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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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+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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Unbelievable time viewing this magnificent, natural wonder from both the Brazil and Argentina sides, along with a helicopter ride over the falls. It is truly a worthwhile trek to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unbelievable time viewing this magnificent, natural wonder from both the Brazil and Argentina sides, along with a helicopter ride over the falls. It is truly a worthwhile trek to experience one of Mother Nature's best! On the Brazil side, we stayed in Foz de Iguazú and caught the local #120 bus which will take you to the park entrance. From... More 

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It's a long way from anywhere. It's in the jungle - hot and humid! It's popular and full of selfish people. Get over all of that and GO. This really is one of the world's most fantastic sites. Forget Niagara. Forget Victoria. They pale into insignificance compared with this fabulous spectacal

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Welcome to the world's largest, tallest and mightiest, Iguazu Falls. If it can speak, I reckon it might call the Niagara Falls in Canada his little toddler brother. I managed to view the Brazillian side of the falls. One word, AMAZING.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Do not pass up the chance to see this amazing waterfalls. The best view is from Argentina side...80% vs 20% on Brazil side. You need about five hours in the daytime to really enjoy a full walking tour to all the upper and lower bridges and Train ride. If you happen to be there during a full moon , then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ride the train from the visitor center, look for toucans and other birds and coatis on the way. Pick a trail and head for the catwalks to see various falls that make up the park. None are as high or loud as the Devils Throat in Brazil, but still impressive with a larger variety of plants and opportunities to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First my thanks to contributors hareparklane, Malcolm B and Marcio A (all Jan 14th) - we planned our trip from your comments. Anyone planning a visit should read these reviews. Our circumstances were different, arriving on the late morning flight, staying one night and leaving on the afternoon flight next day. Our quandary was whether to do the Brazil side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides the incredible views that assault your senses at every turn, the amazing engineering for the metal walkways is incredible. Especially when you consider how long they have survived & through the droughts & floods. This is a must visit for anyone that is interested in seeing the wonders of the world. It is on my top 5 list!!! Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the most incredible sight I have seen. I loved the walks to the different parts of the fall. Unfortunately we had rain in the afternoon on the first day but had managed to fit in everything but the devils throats which we went back to see the following day. If you have good weather one full day is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled almost 30 hours by plane excluding lay overs of almost 12 hours and land trip of three hours to reach this place from Manila. Yet the place is really exhilarating! I wouldnt mind going back to see the place. I would have stayed there for over a week if not for the time constraints of my work. A must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friends and I took the opportunity to see Iguazu Falls from both Brazil and Argentina. Well worth the double visit as both sides offer a special experience. Don't rush this visit, soak in (sometimes literally) the wonder and beauty of this place. Watch the wildlife, view the Falls from different perspectives, and sit and enjoy the sheer magic of... More 

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