Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Iguassu Falls. The Falls, situated in the Iguassu National Park is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. Created on January,10, 1939 and listed in 1986 by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site, the Iguassu National Park is one of the largest of the Forest reserves in South America as a well as important for the protection of the States renewable resources. The type of predominant vegetation is the subtropical rainforest and the araucaria forest, with the presence of palms, imbúia, caviúna, mate herb and other species.
Our visit to the Park starts at the Visitors Center, located at the Park’s entrance, about 12 kilometers from the Iguassu Falls. In this center it is possible to find, besides photo exhibits on the Park and the Falls, a large souvenir shop and a bank terminal. To ensure greater comfort to visitors, the Visitors Center has a medical post and public toilets. The entrance fee to the Park can be bought at the Visitors Center.
After passing through the Visitors Center, the tour continues at the road that crosses the Park and takes us to the wonderful Iguassu Falls. Along the way, information and instructions about the area are given in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Once at the Falls the tour takes place over an easy-to-walk path of approximately 1.200 meters which allows contact with the host coatis.
At the end of the tour, we are presented with a panoramic view of the Falls, from a platform where we feel elated after an energizing bath tanks to the Floriano, Deodoro and Garganta do Diabo Falls. The tour ends on the upper part of the Falls, reached by a panoramic elevator. From here, we go to the Porto Canoas area, which receives us with a soothing view of the Upper Iguaçu River.