Ready to see the world's largest set of waterfalls? Join me at Iguazú Falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil and learn about these natural wonders of the world. You can also watch and share this video on Facebook and YouTube.
How big are Iguazú Falls?
Spanning over 2.7 kilometers with drops as high as 269 feet, Iguazú Falls flow over 62,000 cubic feet of water per second. That's enough to fill the entire Empire State Building with water every 10 minutes!
Where in the world are Iguazú Falls?
These world famous waterfalls are located where the Iguazú River tumbles over the edge of the Paraná Plateau, forming a natural border between Argentina and Brazil in the shape of an upside down “J”.
Where does the name Iguazú come from?
The name “Iguazú” creatively comes from the Tupi-Guarani words “y” meaning “water” and “ûasú meaning “big”.
How to get to Iguazú Falls
You can reach Iguazú Falls from either the Brazilian side via the town of Foz do Iguaçu or the Argentinian side via Puerto Iguazú (which is where we came from), or you can start at Ciudad del Este in Paraguay and boat upstream to reach the falls.
Iguazú National Park
The falls themselves are shared by two individual Iguazú National Parks, one in Argentina and the other in Brazil – both which were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980s.
We visited the falls on my birthday this past December on the Argentinian side, whose national park was one of the best and most organized national parks I've ever been to. The parks trails, bridges, and trains do such a great job of organizing the million plus tourists that visit each year, that we never felt crowded.
Iguazu Falls are are one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world that I've ever laid eyes on, and well worth a visit while traveling South America. They definitely won't fall short of your expectations.
Watch my other videos from Argentina:
I spent a full week in Puerto Iguazú and several weeks in Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata. While in Argentina, I had the opportunity to visit other nearby attractions and create videos which you can view below:
- Tripoints: Where 3 Countries Meet – Join me at La Frontera in Iguazu at the borders of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil to learn more about tripoints and multipoints around the world.
- The House Made Of Bottles – Join me and Alfredo Santa Cruz at La Casa de Las Botellas – the house that's giving plastic bottles a second chance!
- The Cemetery That Wasn't Good Enough – Join me at La Recoleta and La Chacarita Cemeteries in Buenos Aires, Argentina to learn about the intertwined histories of these two historic cemeteries.
- The Most Beautiful Bookstore In The World – Join me at El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, Argentina – the most beautiful bookstore in the world! A beautiful example of repurposing old into new.
- Mate: The National Drink of Argentina – Join me in Argentina as I discover mate – the national drink of Argentina. They are the biggest consumer and producer of this traditional caffeine infused drink, and you can't go anywhere in Argentina without seeing people sharing a cup.
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