The Iguazu (also called Iguassu) Falls are composed of 275 separate cascades, which make it the largest broken waterfall in the world. Made up of a chain of waterfalls that are fed by the Iguazu River, this powerful phenomenon sits on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
Set amongst lush forests, this is a truly breath-taking spectacle as thousands of litres of water tumble down the steps of the Parana Plateau.
A highlight of any visit to the Iguazu Falls is a stop at Devil’s Throat, a narrow u-shaped chasm that offers excellent photographic opportunities.
- Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984, the Falls are one of the most impressive sights in the world, with a breathtaking 275 cascades that spread across a gulf of nearly two miles (3 kilometres).
- The Iguazu Falls are surrounded by a lush sub-tropical rainforest that is home to over 2 000 species of vascular plants, an impressive array of birds such as colourful parrots and toucans, thousands of butterflies and mammals such as tapirs and howler monkeys.
- Be sure to experience the Iguazu Falls from Argentina and Brazil. The Argentinean side of the Falls allows for an awe-inspiring and up-close encounter, whilst the Brazilian side boasts exceptional panoramic views.
Summer (December – February)
Average temperature of 26°C/78°F
Winter (June – August)
Average temperature 17°C/62°F