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Welcome to Iguazú National Park

Iguazú National Park

Iguazú National Park is a sub-tropical rainforest which covers 135,000 acres and is home to Iguazú Falls – Cataratas de Iguazú. Iguazú Falls is one of the great natural highlights of the world and an experience that will stay with you forever. Situated on the borders of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazú Falls are formed by rapids from the Iguazú river. The main falls are 20m higher than Niagara Falls and about half as wide again. Above the impact of the fall of the water on the basalt rocks below there is usually a 30m high cloud of spray. The falls are part of a natural reserve that has been declared a National Park, and the whole area has been designated a UNESCO Heritage site. The lush, wild tropical vegetation supports an abundance of extraordinarily colourful fauna, including parrots, toucans, jaguars, capybara and tapirs, all sharing this stunningly beautiful, orchid rich park. The town on the Argentinean side of the falls is called Puerto Iguazú.


Information & Facts

Admission

ARS$100 (adults); ARS$70 (children 6-12 years); other concessions available.

Language

Spanish is the official language of Argentina but English is understood in the tourist areas.

Money

The Argentinean Peso (ARS) is divided into 100 centavos. The recent devaluation of the Peso has made Argentina more affordable for travellers but there is still much economic uncertainty and travellers are advised to keep an eye on the exchange rate. Currency can be exchanged at banks and cambios(bureaux de change) but it is easier to use ATMs, available in most urban towns, which reflect the current exchange rate. Credit and debit cards are generally accepted, and US Dollars and Euros are normally taken everywhere, but some international cards place limits on transactions. Cirrus cards sometimes aren't accepted. There can be problems using travellers cheques in rural areas, although most banks in major cities should accept them. It's best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars to avoid additional exchange rate charges.

Opening Times

Daily 9am to 7pm (October to February), 9am to 6pm (March to September)

Time

Local time in Argentina is GMT -3.

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