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Trip to Iguassu Falls

The Iguaçu Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world in the state of Paraná bordering with Argentina and Paraguay. There are 275 waterfalls that stretch 1.8 miles across the Iguaçu River and the highest is 97 metres (319 ft, five times larger than Niagara). The very impressive Devil’s Throat, is the largest waterfall in the world in terms of volume of water per second.

The falls are an unforgettable spectacle at any time of the year and can be viewed from both the Brazilian and Argentinian banks of the river, from boat trips at the bottom of the falls or from a helicopter. The Brazilian viewing area is located in a National Park that covers a 49.200 ha. area located both in Brazil and Argentina, which has five types of forest and bio-systems in a single place designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. Parque das Aves is a very special environmental bird aviary in the forest with 900 birds of 150 species, a butterfly sanctuary and reptiles and wildlife areas. The Itaipu Dam nearby can also be visited. Guardian ( UK ) readers recently voted Foz do Iguaçu as their favourite overseas attraction.