Iguaçu Falls

On her first sight of the magnificent Iguazu Falls, Eleanor Roosevelt said once, "Poor Niagara! This makes Niagara look like a kitchen faucet." This legend can illustrate the grandeur of this world’s natural wonder. Iguazu Falls certainly are one of the most famous natural spectacles in Brazil.

Located in the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, just before the Iguassu River reach the big Parana River, Iguazu Falls are considered the largest in the world in number of falls. This giant consists of 275 cascades spread nearly 2 miles, including the famous 'Devil's Throat', a breathtaking gorge, over 90m high from where most of the water drops. The view at the precipice is hypnotizing.

The biggest and most brilliant rainbow in the world seen at the Iguassu falls provides fantastic experience.

Neither words nor photographs do the falls justice - they must be seen and heard in person. You will be treated to a multi-sensory experience: roaring falls, astonishing rainbow arcs, wetting mist, and, in the distance, parrots and hawks cruising over a deep green jungle.

Of course the Iguazu Falls are the main attraction, but the region offer other good options. The Iguassu Natural Park, with over 185.000he of preserved Subtropical forest and the Itaipú Hydroelectric Dam, the largest in the world, deserve a visit.


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ATTRACTIONS

See details and pictures of each attraction of this destination.

Itaipú Hydroeletric Plant
Macuco Safári
Iguassu Falls
Iguassu National Park
Bird Park

TRAVEL TIPS


  • ­Don’t forget to visit both Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the Falls. ­Bring a pullover or a jacket during the winter (Jun-Aug). ­
  • A plastic jacket can be very helpful of the tour to Iguazu Falls. ­
  • If you are visiting Ciudad Del Este in Paraguay for shopping be careful… most of the products there are fake and “pirate”. Suspect on bargains… remember, there is no free lunch. ­
  • March and April are the best months to visit the Iguazu Falls because of the volume of the river.

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CLIMATE


Located in a subtropical region Foz do Iguacu, the city gateway to the park, presents colder temperatures than the rest of Brazil. During the summer (Dec-Mar) the temperatures are very pleasant and stay between 20C (68F) at night and 30C (86F) during the day. However, in some days the temperature can reach over 38C (100F) at noon.
Summer is also the rainy season and you can expect showers almost every afternoon. Therefore, March and April are the best months to visit the Falls because of the volume of the river.
The weather during the winter is mild and dry. No rains are expected, and temperature should range between 15C (59F) late night to 25C (77F) during the afternoon. However, temperatures can drop to 5C (41F) in some nights.
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PEOPLE


 

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HOW TO GET THERE


Iguacu Falls   (Ecotourism)
The wonderful spectacle of the largest waterfalls in the world.



Natural Wonders   (Special Programs)
Imagine the Sahara Desert, with hundreds of miles of white dunes, but for each dune you climb, there’s a blue lagoon with refreshing water…  These are real places: Lençóis Maranhenses, Chapada Diamantina, Iguaçu Falls and the Amazon are four natural wonders found only in Brazil!





Brazilian Highlights   (Special Programs)
This is the right program for those who want to get in touch with the unique Brazilian culture and see outstanding landscapes at the same time. It features the incredible landscapes of Rio de Janeiro, the wonderful Iguassu Falls and the colorful city of Salvador.



Southern Highlights   (Special Programs)
This package combines some of the most beautiful sites in Brazilian Southern region, such as the astonishing Iguaçu Falls, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro and the historical Ouro Preto, considered a World Hiratage site by Unesco.



Classic South America   (Special Programs)
This package combine the highlights of 3 biggest South American countries, We begin our trip in Brazil where we visit Rio de Janeiro, Paraty and the Iguaçu Falls. Next we visit Buenos Aires, the Argentinean cosmopolitan capital. We end up the trip in Peru, where we visit Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the impressive Holy City of the Inca Empire.



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