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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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Elinor Roosevelt upon seeing these falls is purported to have said poor Niagra

Spectacular falls, true wonder of the world well worth a visit. Well laid out trail for viewing. be prepared to get wet and enjoy it. Food choices in park are limited

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spectacular falls, true wonder of the world well worth a visit. Well laid out trail for viewing. be prepared to get wet and enjoy it. Food choices in park are limited

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I made a short trip to Argentina of only 10 days and I could only visited Buenos Aires for 4 days and Iguazú for 5 days. The first day in Buenos Aires was luckily a Sunday so we could enjoy the San Telmo Market where they sale traditional things from Argentina, leather products, mate, sifones and other antiquities in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Makes Niagara Falls look like a leaking tap, and no traffic or tat to endure. Watch out if you go on a boat, you will get very wet and you don't get a protective plastic coat like at Niagara.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Falls are unbelievable, Niagra on steroids. We got to see them at full water flow. Went back three days and hiked the trails. Bird and butterfly paradise..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This surely one of the seven wonders of the modern world. Absolutely stunning series of falls on both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides. Although, inevitably there were steps and some steep paths, the walkways were easy and well maintained. Definitely a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The falls are spectacular. Having been to Niagara and Victoria Falls, the falls here are by far the most beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the easiest hardest places to get to in the world. There is an airport with 737 service only 5 miles away. We loved the trails and the motor boat launches that enter the "Devil's Throat" on the Argentine side-----stay at the Sheridan and give the falls one full day and then move on. These are the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Full day and half day tours booked via Say Hueque Nothing to add that hasn't already been said other than don't count on free boat to St Martin Island When water is too high, as it was on our 2 Park days, boats can't dock. We did the 12 minute Nautica boat ride very close to the Falls for 450... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Brazilian side of the Falls. We walked out on the bridge-like walkway to the lower base of the Devil's Throat. It was spectacular! So much more amazing than Niagara Falls! Lots of birds and wildlife to see, also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never seen anything like it. Absolutely stunning place. Panoramic views are brilliant and you can get up close to the falls as well. Take clothes you don't mind getting wet or you can buy a waterproof when there. Be careful of the animals they can pinch your food.

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