CHILD (6 - 11) Years
Elderly (Brazilian 60+)
Voluntary contribution to the Iguaçu Development and Tourism Promotion Fund - Iguaçu 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 Iguaçu Falls. There are contemplation belvederes on the way allowing for a closer view of some falls. During the tour, visitors can observe some species of the wild fauna and flora of the Park. The end of the trail gives access to the most dazzling fall, the 90-meter high Devil’s Throat.
The Iguaçu Falls
The falls are formed by the waters of the Iguaçu River, which means big water in Tupi-Guarani language (Y – “water”, “river” and guasu or guaçu – “big”). The river runs 1,320km westwards and reaches its mouth in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, bordering Paraguay and Argentina. The Iguaçu River rises in eastern Curitiba, near the coastal mountain chain called Serra do Mar, and flows into the Paraná 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 Iguaçu Falls is 1,413 m³/s. However, its largest flow, 2,506 m³/s, occurs in October. On the other hand, the smallest water flow is measured at 1,326 m³/s in April.
In order to contemplate the full splendor of the Iguaçu Falls, visit the Iguazú National Park in Argentina. It’s worthwhile because the tour is different but complementary. To cross the border, it’s mandatory to show your passport. The ticket for the Argentine Park must be payed in Argentine Pesos.