Iguazu Falls Argentina/Brazil

Iguazu Falls

brazil_iguassu_falls_backpackerinsight-1This splendid array of waterfalls is located in Southern Brasil in the state of Parana on the border between Brasil and  Argentina. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba and flows through Brazil. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.

 

 

 

 

brazil_iguassu_falls_backpackerinsight-3Certainly, the Iguazu waterfalls are the most wonderful falls on the world. Surrounded by subtropical vegetation, they are part of the Iguazu National Park and declared a Natural Heritage of Mankind by Unesco for their awseome beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

brazil_iguassu_falls_backpackerinsight-4They stretch for 2,7 km plunging 82m into Iguaçu River, Is compose by 275 falls which can reach up to 70 meters of height, scattered in a semi-circular shape and offering a amazing spectacle.  Numerous rocky and wooded islands on the edge of the escarpment over which the Iguaçu River plunges divide the falls into approximately 275 separate waterfalls or cataracts

 

 

 

 

brazil_iguassu_falls_backpackerinsight-2One of the highlights of the falls is “The Garganta del Diablo”, or “Devils Throat”, a U-shaped cliff marking the border between Brazil and Argentina.

On the Argentine side visitors can explore various walkways and trails, some of which lead to the precarious edge of the precipice located beneath the falls.

The Brazilian National Park of Iguacu is home to many rare and endangered birds and widelife that live among the five types of forests and ecosystems.

 

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