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“Iguazu Falls visited in January 2013” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Iguazu Falls
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Owner description: 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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“Iguazu Falls visited in January 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

A really fantastic location . Wear good walking footware as there are lots of walkways and some steps. It was hot in January and we took the boat ride under the falls which is a worthwhile once in a lifetime experience. You get soaked. They give you a drybag but you need a change of clothes.The park has good facilities.Toilets . cafeteria. Quick dry shorts and bikini top under a top is a good idea for females. There is a train you can take to the main falls and return if you do not have good mobility or have small children with you. Make sure your camera is charged as you can take so many fantastic pictures. Visit both sides of the falls as each is unique.

Visited January 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

A 'not to be missed' attraction. Flying from Rio (£100rtn) and hiring a taxi, we managed to see both sides ( Argentina & Brazil). The Argintine side was 'up close and personal'. we took the full tour which included two boat rides, power-boat into the falls (very wet) and the sedate drift down the river. be prepared to walk a couple of miles through the park and visit many different waterfalls and vantage points. The Brazil side gives you a clearer perspective of the sheer size of this attraction and emmense power. Here again you can get up close to the waterfalls - be prepared to get very wet!!

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

Words cannot describe the natural beauty and enormity of the falls. Its a must see and was a highlight of our South American Honeymoon. The Brazilian side is an overview of the falls whilst the Argentinian side is being inside the falls. Go to both sides as they offer a different experience

Visited March 2013
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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

It is just beautiful. Nature really showed her care there. And the park is well tended and very pleasant. I recommend doing everything the park offer, including the not so popular trails.

Visited June 2013
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“A world class attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

The Iguazu falls is by any measure one of the most amazing sights for an international traveller - one of those "you have to be there" sights - no photo or video clip can do it justice. Vistas of waterfalls, lagoons, jungle. We saw a wide variety of bird life and reptiles (cayman, turtle). We visited during the week - not too crowded - and left the Devi's Throat till last (as recommended by guide books and hosts alike). The sheer power and volume of water involved is incredible. The only down side - staying in Puerto Iguazu. A pleasant village, but everybody is here to make money from the falls, so it is not cheap and lacks a bit of character as a result.

Visited August 2013
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