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“Iguazu, the world's widest falls at 1.6 KM”

Cataratas del Iguazu
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3-Day Iguazu Falls Tour of the Argentinian and...
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

There are 3 falls that are truly great natural wonders. They include the highest falls on earth (Victoria in Zimbabwe, Africa), falls with the greatest water volume (Niagara in the U.S./Canada), and the widest (Iguazu on the border of Argentina & Brazil. This falls is actually 287 separate falls, only 17 of which have been named. The views are entirely different from each country's access. In Brazil, you approach them from above via elevator and have the ability to walk out on giant bridge patios to experience the spray and magnitude of its power. On the Argentine side, you can walk trails, metal causeways and bridges to also reach near the middle of the maelstrom below these falls as well as view them from different levels based on the trails you hike. Access is via a narrow gauge railroad after busing into the entrance center. While there you have the opportunity to take a ride on zodiac boats driven by high powered outboard motors until you are virtually under the falls having a torrent of water and spray douse you. Be sure to pack a poncho or you will surely think you were in a shower stall and be drenched. The boat crew will provide individual rubber pouches so that you can keep cameras, wallets and other personal items dry. You will be informed as when to close them up tight after taking some pix. This ride is a must; don't miss it. Enjoy! Also don't miss the coatimundi, a member of the raccoom family.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This is a must see if ever the opportunity arises.
Both the Brazil side and the Argentina side. Each has their own viewing features so it is worth doing both sides.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The best view of the Falls is in Iguazu Falls! Best view of Devil’s Throat! However the park is not that good like the Brazilian one! People are not that nice with you, there is not a lot of employees on the park, to give you assistance and they do not speak many languages to help you! First they only accept Argentina money for the tickets or your credit card! And if you need bus, or public transportation to get to the Park, it is a little complicated! Not as easy as in the Brazilian side!

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

These falls are indeed spectacular. A little bit of a walk from the coachpark across specially built bridges and walkways but well worth it. These falls are huge, extremely wide with many separate cascades. The noise leve is terrific. There are a number of different walks to see the falls from different angles, and you also need to go into Brazil to see them from the other side.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Did not expect how overwhelming the falls were . Definitely a bucket list thing to see . And spend the extra money and plan ahead to take the speed boat ride which
Literally takes you under a fall. No one escapes dry . And plan on walking a lot . Definitely see the Devils fall (?) last thing in the day to avoid tour groups and really soak in the wonder . Most importantly , see it from the Argentina side first then go across and see it for Brazil .

Thank Mjchand
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