South America Travel and Tourist Guide
Iguazu Falls (Iguazu National Park)
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Iguazu Falls Vacation and Travel Guide
Iguazu Falls is located on the Iguazu River on the border between Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana. They are fully inserted in protected areas; the sector of Argentina is located within the Iguazu National Park, while the portion of Brazil is at the Iguazu National Park.
Iguazu Falls were chosen as one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World."
They consist of 275 falls, 80% of them are located on the Argentine side. A show apart is his jump higher flow and 80 m, also the highest: the Devil's Throat, which can be enjoyed in all its majesty from just 50 m, walking the runways leaving from Puerto Canoas, which you get to use the service of ecological trains. For this jump passes the border between the two countries.
They can take boat rides under the waterfalls and hiking trails appreciating some semitropical jungle animals belonging to phytogeographical district of Mixed Forests of fitogeográfica Paranaense province.
Area subtropical jungle, water falls are best known throughout the region and its tourist exploitation has good infrastructure development, and with very different walks. It is National Park area where the original flora and fauna are preserved. His most impressive jump is called Devil's Throat. Other important are called Dos Hermanas, Bosetti or Alvar Nunez, in honor of its discoverer, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca.
The Iguazu Falls are the main tourist center of northeastern Argentina, and one of the main nationwide.
In 1984 the Argentine sector of the falls, Iguazu National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Later, in 1986, the sector in Brazil, located in the Iguazu National Park, was also declared a World Heritage Site.
In the Argentine park is the Hotel Sheraton Iguazú (formerly Hotel International Falls), which has a panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo and Brazilian falls. Near the falls, it is the city of Puerto Iguazu Argentina, at the confluence of the Iguazu and Parana rivers. There lies the triple border with Paraguay.
In Iguazu Falls, the rides are mostly on the Argentine side, but from the Brazilian side you have a panoramic view.
Starting from the viewpoint that reminds her figure to a lighthouse and stands out from the environment by its white color, is down by numerous stairways (some were carved into the rock) to the Iguazu River and passes through a beautiful footpath. Surrounded by the lush jungle you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bottom of the falls.
Beginning the visit in the jump Lanusse and going through that of Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, one arrives at a splendid vantage point from where you have a first view of the Garganta del Diablo. Going further Island San Martin is observed and on the right the eponymous jump. At the end of the trail is the Bosetti jump.
There the water vapor produced by the shock of water against the rocks is a faint but incessant rain. It down the path towards Punta Danger may, if it is currently enabled, navigate the Iguazu River and cross to the island San Martin. Once back you pass through the jump Dos Hermanas, where before you could enjoy a refreshing dip in the huge natural pool formed at the base, and now that activity is prohibited.
Starting from the same aforementioned site is traversed, as the name indicates the ride, the top of the waterfalls. The observation point from a higher level completely changes the view of the landscape. It is practically at your feet despeñarse turbulent aguas.De thus visiting the jump Dos Hermanas, the Bosetti, Chico, which is a small preview of the impressive Devil's Throat again. On this site, where the water falls from about 70 meters high, it surprised the deafening roar of the water, permanently covered by thick columns of steam, bouncing water hammer with rocks.
Garganta del Diablo
A Devil's Throat is accessed through Train Falls, descending on the Garganta del Diablo Station. From there a walk along the new walkway, which winds between the islands is done, runs 1,100 meters to the large balconies located along the front edge and the Garganta del Diablo. The duration of this walk is 2 hours and the last train leaves at 16:30 h.
Saint Martin: It is possible to reach the Saint Martin through boat service leaving from the lower circuit. From here you can see a panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo, the window (with its roosting vultures) and jump San Martin.
This trail trekking is one of the traditional outlets for those who love watching nature. An old logging minced 3600 m long and jungle environment. This trail provides access to a cascade of 20 m in the jungle. It is an opportunity to learn jungle, spotting Macucos, platirrinos monkeys as cai or howler monkey, coatis, wild turkeys, countless insects and occasionally coral snakes.
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Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport (IATA: IGR, ICAO: SARI), also known as Mayor Carlos Eduardo Krause Airport, is an airport in Misiones Province, Argentina serving the city of Puerto Iguazú and providing access to the nearby Iguazú Falls. It is the easternmost Argentine airport served by scheduled flights.
The International Airport of Puerto Iguazú or Iguazu Falls is located in the city of Puerto Iguazú, province of Misiones, Argentina, which provides access to the nearby Iguazu Falls.
Address: Camino Anexo Ruta Provincial 101, 3370, Misiónes, Argentina
Elevation: 279 m
Phone: +54 3757 42-1996
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