The Circuits in Iguazu Falls

These two circuits and the Trail to the Devil´s Throat are the most imporant circuits in the national park on the argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls. These are the most visited by the international tourism. Let´s talk about the upper and the lower circuit now:

 

The Lower Circuit in Iguazu Falls

The Lower Circuit of Iguazu Falls in Argentina offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of the horseshoe of the falls. This circuit allows you to go through the jumps from above, providing an incredible experience. The circuit is easily accessible as there are no stairs, and it has a length of 1,750 meters with an estimated travel time of approximately 2 hours.

Before entering the circuit, visitors can find restrooms and a bar in the cataratas station. Once on the circuit, a walkway takes you underneath the falls and into the heart of the falls, offering a more intimate and immersive experience with the landscape and full contact with nature. Visitors can “feel” the spirit of the jungle with its humidity, sounds, aromas, and the penetrating steam that takes over the entire area.

The Lower Circuit is a circular route of about 1700 meters and provides access to eight highly attractive viewpoints, allowing visitors to appreciate the falls from different angles. With its unique location underneath the falls, visitors can witness the raw power of the water as it cascades down from above. The Lower Circuit of Iguazu Falls is an unforgettable experience that should not be missed when visiting this natural wonder.

The Lower Circuit: details

The walkways of the Lower Circuit in Iguazu Falls immerse visitors in the lush jungle, providing direct contact with the powerful breaks of Dos Hermanas, Chico, and Ramirez Falls. The first section of the circuit ends with a walkway that puts visitors at the foot of the massive wall of water that is Salto Bossetti.

Upon leaving Salto Bossetti, the jetty is only 20 meters away, allowing visitors to cross San Martin Island by boat. Continuing along the path, visitors can admire the island’s beaches and cliffs while skirting the branch of the Iguazu River that separates the island from the mainland. The second section of the Lower Circuit concludes at a viewpoint balcony located at the meeting of this arm of the river with the Iguazu canyon, where visitors can witness the imposing Devil’s Throat with its typical mist. So far, all the places traveled on the Lower Circuit are 100% accessible.

The third and final section of the Lower Circuit, which allows visitors to return to Plaza Dos Hermanas, contains stairs and takes visitors along the lower Iguazu River to witness the breathtaking Alvar Núñez, Elenita, and Lanusse Falls. This section of the circuit offers a unique opportunity to experience the stunning beauty of Iguazu Falls up close and personal.

Overall, the Lower Circuit of Iguazu Falls offers an unforgettable experience that combines the raw power of the falls with the natural beauty of the surrounding jungle. Visitors can appreciate the falls from multiple viewpoints, both from above and below, providing a comprehensive understanding of this awe-inspiring natural wonder.

 

The Lower Circuit in Iguazu Falls

 

The Upper Circuit in Iguazu Falls

The Upper Circuit of Iguazu Falls in Argentina is an excellent option for visitors who want to experience the falls from above. This circuit offers an incredible and panoramic view of the horseshoe of the falls, providing a unique perspective on this natural wonder.

The Upper Circuit starts its journey 200 meters from the cataratas station, and its accessibility is high, with no stairs or significant difficulties. The circuit’s total length is 1,750 meters, and visitors can expect to spend approximately two hours completing the circuit.

Before entering the Upper Circuit, visitors can find restrooms and a bar at the cataratas station. This allows visitors to take a break, refresh themselves, and prepare for their journey through the Upper Circuit.

Overall, the Upper Circuit of Iguazu Falls offers a thrilling and awe-inspiring experience that combines stunning views with easy accessibility. Visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of the falls and the surrounding jungle while gaining a unique perspective on this natural wonder.

 

The Upper Circuit: details

The Upper Circuit, which starts 200 meters away from the Cataratas Station of the Ecological Train of the Forest, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the horseshoe of jumps. The Circuit begins with a series of viewpoint balconies that offer stunning views of the Dos Hermanas, Chico, Ramirez, Bossetti, Adán y Eva and Bernabé Méndez falls, with a first stop at the Mbiguá jump.

The walkway layout is strategically located above the edge of the waterfalls, providing a thrilling and awe-inspiring view of the cascades. The Circuit features resting areas that offer visitors a chance to relax and recharge in close proximity to the waterfalls.

After Salto Mbiguá, visitors cross an arm of footbridges over the Upper Iguazú River to reach the very edge of the second most important waterfall in the system: Salto San Martin. This viewpoint offers the best panoramic view of the entire park, with vistas of the Hotel Das Cataratas and the elevators of the Naipi Area of ​​the Iguaçú National Park on the Brazilian shore, and the Sheraton Hotel, Tanque Tower, balconies of the Superior and Inferior circuits, San Martín Island, and the footbridge that leads to Garganta on the Argentine side.

The exit of the Circuit takes visitors through 700 meters of footbridges that run through the islets of the Upper Iguazú River almost at the height of the trees, and ends very close to the Cataratas Station with its service area.

Difficulty: None. No stairs.
Accessibility: High. Length: 1,750 meters.
Estimated visit time: Two hours.
Restrooms and bar: Available at the Cataratas Station, located 50 meters from the exit.

 

 

Ramiro Rodriguez

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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