Iguaçu Falls, in the Iguaçu River, is, actually, a system of 275 falls along almost five kilometers in the Brazil-Argentina border. The highest fall is 64 meters high and the others has 30 to 40 meters high. Both, Brazil and Argentina, surrounds the area with national parks, where several species of animals and plants can be found.
The region is full of tourist attractions: Iguaçu Falls and national parks in Brazil and Argentina; Itaipu, the world's largest hydroelectric; Macuco Safari, with rafting near the falls and ecological trails; Foz Tropicana Bird Park and many others. More pictures of Iguaçu►
Iguaçu Falls was first seen by European people in 1542, when the expedition of Dom Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca found it.
Today, the region is the border among three countries: Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and can be reached by plane or through the Asunción-Paranaguá highway.
Iguaçu Falls as seen from the Brazil's side.
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