|Getting around the Iguassu National Park Brazil|| |
|• GPS Location|
|• About the Park|
|• Where is Iguassu National Park?|
|• Iguassu National Park Bus Service|
|• About the trails at the falls|
|• OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN IGUASSU NATIONAL PARK|
|• Macuco safari and boat ride|
|• White Water Rafting on the Iguassu River in Iguassu Falls|
|• FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK|
|• The Tower in Brazil|
|• Restaurant at the Iguassu Falls in the park|
|• Number of visitors in the Park|
About the Park
Created in 1939 originally to protect the world-famous Iguassu Falls, the approximately 185,265 hectares or (457,799 acres) 715mi² of the Park now represent about 80% of what remains of the once extensive pristine subtropical rainforest that covered the southeastern part of the country. Despite its proximity to burgeoning cities such as Iguassu Falls and Cascavel, the Park still harbors a large array of its original fauna, including large predators such as jaguars (panthera onca) and pumas (puma concolor), and ungulates, such as wild pigs and tapirs (tapirus terrestris). Iguassu National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.
Iguassu National Park entrance fee is approximately USD $18.00 per person.Location:
Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays)Travel distance:
16 km from Iguassu Falls city center, Brazil.Open:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., entering the park
Where is Iguassu National Park?
Iguassu National Park in Brazil is located between the parallels 25º 05´ / 25º 41´ South and longitudes 53º 40´ / 54º 38´. Part of the park is bordering Argentina. Due to the location of the Park in relation to the Tropic of Capricorn and the difference in altitudes in the Park, it has different types of vegetation. In the southwestern part of the Park (170 meters above sea level) there are many species typical of tropical rain forests and Atlantic rainforests. In the northeastern part of the park are found the pre-historic araucaria angustifolia (umbrella pine tree) that grows in areas 500 meters above sea level, always surrounded by Ilex paraguayensis (mate tea). The northeastern part of the Iguassu Falls National Park is high between 700 and 800 meters above sea level. Location of the ParkSee also: Subtropical rain forest
Iguassu National Park Bus Service
Good facilities and a modern tourist service system have made a visit to the Iguassu National Park even more interesting than in the past. The transportation system based on comfortable double-decker buses takes tourists to the main attractions on the Brazilian side.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN IGUASSU NATIONAL PARK
Macuco safari and boat ride
The Safari starts with a drive of 3 km along a forest trail in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Several stops are made for bilingual guides to provide information about flora and fauna of the park. At the 3 km point, an optional 600 meter (656 yards) walking trail leads to a small waterfall called Salto do Macuco, there are some stairs on the way. From there, the trail continues to the banks of the Iguassu River, where an upstream zodiac boat tour to Devil´s Throat begins. The exhilarating rafting expedition is made in a large, sturdy, double engine rubber launch and affords the visitor a unique and breathtakingly beautiful view of the Falls. People get wet on this tour. There is a chance for one skip the walking tour in the forest. Over request, they offer also a dry boat experience around the falls.Open:
open dailySee also: Macuco Boat Trip and Safari
People that like adrenaline rushes must try the tours below. All the equipment is included.
White Water Rafting on the Iguassu River in Iguassu Falls
If one does, the macuco boat trip, as they are at the falls, there is a possibility also to do Iguassu river rafting. They combine the boat ride plus the rafting tour. One must ask about it before buying the tickets.See also: White Water Rafting on the Iguassu River
FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK
The Tower in Brazil
They started to build the tower in 1957 and is 60 meters high. It was, refurbished in 2001. There are two lifts (elevators), helping people to reach the top. Besides the tower, there are stairs in case people prefer walking to the top.
Restaurant at the Iguassu Falls in the park
Porto Canoas is the name of the restaurant insight of the Iguassu Falls, buffet style. In the same place, there are another two restaurants, one with fast food and another one with natural juices and sandwiches. For drink lovers, there is a bar with a local beer. If one decides to eat out-side must be careful with the little animals that show up for the food. They are friendly.
GPS: -25.6927421, -54.4342381
Location of the restaurant.
Number of visitors in the Park
The number of visitors on the Brazilian side in the last 39 years:
2009 1.070.072 (went down due to the global economic crash in the previous year)
2016 1.560.792 (people from 170 countries)
2017 1.788.922 (people from 166 countries)
2019 2.020.358 (people from 177 countries)
Records of daily visitors in a year to the Iguassu National Park:
2009 12.388 (October 12)
2009 12.513 (November 1st)
2011 16.672 (April)
2017 15.216 (February 26) 2018 16,026
2019 16.230 (April 22)