Situated on the border between Brazil and Argentina, the falls are made up of 275 separate waterfalls occupying an area 3 miles wide and 80 metres high, and flanked by lush rainforest.
Highlights of a visit to Iguazu include:
You can really go at any time of the year. High water is about January to March - when the falls looks like one vast waterfall, and low water is roughly July to September when there are lots of small separate falls. Either way it is spectacular.
There is an airport at Iguazu Falls on both sides. Whichever side you choose to visit, we can organise a visit to the opposite side for you too so that you have a different perspective on the falls.
On the Brazilian side, if you stay in the lodge in the national park, you have access to the walkways even after they are closed to the public.
In the national park on the Brazilian side you can stay at Das Cataratas. Outside of the park you could look at San Martin. In the park on the Argentinian side the Sheraton is the place to stay.
A well-established hotel in Iguazu National Park just a stone's throw from the famous falls.
Located just over the border in the Argentinan town of Puerto Iguazu, this boutique hotel offers freindly service and excellent food.
San Martin Hotel is ideally located near the main entrance of the Iguazu Falls National Park and offers excellent value for money.
The Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa is located in Iguazu National Park on the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls.
Time: GMT -3 hours
Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.
Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.
Not required for British nationals.
There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.