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Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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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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Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
+54 3757 49-1469
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spectacular!!! 500 pesos ($30) grants you entrance to park, as well as train ride to main water falls, and all trails (upper and lower circuits) for unlimited visits during entire stay. Upper (Superior) circuit is the easiest walk, while Lower (Inferior) circuit has the most...More

2  Thank Jorge P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like nature you can't miss this. Try and a book a tour to see the falls from the brazilian side as well.

Thank Dani L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can easily spend a full day here, walking in the different paths between the hundreds of waterfalls, streams and pools. The boat ride to the bottom of the falls is a nice attraction but definitely not a must. If coming from Brazil - try...More

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguazu means big water and that is what you get. We booked a full day tour through Viator / Aqua Grande and were so pleased. We visited Victoria Falls 2 years ago but this falls is in my opinion much greater. The morning started with...More

2  Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spring vacation to Iguazu falls with my kids stands out as one of their favorite vacation experiences to date. Nothing quite prepares you for the beauty and grandeur of the falls up close. I highly recommend taking the boat to the base of the falls...More

1  Thank Constantine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day trip with transport was 220 Real, coming from Foz do Iguaçu with a guide. He knew where to go at what time of the day to avoid queues which was really convenient. The park is nice and clean with a lot of different...More

1  Thank lancelotd669
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited the Argentinian side of the fall the day after visiting the Brazilian side. No question about it, if you have a chance visited both sides. It is worth every single minute. Amazing!

1  Thank Ronaldo D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguazu waterfalls are simply amazing from both side (Argentinian and Brazilian). Worth to see from Argentina and Brazil as well.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the stops for a friends combined holiday of Brazil. The falls were amazing!! The Argentina side is a absolute must and has all the best walks, wildlife and views of the falls. Only people that have to pay a fee to...More

1  Thank Lachlan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to visit. But I highly recommend those who can afford to stay in Sheraton hotel as it is the only hotel located inside the park. I visited three trails more than once, always try to be the first to go in and the...More

1  Thank Lingang
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Leah M
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Response from chocfj | Reviewed this property |
If you are a bit adventurous, stay at the Eco hostel- it's really cheap and right next to it on the Brazilian side). Don't bother with a guide- Brazilian side you walk 2 minutes to the entrance from where they coach you to... More
7 July 2017|
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Response from jackie100860 | Reviewed this property |
Prepare to get very wet. If the 2 year old and the 65 year old are wanting to get wet that's fine