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How to Get to IguazĂş Falls
The IguazĂş Falls are right on the border between Argentina and Brazil; if you’re traveling from Buenos Aires, your best bet is to fly to the town of IguazĂş and visit the falls from there. You can also arrive at IguazĂş Falls from the Brazilian side by landing at Foz do Iguaçu, the closest Brazilian city.

This 7-day itinerary gives you a chance to explore Buenos Aires before heading on to the falls, and this 10-day tour gives you a chance to combine wine tasting, trekking and sightseeing as you travel through Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, and finally IguazĂş Falls.

From Buenos Aires
Duration: 2 hours, plus travel to/from airports

Visiting IguazĂş Falls National Park from Buenos Aires is easy, as several daily flights connect the Argentine capital with the popular tourist destination. Most flights leave from Buenos Aires’ Aeroparque (AEP) airport, which you can easily reach by taxi or private transfer. Aerolineas Argentinas also operates some direct flights from Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), which are convenient if you’re arriving from an international destination and want to continue on directly to IguazĂş.

From Brazil
Duration: 1.5 hours from Sao Paulo, plus travel to/from airports

If you want to reach IguazĂş Falls from Brazil, your best bet is to fly into Foz do Iguaçu International Airport (IGU) and visit both the Brazilian and Argentine side of the falls from there. The airport is only a 5-minute drive from the Brazilian side of the falls, and around 35 minutes away from the Argentine side. You will have to cross the border to reach the Argentine side, so don’t forget to bring your passport.

Visit IguazĂş Falls, Argentina
In the middle of Atlantic Forest, 275 waterfalls career off a horseshoe-shaped chasm that straddles the border between Brazil and Argentina. South America’s colossal natural water feature ranks highly in the continent’s list of wonders: popular, yes, but underwhelming it is not.

There are multiple ways to explore the falls (also spelled Iguaçu or Iguassu in Brazilian Portuguese) and we recommend taking the time to visit both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides. The two sides also vary in their strenuousness, from hikes over grated walkways taking you past all the major viewing points, to boat safaris up to (and sometimes under) the cascades. Our specialists can advise on the best ways to experience the falls depending on your fitness level (and your willingness to take a soaking). We also suggest allowing longer than a day if you really want to get a feel for the full spectacle.

The legends of the Guarani (the local indigenous people) tell of how the Iguazú Falls were created when the wrathful Serpent God, M’Boi, decided to rent the earth asunder, causing the Iguazú River to plunge uncontrollably into a precipice before rushing away through a steep-sided gorge.

Iguazu,ArgentinaThe falls seem to appear out of nowhere in the middle of subtropical forest, and even on the approach, their torrents of water (sometimes white, sometimes smoky grey, and sometimes chocolate brown, depending on recent rainfall) can be heard before they can be seen. Above the treeline, the clouds of mist gathering in the sky first indicate the falls’ presence.
The Argentinian side offers the most adventure, while the Brazilian side is more sedate — though the views are no less dramatic. In some ways they’re more satisfying: you observe the falls from slightly farther away, from a walkway suspended over the river, and so you’re able to take in the whole panorama. Rainbows often hang, gossamer-like, over the cataracts.

On the Argentinian side, you reach the falls via a Toytown-esque cogwheel train, which winds its way through the jungle, suddenly emerging at the top of the waterfalls. From here, you have the option to explore the circuits of stepped, grilled walkways that meander along the higher and lower levels of the falls, sometimes diving deep into the jungle.

The walkways all lead to the falls’ showstopper, the feature known as the Garganta del Diablo (the Devil’s Throat). This is an immense crescent where various branches of the river converge, creating a spray-whipped concertina of 14 waterfalls that’s 82 m (269 ft) high. The roar is deafening, and the bottom invisible. It looks like a smoking volcano, or a chthonic throat belching out steam (and according to the Guarani, this is where M’Boi still lurks). Forty-minute boat trips take you to the base, spattering you with water.

Boat trips to the falls also operate on the Brazilian side. Some are bumpy white-water rides during which you’ll most definitely get wet; others are more relaxed cruises where a waterproof isn’t required.

Video originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgufiEoPaoA

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This news story originally appeared at Argentina - Miami City Events and News on 22 May 2022