Tips for visiting Iguazu Falls

iguazu fallsIf you are thinking of traveling to the beautiful Iguazu Falls it is good to know some aspects before packing and organizing the trip. To make your trip truly memorable, do not stop paying attention to the following recommendations to visit one of the natural wonders of the world.

Estimated travel time

The first thing to know is that Iguazu Falls has two sides, one Argentinean and one Brazilian. The first is the one that offers more vantage points but according to many travelers from the second looks its grandeur.
If visiting the Argentine side, you’ll need at least a full day to tour the park and see the devil’s throat, large and smaller jumps. The walk on the Brazilian side takes about six hours and includes a walk beside a river and up the option of traveling by helicopter over the falls.

Permits and visas

To visit the Argentine side is not necessary to have this documentation, but for Brazil. However, this visa is very simple to apply and get so it is not an impediment to travel.
From the Argentine side you can handle during the morning. Attention passengers from the United States because it must pay a reciprocity tax at the immigration office in Argentina, which is valid for 10 years.

What time is best to visit the Iguazu Falls?

The climate is mostly subtropical, it rains a lot and the temperatures are high throughout the year, but especially from December to March, when summer. On average, the maximum are 32 ° C, with humidity above 90%. It is common to have very heavy rains in the area of Brazil.
From June to August is winter in the region and temperatures drop to 10 ° C on average, but there are showers and plenty of clouds. Therefore, the best time to visit Iguazu Falls is between September and November, when the weather is warmer.

what to do in Iguazu Falls?

Do Immediately after passing the entrance to the Iguazu National Park (on the Argentine side) the visitor finds a few shops of typical products before walking about 50 meters to where the mini station (usually it is very full and no waiting) to get on an ecological train that will make us cross the park to leave us at the foot of one of the paths you begin to walk to visit the waterfalls. The visit may take all day, going from one waterfall to another, seeing them from different angles, placing almost down to one or at the top to see it from the top. All this is recommended because not always be sufficient and why not visit this place every day. If you do not want to buy the food there should lead to picnic (always taking care waste) and enjoy the pleasant shade of the trees temperature.

Is Argentina or Brazil side?

Of the 275 falls that have the Iguazu Falls 80% are on the Argentine side, a country where the Garganta del Diablo is also located with its 80 meters high it is the highest in the area and can be visited in all its glory. Although many visitors recommend the Brazilian side to have better views, personally I recommend the Argentine side for everything described above and because they are also much more environmentally friendly, no helicopters for tourists affecting the peace of the animals and prices are more affordable. But whether the Argentine side or the Brazilian side, Iguazu Falls is one of the great natural monuments, sooner or later, we will visit as travelers.

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