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Iguazu – Where water is united with the sky

Oct, 23 || No Comments |

A huge waterfall. Oh no! A spectacular and unprecedented concatenation water. Absolute queen falling water! Crossing between worlds! Gate to a magical land where water, air and stone blend harmoniously to create one of the natural wonders of the world.
All the above expressions are nothing but pale attempts to put into words the splendor of the Iguazu unleashed primordial elements.

Iguazu waterfalls or cataracts River is the largest water fall in the world. If Victoria Falls in Africa continually throws largest volume of water flowing and Angel Falls in Venezuela holds the record for the highest here in Iguazu, we can admire the “wide” and more diversified waterfall on earth. This is because the system Iguazu waterfalls located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, is composed of not less than 275 waterfalls independent of each other, spread over a total area of ??over 2.7 square kilometers of water fall from Iguazu is even wider than Victoria Falls.

At times, depending on the position they are in, viewers feel almost surrounded by waterfalls: turning his eyes can “catch” in your vision only waterfall on a “stretching” of 260 degrees.

The most spectacular part of the waterfall is so-called “Garganta del Diablo” as Argentines call, or “Garganta do Diabo”, the Brazilian version. It is a geological formation shaped “U” high by 83 feet peak, 700 meters long and 150 meters wide.
Name that is known today, Iguazu comes from the Tupi-Guarani indigenous dialects in terms of Y-which means water – and Uasu, that great, great, huge.

Local myths and legends about a grafted almighty god who fell in love with a beautiful woman, her name NAIP. It remained insensitive to advances god, his heart was also given her a mortal named Tarobá.
The two lovers tried to flee from the angry god, climb up in a canoe that sailed the Iguazu river. At the height of anger, God tore riverbed creating huge cataracts today and thus condemning the lovers to eternal torment in Hauri water fall.
Turning to the facts, the first European to discover the Iguazu waterfalls complex was a Spanish conquistador, named Cabeza de Vaca his Alvaro Nunez, who in 1541, came to the big waterfall. However cascades were explored and described the scientific world until the nineteenth century.

Panorama to infinity

Located right on the border, waterfalls are divided among the biggest South American countries, two thirds is located in Argentina and the other third is beyond the imaginary border with Brazil.
One aspect immediately noticed by tourists is changing the landscape at every turn. The best views depend so exclusively personal view of tourists and especially the position it has for water drops. Guidelines recommend visiting rightly, that tourists spend at least a day and a half to explore the surroundings, the Argentine side and on the Brazilian.
Argentine portion panoramic views and the opportunity to enjoy the water falls from a point above them. On the other hand, on the Brazilian visitors enjoy the clear and detailed images.
Locals say that Argentine bank is more suitable for exploring and experiencing sensations occurring near the falls, while the Brazilian is best for photo and video, offering best poses in this direction.
Obviously, once it is (a) in the vicinity of the giant howling that tumultuous waters cascading down to beyond the horizon, the obvious question is “Will I get wet from head to toe?”
The answer is one for bold and start as not only “clouds” of water in the area will get wet, but you’ll be really flooded, soaking wet, almost drowned …
For this reason, tourists who want to be close as the grand spectacle must be properly equipped with overalls, cloaks, umbrellas and, especially, waterproof footwear and waterproof.

Some useful secrets and details

For privileged fate that fortune to visit this magnificent natural monument should be noted that, fortunately, can be visited Iguazu into any time of year. At this longitude and latitude, climate and temperature are relatively constant in the range of 365 days.
However, the best season to visit is between May and July and since that time Iguazu river reached the highest levels of the entire year, the amount of water cascading down the abyss of fog is enhanced seasonal rains. If you run a lot of tourists, select September and October, during which, say statistics recorded the fewest tourists.
If you want to get the best photographic professionals for throat devil, the most successful pictures are those done in the afternoon, when the sun is the most friendly photographic act.

Remember that you really need special covers that protect your camera and telephoto lenses water camera.
Iguazu waterfalls in Complex can be reached as easily on the Argentinian and the Brazilian on. Both cities nearby Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazú, in neighboring airports receive. Crossing the border between the two countries, the law falls is relatively easy for tourists.

Iguazu Falls are located in an uninhabited area where jungle and rivers cover difficult terrain surroundings therefore not recommended an expedition on their own, without the company of an authorized guide.

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