Iguazu Falls
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The colossal power of these thundering falls, viewable from both Argentina and Brazil, and accessible from Paraguay, is a mesmerizing sight: 275 separate falls in a U-shaped formation pound the water below in raging cascades with a deafening intensity.
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  • Chate
    London, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iguaza Falls Brazil
    It was an awesome experience and one I would strongly recommend. Tips. The actual cost of entry is R$85 - which is about £16. You might pre-book via a third party, but it shouldn't cost much more than £20.00. I would recommend this as it saves time.e queueing when you arrive. Arrange an Uber to the bird park as it is directly opposite the entrance to the Falls and cheaper. Also, upon your return order, the user from outside the Bird Park, too, (Parque Des Aves). We paid about £6.5 to get there, and £5 return. We were staying in Foz Do Iguacu about 15km. Expect to spend around 2-3 hours and make sure you take something to stay dry or purchase a plastic poncho when you get there! All the best :)
    Thank you for your visit and review on TripAdvisor! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 11 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Nizme M
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Views
    Breathtaking views from the Brazilian side. Shorter walk. Use repellent, sunblock, and drink water, if it is possible get there early. At the end do not miss the buffet at Porto Canoas. We did the Macuco Safari boar ride, highly recommended. Remember in that case to bring bathing suits, sandals, repellent, towels, and have fun. Do not spend time with ponchos and jackets: you will get wet anyway! So better enjoy the ride, and change clothes after.
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 27 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Fg82
    Naples, Florida94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iguazú falls Brazil, easy walk, Argentina a long “hike”. Both are spectacular show of Mother Nature!
    Iguazú falls, Brazil If at all possible stay in the Belmond Das Cataratas hotel. Beautiful, classy hotel with personality. Nice bar with live music. Ask the sommelier for a Cachaça flight(experience )with 3-4 types to try. Rooms are a bit small but comfortable. The main benefit is that you are inside the park on the Brazilian side and have access to the trails with spectacular views of almost all the 275 falls without crowds. Just after sunrise you may be the only person on the platform watching the mighty drop of the Devil’s Throat. After 5 pm the park closes and as people are trickling out the trail is all yours again as only hotel guest have access. Beautiful sunsets to enjoy. If you decide to go to Argentina’s side be aware there you need almost the whole day. Long walks to access the view points. And an 1.5 hours to get there as you have to do customs in each country. They say that in Brazil you see the falls and in Argentina you feel their power because from Brazil you are looking at them except on the platform we’re you stand over them and close so you get wet, in Argentina you watch them closer and many times on walkways over the river and at the edge of a drop. If you are able bodied and fit to walk, do both but if you are not, stay in Brazil. If you have young children stick to Brazil only. In my opinion this is not an attraction toddlers will enjoy. Both sides are spectacular. If you stay in Argentina there is the Melia(modern architecture) also inside the Argentina side of the park. It seems to be another option to the more classical and older Belmond. In Argentina be prepared for long lines of 1-3 hrs for the train when coming back from the Devil’s Throat view point. Frustrating, and a nightmare if with young children. Best way to get to Argentina is with a private driver. They will help you with customs, have a special fast lane for them so you avoid the long vehicle lines at the checkpoint and they wait for you so you can leave belongings in the car safely. The Belmond arranged one for us, Vanessa. She was great.
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us! We always seek to provide a great experience to our visitors and your evaluation makes us want to improve even more! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 9 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • 744leonardf
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Falls were awesome
    We did the Argentina side the first day along with the boat ride and the next day did the Brazil side. The Argentina side felt like we were more immersed with the falls and getting closer to it all. The Brazil side gave you better panoramic views of the falls. Both sides are unique and beautiful in their own ways and would highly recommend doing both. Also while on the Brazil side save time to see the bird reserve it was incredible. We bought our tickets for the falls and then did the bird reserve and when finished walked over and did the falls. Plan about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to do the birds and not be rushed.
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us here at the falls! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature!
    Written 28 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 August 2023
  • LPJM1981
    London, United Kingdom586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing falls
    Did this on a 1 day roundtrip flight from BA. Once you get to the park book the boat trip with iguazu jungle. They are tbe only option on the Argentine side of the park. Bring a change of clothes and waterproof bags as you will get soaked! The trails dont take as long as they say. We did the superior trail in an hour, half the time. Food wise not many options so either bring your own or be prepared to queue for a burger or sandwich. The falls are amazing and well worth the effort to visit
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us here at the falls! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature. How about a tip for next time? Have lunch in the heart of the Falls. Before or after the tour, you can enjoy the Brazilian community at Restaurante Porto Canoas!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Helena D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iguazu Falls: It should be on the 7 natural wonders. Why is it not?
    A must if you're in S America. Had the experience of seeing both sides of Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina. Brazil side has a natural charm while Argentina side has "less" waterfalls but was impactful. Truly enjoyed both. Highly recommend going to both Brazil and Argentina Iguazu Falls if time permits. The sound and imagery of the waterfalls is mentally and emotionally calming. Nature's beauty continues to put me at awe!
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us here at the falls! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature. How about a tip for next time? Have lunch in the heart of the Falls. Before or after the tour, you can enjoy the Brazilian community at Restaurante Porto Canoas!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 August 2023
  • kar808
    226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just amazing
    This place is just amazing. We were there a whole day, it was on a weekend so the place was really full but it was still wonderful, it is nice to do both sides of the waterfalls to see how it looks from the Brasilian side and the Argentinian side. Plan a whole day there, the bus ride and the wait for the bus takes a while. Highly recommended
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your time with us here at the falls! We always seek to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature. How about a tip for next time? Have lunch in the heart of the Falls. Before or after the tour, you can enjoy the Brazilian community at Restaurante Porto Canoas!
    Written 30 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • Surrey 13
    London, United Kingdom1,336 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A totally amazing experience
    The falls on both sides are fabulous but quite different. The highlight of The Brazilian side is the Devils Throat. However the walk to get there is awe inspiring. We were there today and the water was flowing. The spray means you will get wet, depends how much!
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your moment with us here at the falls! We always strive to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 30 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 September 2023
  • cprendi10
    Quincy, Massachusetts102 contributions
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    Absolutely magnificent!
    Although the weather wasn't great, we enjoyed our visit nonetheless. We donned our rain gear and set out on the trail walking about 1 mile past so many waterfalls, we didn't even want to count. The views were awe inspiring. The massive one at the end of the trail, you WILL get wet if you go out into the center but who cares! The views/the thunderous noise and the pictures are fantastic. The next day we headed across the border for the Argentinian side. There is no best side, they both are unique and wonderful..
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your moment with us here at the falls! We always strive to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Lea B
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth a visit
    Amazing! Awesome views! We really enjoyed it. Very organized but it does get crowded so try to arrive early so you don’t spend too much time in the line for the buses to the falls, etc. Highly recommended!!
    Thank you for visiting and for sharing your moment with us here at the falls! We always strive to provide a great experience for our visitors! I hope to see you again at the World Wonder of Nature.
    Written 27 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
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Lia M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This was the best spot of our trip in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. We took the public transportation to the Iguacu Park, Cataratas, but you can reach that point using Uber in the city of Foz do Iguacu or taxi. Inside the final bus stop, in Foz do Iguacu downtown, I purchased the "Macuco Safari" (extra ticket, optional) for a guided walking trail in the forest and the boat "bath" in the Brazilian side of the Iguacu Falls. The tickets for the Brazilian National Cataratas park entry I purchased online from the oficial park website. Write, or print your purchase locator code, (in your email), so you can redemed the tickets in the entry of the park. Inside the Brazilian side of the Iguacu Falls Park there are 3 bus stops to explore the views and adventures. There are snacks for sale almost everywhere.
Written 21 June 2024
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK2,106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We got on the bus at the visitor centre at 3pm (last entry at 4pm, with park closing at 6pm). Great time to go as it was very quiet and there was a double rainbow over the falls. We got off at the waterfall stop, walked all the way to the Devil’s Throat and got the lift to the viewing platform / bus stop. That was a good option as not too many stairs and the last thing we did was get wet at the Devil’s Throat.

The Falls are incredible, so impressive that it’s hard to take in. You do get wet from the spray, but not soaked through. Only wildlife we saw were butterflies, lots of them.

Really memorable visit
Written 5 June 2024
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Barb N
Port Coquitlam, Canada310 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
The Brazil side provides you with a more spectacular view of the falls on the Argentina side. Suggest seeing it after you see the Argentina side as it puts in all in perspective. Walking out on the walkway is a must see to get up close to the falls. You get soaked but it is so humid, that the water feels refreshing and you dry quickly. Just protect your cameras and Iphone from the water. Easy to do a half day tour from the Argentina side to the Brazil side. Just have to stop at the border and it is not too onerous. Be forewarned of the visa requirement Brazil has been looking at implementing for citizens of U.S., Canada, and Australia. The visa requirement was scheduled to be in place on January 10, 2024, then 5 days before that they extended it to April 10, 2024. Then they extended it until April 10, 2025. Though Brazil might consider options as those doing day trips from Argentina to Brazil won't want to get a visa for a half day (hassle with requirements they want and not just cost) and it will cost Brazil a lot of tourism dollars.
Written 2 June 2024
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Palmc
Bristol, UK60 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
We were on an organized trip and visited both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. The Brazilian side is much better if you are only doing one. Glad we took a plastic mac as the spray will get you wet.
Written 29 May 2024
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MacMa
Killiney, Ireland143 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
What a truly amazing place to visit. Apparently there are over 270 Waterfalls and our guide informed us that 2 million litres of water per second fall. Could well believe it, got soaked but thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Written 27 May 2024
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Ernest Joachim K
88 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
Our family spent 2 days admiring these magnificent falls. It is definitely worthwhile to see the falls from both the Argentinian as well as the Brazilian side since the views from both parks are very different. We would highly recommend the boat adventure that is available on the Argentinian side. It is a once in a lifetime experience and can not be adequately described in words. On the Argentinian side, be aware that you will have to climb and ascend numerous steps. It is advisable to also take a plastic raincoat with you. These two parks are great for teenagers and adults but might be too much for younger kids. Do not miss this wonderful treasure!
Written 20 May 2024
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Howard Llewellyn
Bournemouth, UK430 contributions
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Stayed at the Belmont hotel so had access to the falls at 6am before the park opened up to the public. Only 16 in our group that walked all the way down to the walkway at the base of the falls. Totally worth it and far more impressive than either Niagara and Victoria falls.
Written 8 May 2024
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Jane M
Galle, Sri Lanka50 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Couples
We had the opportunity to see the Falls from the Argentinian & Brazilian sides and took a helicopter ride over them too. Magnificent Falls, spotted monkeys & coatis. A great day out and lots of photo opportunities. The rainbows were amazing. You can get close up to the Falls if you walk out on the gangways - take a waterproof since the spray is relentless even on a calm sunny day!
Written 8 May 2024
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TampaBayJeff
Dunedin, FL209 contributions
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We stayed 3 days on the Brazilian side of the Falls. After our first day walking the Brazilian Trails and admiring the Falls, we then went to the Argentinian Falls. Bottom Line: Since most of the Falls are on the Argentinian side, viewing from Brazil gives a better appreciation of how large and dramatic these Falls are. See photos below all taken from the Brazilian side.
Written 4 May 2024
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Pepper484
Papillion, NE89 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Business
It was one of the most impressive things I have ever seen! Large, majestic...We were on the Brazilian side. We could see people on the Argentinian side...you cannot even appreciate the size of the falls until you see how small people are next to them! It started raining but it didn't matter! Had a great hike...would recommend the boat ride near one of the falls! I was amazed at the wind I felt as we were near the falls! And of course...if you're worried about getting wet, then this is not for you! You can bring or buy your own rain poncho...but if you do the river ride...you're going to get soaked! Totally worth it! The overall experience was breathtaking!
Written 30 April 2024
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