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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World

The Iguazu Falls Brazil annually receive more than one million tourists, being recognized worldwide for its beauty. The waterfall itself is physically located in Argentina, but the panoramic view of the Falls is best from the Brazilian side.

The Iguazu Falls Brazil is a Great Natural Wonders and is heralded as the most beautiful waterfall in the world by many visitors. Iguazu Falls is an experience of immersion in nature through walking trails in the woods and the proximity of the immensity of the Iguazu waterfalls in the Iguazu River. Iguazu Falls are situated near the border of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. The name of the waterfalls comes from the Guaraní word for “great water”. The Iguazu Falls is Taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River.

Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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The Iguazu Falls Brazil annually receive more than one million tourists, being recognized worldwide for its beauty. The waterfall itself is physically located in Argentina, but the panoramic view of the Falls is best from the Brazilian side. On the Argentinian side of the waterfall you can walk right around the falling water, take a boat tour to the mouth of the waterfall, and explore the National park next to the waterfall. On the other hand, the Brazilian side offers the best displays the full splendor of the wonder of the world.

Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls is split between 2 national parks Iguazu National Park (Argentina) and Iguacu National Park (Brazil). On the Argentinian side there’s only 1 hotel within the national park, Sheraton Iguazu Resort and Spa. Not surprisingly, the entire enterprise, is designed around the main attraction, its bank of rooms and balconies all fronting the falls, like the side of a cruise ship. Although Iguassu is best known for their waterfalls, the surrounding jungle is well worth including in your explorations.

Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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The Iguazu Falls stretch in width for 2.7 KM. Their height varies between 60 M and 82 M. This makes the Iguazu Falls taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide. A large proportion of the water is thrust down Devil’s Throat, a long chasm that is 82 M high, 150 M wide and 700 M long. This chasm has a distinguishing U shape. Interestingly, there are several islands within the river and the falls.

Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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The only way to get a proper perspective on the size and scope of Iguazus, 275 waterfalls, is from above, and the most exciting aerial view is by helicopter. It is Ten thrilling minutes of ducking and weaving around the falls, zooming in for a closeup, then pulling out, and up for a run along the length of the falls. Leave it as the grand finale, the closing act, to one of natures most breathtaking spectacles. The magic beauty of Iguazu Falls is the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth.

Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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Iguazu Falls Brazil, Great Natural Wonders Of The World
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