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Picture from helicopter ride

The Igauzu Falls are one of the natural wonders of the world.  There are 275 falls that cascade through the national parks at Iguazu Falls Argentina and Brazil (park also borders Paraguay).

Most travelers equate Iguazu to the Niagara Falls and the truth is Iguazu blows Niagara away by a land slide! When Eleanor Roosevelt saw the Iguazu Falls for the first time she said “poor Niagara” (see comparison here).

There are two different parks to access the falls, one from Argentina and the other from Brazil.  The majority of tourists only see the Argentina Falls since a visa is required to enter Brazil (for certain countries only-post coming soon), even if its just the day or a few hours. You don’t need much time to see the actual falls and there are a handful of things to see in the cities as well.


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One of the many rainbows at Iguazu


The Argentina side of the falls can be accessed from Puerto Iguazu. You can arrive either by bus or via one of the airlines in Argentina. You have the most things to see on the Argentinian side with 3 different trails that access Iguazu Falls from all sides; you have the upper trail, the lower trail, and the amazing Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo).

Upper Trail: Access to a variety of falls and also great views from above them

Lower Trail: Access to boat ride, lunch area, panoramic view of falls, and San Martin island (open based on water level)

Devil’s Throat: Access to mouth of the Iguazu falls and a magnificent view of the Garganta del Diablo (click here for video)




The Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls is a bit more complicated since everyone  needs a visa to cross the border and see them.  You can access the Brazil side from either Puerto Iguazu or Foz Do Iguacu on the Brazilian side.  If you are only going to see the falls I would recommend staying on the Argentinian side since its more touristy than Foz Do Iguazu, Brazil.

  • Helicopter ride not available on Argentinian side
  • Complete panoramic view of falls

You will see the helicopter company just before the entrance to the park and it is completely worth it!  Aside from that, there is one long trail that will give you amazing panoramic pictures of the falls.  Once you arrive at the Devil’s Throat you will be able to see up close and personal with one of the biggest falls.  You can also walk through the mist in the lower section of the falls.