CHILD (6 - 11) Years
Elderly (Brazilian 60+)
Voluntary contribution to the Igua├žu Development and Tourism Promotion Fund - Igua├žu Fund: R$2,00
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The Path of the Falls
Moderate walk on the 1,200-meter trail with an overview of the waterfalls that make up the Igua├žu Falls. There are contemplation belvederes on the way┬áallowing for a closer view of some falls. During the tour, visitors can observe┬ásome species of the wild fauna and flora of the Park. The end of the trail gives┬áaccess to the most dazzling fall, the 90-meter high Devil’s Throat.
The Igua├žu Falls
The falls are formed by the waters of the Igua├žu River, which means big water┬áin Tupi-Guarani language (Y – “water”, “river” and guasu or gua├žu – “big”). The┬áriver runs 1,320km westwards and reaches its mouth in the city of Foz do┬áIgua├žu, bordering Paraguay and Argentina. The Igua├žu River rises in eastern┬áCuritiba, near the coastal mountain chain called Serra do Mar, and flows into┬áthe Paran├í River, in the La Plata Basin, 90 meters above sea level. The Falls date from about 150 million years ago, boasting around 275 waterfalls nowadays. The annual average flow of the Igua├žu Falls is 1,413 m┬│/s. However, its largest flow, 2,506 m┬│/s, occurs in October. On the other hand, the smallest water flow is measured at 1,326 m┬│/s in April.
In order to contemplate the full splendor of the Igua├žu Falls, visit the Iguaz├║┬áNational Park in Argentina. ItÔÇÖs worthwhile because the tour is different but complementary. To cross the border, itÔÇÖs mandatory to show your passport. The ticket for the Argentine Park must be payed in Argentine Pesos.