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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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Definitely one of the best waterfalls you will see anywhere in the world. It lives up to its billing as on of the 7 wonders of the natural world. The Argentine side has great... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely one of the best waterfalls you will see anywhere in the world. It lives up to its billing as on of the 7 wonders of the natural world. The Argentine side has great trails to get up close to them, the Brazilian side has amazing vistas of the whole thing and some up close parts at the end. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get here early, the park opens at 8:00am, but if possible try to get to the entrance at 7:30am, buy your tickets and get in line, if you come after 9am expect to wait in long lines for the train. When the gates open take the train all the way to the top and see the Devils Chute first. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Iguazu Falls are the most spectacular falls I have ever seen. We were lucky to visit when the water was running high so the volumes were outstanding. We spent 5 hours doing the 3 different waterfall circuits. Unfortunately the island was not accessible by boat due to the high water so there were some of the falls facing the Brazilian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the Argentinian part of the falls there is a lot to do: We spent two full days with hiking along the several paths and admire the incredible falls. It is absolutely amazing. On the third day we went to the Brazilian side. Unfortunately it doesn't worth it to go on this side. The Argentinian side is MUCH better!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marvelous falls in an excellent setting with stunning nature on the border of Bresil, Argentina and Paraguay

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Falls are incredible - from the first glimpse to the end of the walks. You can see pictures, but you really do need to see them for yourself. In spite of the humidity and cloudy weather, these falls and the surroundings are well worth the trip. We were lucky enough to see them from both Argentina and Brazil -... More 

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We only stayed in the park 24 hours. Do the upper falls trail in the late afternoon, the lower trail as soon as the park opens and the devils throat shortly after noon. You will have very few people to contend with.

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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 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 1 week 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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