Iguazu Falls
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  • Libby in Cincinnati
    Cincinnati, Ohio1,221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely beautiful and worth the trip.
    We traveled to Iguazu as an extension to another trip. It takes a day to get there and a day to get back to a major city like Buenos Aires. You really need 2 days at the falls to see both sides of the falls. The falls are just beautiful. There are like 275 of them. You walk through the jungle on paved paths and look for birds, butterflies and animals. It is a great experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 2 March 2023
  • bigboy61455
    1,220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic waterfalls from Argentine side
    Early wake up call so that we can catch the first rail car in the park that will take us to the end, top of the Falls to see famous Devil’s throat of the Argentinean side of the Falls. Continue along the catwalks to Devil’s Gorge — stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular “Devil’s Throat” the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature’s most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Then go back one stop back with rail again to complete the Upper Circuit walk to see the top of waterfalls close up. Also noted in Argentine park is English description everywhere whereas on Brazilian side, Portuguese only. Seeing Argentine side of the falls is a "Full day" activity. More waterfalls will be seen during wet season like this but they claimed anytime of the year there are at least 275 separate waterfalls (both big and small) across a span of two and one-half miles. It is wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. It is definitely the highlight of the whole tour as mentioned by our guide. Make sure to buy poncho before starting the trip. Walkway ends at “Devil’s Throat and that section is very wet from 900,000 gallons per sec of water flowing across all falls. It has been raining and thus more water flow from its minimum of 500,000 gps. →Brazil site is known for unforgettable panoramic views where as close up views can be seen from Argentine site and thus should visit both. →Noted that helicopter tour over the falls is available only on Brazilian side, since I am with a guided tour, no time to do. →Also noted that both sides of national parks offer tasty and safe food at cafeteria. For lunch at cafeteria in the park, we had excellent Argentine grill, called Parrilla at Fortin cataratas. It only costs $16 for all good grilled meat and many cooked dishes buffet style. Included dessert is really good and this is the first introduction to high standard of Argentine desert and ice cream. This put US bbq joints to shame. It was all good but now price is outrageous and cult like followers paid $30 for a pound of meat.
    Visited October 2022
    Written 8 March 2023
  • asiantwin
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    See both sides. Don’t bring a stroller
    You need at least 2 1/2 days to enjoy the falls and definitely recommend both the Brazilian and Argentinan sides ! Different but beautiful/amazing experiences on both sides. For those with young kids- a hiking backpack or carrier is a must. The number of people having to lug around strollers up and down stairs … the proper hiking backpack looks bulky but will save your back plus it ends up making most people (who are tired hot and cranky) smile to see a little one being carried like a prince/princess.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 March 2023
  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, New Jersey1,046 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views and not to be missed
    Amazing! Wow. worth the trip and if you can afford it, stay at the Gran Melia (in the Iguazu National Park on the Argentinian side). We spent 3 days (and glad we did as it rained on part of day 2). We upgraded and even had a view of the Falls from our room, but all the main areas of the hotel have a view. And it is spectacular! The great thing about being at the hotel is you walk out and can go to the Trails by foot (no lines to enter park or at border). The day it rained we hung out, then walked in the afternoon to the lower trail which we had not done yet. It was not crowded as the rain had kept the crowds away. Well worth going over to the Brazilian side too - the view is totally different and also incredible. Leave very early in am to avoid lines and crowds and go with guide who bypasses the individual cars. We had a taxi driver from the hotel who was texting us about timing and lines and got us right through.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Kelly K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Guide at Iguazu!
    We spent 2 breathtaking days at one of the 7 natural wonders of the world Iguazu Falls. Our guide Ariel from Eurotur was simply outstanding taking us to both sides of the falls. There is so much more than just the falls on Ariel's tour - wildlife and plant life are heavily featured in his presentation plus he is delightful!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • 624gerrih
    Cambridge, Massachusetts337 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    With small children
    We visited Iquazu National Park, Argentina with our two young sons (6 and 2). The set up is very nice, they have a train that takes you to the different trails that you can take out to the falls. The tickets are timed and there is a restaurant and shop at the station for you to wait. You can also walk a trail along the train track to the different trails. I am 5 feet 7 inches and I hit my head a few times on the top of the train, so word of caution if you are taller. We started with the Devils route which is completely over water on a metal bridge. It was quite crowded, but the long walk out there was worth it to be standing right on top of the main part of the falls. Wear plenty of sunscreen as shade is limited, and bug spray is recommended. Next we got back on the train to do the Superior route which mostly shaded and takes you along the smaller bits of the waterfall and offers nice views. The walk back is not along the waterfall. With two small kids we were too tired to do the inferior route. I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because of the crowds and because we went to the Brazilian side after and I enjoyed the views better there and it was less crowded.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 2 April 2023
  • thejourneyman76
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A day exploring the Argentine side/ Boat Trip and other tips
    Taking the 'Gran Aventura' boat trip was one of the best travel experience we have ever had. The motor boat itself was thrilling, but then when you get up to the warterfalls and are being soaked by the sheer force of the water, it is like nothing else. You are covered in mist and cannot see anything, but you can hear the thunderous water and feel it hitting you - and hear everyone else screaming! Here are my top tips. 1) Get there early there is a lot to do on the Argentinian side. The train to the Devil's Throat is a round trip that takes about 2hrs and the departures weren't very regular. it takes around 50 mins to walk to the Devil's Throat. The Superior walk takes you above the waterfalls and takes about an hour and a half. The Inferior walk goes lower down the falls and takes about an hour. The boat ride leaves every hour or so, but because we got there too late at 11:30 (see below as well) we weren't able to fit everything in. So we had to choose to do the Superior Walk and the Boat Ride. 2) You can buy Gran Aventura tickets on the day at the main entrance, but once a boat is full then you have to wait to the next time slot. They are quite strict about needing to see passports, particularly for teenagers. Unfortunately, we had left our Passports at the hotel so I had to do a round trip back to pick them up, which ate into our time! They wouldn't let me buy the tickets until they could see the passports, so I couldn't reserve the (more convenient) 12:45 slot and we had to wait till 3:15. 3) Lunch in the central restaurant was pretty good for a fixed ARS $5,000 per head, which includes drinks, desert and meat from the Parilla as well as a self serve buffet. 4) The Gran Aventura boat trip includes a 40 minute transit in a safari truck through the forest to the pontoon. There is a guided talk about the forest flora and fauna on the way out. Then there are a lot of steps down to the river, which are easier to descend than to ascend! 5) You will get 100% soaked. Do not wear closed shoes, they will fill up like bags (like my walking boats) 6) useful to have a small waterproof case for your phone. However, they give everyone a fully waterproof sack that is big enough to put a small back pack in. you can keep cameras and dry clothes in here for after. 7) We found a friendly local taxi driver with whom we arranged a drop off and pick up for ARS $10,000 including waiting times, back to our hotel in central Puerto Iguazu. 8) They do have charging phone points at the main entrance so take your USB cable.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Cimerahou
    243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got dragged into going, and was miserable until we got there, but then. What a fabulous experience!
    Got dragged into going, and was miserable until we got there, but then. What a fabulous experience! The most important item to take is a waterproof camera (or at least make sure your camera is a bit waterproof), because you are going to get wet. Getting the rest of you wet does not matter so much as you dry out quickly enough on the walk back, but for you ladies who want to protect your expensive day before hairstyes - wear a plastic hood. We visited the falls over two days, starting on the Argentinian side and then on the Brazilian side. I think you have to see both, but if you can only see one, then the Brazilian side gives you a better view and the walkways take you right up below the "Devil´s Throat" while on the Argentinian side you walk along very secure and well constructed walkways over the top of the falls and over the top of the "Deveil´s Throat" - difficult choice eh!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 April 2023
  • KarenM1_10
    1,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful
    We took a tour of the falls (Argentina side) from our cruise ship. It was a very long day but well worth it. We flew from Buenos Aires to Iguazu. Once we arrived in Iguazu it was a short bus ride to the park. In the park, we took a short train ride to access the upper falls. You can also walk to the upper falls if you can stand the heat. After we toured the upper falls, we had lunch at Fortin restaurant in the park, which was just okay. We had a chance to rest after our meal and then headed toward the lower falls. We flew back to Buenos Aires later in the day. The falls are magnificent, and the views were breathtaking. You can also do a boat ride to see the falls up close. We were told by our guides that you get very wet. No type of raincoats, etc. are provided. We opted not to do this since we were only here for the day and did not bring a change of clothes with us. We also encountered some very curious monkeys, several types of birds, insects, and beautiful butterflies. I was amazed at how easy it would have been to do this on your own from Buenos Aires. We saw many passengers from our ship that did this and stayed at a hotel in Iguazu for the evening. They took a tour from Iguazu and were also able to view the falls from the Brazil side as well.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • tommy b.
    Aurora, Colorado26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Natural wonder
    Truly a must place to visit at least once in your lifetime. If it's not on your bucket list, then please put it on there. A place of wonder and splendor as the rhythm of the moving water is not only mesmerizing but magically soothing.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
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Hamilton, Canada285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I would recommend two days here. Such a beautiful park. Take the boat ride. Take the train. Take the paths and the visitor center has two great display areas. it was a hot 40 degree day. make sure to always carry water. there were no bugs when we were there. there is very limited shade in the park. luckily we got to visit all the walkways. you can easily spend a full day here. lots of food options. there was also a local market which was nice and the indoor air conditioned visitor center has some great local history displays.
Written 22 February 2024
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chudzsf
sf56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing. The Brazilian side felt more like "disney land" - big operation, long lines, but the views were incredible. The boat ride was short but worthwhile. If we could do it again we would do Argentinian side first day, and do boat on that side. The boat goes close to Devil's throat whereas Brazilian side does not. We hired Dario who was a local taxi driver who picked up from airport, took us to the Brazilian side and waited, and then same for Argentinian side. Prices were reasonble and he was extremely kind and trustworthy. I found his info on another tripadvisor review and liked being able to whatsapp him so our pick up and rates were determined ahead of time. Here is his info on whatsapp: +54 3757 43-5700
Written 15 February 2024
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Kristine H
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This review is for the entire area of the falls both the Argentinian side and the Brazil side. If you can fly into the Brazil side and stay on that side - preferably at Sanma- this is the option which makes the most sense. If that does not work then no worries, just stay one night on Argentina side and then move over. It is best no matter where you are staying to go to the Argentinian side first. Early morning is best but many tours which say they go early actually arrive late after everyone is picked up. so be prepared to ask how many people have to be collected. Warning ! stay away from the monkeys and the Coates ! Both are wild and will bite! They can be very forward and take food right out of your hand. Never hold anything which is or looks like food while on the trail. Do the upper trail and the lower trail. Be sure to take a tour especially if you are staying on the Brazil side as customs will go more smoothly . Day 2: If you are adventurous it is great to go on a kayak and waterfall adventure on Brazil side with Aguaray Tours. Take an Uber from Sanma - which will cost pennies - literally. This takes all morning. Return for lunch and then walk from Sanma to the Brazil falls. Do walk out onto the platform and definitely go in the glass elevator! There is no chocolate but worth the wait. It is free. On day three visit the bird park and take a helicopter ride! It is totally worth every penny!! Both are a few minutes walk from Sanma. You will want to spend all morning at the Bird park. Be sure to stay for macaw feeding time! Since four of the 5 things to do in the area are on the Brazil side it makes the most sense to stay at Sanma!! Three days was enough time to see the sights. Do the Boat ride for the Falls on the Brazil side rather than the Argentinian side! It is extra but a blast. The luncheon at the Brazil Falls is pricy for what you get and drinks and dessert are extra. I would not do again but not horrible. You can not see the falls from the restaurant, just the delta.
The concierge at Sanma can help with all arrangements. It costs much less to go through him than get private company to make your travel plans. Once North Americans discover this place it will get too crowded but for now it is a great secret. This area is well worth a visit !
Written 8 February 2024
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Dimon L
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
If you have to choose, go to Brazilian side because it provides better views. Argentinian side feels crowded as paths are narrow and, more importantly, two of the best viewing points - la garganta el diabolo site and the site on the island are closed as paths/rails were washed away by the flood in October 2023. On Argentinian side you will see plenty of koaties and may see monkeys. Both sides offer a boat ride. We tried one on the Brazilian side. It is short but fun and you go under one of the small falls and get soaking wet. Bring extra set of dry clothes. They have a locker for $2 and there are changing rooms. Take a mosquito repellant. There are plenty of them while you dive in electric car and/or take a short walk through the selva. In Argentina, every taxi driver will give you buisness card with their whatsup contact. They cross the border and can bring you to Brasil and back. Please be aware that Brazil will likely start requiring visas from the USA citizens starting April 2024. Another issue in January 2024 are demonstrations in Argentina as those can interfere with your journey.
Written 4 February 2024
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Malik S
Chicago, IL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Just putting this out there if anyone has questions about logistics for a trip to the Iguazu falls. This will be most helpful for people actually staying in the Puerto Iguazú town in Argentina. We visited Puerto Iguazú from BA for two days (arrived Sunday morning, left Monday night). We stayed in a hotel-ish type place called Casa 24 (booked through Booking.com) in the downtown part of the town (in Argentina) across from the bus station for about $60 (based on the current 1,293 pesos per USD exchange rate); it wasn’t extravagant but it was nice. The manager of the property was also very helpful. We initially weren’t sure about transport from the airport so we arranged with the hotel for airport pickup for 12,000 pesos. We realized there are actually buses for 3,000 (and taxis for likely cheaper than an arranged pickup) but alas.

We visited the Brazil side first (Sunday). The story here was a random ?taxi driver? called us over and asked if we needed a ride. Us, not having done research, decided we were in a rush and wanted to get there asap so we ultimately agreed to pay 30,000 pesos for a roundtrip (the taxi driver waited at the Brazil entrance until you’re done for the day - approx. 3hrs). We now know that there are buses to the falls likely at a much cheaper rate (we’re going to assume 6,000 pesos roundtrip because that is the bus ticket price to the Argentina side of the falls but we did not officially confirm). Customs was not a big deal - you do get out of the bus/car to get your passport stamped, which can take some time depending on the lines. I’d say the earlier the better to cross the border as the lines can get long. The Brazil side of the falls was *packed* so we were thankful that we arrived early (but it was still very crowded). While the Brazil side is magnificent, the Argentina side is a much better overall experience for reasons mentioned later on. Overall, you need about 3 hours there if you’re efficient but not rushing. The walking is very manageable and there are bathrooms and shops along the way. Tickets were 100 real per person or about $20 USD based on the current exchange rate ($1≈5R).

For the Argentina side (Monday), you purchase tickets to enter the national park for 20,000 pesos per person (17.63 USD). We had actually purchased a boat tour ticket for 9am beforehand for 50,000 pesos (approx. 38 USD) per person. You do not have to purchase these before hand according to what we could tell but we wanted to secure an earlier time slot so we could enjoy the park after. It could be that we were one of the first groups of the day but purchasing a ticket there did not seem to be much of an issue (if you do not purchase in advance). There is a risk of having to come back to the front of the park for the boat tour if the earlier slots fill up and you end up having to do an afternoon one. The meeting point for boat tour is inside the park itself not too far from the entrance. The ride itself is totally worth it! You get a ride to and from the actually boat tour (which lasts 40 min.) on an open-roof tour bus-type vehicle, which has a guide on it giving you more information on the park, etc. You get soaked on the boat ride and it’s wonderful especially in the heat (and of course the views are immaculate). Staff brings a GoPro to take photos and video that you can purchase for 10,000 pesos (about 8.80 USD) afterwards. We went in our swim suits and changed afterwards (towel optional as it was hot enough that we could air dry). We then explored the park and falls. The Argentina side is much more spread out almost like an amusement park. There are two main “trails” for viewing the falls - upper and lower (there is an additional 6km roundtrip trail that is more jungle-ey but we did not do this one). The other trails were closed when we visited due to previous storm damage (i.e., the Devil’s Throat trail). Each (upper and lower) takes about an hour to an hour and a half to complete and the views are incredible. It was far less crowded and pictures were a lot easier to take. These trails are also very accessible.

For both Brazil and Argentina, bring sunscreen and mosquito repellant!! Apply these often!

There is also the option of taking a 45-minute bus to Paraguay for, again, what we assume to be 6,000 pesos roundtrip per person as we didn’t get a chance to do this. The main draw of Paraguay is the shopping as the USD is even stronger there. Shops open early and close around 5pm most days and 3pm Sunday. The border crossing into Paraguay from Brazil is also easy based off things we read. You should be able to walk across the bridge for easy entry.
Written 31 January 2024
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Arroma1990
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Beautiful park with magnificent waterfalls. If you’re planning to do the 3 hikes+boat tour+have a lunch, you won’t be able to finish all in one day. You can come next day using the same ticket and you’ll pay half price for entry. Bare in mind that in the boat tour, you will get completely wet as they will take you right under some waterfalls. The park has 3 restaurants (buffet, by weight and fast food) along with an ice cream shop and other small shops for snacks and beverages. We were lucky to encounter some animals.
Written 31 January 2024
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GrandTour62300761147
Fuquay-Varina, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Amazing place. My suggestions would be to go to the Argentina side in the morning, so you see the rainbows there and the Brazil side in the afternoon so you see the rainbows there. If you can only go to one side I think Brazil is better. We stayed in the hotel in the park on the Brazil side. Awesome place. That allowed us to visit the falls during the full moon when you will also see rainbows.
Written 30 January 2024
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Ellen G
Plainview, NY177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The falls are beautiful. This is the first time I have ever seen waterfalls from above, as well as from the bottom, which was a unique experience. Best of all, almost all of the paths were completely accessible, and I was able to use my motorized scooter without any problems. I strongly advise anyone who enjoys the beauty of nature to visit this wonderous place.
Written 24 January 2024
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tinachandy
Bengaluru, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
had an amazing viewing of the Iguazu Falls with an English speaking guide ! Breathtaking falls with the thunder of the sound. Would advise take a guide !
Written 18 January 2024
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paula c
Atlanta, GA825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We loved our visit to the falls. It is much bigger than we anticipated. The walking trails are great and well positioned. Lots of srairs.
Written 10 January 2024
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