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
  • Danielle F
    6 contributions
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    Brazil versus Argentina side
    Beautiful falls. The grand adventure boat tour on the Argentina side, was perfect for my adventurous husband. We visited both sides and thought the Brazil side offered a better view and catwalk directly over the falls that was amazing. Brazil side was easy, orderly and most enjoyed of the 2 views.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 4, 2024
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Juanito_Hayburg
El Paso, TX3,699 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Solo
For years I have fantastic sized the great Iguazú Falls, alive in my mind by both legend & reviews, and I finally accomplished the grand visit 28FEB2020. As a life hosteller, I like to travel as inexpensively as possible, so was ecstatic when the information center told me about using the local transport (Rio Uruguay) bus.
For 400pesos/~7usd round trip from the omnibus terminal in Puerto Iguazú, I was soon motoring in luxury to this amazing park. It was amazingly CROWDED, despite my “early” arrival at (10:00), and by (11:00), my thoughts of paying for the boat close up evaporated in the warmth as it as sold out for the day. At least I could ride the toy train to the top/upper falls for free, though I needed to obtain a free ticket nearby.
Was I ever so glad to take this train! My mobility has become lessened over the years as I’ve “aged out”, and now consistently use a stick/cane. Not only had it warmed up, but there was NO WAY I was going to Gimpwalk that distance! Most other visitors concurred with me—it was a very full train going up.
At the upper terminus, it was another km/0.6mile on an extremely nice strong double-route which had a steel mesh walkway—perfect to keep a dropped cellphone from plunging into the flowing waters beneath. Besides that, I appreciated the extra wide route— vast multitudes were atop this designated path, making for a very crowded/congested progress to the bona fide overlook. Shaded spots along the way were a premium rest area!
Absolutely, clean fresh drinking water is a requirement; despite a flat route, it’s quite a hump to the crowded overlook (selfie-sticks seem to be mandatory!). There are numerous opportunities to buy water & food throughout the designated areas of this fine park. The staff/personnel are extremely helpful. if you are athletically inclined, do spend time hiking/exploring those parts of the park less accessible. I’m very glad I went early in the day, and it certainly has my “iWheel of Approval!”
Written March 4, 2020
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juliajcr
Toronto, Canada26 contributions
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Mar 2020
The park (brazilian side) is very well organized. Buses take you from the main entrance to all the major trail starts. We did the macuco boat ride first, so we would get soaked and then have a chance to dry off under the sunshine. The park has a buffett restaurant at the end of the road (around RS 70) or some other fast food options (around R$30). From the brazilian side, you see the Devils Throat from a far, but you will get the views of other waterfalls from up close. Magnificent place.
Written March 5, 2020
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clappers155
Farnborough, UK23 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited for 2 days and stayed in the park to be close to the trails. We did all of the paths and everything is very well laced out and well organised. Mulch of the paths are on raised metal platforms so no need to worry about getting muddy. We had great weather so even when close to the main falls hardly any spray or getting wet!

As with all parks and attractions, the earlier you get there, the less crowded it is. We also found that later in the afternoon around 16:00 was not too busy. However morning is best as temperature is also slightly cooler.

The adventure tour and boat ride are excellent. The first part of the trip on the truck is really just a way to get you to the boats, don’t expect to see much in the any of animals during this.

The boat ride is very good. You will get very wet, our trip went under the falls about 5 times. The front of the boat probably gets the biggest soaking!
Written February 17, 2020
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Michael L
Phoenix, Arizona, Usa212 contributions
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Dec 2019
We did this easy as a day trip from Buenos Aires. Booked on our own and saved hundreds of dollars. You can fly from the in town airport round trip. Take the first flight pre - dawn, sleep on the flight arrive at the airport falls by 8 AM. Take a cab, the fees are all set , no competition, about $20 one way going, $15 later on returns. Arrive at entry of the park, buy your ticket for the areas you wish, plus the train ride. You can walk, but the jungle train is better. At the end of the line you have a one mile walk out on the raised sidewalk into the Devils throat. Expect to get soaked. On the train ride there are 3 stations. Entry, midway and Devils throat. Food snacks at all. By 4 pm you have had it, there is a buffet for about $20 each discount with a coupon. Taxi back to airport for the 8pm flight return. There is a town to stay at, but once you get soaked a few times you have had enough. Protect your camera from the water, zip lock bag good to have.
Written October 3, 2020
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Attila M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A couple of useful information for future travelers:

1: How to get to the Falls/Town from the airport? : There is no public transport from the airport (IGR) , you have to take a taxi to the Falls. It will cost you 950 ARP. From the Falls to the town you can take a bus (250 ARP), it will take you to the bus terminal.
If you wish to go to the town first (Puerto Iguazu) you can choose between taxi (950 ARP) and minibus (600 ARP)

2: Lock room at the Iguazu Falls?: yes there is a lock room right next to the ticket office (must go in the shop next to it) it costs around 300 ARP. If you have a big baggage you can also leave it there on the floor , only the shop assistant has access to the lock room , pretty safe.

3: Paying with credit card?: All major credit cards are accepted at the ticket office.

4: How to get to the Brasil side of the Falls: Take the bus from the Puerto Iguazu bus terminal (Rio Uruguay is recommended) it costs 600 ARP / return. Departs every hour or so and it is very comfy as the driver will stop both at Argentina and Brasil side of the border and guide you through the immigration. When everyone is finished the bus continues to the Brasil side of the Falls. (a full bus in no more than 20-30 min to get through)

5: Paying at the Brasil side: The ticket office accepts all major credit cards or you can use the self ticket kiosk to avoid queue. In the park ARP is accepted , no need to exchange Brasil currency.

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Written March 14, 2020
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Eva
5 contributions
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Nov 2019
We have travel in November,( of tourist season) the National Park in Iguazu is visited by hundreds , very busy , very long lines to buy the tickets, make sure you have enough water, still hot and long walks to the top of water falls on the walk ways. Make sure you have comfortable walking foot shoes. The service in Park is limited, food tasteless, and overpriced . The views, are fantastic which compensate all inconvenient things.
Written January 12, 2020
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Stephanie H
Darwin, Australia19 contributions
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Feb 2020 • Couples
We spent a full day at Parque Nacional Iguazu. We decided only to do the Argentinian side as the Brazilian side had a higher entrance fee (we have been travelling for a few months and are running out of money) and in our opinion, offered less.

The power, size and roar of 275 waterfalls crashing 80m into the Río Iguazú have to be experienced to be believed! Make sure you check out an online map of the park before you go and decide your must-do’s. We did the boat ride under the falls, and it was well worth it.

The park was well signposted, easy to navigate and clean. A guide is not needed. Unfortunately, Isla San Martin and the tower were closed. We were not informed when purchasing our entrance tickets. I do not know the reason and for how long they are closed.

We stopped for lunch at a little kiosk near Devils Throat. There was nowhere to hygienically store the chips after being cooked (like at McDonald's). I noticed chips sitting in their basket above the deep fryer and these chips were served up for us. They were cold, soggy and all stuck together. When confronted, the staff member said the chips were ”fresh”. The staff member had a sour attitude and did not want to do any additional work. It wasn't until he went and got someone else that a fresh batch was cooked for us. Watch them make your food, eat in a proper restaurant or bring your own food.
Written February 19, 2020
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nanahc_py
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay123 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
Everybody knows the brasilian Iguassu Falls, actually I went there two or three times but this year we went to the argentinean side and worth it!!! But be wise, it's better you change your money for argentinean pesos because they accept dollars but give your change in pesos (so if you're staying in a hotel in Foz/Brazil, you can change your money in the currency exchange , usually you find it inside the supermarkets). Another thing is January is really a hot month, you can bring with you water and food or you can buy over there (they have food and beverages every station). When you buy your entrance ticket it allows you to use the train and you take it to go to the Devil's Throat... The other interesting thing to do is the speedboat ride( you pay aside like 38 dollars) so bring with you clothes because you are going to get wet. And prepare yourself to walk, walk a lot, but the nature is wonderful, the Devil's Throat is a perfect and peaceful place and the adventure of getting close to the falls by speedboat is incredible.... I was pleased to know the argentinean side.
Written January 27, 2020
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Jerry W
Vancouver Island, Canada35 contributions
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Jan 2020
There are places on this planet that are truly beyond words, and this is certainly at he top of the list. These falls are certainly one of the most spectacular natural wonders I have ever seen on this planet in all my travels. The falls are a two hour flight from Buenos Aires. You should allow three days to see the falls in a relaxed manner, at least two full days. The walk to the falls on the Argentine side over all the tributaries is by far the best, and the falls themselves are by far better to see on the Argentine side. The falls should be seen on the Brazilian side first to give you an introduction to the falls. Do not rent a car, taxis are cheap and take you door to door anywhere you want to go. I would recommend you stay on the Argentine where there is an actual town with a good selection of hotels and restaurants, also a much larger fleet of taxis. Enjoy this very special place!
Written February 16, 2020
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thejourneyman76
london50 contributions
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Apr 2023
Taking the 'Gran Aventura' boat trip was one of the best travel experience we have ever had. The motor boat itself was thrilling, but then when you get up to the warterfalls and are being soaked by the sheer force of the water, it is like nothing else. You are covered in mist and cannot see anything, but you can hear the thunderous water and feel it hitting you - and hear everyone else screaming!

Here are my top tips.
1) Get there early there is a lot to do on the Argentinian side. The train to the Devil's Throat is a round trip that takes about 2hrs and the departures weren't very regular. it takes around 50 mins to walk to the Devil's Throat. The Superior walk takes you above the waterfalls and takes about an hour and a half. The Inferior walk goes lower down the falls and takes about an hour. The boat ride leaves every hour or so, but because we got there too late at 11:30 (see below as well) we weren't able to fit everything in. So we had to choose to do the Superior Walk and the Boat Ride.
2) You can buy Gran Aventura tickets on the day at the main entrance, but once a boat is full then you have to wait to the next time slot. They are quite strict about needing to see passports, particularly for teenagers. Unfortunately, we had left our Passports at the hotel so I had to do a round trip back to pick them up, which ate into our time! They wouldn't let me buy the tickets until they could see the passports, so I couldn't reserve the (more convenient) 12:45 slot and we had to wait till 3:15.
3) Lunch in the central restaurant was pretty good for a fixed ARS $5,000 per head, which includes drinks, desert and meat from the Parilla as well as a self serve buffet.
4) The Gran Aventura boat trip includes a 40 minute transit in a safari truck through the forest to the pontoon. There is a guided talk about the forest flora and fauna on the way out. Then there are a lot of steps down to the river, which are easier to descend than to ascend!
5) You will get 100% soaked. Do not wear closed shoes, they will fill up like bags (like my walking boats)
6) useful to have a small waterproof case for your phone. However, they give everyone a fully waterproof sack that is big enough to put a small back pack in. you can keep cameras and dry clothes in here for after.
7) We found a friendly local taxi driver with whom we arranged a drop off and pick up for ARS $10,000 including waiting times, back to our hotel in central Puerto Iguazu.
8) They do have charging phone points at the main entrance so take your USB cable.
Written April 11, 2023
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