You will find the dramatic Iguazu Falls on the Iguazu River in the northeastern corner of Argentina. The name Iguazu, meaning “big water”, comes from the local Gurani language. Legend has it that the falls were formed when a beautiful woman spurned the advances of a deity and escaped with her mortal lover in his canoe. In revenge, the deity ripped open the river so that the lovers would crash down the waterfalls to their death. It’s gruesome tale, but also in a way strangely romantic.
Iguazu Falls is surrounded by rich Atlantic rainforest, so we recommend you base yourselves at Awasi Iguazu for three or four days to combine an exciting wildlife safari with your visits to the waterfalls. Alternatively if you are a little pressed for time a couple of days at the luxurious Loi Suites right by the falls would be ideal.