Flowing between Brazil and Argentina's Iguazu National Parks, Iguacu Falls are a spectacular sight. There is more to explore on the Argentinian side, to be honest, but you can get closer in a boat or explore the walkways over the water and through the rainforest, watching toucans and monkeys in the trees.
Iguacu Falls - Things to Do
The Iguacu River separates Brazil from Argentina, and the stunning array of 275 individual waterfalls attract thousands of tourists daily - but also a diverse array of birdlife. Explore the impressive network of walkways on, over and behind the waterfalls; there are over 400 different bird species found in this area, so look up as well as down.
Iguacu Falls - Where to Stay
The Iguazu National Park in Argentina and the Iguacu National Park in Brazil are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The views are better on the Brazilian side of these falls, and so is the accommodation. The most luxurious option that gives you access to the falls before the large number of visitors arrive is the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas.
Although the sights are better on the Brazilian side, the Loi Suites on the Argentinian side is a good option if you stay on the Argentinian side of the falls.
Iguacu Falls - Our Opinion
Depending on your preference, you can either fly in to see the falls as quickly as possible on a whistle-stop tour, or alternatively choose to spend a few nights' exploring the local area and enjoying the falls. Speak to us for advice as to which would best suit you, and for how to include the falls in your South America Odyssey Holiday.
Iguacu Falls - Top Tip
A couple of days at Iguacu Falls is inevitably a busy experience; they are one of the most visited areas of the continent. Split your time up away from the crowds with a little trekking to the nearby national parks, maybe play a round of golf or visit the bird park. There is more to the area than just the falls.