Iguassu Falls - Argentina & Brazil

The incredible Iguassu Falls are also known as the Iguazu Falls or the Iguaçu Falls, pending which country you are in and the language spoken. Enveloped by thick tropical rainforest, on the border between Argentina and Brazil, they are one of the world's most wondrous (and deafening) sights. Some 80m high and 3km wide, the falls are made up of many cascades that generate vast sprays of water and produce one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.  The name of the falls originates from the Tupi or Guarani language, and means 'big water'. While the ancient Brazilian tribes knew of its thunderous beauty it was only officially ‘discovered’ in 1541 when the European explorer, the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, came across its awe-inspiring beauty. Today the Iguazu Falls are shared by two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil and the Iguazú National Park in Argentina. From footpaths above and below you can almost reach the spray generated by the raw power of 270 separate, plummeting waterfalls. For an even more heart-pounding and drenching thrill, glide beneath the Devil's Throat, an awesome cascade whose spray is  visible from 7kms away.  Whether you choose to stay on the Brazilian side (Iguazu), or the Argentinean side (Iguassu), you will marvel at its sheer power and revel in the natural environment, fauna, flora and surrounding region. 

Why we like it

  • Breathtaking sound and sight
  • Abundant rainforest
  • Myriad of activities
  • UNESCO World Heritage site
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