Another remote hot spot worth travelling the distance for lies in the south-west corner of Brazil: it’s the stunning Iguaçu Falls. Which in Guarani and Tupi language simply means “big water”.
It’s more than just big, it’s colossal: 275 waterfalls taller and wider than the #famous Niagara Falls are an absolutely jaw-dropping sight. Witness the thundering power of this natural wonder with the deafening sound of thousands of cubic meters of water flowing over the edge every second.
These spectacular falls were created over a 150 million years ago, when a volcano violently erupted cracking the earth open and giving birth to the canyon where the Iguaçu River runs off today. The most dramatic cliff of all is the so-called Devil’s Throat: a 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long U-shaped precipice on the Argentina-Brazil border. The falls are shared between the two nations, situated within the Iguaçu National Park, and accessible from Paraguay as well.
In order for your experience to live up to the hype and for your days by the waterfalls to be legendary, it is recommended you visit in (March-April, August-September). To explore the area in a leisurely way, take advantage of the privileged access offered by the luxury retreat Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, the only accommodations built inside the National Park.
How to get there?
Some of the best spots on the planet are difficult to reach. That is certainly the case when travelling to the falls, as the closest large Brazilian city is about ten hours away. However, LunaJets can bring you anywhere you’d like, quickly and comfortably. Our advisors can help you charter a private jet to Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport in Argentina and coordinate your transfer to your accommodation.