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Review of Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls
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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.
Sandy, Utah
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is a must see....the falls are incredible and the surrounding country is breathtaking. Take the jungle tour, the boat tour that goes under the falls (kinda scary) and the walks and walkways are fantastic. If you stay at the Sheraton on the Argentina side you can see the falls from your room.

Visited September 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“You should not miss it”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Great place to visit. Breathtaking nature, great spot, unique place.
Upper and lower trail are very nice.
Do not miss Macuco trail, which is the best trail to walk in the middle of the forest and get to an amazing fall.

Visited May 2014
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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“Must not miss”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

These falls are amazing and an absolute must see if you are anywhere near. We flew to Puerto Iguazu from Buenos Aires after our cruise finished there. This sight is so spectacular that, if you can, you should spend 2 days exploring it. You need a full day for the Argentine side and at least 4 hours for the Brazilian side. The national parks on both sides are very well maintained, but refreshments in the shops are dear. From our hotel, we took a taxi to the Argentine side. You need to be early to avoid queues at the entrance and to get an early train to Devil’s Throat. We were inside the national park by 9 ’clock ,but we still had to wait to get on the train. On some routes inside the park it was very crowded. We were there on the carnival public holiday week-end at the beginning of March, which clearly should be avoided if possible . The next day, we booked the same taxi driver to take us to the Brazilian side and to wait to take us back. This was not that expensive and was really worth the money, as we had to pass through 4 border controls. There is a dedicated line for tour groups and 2 people in a taxi count as a tour group. Our driver knew exactly what to do to avoid the queues and took our passports to be stamped, whilst we sat in the car. He also helped us collect the tickets we had bought on line. You can’t buy tickets for the Argentine side in advance and have to pay in cash in the local currency.

Visited March 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“The best views!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

This side of the park gives you 3 trail options that offer the closest views of the waterfalls, including the devils throat. Totaly worth the visit. The only downside is the entrance, that needs to be paid in Argentine pesos (no credit cards).

Visited May 2014
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Breathtaking walk accross the top of the falls!”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Loved the Argentinian side of the falls.

The feeling when you walk over the walkways on top of the falls is incredible. It was pouring with rain when we visited in April 2014 but that just added to the fun!

The park is well organised with a train to take you to the various areas of the falls and you can just hop on and hop off as you wish. There are several restaurants and gift shops and lots and lots of coatis! Very cute but please don't feed them!

Remember if you are coming over from the Brazilian side, Pesos are the accepted correct currency. Brazilian Reals are not accepted, so change some cash before you hit the border.

A fantastic adventure!

Visited April 2014
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