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Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are situated near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River starts at the city of Curitiba and runs for the most part of the course in Brazil and at the end at the border of Brazil and Argentina. They are considered as one of the great natural wonders of the world, and are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Iguazu Falls are an awesome sight as tonnes of water throw themselves over cliffs and the mist rises amongst the jungle. Whilst the majority of the falls are in Argentina, a better overview is had from the Brazilian side. There are main viewpoints on both sides of the falls, boat trips under the falls and five main walking tracks. The main attraction on the Argentine side of the falls is the Garganta del Diablo; a free train running up to a 1 km-long walkway across the river to stand just back from the main horseshoe of falls where the roar and spray are most tremendous.

Things to see and do

* Observation platforms
* Boat trip under the falls
* Walking tracks
* Garganta del Diablo – free train

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Argentinian Nuevo Peso (Arg$)
Language – Spanish
Electricity – 2 round pins European style and 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 54

Transport Links – There are two international airports close to Iguassu Falls: the Brazilian Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU) and the Argentine Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR). Both airports are several kilometers from the Iguassu Falls and from the neighboring cities of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. LAN Airlines and Aerolíneas Argentinas have direct flights from Buenos Aires and several Brazilian airlines as TAM Airlines, GOL, Azul, WebJet offer service from the main Brazilian cities to Foz do Iguaçu.

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