7 Things to Know Before Traveling to Iguazu Falls

Iguazu waterfalls.

The Iguazu Falls are chosen by thousands of tourists who come to appreciate the majesty of its waterfalls and the natural environment surrounding them with amazing biodiversity. They were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and named one of the world’s seven wonders.

We share with you everything you should know before visiting Iguazu Falls, so you can fully enjoy your days in the destination.

Where Is Iguazu Falls? Is It Easy to Get There?

The Iguazu Falls are located in South America and are shared by the countries of Argentina and Brazil

Each destination guards them in its two national parks: Iguazu National Park, in the Argentinean province of Misiones, and Iguaçu National Park, in the Brazilian state of Paraná. Learn more about where are the Iguazu Falls located.

Do I Need a Previous Reservation to Visit Iguazu Falls?

We recommend buying in advance to secure your place at the waterfalls. Be aware that some tours and excursions in Iguazu Falls need a previous reservation, so booking in advance will be necessary. 

We also recommend that your trip includes a local guide, so you can make the most of your time and completely understand all the surroundings.

Should I Book With Anticipation?

It is recommended to organize the trip in advance. Especially flights and lodging reservations, since it is a very popular destination. Keep in mind that there are quotas of visits per day.

How Many Days Do I Need to Visit Iguazu Falls?

To fully enjoy your visit to the Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side, it is recommended to dedicate at least two days. On the other hand, visiting the Falls on the Brazilian side is possible in a half day since the tour is shorter than on the Argentinian side.

Check our suggested itineraries to know how much time you should spend at Iguazu Falls.

Remember that you can validate your ticket and get a 50% discount on the entrance fee for the second consecutive day of your visit.

Are the Iguazu Falls Expensive?

The price of general admission is a price according to the magnitude of being able to see one of the world’s natural wonders.

In addition to the general entrance fee, where you can take various circuits through walkways in the middle of the jungle, there are different excursions with different prices. 

Among the excursions are: 

You can choose from many more tours and activities in Iguazu Falls. We have excursions for any kind of traveler.

Do I Need a VISA to Visit Iguazu Falls?

U.S. and European Union citizens do not need a VISA to visit Iguazu Falls. They only need a valid passport and can stay for 90 days as tourists in the country.

Should I Visit Both Sides of the Falls?

The vast majority of the waterfalls are on the Argentine side, which allows you to see them up close. Still, you can get the full panoramic perspective with a visit to Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. 

To have a complete experience of the Iguazu Falls, visiting both the Argentine and Brazilian sides is highly recommended.

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Ramiro Rodriguez

25 years working in the travel industry, as Sales & Marketing Manager at RipioTurismo. Marketing Manager at Nuevas Ideas Travel Consulting Group. Writer and travel lover.

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