Travel Tales of Argentina
One of the world’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls, Iguazu Falls is one of Argentina’s prime tourist attractions. Each year, thousands of visitors make their way to the falls to get a glimpse of one of nature’s most beautiful sites.
In addition to the falls itself, the area has many attractions to offer visitors. For a great selection of tailor-made tours in Iguazu Falls, check out award-winning Argentine travel company, Say Hueque. Below is a list of the top attractions we recommend to visit while in Iguazu Falls.
Made up of 275 individual waterfalls, Iguazu Falls is one of the biggest and most famous waterfalls in the world. Recently chosen as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. With 80% of the falls lying inside Argentina’s Iguazu National Park, visitors to Iguazu can explore the falls as well as the other attractions inside the park. Undoubtedly the top attraction in the area, many tourists spend multiple days exploring the falls from different vantage points, including from below on a boat and from above in a helicopter.
Garganta del Diablo, translated as The Devil’s Throat, is a set of waterfalls that emerge into a gorge, which accounts for the biggest flow of the Iguazu Falls. Visitors can take a two hour hike to Garganta del Diablo where they will enjoy incredible views of the falls and rainbows that form within. If you will be visiting, don’t forget to bring extra clothes. The steam from the Garganta del Diablo will most likely have you wet by the time you’re ready to leave. This is without a doubt a top attraction of Iguazu Falls, so make sure to leave time for a visit.
Because the Iguazu falls is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, visitors can venture to the Brazilian side to explore the neighboring city of Foz de Iguazu. From here tourists can visit the Brazilian side of the falls, Brazil’s Iguazu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguaçu), the Itaipu Dam, the Triplice Fonteira, and Parque das Aves (The Bird Park), all top attractions of Iguazu Falls.
Guira Oga is a center of rescue, rehabilitation and breeding of wildlife. Located within the jungle surrounding Iguazu Falls, visitors can take a guided tour of the wildlife center where they will learn about the history of the animals and what the refuge does to help the vulnerable species. For those interested in learning about the colorful birds and unique animals that inhabit the Iguazu jungle, this is definitely a top attraction that should not be missed.
Jardin de los Picaflores, or Hummingbird Garden, is another top attraction for travelers interested in wildlife. Visitors will be led on a tour through the garden where they will see many types of hummingbirds, which come to feed and lay their eggs, and will learn about the different species they see. For an amazing day full of incredible photo opportunities, visitors should consider stopping at the Hummingbird Garden.
Designed to raise awareness of the increasing threat rainforest destruction poses to the world, this large-scale model of an aripuca (a trap used by the local Guarani people to catch small animals) is one of the area’s top attractions. Both educational and thought-provoking, La Aripuca educates visitors about threatened tree species and provides information about how they can help stop this destruction that poses a great threat to our way of life.
For a different type of attraction than the plethora of outdoor sites the area offers, visitors to Iguazu Falls can relax at the Casino Iguazu. Located at the Iguazu Grand Hotel, a trip to this world-class casino is the perfect way to wind down after a long day of exploring the beautiful falls and surrounding jungle.
When making a trip to Iguazu Falls, you will find a great number of attractions with which to fill your time. From the incredible view of the falls at the Devil’s Throat to learning about the colorful birds of the region at Guira Oga Wildlife Center, a visit to any of Say Hueque’s top seven recommended attractions will have you amazed at nature’s beauty and will definitely not leave you disappointed.
For more information on top attractions in Iguazu Falls or tours in Argentina, visit sayhueque.com
Written by Will Collier
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