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Every year millions of people visit the falls

Iguazu Falls Brazil Argentina

Described on their website as “One of the most important destinations in Argentina, Brazil and South America“, the Iguazu Falls surely is spectacular.  The falls are often compared to Niagara and Victoria falls, but it has its own beauty and scenic nature that will leave you wanting for more.

The National Parks

The Iguazu National Park consists of two national parks, one in Foz de Iguazu (Brazil) and the other one in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina).  Iguazu National Park is home to many fauna and flora species.

The falls were declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 and is seen to have ‘exceptional universal value’.

Iguazu Falls popular tourist attraction

So how do you decide which side to visit?

Both sides are beautiful and we definitely suggest that you visit both if possible.  However if all depends on your holiday plans and how much time you have available.  You’ll need 1 or 2 days to do both sides.  One day is possible, but it might feel a bit rushed.  We recommend taking your time and booking overnight accommodation in one of the many fabulous places.  

Travel Tip

The best time to visit the Iguazu Falls is from April to May and again from September to October.

Remember to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and mosquito spray.

Ready-made Trips and Tours

Iguazu Falls Tours & Trips

Book a ready made multi-day holiday that include the Iguaza falls as travel destination.

Quick Facts

Comparing Iquazu Falls to Niagara and Victoria Falls

Iguazu Falls

  • 82 m in height
  • 2700 m in width
  • Ave flow rate: between 1500 to 1750 m2/s.

Niagara Falls

  • 54 m in height
  • 945 m in width
  • Ave flow rate:  2800 m2/s

Victoria Falls

  • 108 m in height
  • 1700 m in width
  • Ave flow rate:  1088 m2/s

Location and How to get there

Location

On Argentina’s side it is located 18km from Puerto Iguazu and in Brazil, 29km from Foz de Iguazu.

Getting there

Iguazu Falls is only a 2 hour flight from Buenos Aires and a 3 hour flight from Rio de Janeiro.  Therefor you can easily include it in your trip to the beautiful Rio de Janeiro.

The airports serving Iguazu Falls, are:

  • Argentina  – Puerto Iguazu Airport (IGR)
  • Brazil – Foz de Iguazu Airport (IGU).

Should you wish to do a self-drive from Sao Paulo it is a 13 hr 56 min (1 076,6 km) car ride via the BR-374.

Where to stay

Best family friendly accommodation options

Where to stay when you visit Iguaza Falls

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