The only hotel inside Iguassu National Park, the opulent Hotel Das Cataratas enjoys an unrivalled location with exclusive access to the falls in the evening and at dawn when the park is closed to other visitors. Activities include white water rafting, helicopter trips over the falls and jungle treks.
Iguacu ranks alongside Niagara and Victoria Falls as one of the world’s great waterfalls. This magnificent array of waterfalls stretches for over three kilometres along the border with neighbouring Argentina.
A network of paths and walkways affords fine views of the falls. There’s a remarkable range of vegetation with orchids growing next to pines, bamboo next to palms, and mosses beside lianas and colourful begonias. The forest is also home to some 500 species of butterfly and 400 species of birds.
We recommend visiting the national park on the Argentinian side too.
- Ideal for viewing: coati, tapir, ocelot, agouti, Rushi’s rat
- Where: Parana State, Brazil