Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls - Brazil side

Located between the two South American countries Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls amazes millions of visitors from around the world with is huge size and magnificent natural beauty. This Big daddy of waterfalls is much bigger than Niagara Falls and gives a tough competition to the Victoria Falls. This waterfall has earned its name in the prestigious UNESCO world heritage site list .To visit Iguazu falls you need to acquire the visa permit from the country you wish to seek entry to the falls. A lot of people visiting first time to this waterfall get spell bound by the size of this waterfall. The Iguazu Falls of the Brazilian side has three main parts; Benjamin Constant, Deodoro and Floriano. Offering breathtaking views, the 14 interconnected falls, make their way down tumbling nearly 350 feet to send up a powerful cloud of mist with enchanting rainbow colors. The 2 mile stretch of the falls forms a half moon curving across the Parana Plateau, looking like a horse shoe of water. The Iguazu falls has been famous among the film industry with many scenes of the great movies like the Indiana Jones, Captain America and Mr. Magoo being filmed here.

Location: Brazil: Paraná State

Climate: Humid subtropical climate, carry light clothes, clothes for changing since you will get wet, swim suits, raingear and of course some things for layering.

Best time to visit –spring ( Sept-Dec) and autumn (March-June)

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm

How to reach

By Air: Take the flight to Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) and then a connecting flight to Foz do Iguassu International Airport (IGU). From here, Taxi or Bus service is available to take you to your place of stay.

By Bus: You can also travel via Bus from Argentina or Brazil side, but the time consumed will be a lot, nearly 20 hours.

Places of Interest

Iguacu National Park

Location: Paraná State, Brazil.

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

How to reach: Bus, Car

Iguacu National Park is the home of Iguazu falls offering an enchanting view of the majestic 275 cascades of the falls. Apart from absorbing the beauty of the rushing water, green islets and the rocks drenched in mist, you can trek on the trails of the subtropical forests in the park. On the way to the base, Salto Floriano, youcan watch numerous wild animals. To provide you the best moments on your trip to the park, there are many attractions. You can have the panoramic 360 degree view of the giant falls falling from the river with the helicopter tours. For those who seek some adventure in life, there are river rafting tours in the water of Iguazu River. You can explore the forest region in the Macuco safari. You can also enjoy a lunch, a typical Brazilian treat in the most dynamic settings with live music and entertainment at this World heritage site.

Parque das Aves

Location: Rodovia das Cataratas, 12450, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Timings: 8:30 am to 5 pm

How to reach: Bus, Car

This private zoo located very near to the famous falls is a must visit after finishing your tour of the falls. It has many species of birds, reptiles and butterflies from different parts of the world inhabiting the 16.5 hectares of lush green Atlantic rain forests. You can see some rare endangered birds that attract tourists visiting the place with their vibrant colors. The unique flora and fauna of the place makes it worth visiting with the natural beauty adding to the charm. You can take some snacks while watching some of the birds playing.

Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

Location: Av. Tancredo Neves, 6731 - Porto Belo, Foz do Iguaçu

Timings: 8AM–6PM

How to reach: Bus, Car

Located on the River Parana, between Paraguay and Brazil, this huge dam is the fine example of world class extreme engineering. You can take the panoramic tour of this magnificent hydroelectric dam which guides you to the different parts and view points of the dam. There are light shows during the night that enchant visitors. Follow the proper safety measures and make your trip safe.

Buddhist Temple

Location: Rua Doutor Josivalter Vilanova 99, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana

Timings: Tuesday -Sunday - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

How to reach: Bus, Car

Located just outside the town, this Buddhist temple has different types of Buddha statues, from the laughing Buddha to the calm one all teaching us how to remain peaceful in life. Built by the Chinese settled around Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, this temple is one of the biggest centers for study of Buddhism and meditation in Latin America. Located at a higher ground, it offers a great view of the Ciudad del Este in Paraguay and the city center of Foz do Iguacu. This temple has a sense of tranquility with beautiful gardens adding to the charm. This is a good place to get away from the rush of tourists.

Dreamland Wax Museum

Location: Avenida das Cataratas, 8.100 (BR-469), Foz do Iguaçu/PR

Timings: All days 8 am to 7 pm

How to reach: Bus, Car

Opened in the year 2014, this wax museum showcases the famous personalities of Brazil and the world, from Star War characters to your favorite football stars. Located on the banks of the Cataratas highway that is the connecting route to the Airport and the Iguassu National Park from Foz do Iguacu, this theme park is set to have the Valley of Dinosaurs, Harley Davidson Bar, Museum of Classic Cars and much more. 16 scenarios featuring was statues of personalities like Pope John Paul, singer Beyonce, the Queen of England and many others are the major attractions of this enthralling museum.  This place brings a smile on the faces of the kids and is a must go for families. Taking pictures with your favorite stars and exploring the place is a great idea to cherish unforgettable memories. 

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