Guide to Iguazu Falls

The Iguazu Falls are the largest waterfall system in the world. Stretching almost 3km along the border of Argentina and Brazil, the falls are made up of roughly 275 different vertical drops, with heights varying from 60 meters - 82 meters. This makes the Iguazu Falls taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. 

Approximately half of the river’s total flow channels through a narrow chasm called the Devils Throat which is made up of 14 powerful waterfalls. This creates the widest curtain of water at Iguazu and tends to get photographed the most. 

Walkways & Trails

There are two trails called the Upper Circuit and Lower Circuit which both offer great views of the falls. It is also possible to take a boat onto the river and see the Devils Throat up close.

On the Argentinian side, you can walk along several boardwalks near to the falls however be prepared to get wet from the spray and mist. 

On the Brazilian side, there’s access to an incredible lookout with an expansive view of the entire falls. You may need a visa to cross the border but the panoramic views are worth the hassle. If you want the ultimate Iguazu experience, it is possible to arrange helicopter trips over the water from the Brazilian side as well. 

The Devil's Throat walkway, Iguazú Falls, Brazil and Argentina

The Devil's Throat walkway, Iguazú Falls


The falls can be reached from the the two main towns, with one either side of the falls; Puerto Iguazu in Argentina and Foz do Iguacu in Brazil. As well as various busses that travel between the falls and the nearby towns, there is also the Rainforest Ecological Train on the Argentinian side. This travels from the Visitors Centre to the Devil’s Gorge station through 7km of rainforest track. 

Iguazu Falls
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Try and visit the falls early in the morning before the crowds arrive and take waterproof protection for your camera in case you get caught in the spray. 

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What our customers think of Iguazu Falls

Loved the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls. Read the full review

Travelled: March 2023

Christian Schweizer - USA

There were many memorable moments. The trip to the falls was very worthwhile and inspiring. Buenos Aires was a wonderful city. The entire experience there was memorable because of the combination of culture, people and environment. Read the full review

Travelled: December 2022

Peter Margolis - USA

Iguazú Falls is an incredibly beautiful place. We couldn’t stop taking pictures from the many vantage points. The boat ride to the falls was a bonus, and offered the best views. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2019

Leslie Dana - United States Of America

Wildlife at Iguazu was fantastic, from the coatis; monkeys, beautiful butterflies, tree snake. Read the full review

Travelled: February 2018

Marianne Smith - United Kingdom

Wow! Still can't wrap our heads around where all the water comes from. Everything was great. Hotel was wonderful. Read the full review

Travelled: January 2018

Marty & Margaret Schmidt - United States Of America


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