Trip Planner: South America / Argentina / Litoral / Province of Misiones / Iguazu National Park / Iguazu Falls
At Iguazu Falls, on the border between Argentina and Brazil, experience the raw power of the Iguazu River as it tumbles off the Paraná Plateau into a deep canyon. The river flows over three sides of the canyon, covering a 2.7 km (1.7 mi) stretch of cliffs. Small islands along the plateau edge divide the river into hundreds of separate waterfalls. The tallest plunge for 82 m (269 ft) into the narrow chasm known as Garganta del Diablo, or the Devil's Throat. Walk out onto the lookout point, several feet above the Devil's Throat. The raging torrent throws spray hundreds of feet into the air, so prepare to get wet. To reach the falls, you must pass through a natural park. A train provides rides from the entrance, but the 30 minute walk often takes less time, as it avoids the lines. Keep an eye out for jaguars, toucans, monkeys, butterflies, and more among the lush scenery. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Iguazu National Park holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Iguazu Falls and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours to Iguazu Falls
Day Trip to the Argentinian Side of Iguassu Falls from Foz do Iguaçu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $37
Duration: 4 to 6 hours
Full-Day Tour to Iguazu Falls BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $32
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Iguazu Falls Reviews
The falls are so big you need 1 and a half days to see it all. Half day for the Brasil side which give you the best views of the waterfalls from a distance. On the Argentina side you will need a full ... more »
A estrutura do parque é bem mais rústica do que a do lado brasileiro, dando as vezes uma sensação de abandono. Havia lido que não aceitavam reais na entrada, mas acho que devido a crise estavam aceita... more »The structure of the park is much more rustic than the one on the Brazilian side, sometimes giving a feeling of abandonment. I had read that they did not accept real at the entrance, but I think that due to the crisis were accepting real, weights and cards (a porre, because if they knew would not have exchanged for pesos in Brazil, paying expensive). On this day there were some excursions of children and other groups. Unfortunately it did not give to make the Hermano of Macuco Safari (I heard it is more exciting). The natural beauty and the views are too beautiful. You get much closer to all the falls and the photo points are very show. I suggest not to wait for the first train and make the trail straight to the first point. It's only 650m quiet and we even saw a small alligator. We did the lower circuit and then the superior, then taking the train and making the last track. The trails here require much more than the Brazilian side. They're much more extensive, but you're in contact with nature all the time. The signage found it kind of weak, sometimes a little confusing, but nothing the map doesn't solve. I would take a lot of care on the trails, especially near the falls, because the run-hand is very low in my opinion, staying at the height of my waist (I have 1, 80m). I imagine that on a crowded day, a push pushes, to fall from there is a little knife. Especially if you are looking for that angle for a photo and start walking backwards without paying attention (at this time when everyone is looking at the mobile screen, this warning is worth). It impresses Me not to have reports of accidents of falling people. The ideal even is to follow in an Indian queue and hold on both sides only case. Now who's used to trails, it's no big deal. Trains between the first and second seasons leave 15 in 15mns. For the Devil's throat, you can walk, but we thought it would be very tiring, so we waited for the train. By my calculations it must be about 3, 5 km maybe. Now I don't understand how much time the train goes back to the entrance, because when we went to get it, we were forced to stop at the point that gives for the first two trails. I didn't bother to report it either, and I preferred to make the trail back. We had lunch at their buffet, and I confess I found it very weak for the price. I took a buffet with Parrillada that entitles you to a piece of meat, a grilled pumpkin, a chicken and a chorizo and a regular buffet. The breakfast buffet was very good. A normal home-cooked meal. At the end the waiter didn't even charge me for the Parrilada and made two normal buffets. Another detail is the coatis. By chance we were on a trail, when we saw a bunch of them out of nowhere start walking around for us, like a gang. I think it was over 30. Then we went to see, and I think it was because at that time they were opening the cafeterias and they were already there to filar buoy. In short, go through the view that makes it worthwhile.
Awesome views! One of the most amazing places I've ever seen and been.
Located between Brazil and Argentina these falls do not disappoint. From the thunder of the falls to reappearing rainbows. The beauty and strength of nature combines for unforgettable memories.
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