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Iguazú, Argentina:

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Iguazú Falls border Argentina and Brazil, South America

The Iguazú Falls are a series of waterfalls on the Iguazu River, on the border between Argentina and Brazil.

 

Iguazú, which means "Big Water" in the native Guarani language, are a group of 275 falls up to 70 meters high.

 

Rainbow at Iguaçu Falls in Brazil side

The impressive falls are shared by the Iguazú National Park (Misiones, Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Paraná, Brazil), both designated World Heritage Sites. It was also selected as a candidate for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

 

Cataratas do Iguaçu natural wonders of the world, Brazilian side

As the falls can be viewed from both countries, it is highly reccommended to spend a full day on the Argentinian side (Iguazú National Park), and an additional half day on the Brazilian side (Iguaçu National Park).

 

Rainbows emerging from inside the Iguazu Falls

The Argentinian side is more extensive and offers a close encounter with the falls, while the Brazilian side more panoramic views.

 

Iguazú National Park is located north of the province of Misiones, NW Argentina. This natural sanctuary is one of the greatest beauties of Argentina and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.

 

Iguazu Falls, Iguazu National Park, Argentina, south america

Besides the wonderful set of waterfalls, the Iguazú Falls are surrounded by a subtropical rainforest, with a biodiversity of flora, fauna and native Guarani culture.

Visitors look at rainbow on  Iguazú Falls walkway, Argentina

The park has trails, walkways, bridges, staircases and balconies that lead to the heart of the falls. Experience the amazing flow of water and discover the spirit of the jungle. Explore the many alternatives of Iguazú NP and the wealth of the Misiones rainforest. 

 

Come to explore the nature, ecotourism and feel the power of the world’s biggest and most beautiful waterfall!

 

 

Circuits in the Iguazu National Park (Argentina)


1. Lower Circuit

Salto Bosetti, Iguazu Falls NP Argentina

These walkways offer stunning bottom-up views of the falls, views of the Garganta del Diablo and Brazilian waterfalls. Enjoy the close approach to the Bossetti waterfall.

2. Upper trail

Iguazú Falls panoramic views from trail, Argentina

The upper circuit offer higher angle views of the falls with spectacular panoramic views. The walkways leads to the edge of the main falls.

3. Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo)

Devil’s Throat - Garganta del Diablo Iguazu Falls, Argentina
It’s the best waterfall and the most amazing view of the Iguazú Falls! An ecological train leads to the Garganta del Diablo station, where you descend and walk among the Iguazú island towards the balconies of the Garganta del Diablo monumental Falls.

 

The "throat" is the most powerful and highest waterfall, 80 meters high and 150 m long U-shaped falls. A real work of natural art!

 

 

Falls

Iguazu Falls are taller than Niagara Falls, Misiones, Argentina

The waterfalls that can be visited are: Salto Bozzetti, Salto Floriano, Salto Deodoro, Salto Benjamín Constant, Salto Unión, Salto Escondido, Salto Mitre, Salto Belgrano, Salto Rivadavia, Salto Tres Mosqueteros, Salto Dos Mosqueteros, Salto San Martín, Salto Adán y Eva, Salto Ramírez, Salto Chico, Salto Dos Hermanos y Salto Alvar Nuñez.

 

 

Hiking & River Trips

Iguazú Falls - Argentina side. Walkways allow close views of the falls

Macuco Path: a trekking path that leads to a unique experience in the jungle of Misiones and to the Arrechea fall.
San Martin Island: cross to the Island from the Lower Circuit with views to the San Martin and Escondido Falls.
Green Trail: a 20-minute easy walk along Sendero Verde.
Yacaratiá path: guided tours in the jungle in open vehicles.

River trips on the Iguazú river Falls close to San Martin and Escondido falls.
Full Moon: walk in the jungle to the Garganta del Diablo under the light of the Guarani full moon. At night it is possible to see owls, foxes, wild cats, ferrets.

 

Iguanas and jungle around Iguazú Falls, Argentina

 

 

Flora and Fauna
Iguazu Falls - Birds, Butterflies & Animals

 

Bird Watching: Iguazú National Park is the mecca for birdwatchers. On the trails you can see over 400 species of birds: Toucans, Surucu, White-tailed Kite, Hummingbirds, Straw-cockaded woodpecker, Urutaú and a great variety of butterflies.

Flora Watching: The most important are the giants of the forest, trees over 40 meters, such as rosewood or the yellow Lapacho, Orchids and more than 40 species of Ferns.

Endangered Animals:

The park shelters threatened animals with extinction like the Jaguar, Ocelot, Anteater, Tapir, Broad-snouted, wild Eagles and Yacutinga, and more.

 

Alligators and caymans at Iguazu falls nearby spot

It is possible to find caymans, coatis, monkeys, squirrels, bears washers, otters, eagles, hawks, lizards, bales, pudúes, deer, agoutis and pecatíes.

 

 

Other nearby attractions

Wanda Mines

Wanda Mines gemstones site - amethysts, agates, topazes and quartz crystals
This site of semi-precious stones is 40 km from Puerto Iguazú, where you can see amethysts, quartz crystals, topaz, agate, among others.

San Ignacio Ruins

San Ignacio Ruins Tourism in Misiones province, Argentina
Founded in the seventeenth century by the Jesuit missionaries, you can see the building system, life and customs of the Guarani.

Triple Frontier
This tri-border area is the junction of the cities of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. It is possible to observe the boundaries of these three countriest at the point where the Paraná and the Iguazú rivers converge. These cities are a major attraction for tourists, specially Ciudad del Este for being a famous low price place to shop.

 

Itaipú Dam

Itaipú Dam on the Paraná River at the Brazil/Paraguay border

Itaipu is a binational hydroelectric dam on the border between Paraguay and Brazil on the Paraná River. It is the largest hydroelectric facility in the West and the second largest in the world.

 

 

Moconá Falls

stunning Moconá waterfalls canyon

The Saltos del Moconá (or Moconá Falls) are powerful waterfalls up to 12 meters high ONLY visible when the level of the uruguay river is low. The river flows through a canyon approximately 3 km long with longitudinal cascade that break the uruguay river in half. This geological fault over the uruguay river is a unique sight in the world.

 

The falls are located in the Moconá Provincial Park, close to El Soberbio town at a distance of 75 km approximately, 337 km from Posadas and 322 km from Iguazú. They are the second most visited falls after Iguazú. The rivers Pepiri Guazú, Pepiri Mini, Uruguay, Yabotí, Calixto and Serapio flow into the uruguay river.

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