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Iguazu Falls: 10 Reasons you should add to Your Bucket List

Iguazu Falls: 10 Reasons you should add to Your Bucket List

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Iguazu Falls are unlike any other waterfall on earth, and straddle the Argentinean and Brazilian border. They consist of 275 waterfalls or cataracts, with the exact number depending on the season. Iguazu Falls became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and in 2011, it was selected as one of the winners of the New Seven Wonders of Nature competition.

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Read why you should add Iguazu Falls to your Bucket List:

  1. Iguazu Falls are nearly twice as tall as  Niagara Falls and are truly the most remarkable sight to see.Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina with kidsVisit Iguazu Falls in Brazil and Argentina with kids

2. Approximately 80% of the Falls are located in Argentina and 20% are located in Brazil.

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3. Iguazu Falls are one of the mightiest and most powerful waterfalls in the world.

4. The Brazilian side offers the most complete panoramic views of the Falls.

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5. The Argentinean side offers walking trails that explore the park’s tropical rainforest and you can experience the full power of the rushing waters.

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6. The most powerful stream from Iguazu Falls in Brazil is known as Devil’s Throat. The roar of the water is intense, and you get drenched from the mist.

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7. Devil’s Throat drops more than 80 meters into a frothy screen of roaring water creating a permanent cloud of mist.

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8. One of the most exciting ways to view the Falls is by taking a speedboat as close to the falls as possible.

Disclaimer: be prepared to get very very wet as these boats take you right under the falls.

9. The speed boat starts and finishes at the bottom of the Lower Circuit trail and it’s an easy hike to reach the boat.

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To reach the boat you walk down about 500 feet of steep stairs, towards the river.

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10. The Falls are located within one of the few remaining inland rainforests in South America.  You can hike around the falls in jungle terrain and take an open top jeep to learn about the eco-system and exotic animals.

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The Gila Monster is one of two known venomous lizard species

Would you like to visit Iguazu Falls?

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About The Author

Samantha

I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.

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