Be amazed by the impressive Iguaçu Falls in southern Brazil

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Be amazed by the impressive Iguaçu Falls in southern Brazil
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June 27, 2022

If you are a travel enthusiast, but cannot decide on your next destination, the tip of the day is to include Brazil on your itinerary


This South American giant is the country with the greatest biodiversity in the world and home to one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, the Iguaçu Falls.

Considered the largest set of waterfalls in the world, the Iguaçu Falls allure millions of tourists every year. They are located in Foz do Iguaçu, a city in the state of Paraná that, in addition to the incredible Falls, offers several tour options that will surely provide you with a wow experience in Brazil.

The Iguaçu Falls are named after the Iguaçu River, located on the border between Brazil and Argentina. Tourists can visit the falls from both sides. However, the shape of the falls is like a horseshoe, which provides a panoramic and unique view from the Brazilian side. The place offers a wide range of walkways, viewpoints, snack bars, restaurants, restrooms and shops.

Part of UNESCO’s Natural World Heritage list, the Iguaçu National Park is home to 275 waterfalls that make the Falls. Among them is the Garganta do Diabo (Devil’s Throat), the highest waterfall of them all, which is 90m tall. The view reveals an impressive landscape, with a permanent wet cloud that covers and uncovers the islands and the banks of the river, constantly changing between land and water. In addition to the numerous scenic spots, there are options for activities such as rappelling, climbing and rafting on the Iguaçu River.

In Foz do Iguaçu, tourists can also visit one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world, the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant. In addition to being able to observe this gigantic engineering up close, you can enjoy activities suitable for people of all ages, such as a visit to the photo museum, historical pieces, interactive models, and trails around the local forest to observe native plants and animals.

Marco das Três Fronteiras (Triple Border Marker) is also popular among visitors. At this spot, not only do the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers meet, but also important South American countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. There, you will find a shopping center with craft shops and cafes. It is also the perfect spot for enjoying a beautiful sunset.

Destinations like Foz do Iguaçu and many other wow locations await you in Brazil. From north to south, the country offers exuberant nature, a diverse and rich culture, and mouth-watering cuisine. Brazil's immense air network ensures that you reach multiple destinations, leaving nothing off your itinerary.

Brazil is a visa-free destination for North American tourists, who can also enjoy a favorable exchange rate. Foz do Iguaçu and all the wonders of Brazil are ready for you! Want to know more about this wow destination and so many other Brazilian cities? Go to visitbrasil.com/en.

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