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Iguazu Falls.

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Iguazu Falls, located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, is one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Here’s some tourist information to help you plan your visit:

Location: Iguazu Falls is situated in the Iguazu National Park, which spans both Argentina and Brazil. The falls are surrounded by lush rainforest, offering a stunning backdrop to the cascading waterfalls.

Entry Points: There are two main entry points to visit Iguazu Falls. On the Argentine side, the town of *Puerto Iguazú (map) serves as the gateway, while on the Brazilian side, the town of *Ciudad del Este (map) provides access to the falls. It’s possible to visit the falls from either side or even explore both for a comprehensive experience.

Park Visit: The Iguazu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers well-maintained trails and walkways that allow visitors to admire the falls from different viewpoints. On the Argentine side, the main trail is called the Upper Circuit, which takes you above the falls, and the Lower Circuit, which takes you closer to the base. On the Brazilian side, the main trail is called the Devil’s Throat, providing panoramic views of the falls.

Devil’s Throat: The Devil’s Throat (map) is the most iconic and powerful section of the falls. It can be accessed from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. To reach the Devil’s Throat on the Argentine side, you’ll take a train and walk along a long walkway. On the Brazilian side, a series of walkways lead you to a breathtaking viewpoint right above the thundering cascade.

Boat Tours: For a more adventurous experience, consider taking a boat tour that gets you up close to the falls. These tours operate on both sides of the falls and offer an exhilarating ride into the misty waters. Prepare to get wet!

Bird Park: On the Brazilian side, you’ll find the Bird Park (Parque das Aves, map), which is home to a diverse range of bird species. It’s an excellent opportunity to observe colorful macaws, toucans, and other exotic birds up close.

Accommodation: Both Puerto Iguazu in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil offer a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, resorts, and eco-lodges. It’s recommended to book in advance, especially during the high season, to secure your preferred accommodation.

Weather: The weather at Iguazu Falls is generally tropical and humid year-round. The rainy season occurs from December to February, which can result in higher water levels and more intense falls. The dry season, from June to August, offers lower water levels but still impressive views. Be prepared for heat and humidity, and bring appropriate clothing, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

Additional Attractions: Apart from the falls, there are other attractions and activities in the region. You can visit the Itaipu Dam (map), one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power plants, or take a boat trip on the Parana River. The region also offers opportunities for hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring the surrounding rainforest.

Border formalities are enforced between the two parks. Crossing the border between these countries is fairly relaxed—authorities assume most people are on a day trip across the border. EU passport holders do not need a visa to enter Brazil for tourism. Also, as of 2019, US passport holders no longer require a visa to visit the Brazilian side of the falls. However, do remember to get off the bus on the border to get your passport stamped. Some bus drivers will not tell you when to do this, so it is best to check with them.

 

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Public transport.

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The closest airports to Iguazu Falls are Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IGR) in Argentina and Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU) in Brazil. From the airports, you can easily reach the falls by taxi, private transfer, or shuttle services provided by hotels or tour operators.

Guichê Virtual is an online platform that allows you to search and book bus tickets for various destinations in Brazil.

BUS: Brazil ⇒ Brazil Bus TravelBusca Ônibus / Argentina ⇒ ticketonline.com.ar • omnilineas.com

TRAIN: The Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos (CBTU). + Trenes Argentinos / *Rail transport in Argentina

AIRPORT: Most all airports (Brazil) with regular passenger traffic are operated by the federal – Infraero.

FERRY: Amazon Explorers is a tour operator specializing in boat trips and river transport in the Amazon region. Paraty Tours is a tourism company in Paraty, a coastal town in Rio de Janeiro state. + CCR Barcas (Rio de Janeiro) • Internacional Marítima (Bahia).

Iguazu Falls: What to Know Before Visiting Foz do Iguaçu.

Iguazu Falls, Cataracas de Iguazu, Foz do Iguacu, There are so many ways to say it, but they all mean the world famous waterfalls that are on the Brazil and Argentina border. Here we go through what you need to know about visiting the Iguazu Waterfalls and the surrounding areas, from the transportation, to what to expect when you visit the falls.

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Useful websites.

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VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

Visas are required for foreigners to enter and stay in the Brazilian territory for any period of time. Special Visa Categories.

Eventbrite.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil.

Brazil Bus Travel.

Brazil Bus Travel is a website that specializes in bus travel in Brazil. Search for bus routes, schedules, fares, and book tickets online.

Currency Conversion: Websites like XE (www.xe.com) or OANDA (www.oanda.com) provide real-time currency exchange rates, allowing you to convert your home currency to Brazilian Real (BRL) and vice versa.

Brazil SIM Card: Upon arriving in Brazil, you may consider getting a local SIM card for your mobile phone to have reliable data connectivity. Some popular providers include Claro (www.claro.com.br), Vivo (www.vivo.com.br), and TIM (www.tim.com.br). You can check their websites for available plans, coverage, and instructions on purchasing and activating SIM cards.

The Rio Times is an English-language news website that covers news, culture, events, and tourism-related information primarily focusing on Rio de Janeiro. It provides a valuable resource for international tourists visiting Rio and wanting to stay informed about local news and events.

Eventbrite is a platform that allows you to discover and book tickets for a wide range of events happening in Brazil, including concerts, festivals, exhibitions, sports events, and cultural performances. It can help you find and participate in local events during your visit.