Just above the wide, lazy river flows around vivid green islands, before the vast majority of it crashes over the falls through a single chasm, the ominously named Devil’s Throat. We’ll arrange for you to experience the falls via intricate walkways and by boat from the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
Iguazu Falls lies within Brazil’s Iguaçu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first proposal to protect this ecosystem was made by railway engineer André Pinto Rebouças in the 1876, though it took more than 50 years to pass into law.
The clouds of spray from Iguazu Falls create a lush, fertile landscape in the surrounding area, including the interior Atlantic Forest. Talk to us about conmplementing Igauzu with a few days on safari upstream from the falls. The wildlife population includes many vulnerable and endangered species, not least the ocelot, puma, and jaguar. Highlights of the birdlife include fasciated tiger heron, black-fronted piping guan, and harpy eagle.