Iguazu Falls

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drmorrisj drmorrisj
27 reviews
This is one of the most beautiful places in the world! Oct 30, 2012
Iguazu Falls was perhaps one of the few places on earth that I did not want to leave after seeing it. The falls were majestic. I must have sat at Garganta del Diabolo for an hour and a half (on the first day) just staring at the water. As I look at the pictures (and the video footage that I took) I realize the force of the hater is hard to grasp unless you have been there. Pictures do not do it justice.

The second day I was there I was the first person to enter the park (as I stayed at the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa). This hotel was nice, but it was not necessarily worth the $425 that I paid per night (more on that in a hotel review). Although the park is not open until 8:30 AM, there is only a small barricade that stops you from entering. Being the type of guy I am, I just walked right past it. It is best to start from the top (superior circuit). After walking through the superior circuit (and getting people-less shots) I then headed down to the lower circuit. After the lower circuit I took a boat ride that takes you into the falls. THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN! We actually pushed the boat into the falls. Being the scientist I am I kept spitting water out of my mouth out of fear of a bacterial infection (sometimes too much knowledge is a curse).

After the boat ride I went and hung out at Garganta del Diabolo again, because it was so majestic. If you get the opportunity, Iguzu Falls is a MUST-SEE. The only bummer for me was that I was there by myself. Since I am extraverted, I kept wanting to turn to someone and chit-chat. There were some nice people that I chatted with. I met a couple from San Diego. We chatted for a while on the train ride to Gargantua del Diablo. If you can, bring a buddy. Also, bring a good camera, because it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet!
This is a view of the falls from m…
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Garganta del Diablo
Garganta del Diablo from a differe…
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jenniferhibbard says:
More wonderful photographs...looks like a spectacular destination :)
Posted on: Nov 07, 2012
monky says:
Congrats on your featured review! wow amazing falls !:)
Posted on: Oct 30, 2012
Dr_Seuss says:
Congrats on todays feature, on a great destination. I love waterfalls 8)
Posted on: Oct 30, 2012
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415femmefatale 415femme…
3 reviews
Pics will Never do it justice Apr 26, 2011
the only regret i have about Iguazu is that i wish i would have gone earlier in the day. We got there a couple hours before the park closed so we were kinda rushing. The walk to the falls is kodak moment every step. Also there is a little island next to the falls you can take a boat over and swim. Wildlife ervywhere! I saw toucans, all kinds of butterflies, coatis, huge monitors, all kinds of birds. I recommend 2 days to really get to enjoy and experience the park. The hiking is pretty low impact but try and go on all the trails the views are quite breathtaking. ALso if you have to choose, i highly recommend the argentinian side over the brazilian side.either way do not miss this!!
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kearmy kearmy
3 reviews
Iguazu Falls - Put it on your list! Jul 09, 2011
"Poor Niagara" was Eleanor Roosevelts reaction when she once visited Iguazu Falls.

I've never been to Niagara Falls, but Niagara has definitely something to live up to!

Iguazu Falls will probably be one of the most spectacular sceneries you will ever see. I stayed in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina, during my 3 day stay and hired a local driver. He recommended my to see the falls from the brazilian side the first day, then from the argentine side.

His desription of the experiences was truly correct. When walking along the riverside at the brazilian side it was looking at a beautiful painting! It is the view from your exotic and spectacular dreams combined with the thundering sound crossing the river.

But not as thundering as the sound from the second day, when taking the boat up the river close up to the falls. You will feel like being drawn against this giant shower.

Then it's time to get on shore. Hopefully you had a raincoat or some extra clothes after the Iguazu shower. You will walk along this magnificent falls; now you are inside the painint, you are really a part of the stunning painting you looked at the previous day!

If you're really lucky you will see the toucans, or some other exotic birds flying around while walking the foot bridges which narrows between all the exotic trees. And the curious coatis, a small bear looking mammal, will definitely run around your feet during the day.

If you're not tired of the falls yet (my guess is you're not), you have a fourth option left after walking both sides of the river and the boat trip: the helicopter flight!

It's a short trip back to the brazilian side where heli flights are arranged from. Now you're getting the chance to see these impressive water falls from above. This could be the highlight of your visit, as the 15 minute flight along the Iguazu river most probably will be one of the most memorable flights of your life! Ending with the chopper turning around right above the highly impressive Gorgonta del Diablo (The Devil's Throat), you are quite sure to get goosebumps all over your body!

"Iguazu Falls?", you say?

"Put it on your list of things I have to see!", I say!
The view against Iguazu falls when…
View from brazilian side
View from brazilian side
A coati looking for some lunch
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drmorrisj says:
I will second that comment made my Eleanor Roosevelt. i thought the same thing.
Posted on: Oct 29, 2012
jconnoraus jconnora…
2 reviews
most amazing site in the world. Mar 05, 2011
I went here in Feb on a beautiful clear day, The park offers many awesome vantage points to see the falls which truely are breathtaking. If you're in the area, this is a MUST do!
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mark_kingo21 mark_kin…
3 reviews
Absolutely Breathtaking Feb 26, 2011
On my last day in Brazil I had the opportunity to go visit Iguazu falls. Once arriving at the site i was blown away with just how enormous this waterfall system is. The Brazilian side has excellent walkways that give amazing views of the falls. There are also paths that stretch right out into the water to give you an up close experience.

The next day I traveled across to the Argentinian side of the falls. I was told that the Brazilian side accounts for 25% and the Argentinian side 75%. The Argentinian side was amazing. The infrastructure is really good in that they have a little train that takes you to and from the different areas in the falls park. From the Argentinian side you can go above the falls and look down to see the real force of the water. The views were incredible and you cannot believe just how close you can come to these falls! On the Argentina side you can also do an optional boat tour that takes you in a speed boat right underneath the falls! Waterproof bags are provided so you can take your camera for part of the journey before putting it away!

All in all, Iguazu falls would have to be the highlight of my South American trip. I have never witnessed anything quite like it.
Scott_Hale Scott_Ha…
1 reviews
Iguazu Falls - Out Of This World!!! Oct 04, 2011
I did Iguazu Falls this year and was told if I was going to do it to do the Brazil side first, as I was going from Cordoba - Sao Paolo I decided to see the Argentine side 1st.... I must admit after doing the Inka Trail and Machu Picchu, this was my next favourite thing I did throughout South America!!!

I would definately recommend seeing this if your about... it is UNREAL!!! And you can go out on a power boat which takes you into the 'Devils throat' which I would say is a must, this is twice the size of Niagra Falls, so that just puts into comparrison how big this actually is!

After seeing this side of it I decided not to do the Brazil side as I wanted to leave it in my head exactly how I saw it in Argentina as I thought the Brazil side might shatter just how much of an amazing experience this was!

Check it out and for the price it is a massive MUST DO!
charlie7486 charlie7…
11 reviews
Best set of waterfalls in the world! Aug 19, 2011
I visited this set of waterfalls a few years ago. They occupy the border between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. I highly recommend visiting them if you are travelling through this part of the world. The best side to view them is from the Argentina side. Here you will get a much more panoramic view of the Falls and there are several viewing stations. You can also go on a speedboat that will take you as close as possible to the Falls as possible. If its a hot day and if you fancy getting a bit wet, this is an awesome experience!
nat80 nat80
12 reviews
Potentially expensive but worth it May 10, 2011
I went to this side of the falls on an organised trip from my hostel over the border in Brasil. For what it included (park entrance, transport and a stop off at the tri-border monument) it was expensive, but i was pushed for time and needed to ensure i was back in Brasil in time for my bus! If i'd have had more time i'd have done it independently with a few guys from the hostel. Worth the money nonetheless....

You could easily spend all day just wandering around the park. Finding trails to take you to yet another spectacular view point. The pinnacle of the experience has to be standing on the walkway over the Garganta del Diablo. Took my breath away and gave me goose bumps all over! Be warned, however, it can be closed in the wet season if the water levels are too high!
linty linty
2 reviews
Jaw Dropping Views Jun 16, 2011
Taking a plane ride from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls is the best thing I've ever done. 360 degree views of waterfalls and is absolutely jaw dropping. I recommend getting a video of the entire "ride" and make sure you're in it doing funny faces and such. This is a must-do for any traveler, visiting the falls, not purchasing a video.
Flamengo08 Flamengo…
3 reviews
AMAZING Mar 30, 2010
There is a fee or entering the Falls on the Brazil side and the Argentina side. Bring your passport! I was born in Brazil and never got to travel around the country before leaving. This was absolutely amazing. I have never seen anything like this. I have never been to Niagra Falls so this was so overwhelming to me. This year the falls had more water than it has ever had in 150 years! The river that feeds into them flows South to North! That is awesome! You can see the majority of the falls from the Brazilian side and there is a deck you can walk out on at the bottom of one of the falls. It feels like you are in a hurricane! So cool. On the Argentina side you have to walk 1-2 miles on a walkway over the river to get to the biggest part of the falls. It is called the Devil's Throat. This is where you can look straight down the falls. Little scary but really cool. Wear comfortable shoes. You WILL get wet on both sides. If you have a poncho, bring it. If not, there are people there that will sell you very cheap ponchos. If you go, ask for a taxi driver named Decker at the airport. He'll take you around to see everything. Very honest man. Speaks 5 languages. Message me if you need more info.
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AnkeSuna AnkeSuna
13 reviews
Foz de Iguaçu Aug 09, 2010
Aah, the beautiful Iguazu waterfalls! You can visit them from both sides of the border between Brazil and Argentina. From the Argentinian side, you'll be walking right next and underneath them and you have a wonderful panoramic view from the Brazilian side. We were lucky to go there in a period with lots of rain, so there was a lot of water (and mud). They are so powerful and impressive and make you feel really tiny as a human. Visting the waterfalls will make you respect nature even more.
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Dr_Seuss says:
Somewhere I want to go, and really should
Posted on: Aug 09, 2010
lindader lindader
4 reviews
Iguazu Falls, Argentina Jun 15, 2010
Iguazu Falls is awesome...no wonder it got nominated as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. Starting from Buenos Aires, we booked a short package tour with an agent that cost $500 US. That included the return flight, hotel for one night, airport transfers and full day tour of the falls from the Argentinian side.The falls are the 2nd or 3rd largest falls in the world. It's main falls are twice as large as Niagra's. There are 3 rampways that take you for a closer view. Highly recommend the adventure boat ride that takes you underneath the falls...most extreme shower I've ever had. We stayed in a hotel near downtown Puerto Iguazu and near the 3 frontiers site...the place where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay intersect. There are HI hostels nearby too. Canadians need a visa to get into Brazil to see the falls from that side, and I was told by the tour guide there is a place you can apply for that in Iguazu. Had a great time.
fer0x fer0x
2 reviews
Iguazu Falls - Heaven on earth Mar 17, 2009
I start with stating that i've only seen the Argentina side of the waterfalls, but they were absolutely gorgeous! I was there on the first of December(2008), and there were no cueues at all and Puerto Iguazu was nice and quiet as well. Things change when you get there in high-season though, so it's strongely adviced to book your accomodation ahead.

I've been walking through the park for hours and hours and every new view blew me away and it's nice to see some animals too (a lot of butterflies). Too bad I could only visit the Argentina side, the Brazilian side must be very beatiful as well. You get a totally different perspective from that side. On the Argentina side you are more on top of the falls themselves, the Brazilian side provides you with a full frontal view of this great place.

If I ever have the chance to go back to South America again, I will visit this place for sure!
On top of 'Devils Throat'
A toilet-visitor @ Iguazu
Butterfly, one of the many
finalnicolas finalnic…
3 reviews
Oct 15, 2007
Be sure to see the most impressive part: the "devil throat" (take the train from the entrance of the park).
row-zzzzz says:
Looks bigger than Niagara Falls ... and our falls here are huge also ... WOW
Posted on: Jul 25, 2008
AZstan AZstan
2 reviews
Apr 26, 2006
Do not miss Iguazu Falls. It is located in extreme northeast Argentina on the border with Brazil. On the Brazil side, you get a great overall view of the falls. However, the most fun and the greatest experiences (my opinion) are found on the Argentine side. There are catwalks (very safe) which take you over the water to small islands...very small...where you can experience the falling water up close. Also there are walkways...all paved...where you can actually walk under the cascades.Coatis or Coati Mundis can be seen roving around in groups searching the garbage cans. A coati is a racoon-like animal which is very common in Central and South America as well as Mexico....they can be found in southern Arizona also. Although they look cute...do not try to touch them...very sharp teeth and claws. At Iguazu, there are signs everywhere warning about these animals.I was there 3 days and could have stayed longer. Iguazu is higher and larger than Niagra Falls as well as being in the tropics with tropical vegetation. birds and animals. The tourist area is kept very clean with snack bars available if you should get thirsty or hungry. Clean restrooms also.Don't miss Iguazu Falls!
jeffy jeffy
23 reviews
Jun 17, 2006
Writing a review about Iguazu Falls is basically pointless because of the simple fact that it is one of the most beautiful sights in the world. There is no reason to not go see this marvel.

The falls are enormous, uniquely shaped, and surrounded by gorgeous vegetation. The Brazilian side provides better panoramic views and the Argentinian side lets you get much closer. I'd also recommend going on one of the speed-boat rides that takes you underneath the falls - quite exhilarating to have a 50' waterfall drop directly on your head.

The one advice I have when visiting is to be aware of what the water level conditions are before you go. Depending on whether you want to take panoramic pictures, detailed close-up shots, want to get wet, etc. try to be strategic about what time of year you decide to go.

I still can't decide if I like Iguazu or Victoria more.

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