Overview

Straddling the border between southern Brazil and northeast Argentina, The Iguazú Falls (spelt  Iguaçú in Brazil) are usually rated number one of the big three waterfalls, the others being Niagara and Victoria. They are often considered to be Latin America’s most awe-inspiring natural sight and a must-see for anyone visiting the highlights of the continent.

The 275 separate cascades form a curtain of foaming water which crashes through tangled sub-tropical jungle over a vast granite amphitheatre, protected by national park status. Both countries offer scenic walkways with breath-taking scenery around every corner and easily observed wildlife. From the Brazilian side you’ll get a panoramic view of the 3km cliff edge, on the Argentine side there is a series of walkways leading you above, below and even behind the water.

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The weather in Iguazu Falls is wide and varied

The Iguazú Falls are so vast they span across both Argentina and Brazil, crashing through lush, subtropical forests teeming with wildlife. Argentina’s territory offers the most extensive network of panoramic walkways, whereas the Brazilian side allows you to get closest to the falls (where you will likely be soaked in spray). The busiest summer months are December - February, when the climate is hot and humid, and plenty of rain means the falls are at their fullest. From March - August the rain eases off, humidity drops and temperatures cool, making this an ideal time for hiking and cycling. From September - November the water levels in the falls are lower following the dry season and you’ll be able to make out individual cataracts and exposed granite cliffs.

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    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

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