Destination of the Week: Iguacu Falls

Situated in Iguazu National Park, about 20 km from Puerto Iguazú in the north of the province, these falls are shared by Brazil and Argentina. The view from the Brazilian side is the most panoramic and there are helicopter rides over the falls from Foz do Iguacu. The light is the best in the morning for photos. The name Iguacu comes from the Guarani fall which means “big water.”

There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs are scattered in a half moon. From the visitors center you can walk around trails or in a picturesque train. There are two 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 Martín. From the upper path you have panoramic views from the footbridge in an unforgettable experience. The Iguacu Falls are an awesome sight as tonnes of water throws itself over cliffs and the mist rises amongst the jungle is an incredible view. They are even taller than the Niagara Falls! So next time you visit Argentina or Brazil, make a stop at this panoramic site!

 

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