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Iguazu Falls Travel Guide

Overview

The Iguazu waterfalls are one of the largest and most magnificent in the world. The word Iguazu comes from the native Guarani language which means “great water.”  Located on the Iguazu river at the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the majority of the falls are located on the Argentine side and the rest in Brazil. There are two airports in Iguazu, one in Argentina and one in Brazil. There are a total of several hundred individual falls along a 2 mile stretch of cliff and the thunderous roar can be heard from miles away. A real spectacle!

Iguazu Falls is listed as a world natural heritage site and is renown as the most impressive display of waterfalls on the planet

Best months to visit Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls can be visited year round but it is hottest, most humid and wettest between December and February, however, these months are considered the high season as the falls are at their most impressive. March, April, September and October are good months to go for less crowds and slightly cooler weather. May until August the falls are at their lowest level, but skies are usually blue.

Our hand-picked hotels at Iguazu Falls

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truely exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are our favourites for the Iguazu Falls area.

Best reasons to visit Iguazu Falls

As one of the top sights in Latin America Iguazu waterfalls are a must see if Brazil or Argentina are part of your itinerary. Below is a list of some of the reasons why.

Get up close with a boat trip to the base of the falls - you will get wet!

Panoramic views from the Brazilian side of the falls

Jungle trails on the Argentine side of the falls

Ride the jungle train on the Argentine side

Witness the Devil's Throat, a highlight of the falls

Weather Averages for Iguazu Falls

Other destinations in Argentina

Iguazu Falls is a highlight for any trip to Argentina, but it is just one of its many diverse destinations. Click the links below to find out more about our other destinations in Argentina.

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