The astounding Iguazu Falls have been honored as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World and are also of the most popular travel destinastions in South America due to its beauty and wilderness.
1. Where shall I fly to visit the Iguazu Falls?
There are two airports that you can arrive to, Foz do Iguazu (IGU) located in Brazil or Puerto Iguazu (IGR) located in Argentina. The answer depens on your itinerary, if you are already traveling around any of those 2 countries, it is mostly better to take an internal flight than an international. Both cities offer many different options of accommodation and restaurants. You can also arrive to one airport and depart from the other, that is a really food options to combine both countries in one trip.
2. Visit the Argentinean Falls
The Argentinean side of the falls offers different panoramic balconies to enjoy them from different perspectives. A full day tour (at least 6 hours) is recommend to experience all the walking trails without any rush . The entrance fee includes the ride on the Ecological Train to reach Garganta del Diablo, the main highlight of the park.
3. Visit the Brazilean Falls
Travelers ussually visit the Brazilian Falls on a half day tour: the afternoon after their arrival or during the morning before leaving Iguazu by taking a flight in the afternoon (better after 4 pm). It is true that it takes less time to walk through all the balconies on the Brazilian Park than in the Argentinean, we highly reccommend visiting both since they completement each other perfectly by offering different perspectives of the falls.
4. Ride under the Falls
For those who enjoy a good theme park ride, consider hopping aboard one of the high powered boat excursions that venture right up to and even inside the Falls. This is an excellent chance to feel their tremendous power first hand, as well as see a group of adults become reduced to happy, squealing children!
5. When is the best time to go?
The best time to visit Iguazu Falls is not in the summer months of December to March are when Iguazu is hottest with average temperatures in the region of 32C and a humidity consistently above 90%. This makes for an uncomfortable visit with the ever-present possibility of monsoonal rains. However, the mist from the waterfalls is refreshing as well as the swimming pool at the hotel. In the winter the weather tends to be overcast with a higher chance of rain, although the humidity drops. To recap, we would say that the months of May and September are the best time to visit Iguazu Falls.
The weather in Iguazu Falls is warm year-round and it can feel like being in the jungle as one walks through the lush, tropical forests to the waterfalls.
Some rainfall is common throughout the year, and while there may be heavy rain-showers in April, the rains swell the rivers to create even more impressive waterfalls.
The average temperature during the year is 70oF. During winter (June to September) the lowest temperatures can get close to 50oF. During summer (December to March), the weather is really hot and the temperature isusually over the 90oF.
6. What to Pack for your trip to Iguazu?
-Extra clothes (Specially if you are planning to do the boat ride!)
-Light Rain Jacket
-Comfortable (and waterproff if posible) walking shoes
-Watterproof bag for personal bellongings
Hope you Balamabers enjoyed this short virtual trip and be prepared for the next one soon!
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