Falls in Iguazu - vacation travel photos. Majestic, grand, amazing, astonishing spectacle
The park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Waterfalls with the surroundings form the Iguazu National Park
The park is located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Every year, waterfalls are visited by more than 1.5 million tourists. Iguacu National Park is one of the last refuges for the extraordinarily rich fauna of the area, which is here called the "Mata Atlantica". The most impressive group of waterfalls is called "Devil's Throat". 150 meters wide, 700 meters long, 82 meters high and about 2 million liters of water per second - that's how powerful and magnificent this place is.
In the 80s of the 20th century, Iguazu Falls became a world heritage, but local folklore made this place famous long before. There is a legend about the girl Nypi - the daughter of the leader. Brave young warrior Toroba loved the girl and won her heart. Every day their feelings grew stronger, but the leader chose Naipy to offer her as a sacrifice to the supreme god Mboi. On the night before the sacrifice, the couple ran in a wooden boat on the Iguazu River, but they did not know that Mboi was watching them. From the wrath of God formed a giant abyss. Thus, the death of Nipi and Toroba and led to the formation of Iguazu waterfalls.
The Iguazu Valley is part of a huge plateau formed by basalt lava during the Mesozoic era more than 135 million years ago. Iguazu River begins in the mountains of Brazil Serra do Mar at an altitude of 1300m near the Atlantic coast and is formed as a result of the confluence of the Atuba and Irai rivers, flowing more than 1320km to the west, falling into the Parana River. Above the waterfall complex, the Iguazu River is spread 1200 meters wide, and narrows below the waterfalls to 65m.
Iguazu Falls are higher and wider than Niagara Falls, and in one second it spews more water than the Victoria Falls and Niagara Falls combined
There are many amazing and unusual places on the planet Earth, having visited again to discover the wonderful world of our nature. Iguazu Falls cannot even be described - either in words, or photos, or video. Many cascades of waterfalls have their own names: "Adam and Eve", "Two Sisters", "Three Musketeers", "Hidden Jump", "Flower Jump", "San Martin", "Ramirez".
Iguazu Falls is one of the new seven natural wonders of the world. The name is translated from the Guarani language as the "big water". In all local hotels and travel agencies, tourists are offered packages - delivery to waterfalls and escort guides. In an organized tour, everything is much more organized and faster, and you will be sure not to miss anything.
Iguazu rightfully belong to the most beautiful waterfalls of the globe. They are distinguished not only by their considerable height and fullness, but also by their picturesque surroundings, which the interference of man has hardly disturbed. In a humid subtropical climate, pristine forests grow vigorously with giant trees entwined with countless vines and epiphytes, mainly from the bromeliad family, often reaching a meter height. The combination of sparkling whiteness of waterfalls surrounded by clouds of spray, iridescent with all the colors of the rainbow, lush green forests and often blue endless sky against the background of gloomy rocky cliffs is extremely effective.
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