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Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
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Iguaçu National Park in Brazil shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina the largest and arguably most impressive waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls, which extend some 2700 meters. The national park is home to many rare and endangered flora and fauna, including the giant otter and the giant anteater.

Iguaçu National Park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the When submitting this site for inscription, the delegation representing Brazil indicated its wish to list Iguaçu National Park independently, without any link to the concept of transfrontier site. This is because Brazilian legislation did not allow for any commitment regarding joint management of national parks. The World Heritage Committee welcomed the willingness of Brazil to cooperate with Argentina in the conservation and preservation of Iguaçu National Park alongside Iguazu National Park across the border.

Photos of Iguaçu National Park

Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Author: Herr stahlhoefer (public domain)

Iguaçu Viewpoint
Iguaçu Viewpoint
Author: Herr stahlhoefer (public domain)

Iguaçu National Park
Iguaçu National Park
Author: Pablo H (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Germany)

Bird at Iguaçu Falls
Bird at Iguaçu Falls
Author: Amoceann (public domain)

Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Author: Martin St-Amant (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 25 41 W 54 26 in Paraná State
Inscription Year: 1986
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, X

Location Map


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Visiting Iguaçu National Park

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go to Iguaçu National Park. The Foz do Iguaçu International Airport is the airport on the Brazilian side serving the national park. It has direct flights from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and other regional cities.

As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Rio de Janeiro with online booking facility.

Local Tour of Iguazu Falls

Find out about this 9-hour day tour of Iguazu Falls . This tour is conducted from the Argentinian side.

Book Hotel Rooms in Brazil and Worldwide

Click here also for a full list of hotels in Brazil or hotels worldwide. If you prefer budget accommodation in hostels, guesthouses or inns, check out hostels worldwide for budget accommodation providers with online booking.


Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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