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