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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.
Flemington, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I am having a problem finding words that can discribe seeing these falls. They took my breath away more than ANYTHING I've seen in my travels. We were there May 5/6 and conditions were great. I am so glad that we stayed at the Sheraton as we got on the trails early in the morning..My son and I were the only people out before the park opened. Just us, standing looking at the falls with a beautiful rainbow. If you are traveling to SA this is a must do.

Visited May 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Simply amazing !”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

We visited the Iguazu falls over a 2 day period and can only describe them as amazing. Mother nature's full force! We visited after heavy rains and the falls were huge.One needs to visit both the Brazilian side as well as the Argentinian side. Both are different.
The Brazilian side one gets better vistas across the various falls ,while on the Argentinian side one is able to get up very close to the falls by way of great viewing platforms.
Make sure you visit the Devil's throat on the Argentinian side. It is truly amazing.
One of our highlights of visiting South America.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Must do!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Amazing scenery and wildlife. It can get a little wet so keep an eye on your camera. Also keep an eye out for tour groups and zip past if you can! To get there you can get the Rio Uruguay bus from the town or pick it up along the way (if your hotel is out of town like ours was). Definitely worth seeing!

Visited May 2014
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“Awsome experience”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our APT tour is fantastic. we visited Iguazu and the falls which happened to be in extreme flood conditions. the guide said it was the best they had see, due to some dams releasing water upstream. Thoroughly recommend the boat ride into the falls and the helicopters also. Great day out!

Visited May 2014
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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“It will take your breath away... repeatedly!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Just an amazing spot! I was on the Argentinean side and there is so much to see. and walk to get up close. It literally took my breath away seeing it from down the bottom, then again when I went up top. Go with lots of spare batteries for your camera and lots of free space, you will need it! (note: if you go in the boats you WILL get wet so make sure you have somewhere or someone who can wait with any electronic gear that can't get wet)

Visited May 2014
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