Iguazu Waterfalls: A Political Border By Nature

“Poor Niagara …”

That’s what Eleanor Roosevelt said when she saw the Iguazu Falls.
When you think of waterfalls, the first names that automatically come to mind are the dramatic Niagara Falls and the majestic Victorian waterfalls of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Today, Niagara Falls is arguably the most famous in the world, Victoria Falls is certainly the largest in the world, but Iguazu Falls is the most impressive and beautiful without a doubt. This is a must see during your trip to Argentina.
One of the most breathtaking views in the world, the Iguazu Falls are simply awe-inspiring. The visit was an immersive experience, and the power and noise of the falls (a series of hundreds of waterfalls about 3 km long) live forever in the memory.

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Consisting of many waterfalls that produce huge splashes, it is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rainforest is home to more than 2,000 species of vascular bundle plants and is home to wildlife typical of the region, including tapirs, oysters, whale monkeys, ochelots, jaguars and caymans. Animal life is also diverse and abundant, but less studied. Iguanas are a common sight. Among the mammals are several members of the cat family (Othelot and Jaguar), deer, tapirs, and countless small animals. Many other species of oysters and birds can also be found. Fish include Dorado (Golden Salmon), Mandy and Cascud.
Iguazu National Park consists of two national parks, Fosdeigas (Brazil) and Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). Uniquely, this waterfall is only seen as the main attraction, but the park area is 252,982 hectares. 67,720 on the Argentine side and 185,262 on the Brazilian side.

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This waterfall in Argentina and Brazil received so much attention that it was declared a national park at about the same time (1934 in Argentina and 1939 in Brazil). And after years and millions of visitors being dazzled by the sights and sounds of this natural attraction, UNESCO declared it a world heritage in 1984 and reaffirmed it as of extraordinary universal value. (Conservation is a global concern because its culture and nature are very important) 2013.
The most famous of the many islands along the falls is Grande San Martin, downstream of Garganta dodiabo (Argentine side). From this island you can enjoy beautiful views of many disasters. Individual waterfalls that can be seen from forest trails and trails on the Argentinian side include Dos Hermanas (“Two Sisters”), Bosetti, San Martin, Escondido (“hidden”), and a waterfall known as Ribadavia. From the coast of Brazil, you can also see an impressive panorama of waterfalls. Several individual Brazilian waterfalls are known as Benjamin Constant, Deodoro and Floriano.

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Two thirds of the falls are in Argentina. If you want to “experience” a waterfall from a high place, it’s best to do it from the Argentine side. On the Argentine side, there are two basic display circuits, top passes and bottom passes. The path at the top offers exhilarating panoramic views and breathtaking views from a scenic location on the pedestrian bridge / catwalk — a truly unforgettable experience! Sometimes fog can occur.

For many visitors, the first glimpse of Iguazu Falls is an emotional experience. However, it is lower if you approach the waterfall.

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The Argentinian side offers this experience on walking routes along a series of country-looking promenades that bring visitors closer to the action. There are about two-thirds of the falls here, and there are plenty of opportunities to familiarize yourself with the falls and immerse yourself in the process.

The best time to see Iguazu Falls is during spring or autumn. It’s very hot and humid in summer and rainy in winter. But it was at this time that the water reached an astonishing flow of 450,000 cubic feet per second, which is roughly 800 times the average. If you don’t mind a little rain, seeing the falls is a special time.

Iguazu Falls is a very popular tourist destination and there’s no reason to worry about your safety. In Puerto Iguazu and Foss Doi Guas, take the same precautions as in any other city.

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The greatest danger is perhaps the bear. It looks cute and cute, but if he have the opportunity, he can chew or scratch it to get some food. At certain times of the year, the heat can also be very high.

At times, certain parts of the park may be closed because the sidewalk is too slippery and dangerous, especially if there is a lot of water flow after heavy rains. This was when Garganta del Diablo in Argentina was closed for this reason when he first visited the falls in 2009.
At the time of booking, you have the option of completing your trip by visiting Iguazu Bird Park. It is the second most visited tourist attraction in the region, home to a variety of endemic birds such as caterpillars, congo eels, red-back cormorants, flamingos and parrots, and strong for those looking to discover and interact with local wildlife. It is recommended.

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