As one of the world’s most fascinating and awe-inspiring sights, Iguazu Falls in Argentina are simply magnificent. The falls lie between Brazil and Argentina in a large national park with a unique flora and fauna that possess the greatest biodiversity of the country. In 1984, the Iguazu National Park was declared World Heritage by UNESCO to protect its environment. It is a site of such extraordinary cultural and natural value transcending national borders.
- Iguazu means ‘big water’ in English
- With more than 275 falls, the Iguazu are the most majestic of water falls in the World
- The most scenic waterfall is the curved cataract named the 'devils throat' that has 14 falls that drop to a height of 350 feet
- At one point along the edge of Iguazu Falls, an observer can stand and be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls
- In 2011, the Iguazu Falls was voted as one of the seven natural wonders
- This is a refuge for more than 2,000 plant species, about 400 bird species, 80 types of mammals and countless invertebrate species
Do not miss:
- The Devil’s Throat is the most spectacular part of the falls:
Of the 275 falls, the most impressive is a U-shaped cataract marking the border between Argentine and Brazil, and nicknamed ‘The Devil’s Throat’ and about half of the river’s flow falls into it
TO FALL IN
Countless are the reasons, though among our favorites are:
- Conveniently located and reached, just a short (90 min) flight away from Buenos Aires
- The roaring falls just get louder and louder as you walk towards the giant cliffs
- There are amazing rainbows everywhere
The Devil’s Throat viewing platform puts you directly over the falls which is exhilarating and exciting. Our recommendation is to arrive early so you can enjoy better the views. Also the speedboat under the falls that is included in our program is a wonderful adventure!
The climate is tropical highland with dry season. Average temperatures range from 75 °F in summer to 57 °F in winter. Rainfalls are of 1,800 mm, mostly in summer.