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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
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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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I never imagined they would be so "out of this world"! This was the highlight of my trip to South America.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I never imagined they would be so "out of this world"! This was the highlight of my trip to South America.

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Was here 20 years ago. Then totally impressed. And this time again, though very different. Great walk, train and boat experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Argentina is an Amazing country with beautiful,breathtaking landscapes and this is one of the most incredible places on earth. The falls are the largest waterfall system of the planet and trust me once you get there you will understand why it is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world. there is 2 sides .the Argentinian and the Brazilian... More 

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Definitely one of the wonders of the world. Amazing views and the nicest part was nature all around the falls. Not commercalized.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this private tour for a group of 5 (US & Canadian)prior to leaving on our cruise to So. America with Discover Uruguay with owner Diego K. Diego was very accommodating and met all my requests. He was prompt with all correspondence and we received our airline tickets and vouchers prior to leaving. The guides and drivers were prompt,... More 

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The Iguazu Falls are truly amazing, and the goverment and local industry provide a safe and efficent way to view them in all it's splendor.

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We had a memorable day visiting the Falls from both sides. A sight to behold. We're really pleased we got to see from both angles. We spent longer on the Argentine side- feeling and hearing the rush of the water, so powerful. The rainbow across the Falls was a special sight. As an added extra we saw monkeys and untold... More 

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Really, if you can get here before you die, then do it! Not only are the falls themselves incredible, but the walkways over the river and along the falls are almost as incredible. I don't think there is any place else where you could experience the proximity to such great breathtaking sights. Ignore the few poor reviews. Something wrong with... More 

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If you have a chance go.... Short flight from Buenos Aires and we opted for an overnight at a hotel in the rainforest nearby Wonderful walkways to out over the falls in several spots. Quite wheelchair or scooter friendly. Courtyards to stop and catch a cold drink or lunch. Very hot and humid so dress light and use lots of... More 

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Took a tour from Buenos Aires with Chimu Adventures for 4 days and 3 nights staying in the Sheraton Hotel which is inside the park and has superb views to the falls. Our Chimu representative was waiting at the airport and quickly had us top the hotel and was organised with a schedule for us and ideas on what to... More 

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