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Iguazu falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Iguaza Falls holidays

Introduction

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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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

Belmond is one of the world's leading luxury hotel brands, offering stylish accommodation, immaculate service and stunning facilities in some of the world's most desirable locations.

Ilha Grande Island, Brazil, South America

Brazil's Green Coast and waterfalls

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

This tailor-made holiday combines the very best of Brazil's cities, beaches and natural world. Begin in Rio – the home of Carnival – before swapping the golden sands of Ilha Grande for the historic treasures of Paraty and the crashing torrents of Iguau Falls.

Iguaçu Falls

Best of Brazil

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

Explore Brazil, a country with a continent's worth of highlights within its borders. Teeming rainforests, sparkling beaches and iconic megacities can all be found here, along with a people and culture with a deserved reputation as one of the most welcoming on earth.

Ossos beach, Buzios

Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu & Buzios tour

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,860 pp incl. flights

Iguazu Falls is just part of our Brazilian triple bill, a mouthwatering filling between four days in the iconic Rio de Janeiro and a three-night warm-down on the beautiful beaches of Buzios.

Top places to stay in Iguazu Falls in Brazil

Pool, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

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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