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Iguazu falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Iguaza Falls holidays


Iguazu Falls, on the border between Brazil's Paraná state and Argentina, and surrounded by lush forest, is justly regarded as one of the world's most impressive waterfalls. Iguazu - or Iguaçu in Portuguese - comprises around 275 separate falls, interlinked with verdant river islands. Together the cataracts stretch for almost three kilometres - hence its name in the local Guarani language, Iguazu meaning ‘big water'.

The waters of the Rio Iguazu surge over brown cliffs, the spray creating a rainbow above them. Lush rainforests full of parakeets and toucans complete the scene. Garganta do Diablo - the Devil's Throat - is the broad and powerful central section, 700 metres long and 80-metres high. Taking a tour with a local guide is a good way to see the falls from the best viewpoints on both sides of the falls.

On the Brazilian side, Iguazu Falls are the centrepiece of the UNESCO-protected Iguazu Falls National Park. The park is home to some fabulous Brazilian animals, including the coati - a type of racoon - and monkeys. Elusive ocelots, pumas and jaguars can also occasionally be spotted, most often at dawn and dusk.

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Antarctica and South America Discovery

22-day expedition cruise from £14,435 pp incl. flights

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Pair an ultra-luxury Antarctic sailing with Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and the world's largest waterfalls – Iguazú Falls.

Top itineraries in Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Belmond in Brazil: Rio and Iguaçu Falls

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,850 pp incl. flights

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Brazil's Green Coast and waterfalls

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,545 pp incl. flights

This 10-day tailor-made holiday begins in the city of Rio de Janeiro, where you'll have three days to explore some of Brazil's best-known attractions including the iconic Sugar Loaf and Corcovado mountains, the latter of which is home to one of Brazil's most instantly recognisable sites, the statue…

Best of Brazil

16-day tailor-made journey from £4,485 pp incl. flights

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Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu & Buzios tour

10-day itinerary from £2,860 pp incl. flights

“Poor Niagara,” was all Eleanor Roosevelt could manage upon seeing spectacular Iguazu Falls. The 200 or more cascades that thunder over an 80m cliff, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, easily eclipse their northerly rival.

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Top places to stay in Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls

Traditional hotel

Located just a short walk from the waterfalls, Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas is the only hotel located within the Iguaçu National Park. You can enjoy exclusive access to the National Park at dawn and in the evenings, when it is closed to other visitors.

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