WHEN AND WHERE
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina, August 6-11, 2017
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Puerto Iguazú is a city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. Is located just 18 km/11 miles from the world-renowned Iguazú Falls.
Iguazú Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazú River in the border between Argentina and Brazil. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world. The edge comprises around 2.7 km/1.7 miles of waterfalls and cataracts ranging between 60 to 82 meters/200 to 270 ft. Half of the river falls in a narrow chasm called the Devil’s Throat which is the actual border between Argentina and Brazil.
The falls are located inside the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. The park is a subtropical jungle including several rare and threatened species like the jaguar, the tapir and the anteater. It is also the home of an extensive number of birds, mammals and butterflies.