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Iguazu Falls

They are  a set of  waterfalls  that are located on the  Iguazú River , on the border between the province of  Missions  in the northeast of the Argentine Republic and the state  Brazilian  from  Parana  1,400 km from Buenos Aires and  17km from the city of Puerto Iguazú. They were chosen as one of the " Seven Natural Wonders of the World ". They are made up of 275 jumps, 80% of them are located on the Argentine side. A show apart is his jump with the highest volume and, with 80  m , also the tallest: the  Devil's Throat , which can be enjoyed in all its majesty from just 50 meters away, following the footbridges that depart from Puerto Canoas, which can be reached using the  ecological trains . The border between the two countries passes through this jump.

cataratas del iguazú

How to get to Iguazu

Plane: Puerto Iguazú International Airport, 25 km from the city, is one of the busiest in the entire Argentine Northeast Region. It is accessed by Provincial Route No. 101. The great distance that separates Buenos Aires and the Iguazú Falls (1,400 kilometers) makes it necessary to travel by plane as well as from the cities of  Cordoba, Rosario, Mendoza or Salta.  From Puerto Iguazú to the falls you can go by car,  taxi, bus.

Bus: Although the falls are far from everything, this can be a good option for those traveling from the El Litoral or Mesopotamia region (Santa Fe, Entre Ríos, Corrientes, Formosa, Chaco). From Córdoba or Buenos Aires, it is usually There are night buses that, although they take many hours, when making the journey at night, it is less noticeable. The bus terminal of Puerto Iguazú is in the center, which is very comfortable and 20 minutes from the falls.

Car: by National Route No. 12, which connects it to the South with Puerto Libertad, Eldorado, Posadas and Buenos Aires. To the East, National Route 101 leads to the Iguazú Falls. The Tancredo Neves International Bridge connects Puerto Iguazú with Foz de Iguazú (Brazil) and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay).

Best time to travel to the Falls

can be visited  throughout the year, with  high season  for South Americans mainly during the summer holidays. Regarding the weather, March, April and May are considered the  best time to travel  at  waterfalls  of the Iguazú, since the rains decrease and the temperatures are more pleasant and moderate. The waterfalls reach their highest level of water between December and March, mainly due to the greater precipitations.


An incomparable vegetal context frames one of the most opulent natural landscapes in the world: the Iguazú Falls. It is more than 2 km of waterfalls that are over 70 meters high, a spectacular manifestation of one of the planet's increasingly scarce resources: water. The jumps run along cliffs and islets, distributed in a crescent that forms this geographical accident. The trails can be explored on foot or opt for a picturesque gas-fired jungle train that leaves from the Visitor Center. The Falls can be known, basically, through two circuits: one lower and one higher To get there you can go  By public transport, from the Puerto Iguazú terminal, buses leave every half hour from the Río Uruguay company that go to the falls. in a half hour tour, they leave you at the entrance of the park. or hire a transfer here .  



Lower Falls Circuit

From this circuit, which has a 2-hour tour of approximately 1,400 meters, you reach the base of the falls, where the force of the water is transformed into spray or steam that wets visitors. As you walk through this place you will see the characteristic flora and fauna of the area and  in the distance the Devil's Throat, along with the San Martin Island and the Bossetti Falls. If you follow the path, you will find some stairs that will take you to the Dos Hermanas balance, where there is a small square to rest, and then you can also embark to San Martín Island. See on MAP  circuit marked in yellow.


Upper Circuit of the Falls

It is the ride is more sedentary. The panoramic views from the walkways and viewpoints make the stay an unforgettable experience. This circuit allows you to visit the upper part of the main falls (it does not include the Devil's Throat, which requires using the ecological train of the jungle), thus giving you an attractive panoramic view of the falls. Through approximately 1,700  meters, you will have a view from above of the Dos Hermanas, Chico, Ramirez, Bosetti, Adan y Eva, Mendez, and finally Mbiguá waterfalls. At the end, you will have an imposing panoramic view of both the Argentine and Brazilian national parks. And at the end of the road, you will return to the Cataratas train station, which allows you to go to the Devil's Throat or the visitor center. See on the MAP circuit marked in light blue.

circuito SUPERIOR iguazu

Devil's throat

It is a separate show being the  jump of greater flow and, with 80  m , also the highest, which can be enjoyed in all its majesty from just 50 m, going through the footbridges that depart from Puerto Canoas, which is reached using the Jungle Ecological Train that crosses the jungle to reach the station “Devil's Throat”, where you can take the 2,200-meter path that takes you directly to the Devil's Throat. At the end, there is the platform where you can see it in its dimension with a strong current of water that sends a large flow of water that then turns into mist.

See on the MAP circuit marked in pink.

garganta del diablo

macuco trail

It is a path of approximately 3,500 meters that allows you to get to know a place with no human intervention. The trail has no constructions or anything similar, just a clear path for tourists to walk and where  you can see a great variety of fauna such as the white laurel, the curupay or the ceibo, which is the national flower of Argentina and flora such as mammals, insects, reptiles and more than 450 species of birds, such as the toucan, the hummingbird and the swift. At the end of the trail, you will find the Arrechea waterfall, a small 20-meter-high waterfall that completes the visit.

sendero Macuco

green path

It is a small flat path without stairs of 650 meters, which connects the visitor center with the Cataratas train station and can be traveled in approximately 30 minutes. It is a pleasant path, where you can appreciate the nature of the place and even some animals such as birds or  coatis . In addition, through this path it also connects with the lower or upper circuit. See circuit marked in green on the MAP.

sendero verde

Ecological Train

This train was designed to transport people throughout the park while maintaining the integrity of the forest and not damaging it along the way. It uses a special fuel that does not emit smoke or solid waste, being very friendly to the environment. In addition, it does not generate noise that could affect the animals of the place. It has a capacity for 250 people, and it is not closed, so on the sides you can continue enjoying the landscape without any problem. It has three stations: one is in the visitor center, the other is in the middle of the park, near the lighthouse, and finally the last station is 2,200 meters from the Devil's Throat. See circuit marked in brown on MAP.

tren ecologico

Saint Martin Island

It is crossed at the pier that is accessed from the Lower Circuit (the crossing is included in the entrance to the park). On the island there is a 700-meter path and the most beautiful thing is the beach from where you can see the waterfalls. You have to take into account the  flow of the river to make the crossing. To the north of the island is the main branch of the river and the waterfall of the  Devil's Throat ; On the south side is the San Martín arm of the Iguazú River, and the waterfall also known as San Martín. Within the island there are some minor waterfalls. See in MAP circuit marked in colorado.


Boat ride

An activity to do in the Iguazu Falls is to be in a boat, under a flow of water. When you think you can't get any closer to such a marvel, the water falls full, wetting everything. Luckily they give you a plastic to protect you plus a recommendation not to take out the camera at that time, unless it is one prepared for that purpose. 


full moon rides

These fabulous walks invite you to feel the majesty of the Falls at night, illuminated by the light of the Misiones moon. You can also go on 4x4 vehicle rides, photographic safaris, trekking through the jungle trails, bird watching, flora and fauna, and nautical adventures that bring the visitor closer to the impressive waterfalls.

-luna-llena en cataratas

Puerto Iguazu

This city was a mainstay of the colonization of the Province at the beginning of the 20th century. Today it is one of the most important towns in Misiones. More than 60,000 inhabitants populate this tourist center, where it is possible to find all kinds of services for the traveler who visits the Falls. In addition, it is the gateway to the Triple Border with Brazil and Paraguay. The neighboring city of Foz de Iguazú, in Brazil, is reached through the Tancredo Neves international bridge, from which you can cross to the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este.


The Aripuca

Located 4.5 km from Puerto Iguazú, 300 m from National Route 12. It is a theme park that aims to make its visitors aware of the effects of indiscriminate felling of trees and care for the environment, in addition to to show how the missionary jungle was formed at some point. This agro-ecotourism project reproduces an aripuca (trap of Guarani origin that was used to capture animals without harming them) in giant size to illustrate the richness of the Misiones forest. In this way, people can learn about the characteristics of the trunks that make it up, their approximate growth and geographical distribution, as well as their potential and real usefulness.


Ruins of San Ignacio Mini

It is about 300 kilometers from Puerto Iguazú and represents one of the best preserved Jesuit missions in the country, where the Jesuits had established themselves at the end of the 17th century to evangelize the natives. There are 4 ruins of these missions in Argentina, although there are also more on the side of Paraguay and Brazil; All of them as a whole are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Original indigenous peoples who descend from the Guarani live there, from this tropical zone where one can internalize the culture of this people, buy their handicrafts and visit yerba mate plantations.


Wanda Mines

This city is located  62 kilometers from Puerto Iguazú and 254 kilometers from the city of Posadas, on the way to the ruins of San Ignacio. The mines are a series of caves where you can enter to see the raw gems inside agates, topaz, amethyst, milky quartz, clear quartz, among others. During the visit you can tour the open-pit mine, see how the workers extract the stones and visit the visitor center where they will explain how the stones were formed and the history of the place.


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