Made up of approximately 275 waterfalls the Iguazu Falls are arguably the most dramatic waterfalls in the world! So powerful are the cascades, the sound will resonate with you for long after you’ve been- visiting the falls is a real highlight of any trip to South America.
Straddling the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the majestic falls are one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring sights and one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Iguazu Falls are a complex chain of 275 falls spanning across a distance of almost 3km. The sound of the thundering cascades crashing down is a powerful and noisy experience. No picture, video or explanation can quite do them justice and so to really understand their beauty and true scale- you have to see them first-hand.
Completely enclosed by the Iguazu National park, the area is teeming with lush rainforest home to a variety of wildlife species. See toucans darting around, monkeys clambering through the trees, and butterflies fluttering by. To be surrounded by nature and seeing this wildlife, whilst at the same time being faced with one of the world’s most incredible sights is a magical experience.
There are many options you can take to explore Iguazu Falls, wander around the network of walkways and enjoy the wonderful panoramas they provide, get adventurous and take a boat safari right up to the foot of the falls or show your romantic side and take helicopter at sunset.
To get the most of your Iguazu experience, a stay at the elegant Belmond Das Cataratas Hotel is highly recommended. As the only hotel located within the national park, it enjoys sensational views and offers you exclusive access to witness this natural phenomenon at sunrise and sunset, when the park is closed to other visitors.