Iguassu Falls

Located in the Misiones Province in northern Argentina the Iguassu Falls are considered one of the great natural wonders of the continent.

 

Iguaçu Falls is located where the Iguaçu River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau this is where numerous islands along the 2.7-kilometre long edge divide the falls into about 275 separate waterfalls and cataracts, varying between 60 meters and 82 meters high. About half of the river's flow falls into a long and narrow chasm called the Devil's Throat.

 

Devil's Throat

 

The Devil's Throat is U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide, and 700-meter-long. The border between Argentina and Brazil runs through the Devil's Throat. Two-thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory. The tourist circuit on the Argentine side comprises three sections: the upper falls, the lower falls, and the Devil's Throat. For all sections there are boardwalks foreseen to get closer to the falls. Be aware this will be a wet experience. On the Argentine side of the falls it is also possible to make a boat ride on the foot of the falls and experience the wetness and noise from very close by. The junction of the water flows marks the border between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. There are points in the cities of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, Puerto Iguaçu, Argentina, and Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, which have access to the Iguaçu River where the borders of all three countries can be seen, a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the three cities. Being located so close to the border this is also an ideal place to pop over to Brazil and continue your trip in Brazil.

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