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The border between Brazil and Argentina is home to one of the world’s greatest natural phenomena.

In the midst of a subtropical nature reserve, the earth seems to open up and 275 separate falls crash over a horseshoe-shaped precipice, nearly five kilometres wide and 90 metres high.

Spectacular all year round, we recommend two days here to fully explore the falls on both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides.

Activities and wildlife

Butterfly at Iguaçu FallsThe network of walkways on the Brazilian side provides some wonderful panoramas of this powerful show, often framed by rainbows. The surrounding vegetation of the park is also home to a rich diversity of wildlife species, and so marvelling at the breathtaking views can be interspersed with close encounters with the array of birdlife and mammals, which includes tapirs, capuchin monkeys and the coatimundi, a relation of the raccoon.

Other activities include a boat safari, which powers up the river to the foot of the falls (and sometimes beyond).

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Suggested itineraries featuring Iguaçu Falls

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Iguaçu Falls, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Iguaçu Falls

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Iguaçu Falls, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Iguaçu Falls at its best.

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    Accommodation choices for Iguaçu Falls

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Iguaçu Falls. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Iguaçu Falls

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Iguaçu Falls, and which use the best local guides.

    • Iguaçu Falls Walking Tour
      Iguaçu Falls

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      Iguaçu Falls Walking Tour

      The finest overall view of the falls is from the Brazilian side, as it is said that 'Argentina puts on the show and Brazil enjoys the view'.

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    • Macuco Safari
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      Travel through the dense rainforest to Iguaçu Falls, where you get to experience the waterfalls close up.

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