An unforgettable experience and a spectacle of nature, the Iguassu Falls are considered a wonder of the world and most definitely the most spectacular in the world. They originated over 200,000 years ago in the place that is known today as “the 3 frontiers” marked with stone pillars, where the Iguassu river and the Paraná river meet. A geological fault produced on the Paraná river made the outlet of the Iguassu river become an abrupt cascade approximately 262 feet high. From that point, where the falls originate to where the Devil’s Throat is located today, covers 14 miles. This is due to the slow process of erosion, however the steep drop which defines them as waterfalls remains.
This original cascade, has become the most impressive falls of the group, The Devil’s Throat. Eighty meters high, it is located on the principal river course. Depending on the water level, you can see anywhere between 160 to 260 falls, that on average flow at a rate of 53,000 cubic feet of water per second. The violence of the falls produce a permanent fog, where sunbeams form multiple rainbows of incredible beauty. The unbelievable Iguassu Falls are often heralded as the most beautiful falls in the world and are a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Upon seeing Iguassu for the first time, first Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!" Vastly larger than North America's Niagara Falls, the Iguassu Falls are made up of 275 separate cataracts that stretch for 2.5 miles, plunging 269 feet into the Iguassu River.
Experiences in Iguazu Falls:
During your stay in Iguazu Falls, one of the new seven wonders of the world, you will enjoy treks, navigations and loads of water splashes from the magnificent water falls. You can visit this destination from the Argentine or Brazilian side.