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Iguaçu Falls

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Iguassú Falls

(both: ēgwəso͞o`), in the Iguaçu River, on the Argentina-Brazil border near the Paraguay line. Iguaçu Falls has two main sections that are composed of hundreds of waterfalls separated from each other by rocky islands along a 3-mi (4.8-km) escarpment. The highest fall is 210 ft (64 m) high; most of the falls are from 100 to 130 ft (30–40 m) high. Argentina and Brazil maintain national parks on each side of the falls. The surroundings, in the midst of beautiful scenery, abound in begonias, orchids, brilliant-hued birds, and myriads of butterflies. The Asunción-Paranaguá highway passes near the falls. Their potential as a source of hydroelectric power is considerable.
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The Iguacu Falls are a collection of majestic waterfalls on the Iguacu River, which forms the boundary of Brazil and Argentina.
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Some of the most famous places in Argentina are: the Iguacu Falls, the Andes mountains (where one of the highest mountains in the world is), the Aconcagua, the pampas (endless cultivated fields of wheat, maize, sunflowers, etc.
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The tour starts at the Hotel Bourbon Luxury Resort & Spa in Iguacu Falls where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.
I absolutely love the South American culture, the best holiday I ever had was in Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro to Foz Iguacu Falls to the Amazon jungle.
The Iguacu Falls (above) - all 275 of them - border Brazil and Argentina and plunge 300 feet over a precipice more than a mile-and-a-half wide.