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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +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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If you wan to se the falls from the distans it is the best on Brazilian side but to make both is to recommend while the majority of the falls is on Argentinian side.One day each... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you wan to se the falls from the distans it is the best on Brazilian side but to make both is to recommend while the majority of the falls is on Argentinian side.One day each is enough. More if you want to do some activities such as motor boat, jingle walk or birds park. To make it in 1... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguazu Falls is one of those bucket list must do's. The Argentine National Park provides a very unspoiled infrastructure of trails which allows you to see this absolutely spectacular natural wonder from every angle. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get your walking boots on, and don't forget the sunscreen. We chose to do the "Superior" upper trail first, then the train to the "Garganta del Diablo", finishing with the "inferior" trail in the afternoon. This gave us the best light for each, as the day progressed. A big day of walking, Fitbit showed over 18,000 paces, but was well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour company EcoUruguay planned our trip and adventure to perfection!! The tour guide was knowledgable and very personable. My mother was in need of a wheel chair and I struggled to push her all the way to the falls!! I insisted on doing it!! Sebastian took over and insisted to push her the entire way back and made sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful experience. I was amazed at the incredible infrastructure in place to experience the falls allowing a visitor to view the falls from the bottom or top of them. It can be done one day - if you are willing to log like 18,000 steps in a day! I flew in from Buenos Aires (like 2 hour flight),... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see the Iguazu Falls with no real expectations. I'd previously visited Niagara Falls and enjoyed the trip and was expecting Iguazu to be more of the same. I was wrong. Iguazu made Niagara look like a dripping bathroom tap by comparison. The Iguazu Falls are a jaw dropping wonder of nature and like nothing I have ever... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must place to visit if you are going to south america. Can go either through the Argentinian side or Brazilian side. Getting there- We took an approximately 18 hr bus ride. Was quite comfortable.We took a cama coach as suggested by our agent. It was comfortable, recliner seat with leg support. The food was provided and yes, there was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best experiences in my life, both Brasil and Argentina sides. Don't miss helicopter tour on Brasilian side.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A conversion on Argentina. We now like Malbecs. Living 1 1/2 hours from Niagara, having seen Victoria Falls over 5 day stretch and going in ... skeptical of this UNESCO top 10 site ... we are converts to the absolute power and majesty on display. More gobsmacking ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magical place which i have had the pleasure of seeing on 3 separate occasions. Visited once in the early 80s on the Brasil Side and visited again in 1999 seeing it from both sides. It is recommended you spend time on both sides. Do not bother just with one. They are two separate experiences. Brasil is the panoramic view... More 

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