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Iguazu falls
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Iguazu falls
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Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina, and why not in South America...

Together with Nahuel Huapi National Park in Patagonia, it is one of the most frequented tourist sites.

In guarani language, the term "Iguazu" means "great waters". It was discovered in 1541 by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca and established in 1984 as Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

ORIENTATION

Situated in Iguazu National Park, some 20 km. from Puerto Iguazu in the north of the province, these falls are shared by Brazil and Argentina.

Iguazu river is born in Paraná state in Brazil, and after crossing 1,200 km. on a plateau where it receives several affluents, it reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layers of sandstone and basalt where the river runs.

 

WHY TO GO?

 

 

The most impressive fall in the area is called La Garganta del Diablo, meaning "the Devil's throat".

Excitement lovers can take a speed boat along the Devil's canyon up to the Garganta del Diablo falls.

There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs and islets are scattered in a half moon.
 

GETTING THERE

The site is located about 240 km south-west from Iguazu Falls, on the road that leads to them from Posadas. It is possible to stop here from or to the falls.

A bus from Puerto Iguazu's central bus station is leaving for the falls every 45 minutes. It is also possible to take a taxi - the distance to the falls is not long.

 

TRAVELLING AROUND

From the visitors center you can walk around trails or in a picturesque train.
There are two basic circuits: an upper path and a lower path.

The lower path leads to the base of the falls, where the spray moistens visitors. It is a unique experience, worth daring the adventure. In this circuit you may also take a boat to Isla San Martin.
From the upper path you have panoramic views from the footbridge in an unforgettable experience.

A private operator offers a more daring alternative. Leaving in a 4x4 vehicle we drive 8 km. through the jungle to the coast of the inferior Iguazu River.

Some semi-rigid rafts with powerful engines will be waiting for us to go upstream and into the mist veil formed by the cascades.

Another option is to take a rowing boat in the upper Iguazu river to watch the animals and plants in this delta, and maybe see some water tortoises or yacares sunbathing on the coast.

TOURISTIC INFORMATION

http://www.iguazuargentina.com/english/

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