Ten Top National Parks Around the Globe

by , SmarterTravel Staff - July 9, 2007 See all photo galleries
Iguazu Falls National Park, Brazil and Argentina

Iguazu Falls

Straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu National Park is famous for the waterfalls that share its name. From the Brazilian side, an easy one-mile hike follows the Iguazu River to the Devil's Throat, the loudest and most impressive of the falls. Visitors can venture out on a catwalk above the falls to get a closer look. The lush jungle of the park is home to jaguars, pumas, giant otters, and anteaters.

Many travelers tack an Iguazu Falls tour onto the end of another South American itinerary. If you're looking for the complete package, waterfall buffs may like Imaginative Traveller's Brazil Gauchos and Waterfalls family tour. The 11-night tour costs $2,555 with a local payment of $440 and includes two days in Iguazu, as well as visits to Rio de Janeiro, the Pantanal, and Bonito, where you can see more waterfalls.

Iguazu Falls National Park, Brazil and Argentina (Photo: Index Open)

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