Every second thirteen million litres of water cascade over the Iguazu waterfalls and almost half of that falls down the narrow chasm known as the Devil’s throat. It is one of natures greatest wonders and it is situated in the fascinating province of Misiones. The falls lie in the province’s semi-tropical northern hills which, heading south, slowly blend into the plains of its cattle ranches.

When to travel

March to October

Time from Buenos Aires

By air: 2 hrs
By land: 18 hrs


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The Iguazu Waterfalls

Any arrival at the falls is first met by a towering plume of vapour, followed by a roar of the cascades before finally the tree line drops revealing the might that are the Iguazu falls. Between floating down river canyons and hiking rainforest trails all attention is focused towards this behemoth of a wonder of the natural world.

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A Toucan, doing Toucan things

Rainforests have the greatest biodiversity and that of Iguazu is no different. From gigantic trees, exotic flowers, jaguars and caymans to howler monkeys and toucans there is a plethora of wildlife around the falls that are seen during all times of day and seasons.

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The Falls and the Flora

‘Poor Niagra!’ remarked Eleanor Roosevelt as she first saw Iguazu falls. They are one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and a UNESCO heritage site, another being the San Ignacio Mini Jesuit ruins south of the falls.

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The Impressive entrance to the Jesuit ruins

These impressive ruins reflect the great learning that the Jesuits brought to the area in the 17th century and the close relationship they had with the local Guaraní people.