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Review of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls
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Parque das Aves Admission Ticket in Foz do Iguassu
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Paris, France
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Incredible, you can really feel the falls, especially at the end, the impressive "Garganta del Diablo". It's crowded in summer, you can take more time at each spot in winter.
Definitely living up to expectations.

Visited August 2013
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“Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's expensive to get there but it's totally worth it! One of the most beautiful places you'll ever see. The village is not very interesting so 2 days is enough to see it all.

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Absolutely Incredible!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Having visited Niagara Falls in Canada on more than several occasions, Iguassu Falls is mind blowing! This site is beyond anything out of a Jurassic Park movie. There are so many waterfalls to discover and a plethora of angles to view them on via a series of comfortable walking trails and paths. Iguassu is a comfortable tourist town for travelers on all budgets with plenty of first class amenities. A must visit attraction for anyone heading into this part of the world. A great site for families to appreciate the awe inspiring beauty of nature.

Visited April 2013
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“Sorry Niagara Falls...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visiting Niagara Falls had been a childhood dream of mine (ever since watching Superman 2) and I enjoyed my time there immensely.

I was traveling through South America last year and decided to visit the Iguazu falls due a relative's suggestion and had my mind blown...

Let me just say that if you are into waterfalls like I am and think Niagara Falls is the be all and end all in that particular area, let me point out, as BTO would say "You ain't seen nothing yet!"

Totally worth the trip

Visited October 2012
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Seattle
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“poor niagra”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

a world class destination from argentina, brazil or paraGUAY, FAR FROM anywhere BUT MAKE IT A PRiority

Visited June 2013
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