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Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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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 River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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Reviewed yesterday

We experienced this from the Argentina side only and not the Brazil side. It was a nine hour relaxing walk through the park to see the many falls from different angles We took both the upper trail and lower trail, as well as the close...More

Thank nugrape
Reviewed 4 days ago

I entered the Iguazu Falls from Argentina and Brazil side. The Argentina side is breathtaking and less commerical. You have a lot more free range of movement. We stayed at the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa. Walking distance and worth every single penny.

Thank Blanchie_Blanche
Reviewed 4 days ago

Iguazu Falls Review One of the newly listed 7 Natural Wonders of the Word - this is an absolutely breathtaking experience that I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying I'll assume those reading this want some practical tips vs a 'history lesson'. This park is located...More

2  Thank txtraveller79
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was truly amazing. The walkways all around the park are in excellent shape. It is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs but it is worth it. The boat under the falls is spectacular. And, surprisingly, the walkway out to the top...More

1  Thank Elk34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent one day on the Argentina side and one day on the Brazil side. Loved everything about the falls! We arrived late in the day from Rio and stayed at the Sheraton right in the park. Although the hotel is just ok, it was fabulous...More

1  Thank JenniferV999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If visiting Argentina, there are 2 places you should not miss since they are so different from what you can see in other parts of the world. One of these places is the North West with the Puna and Salta and Jujuy. The other is...More

1  Thank Royalcot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view and amazing landscape. I went to this place with my fiancee, and had a great time. I recommend to wear very comfortable shoes, and have lot of water. And be always ready with you camera because you will see wildlife everywhere.

Thank schrodinger2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should experience this phenomenal waterfall but its popularity can ruin your day. We stayed at the Sheraton hotel located in the national park and this lead to the advantage of avoiding the masses. We were able to set off at 07.50 and get to...More

4  Thank siaaustria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one of the natural wonders of the world.But when you enter here from Argentina side you have to pay 500 pesos per person.They don't accept credit cards or any other currency.But it's worth visiting.Best hotel to stay here is Sheraton because it's inside the...More

1  Thank KolkataAnindita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't hesitate for a second in going to the park! My advices: don't go straight to the red route once in the park, is the most impressive and take to the blue and the green the charming. Start with the blue and green and leave...More

2  Thank mavicita88
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20 August 2017|
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Response from sja321 | Reviewed this property |
As a suggestion, fly from Buenos Aires into Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport in Argentina. Then you will not need a Brazilian visa which is pricey. We stayed at the Sheraton in the park and with the boat ride saw... More
Leah M
7 August 2017|
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Response from chocfj | Reviewed this property |
If you are a bit adventurous, stay at the Eco hostel- it's really cheap and right next to it on the Brazilian side). Don't bother with a guide- Brazilian side you walk 2 minutes to the entrance from where they coach you to... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from sja321 | Reviewed this property |
On the boat ride you will get wet... There are signs everywhere and that is true. I believe they will not let a 2 year take the falls boat ride but they can take the calmer jungle ride. I am over 70 and did fine on the... More