Considered by many one of the world’s top ten wonders, Iguassu Falls is formed by over 275 separate waterfalls cascading from the top of a horseshoe-shaped canyon in an overwhelming spectacle of sound and color. The falls stretch along the border of Argentina and Brazil, serving as a natural divide between the two countries. Even though 70% of the falls are located on the Argentinean side, most of them face the Brazilian side, which is a main reason why they should be visited from both. Major’s single attraction is the "Devil´s Throat" (Argentinean side), where the largest volume of water falls with a strong, thunderous roar that can be heard miles away. Surrounding Iguassu National Park, originally established to protect the falls, covers 450,000 acres of subtropical forest and harbors a large range of fauna and flora. Adventurous spirits can enjoy different activities in the park including hiking, mountain biking, rappelling, canopy tours, rock climbing and rafting.
When to go
Best time to see the falls at its full is during the rainy season (November-February) although that may mean cold and dreary days. Dry season (April-July) is characterized by warm and sunny days but water levels will be at their lowest. If you want a compromise, choose March, August, September and October.
• The Devil’s Gorge: The world’s mightiest waterfall. (Argentinean side)
• The “Walkways”: Experience a full, panoramic view of the 275+ falls (Brazilian side) and meet the coatimundis, the park’s most popular inhabitants.
• Macuco Safari Tour: Ride a boat up to the edge of the falls and learn about Iguassu National Park while riding a special train through the forest.
• Helicopter Tours: A bird’s eye of the natural wonder. Highly recommended.
• Itaipu Dam: A tour of the world’s largest hydroelectric complex.