Located in the Argentina side of the award-winning Iguazu National Park, the Iguazu Falls are the world’s second most impressive falls, right behind the Victoria Falls. First discovered in 1541 by the Spanish Con-quistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the falls are split by the border between Brazil and Argentina and welcome over one million visitors every year.
Located in the Argentina side of the award-winning Iguazu National Park, the Iguazu Falls are the world’s second most impressive falls, right behind the Victoria Falls. First discovered in 1541 by the Spanish Conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, the falls are split by the border between Brazil and Argentina and welcome over one million visitors every year.
Located in Parana, Brazil, the Iguazu National Park is the biggest in Brazil. The 2000 square kilometers large park is also the second-largest Park in South America. The park comprises two national parks; the Foz de Iguazu (Brazil) and the Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). The Iguazu National park was founded in 1976. The first park was created in 1978 and the second park in 1983. Almost immediately after they became national parks, the two falls in Argentina and Brazil got so much tourist attraction that UNESCO declared them the World Heritage Site in 1984.
The Iguazú Park houses the largest Atlantic forest globally and is home to many natural landscapes and beauties of nature, including exceptional birdlife. The beautiful and diverse birdlife in Iguazu National Park, housed in the park's bird sanctuary, has many unique species that attract attention worldwide. Iguazu's bird sanctuary shares a boundary with Bella Vista Sanctuary, one of the most renowned and largest bird sanctuaries globally, and both sanctuaries are home to thousands of rare birds of prey and endangered species.
Some other endangered species in these sanctuaries include 68 species of mammals, over 40 reptiles, 18 amphibians, and 250 butterfly species.
Asides from sighting the diverse species in the national park, visitors to Iguazu can also enjoy the panoramic views of waterfalls, as the Iguazu park houses one of the most beautiful falls ever to be seen.
A ride on the ecological 'Green Train' in the park will lead you towards a gigantic, impossible-to-miss waterfall called 'the Devil's Throat' that holds a major appeal amongst all the sights in the national park.
Tourists can also enjoy and experience several activities in the national park, including a walk along the paths and trails of the Iguazu National Park.
The Iguazu National Park is open every day. The gate is open from 8 am to 4:30 pm, and tourists can stay inside the park until 6 pm after getting a ticket to access the park.
A tour ticket in Brazil and Argentina costs $60 and offers tourists access to Iguazu sights, like the Lower and Upper Circuit, the Green Trail, the Macuco Trail, and Arrechea Waterfall.
A ferry to San Martin Island, the Nature Interpretation Centre, and multiple rides on the Ecological Jungle Train, are a part of the tour.
Tourists can get a 50% discount for renewing their tickets after spending one day in the park.
If you plan to stay a few days at the Iguazu National Park, several hotels are available within the park that offers food and other amenities. There are also a few hotels outside the park, close enough to offer the best views of the national park's landscape and beauties.