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Apr, 20/2024
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Iguassu Falls Brazil

Brazilian Waterfalls 
Drone video
Itinerary Brazil Side of Iguassu Falls
Iguassu Falls from the satellite
The Big Water
The lost wonder
What to see during your walk
The trail at Iguassu Falls Brazil
The New Seven Wonders of Nature
The geological formation of Iguassu Falls
Advance tickets online
Pictures of Iguassu Falls
Iguassu Falls by moonlight in Brazil
Itinerary Brazil Side of Iguassu Falls
Itinerary: 8:30 a.m. pick-up at the hotel. It is around 4 hours tour. The location of the falls is 16 miles (25 km) from the cities. First stop at the entrance of the park, for people to buy the entrance fee of the national park. On can also by the online ticket using the link below at the end of this page. From the entrance of the park to the falls, there are 7 miles (11 km). As one arrives at the first lookout in front of the falls, understands how beautiful they are. Iguassu Falls in Brazil is breath-taking. A tour guide will be walking with people on a one-mile trail. On the trail, the view from the beginning to the end keep changing and make it always more appealing. As walking, people see more and more waterfalls. It is an Amazing place, deserved to be visited. The bridge is the best part where people get surrounded by mist and rainbows. After the bridge, there is a tower, from the top, there is a great view. The tour guide will be leading people to the square area, where on fine a souvenir shop and restaurants. Our transportation will be waiting for people there. In the end, we drop people off at the hotel. There is a chance to do other optional tours on the way like boat ride, bird park and also the helicopter ride.
Iguassu Falls from the satellite
To see about it
click to enlargeOpening hours at the falls: daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., entering the park
Location of the falls: Iguassu National Park in Brazil
Approximate time one need: 3 TO 4 hours (including travel time)
Travel distance: 26 km from downtown
Everyone must leave the falls by 5:30 p.m.
Note: people that are at Belmond hotel can stay for sunset
The Big Water
click to enlargeIn Guarani (native language), "Y" means Water and "Guazu" means Big. The big water in Spanish became Cataratas del Iguazu, in Portuguese it became Cataratas do Iguacu and the old name that locals still use in Brazil is Iguassu. Iguazu Falls were chosen as one of the seven natural wonders of the world in 2011.
The lost wonder
click to enlargeIn South America remains a place that can still be called a Garden of Eden; one of the last remaining pieces of a pre-historic world. Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, in the heart of two National Parks the place is still Sacred to the native Guarani Indians. There are no words to describe the feelings of those who come to this sacred land. Visitors can still hear the echoes of a distant past; the drums of the Guarani tribes venerating the natural beauty of this incredible place which they named Iguassu, the Big Water.
What to see during your walk
click to enlarge70% of Iguassu Falls is located on Argentinean territory, but most of the Falls face Brazil. For this reason it is advisable for the visitor to see the Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides. The natural border between Brazil and Argentina is the Iguassu River. During your visit to the Brazilian side, you will see a lot of the Falls, the quantity always depends on the current volume of water. At some times during the year one can see as many as 275 separate waterfalls cascading along the edges of 2,700 meters (1,6 miles) cliffs. The biggest attraction is "Devils Throat" where the largest volume of water passes with a strong and impressive roar that can be heard several miles away. Highest point 82 metres or 269 ft at Devils Throat. Average flow rate 1,700 m3/s (60,000 cu ft/s).
The trail at Iguassu Falls Brazil
click to enlargeWalking the trail on the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls is easy. There is a main trail, approximately 1,600 meters (one mile) long, which leads the visitor along the river with its many smaller falls to the base of the biggest waterfall where a catwalk extends out over the brink of the series of falls which make up Devils Throat. This side provides a good general view of the falls. After walking the catwalk, there is a tower with an elevator/lift to get people to the top of the falls from where one can have a spectacular panoramic view. From the top of the tower, the trail continuation leads to the dead-end road. There one can find a souvenir shop and a food court. At the Porto Canoas restaurant one can have a lunch insight of the falls and also Iguassu River.
click to enlargeIguassu Falls is a unique and special place in which to spend a time that is so unique and special. It is a fantastically dazzling and exciting place. In this place the natural aphrodisiacs of wild fragrances and beautiful scenery are everywhere. The beauty of the falls is breathtaking and the hearts of lovers will drumming to their rhythm in this amazing place. This is the right place for your honeymoon.
The New Seven Wonders of Nature
click to enlargeIn 2007 a non-profit organization called New7Wonders Foundation from Swissland, consulted people around the globe and created a list of natural wonders that were voted through the internet. The campaign started in 2007 and finished on November 11, 2011. It started with 440 natural sites around the world, then became 77 and in the last part of the contest, there were only 28 finalists. In November 2011 it was presented the list of the new seven natural wonders of the world that are Iguazu Falls between Brazil and Argentina, Amazon Rainforest that is covering 9 countries in South America, Hạ Long Bay in Vietnam, Jeju Island in South Korea, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park in the Philippines, Komodo Island National Park in Indonesia and Table Mountain National Park in South Africa. 
The geological formation of Iguassu Falls
See also: Geology of the Region
Advance tickets online
There is a chance to buy the Iguassu National Park admission in advanced online on this website: online tickets for the Iguassu Falls in Brazil.

It is also possible to buy the tickets at the entrance of the park. It is mandatory to have an ID card or passport, prices are different according to the nationality.
Pictures of Iguassu Falls
See also: Pictures of the Falls in Brazil
Iguassu Falls by moonlight in Brazil
This guided visit is made during nights of the full moon. It offers a romantic vision of the falls, which are transformed by the moon into a beautiful silver rainbow. See below pictures of the full moon walking tour at the Iguassu National Park in Brazil. It is only available for guests that stay at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, in the park. 

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Brazilian Waterfalls 

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