Iguacu Falls Holidays: an Overview

A tour of the Iguaçu Falls, on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, is an unforgettable spectacle. Meandering 400 miles west from its source in the coastal mountains of Paraná and Santa Catarina, the Rio Iguaçu finally widens and falls over an area one mile wide, thundering 240ft down to the river below. Iguaçu is wider than Victoria Falls, higher than Niagara and, in the opinion of most people who visit, more beautiful than either.

Many argue over which country offers the best views of the Falls, and you should try to view them from various angles, allowing you to decide who wins. On the Brazilian side, the best panoramic view is undoubtedly from Garganta do Diablo (Devil's Throat) or you can see the falls from the river itself, and even from the air.

Many Brazilians venture across to the Paraguayan town of Ciudad del Este to shop for cheap electronic goods. This gives rise to the rather strange sight of South American families, soaking in the spray of the Falls, lugging vast plasma screen televisions across the catwalks of Iguaçu.

We consider Iguaçu to be a year round destination as the falls are even more impressive in the rainy season and visitors aren't so concerned if there's no sun.

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Garganta del Diablo

Take a private tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat), the most dramatic part of the Iguacu Falls where water flows from three sides. Beware.you're close enough to feel the fall's spray. Explore the lower falls on the a safari - start with a ride on the Iguacu river and end with a guided hike through the rainforest to learn about the flora and fauna.

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Iguacu Bird Park

Brazil is home to some of the world's most magnificent birds and a much-loved sanctuary can be found just moments from the entrance to Iguassu National Park. Wander between the trees on raised wooden-walkways and spot over 160 different species living in 12 acres of natural habitat. Don't miss out on feeding the flamingos before you leave!

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Helicopter Ride

The only way to experience the true majesty of the falls. A thrilling helicopter flight you to observe the many different cataracts and curtains of water from the sky and gain a unique perspective of the entire park and the immense power of nature.

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A Note on Price

Brazil is the most expensive country in South America to visit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t represent great value for money – but it’s still one of our absolute favourites. A two week itinerary starts from £3,500 per person including flights – but if you’re hoping to cover a lot of ground, expect to pay a lot more.

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