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  • Fly to "The Land of the Waterfalls" to see one of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth.

  • The westward winding Rio Iguazu joins the Rio Paraná at the point where Brazil,

  • Argentina and Paraguay meet.

  • Welcome to the wonderful Iguazú Falls.

  • The splendor of the falls with its misty rainbows is almost overwhelming:

  • there is simply nothing else like it in the world.

  • Millions of years ago, natural forces split up the Earth's crust,

  • creating what the indigenous Guaraní people called the "Great Waters".

  • Iguazú Falls is 1.7 miles wide and is not one but an astonishing 275 waterfalls.

  • Eighty percent of the falls lies in Argentina and 20 percent in Brazil.

  • Follow the boardwalk trail through the jungle and stand on viewing platforms opposite

  • or, if you are feeling brave, on top of.... the falls.

  • Feel humbled by the power of the tumbling water mass below you.

  • In the wet season, a maximum of nearly 13,000 cubic meters of water,

  • that's 450,000 cubic feet, thunders over the combined falls each second.

  • Enjoy a more serene frontal view of the falls from the shady viewpoints in Brazil.

  • As seen from here, the river seems to drape itself over the edge like a curtain.

  • The central point, which receives about half of the river's flow at once,

  • is called the Garganta del Diablo, or Devil's Throat.

  • Dare a journey beneath the falls on a speedboat safari. You are guaranteed to get wet!

  • If you'd rather stay dry,

  • take a helicopter ride over the U-shaped series of falls to see

  • how it forms a dramatic chasm in the earth's surface.

  • Just away from the roaring water mass, is the tranquility of the subtropical rainforest.

  • Keep an eye out for the coatis, which are after an easy meal. Butterflies,

  • wild cats, fearsome reptiles and some 400 bird species share this extremely diverse

  • habitat.

  • Admire some of the creatures up close in the nearby animal parks.

  • Come and experience the magic-like spell of Iguazú Falls.

  • Getting there is easy: There are nearby airports in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

  • You can even stay the night in the national park!

  • Though it may not be the tallest, largest or most powerful waterfall in the world,

  • Iguazú Falls is certainly one of the most picturesque.

  • UNESCO declared it a protected world heritage site

  • because it is such a "magnificent liaison between land and water".

  • Due to its unequaled beauty, Iguazú Falls is one of the world's most cherished wonders

  • of nature.

Fly to "The Land of the Waterfalls" to see one of the greatest natural spectacles on Earth.

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