The Iguassu Waterfall is a true wonder of nature and is heralded as the most beautiful waterfall in the world by many visitors. The waterfall is located right at the border of the countries of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay about a two hour flight from Sao Paulo.
The waterfall itself is physically located in Argentina, but the panoramic view of the Falls is best from the Brazilian side. On the Argentinian side of the waterfall you can walk right around the falling water, take a boat tour to the mouth of the waterfall, and explore the National park next to the waterfall. On the other hand, the Brazilian side offers the best displays the full splendor of the wonder of the world.
Although Iguassu is best known for their waterfalls, the surrounding jungle is well worth including in your explorations. A plethora of animals and birds make their home in the lush vegetation around the Iguassu National Park. There are also a number of other highlights in this region such as The San Ignacio Jesuit Mission Ruins, The Itaipu Dam, and The Yacutinga Lodge wild preservatory.
The Iguassu Waterfalls are located near the little town of Puerto Iguazu in Argentina and the bigger town of Foz do Iguassu in Brazil. The towns offer a wide selection of lodgings. You can also see the what kind of weather to plan for on the Iguassu Falls Weather page.
Garganta del Diablo
The Devil’s Throat is the site of the biggest waterfall and the greatest sight Iguassu Falls have to offer. You can see a great amount of water falling over 230 feet from above the waterfall or from many different angles in the surrounding area. There are even helicopter tours that let you see the amazing spectacle from above for a fairly reasonable rate.
The Circuito Superior(Upper Circuit) is a half-mile looped trail that consists of a protected catwalk that offers spectacular views of the “Devil’s Throat” and many of the other waterfalls while allowing the visitor to walk right next to, and almost inside some of the falls.
The Cuircuito Inferior(Lower Circuit) is a larger 3,000 foot trail that takes you to views of the Dos Hermanos, Bossetti, Ramirez, Chico and finally San Martin waterfalls as they all plummet into the Rio Iguassu(Iguassu River) below. At times you look upon an endless stretch of falling water whose white foam beautifully settles down into the river.
We loved visiting both sides in January this year and whilst the falls are spectacular from both sides you definitely get more up close and personal on the Argentinian side. A definite must see on your Argentinian/Brazillian itinerary.
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