The Foz do Iguaçu National Park is home one of South America’s greatest natural wonder; the Iguaçu Falls. Straddling the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, the falls were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. Made up of 275 separate falls and surrounded by lush vegetation; the rich sub-tropical forest is home to a vast array of wildlife including tropical birds, butterflies, monkeys and coatamundis. A paved pathway of 3km leads its way along the side of the falls and provides panoramic views over the Argentinean side, often framed by rainbows straddling the clouds of spray. Finally the earth appears to open up as an amass of thundering falls crash over a horseshoe-shaped precipice nearly 5km wide and 90 metres high.
The first glimpse of the Iguaçu that most will experience is from the many walkways on both sides of the falls, and we strongly recommend viewing the waterfalls from both countries. You can also take an adrenaline fuelled speedboat journey in the gorge beneath the Falls. For a drier experience, helicopter flights offer fantastic aerial views of the falls and the National Park beyond, which is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.