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Welcome to Iguazú Falls

Iguazú Falls

The name ‘Iguazú’ comes from the Guarani Amerindian dialect, and means ‘Big Waters’. This wonderful spectacle is one of South America’s great highlights. Situated in the Iguazú National Park close to the borders of Argentina and Brazil, the falls are formed by rapids from the confluence of the Iguazú and Alto Parana rivers. Torrents of crystal clear water plunge some 250 feet down and the sound can be heard from miles away. The park covers over 1,500km2s of orchid-strewn wilderness alive with wildcats, anteaters, tapirs, deer and monkeys. Vivid macaws and toucans fly free through subtropical forests and clouds of multi-coloured butterflies dance in the air. The Macuco Safari offers boat trips to the base of Iguazú Falls - make sure you take a raincoat & keep valuables in a waterproof bag! A visit to Iguazú Falls will remain in your memory forever.

Information & Facts


The spoken language in Brazil is Portuguese, however Spanish and English are also used in the cities.


The Brazilian monetary unit is the real (BRL), plural reais. There are 100 centavos to the real. The US dollar is also welcome in most tourist establishments. In the main cities foreign currencies and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks or cambios. There is an extensive network of ATMs in the country and most major international credit cards are accepted.


Brazil spans four time zones: Rio and Sao Paulo: GMT -2 (GMT -3 April to October); Brasilia and Belm: GMT -3 (GMT -2 October to March); GMT -4 in the West.

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