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Address: Iguazu River, Iguazu National Park, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 3757 49-1469
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Never seen anything like it. Absolutely stunning place. Panoramic views are brilliant and you can get up close to the falls as well. Take clothes you don't mind getting wet or... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Never seen anything like it. Absolutely stunning place. Panoramic views are brilliant and you can get up close to the falls as well. Take clothes you don't mind getting wet or you can buy a waterproof when there. Be careful of the animals they can pinch your food.

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If you can - visit BOTH sides of the falls! The Brazil side will give you a wide perspective and the Argentine side allows you to get up close and walk along with the water. This trip exceeded my expectations. A must do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many wonderful waterfalls in the world, but some are plain difficult to get to. In contrast, Iguazu Falls (Argentina side) is relatively easy to travel to and makes an awesome experience. You can choose to stay at Puerto Iguazu (where you can take a short bus ride into the national park) or if you have some cash to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't sleep in get up and go, the Argentinian side is a full day and gets really busy. If you only have time to do one side this is the one!! We almost decided not to go to the Brazilian side but we're pleased we did, it gave an over view of the whole falls but if I had to... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say. This falls is enormous and natural. Good place for hiking. Ready to walk on lower and upper trails for better views. We saw from Argentina side. I did want to pay steep Brazilian visa fee of $300.00 each. This side view was good enough. There is a train which takes people to Devil's throat. Thanks

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The falls were beautiful. The walk was enjoyable. Expect to get wet on the bridge in front of the falls BUT you do not have to go out there The buffet lunch was overpriced Prepare for long line ups for the elevator

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had high expectations, after all this is off the beaten track. Many pictures online to show the majesty of the falls. Just a few pointers. Stay in hotel in or close to town, otherwise you will have to eat all you meals at your hotel or take taxis. You do not need a tour of the park, but they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing ! Both Argentinian and Brazil sides are u unique to each other you get to see falls from the top rather than bottom like on Brazilian side and it's just spectacular and mesmerising. It's one of the things you could just look at all the time it's amazing and worth seeing once in your life! We visited it in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfalls are beautiful, but I also enjoyed seeing the monkeys, coati and butterflies! Weather was nice in November, and we needed sunscreen. Be careful with your cameras when close to the falls because the mist will get you wet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Iguazu Falls is well worth the cost and time to get to and from Iguazu. Try to stay a couple of days if you can.

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