Iguassu Falls

The Iguassu Falls are one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and are the most overwhelming and spectacular waterfalls in South America.  Lying on the borders of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, the falls are almost two miles wide and 300 feet high and their beauty is unsurpassed.

 

At the heart of this immense intersection of water lies the Devil's Throat, where 14 separate falls join forces, pounding down the cliffs in a deafening crescendo of sound and spray. You’ll be surrounded by the roaring water, the mist, the white foam, the green of the jungle, the calling birds, the clean air, and a 180-degree rainbow.  Vantage points from each side of the falls afford a contrasting view as the Brazilian side exposes a grand panoramic overview while the Argentinean side allows a much closer and intimate sensory experience.

 

The falls are located in the largest National Park in South America.  Due to the biodiversity and the climate, wildlife in this area is incredibly rich with nearly 1000 different birds flaunting their colorful wings and countless butterflies all without the confines of cages. 

 

Just up the River from the Falls sits one of the Ten Modern Wonders of the World, the Itaipu Dam, the world's largest power station.  Requiring sixteen years to build, this collaboration of three countries has now assembled a behemoth of a structure which furnishes Brazil with 25% of its total power needs and Paraguay with over 78%.

Simply being awestruck by man's and nature’s wonderments may not be enough for the more adventurous.  If not, hang on while you repel down one of the basalt rock walls while enjoying the hair-raising view of the magnificent falls. Once at the bottom, hop aboard a raft and take a tour of the river.