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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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So spectacular it was the highlight of our 4 week South American trip. This should be on anyone's bucket list - truly unmissable! We took a ridiculous amount of photos and videos... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So spectacular it was the highlight of our 4 week South American trip. This should be on anyone's bucket list - truly unmissable! We took a ridiculous amount of photos and videos whilst seeing the falls from multiple locations and angles. We visited both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. They are different, but both wonderful. The Argentinian side is more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Iguazu Falls (Argentina side) on a day trip from Buenos Aires. We first did the upper falls, then the lower falls and ended the day at the Triple Frontier. It was a long day but well worth the effort. At the upper falls, you don't see the majesty of the falls but you have an excellent sense... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove to the car park on the Brazil side, paid for the bus which takes you along a road, it stops at various tourist operators offering kayaking, boat trips. The second last stop is the walk which takes you to the devils throat, it takes about 20 minutes to walk along and offers impressive views of the waterfalls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Niagara falls is nothing compared to Iguazu!!! Just splendid. Cannot get anywhere close to the falls. The Devils Gorge is thundering and pouring tons of water...get drenched on the motor boat that takes you about a kilometer close to the gorge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, stunning, powerful, amazing. Boat trip under falls MUST be done it was incredible and exhilarating!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Iguazu falls are the most amazing waterfalls in the world. It was a place that needs to be on everyone's bucket list. The trails are easy to follow and not difficult to navigate. The boat ride on the river into the falls is a must. Nobody should miss them

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iguazu Falls is simply amazing and definitely the best that we have seen thus far in our travels! The Park is well maintained and the natural beauty unbeatable. To be most efficient for the visit you need to come for a two-days visit. On the first afternoon try to catch the train and then walk to trail to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Buenos Aires and was going to skip this because of cost, so so glad we did it. This turns out to be the highlight of our trip. It is a bit pricey if you fly in and stay inside the park, but it is so worth it. Make sure you do the boat ride, seeing the Falls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All that might be expected of this magnificent waterfall. Initially they appear to be smaller than they are but when walking around on the lower and upper routes the real size becomes apparent. Get there early before the crowds as the walkways are narrow and large groups can walk at a snail's pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the park closes at 5, the crowds are gone. However staying at the Belmond Hotel inside the park meant we were able to have a leisurely stroll about 6pm, coming across no more than 20 people on our way there and back. The Falls are breathtaking. We shared the lowest viewing area with just one couple from China so... More 

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