Iguazu Falls is a waterfall located in Iguazu river. The Iguazu river itself is located on the border of the state of Parana in Brazil and the province of Misiones in Argentina. Iguazu Falls divides the river into two parts, namely the upper and lower river. So that the waterfall is divided into two flats or two levels. This two-tiered waterfall is very rarely found in the Americas.
Iguazu Falls has a height of more than Niagara Falls. If Niagara Falls has a maximum height of only 51 meters, maximum height contained in Iguazu Falls can reach 82 meters. Wow, not imagine how high this waterfall. A backpacker is certainly going to see a very beautiful scenery and amazing from this waterfall. Swift waterfall that fell into the river and the roar of the waterfall, will make you feel goosebumps and felt amazed with the panorama presented.
The Iguazu Falls name is derived from Spanish and Portuguese. River becomes the border between Argentina and Brazil was awarded as the New Seven Wonders in 2011.
In the vicinity of the location of the , exactly on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, you can see the largest dam in the world, the Itaipu dam. The dam was built in 1975, is the Center for Water Power (hydropower) to the territory of Brazil and Paraguay. The height of the dam to 196 meters with a length of approximately 7.76 kilometers. Itaipu is able to withstand the flow of water up to 29 billion tons of water.
For fixtures for accommodation during a holiday at the Iguazu Falls. You can stay at hotels that are near the waterfall tourist sites. Some hotels that are around the waterfall, among others, Hotel Orquideas Palace, La Sorgente Hotel Posada, Hoteles Carmen Iguazu, and others.
Towards Iguazu Falls
To be able to enjoy the view of the beautiful and eccentric of the Iguazu Falls, you can go through three ways namely through land, water, and air.
If you want to through the land, you can ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and will cover a distance of approximately 1,100 meters. Then proceed again with a walk as far as 600 meters. You have to pass through an iron bridge that spans over the Iguazu river and then passed through the area named Garganto del Diablo. From Garaganta del Diablo was the one you can see directly and immediately adjacent to the location of the waterfall.
If by air, you can hire a helicopter with rental costs around 180 Brazilian Real with a duration of between 10-30 minutes. Racking and unpleasant sensation will you feel when you see the view of the waterfall from the air. You will be able to see the overall view of the Iguazu Falls via helicopter.
For waterways, you can rent a speedboat to cross the river from Iguazu National Park. You are using a speedboat will be able to feel the direct spark waterfall when it was nearby.
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