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Circuito Inferior

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This circuit (1400m) descends to the river, passing delightfully close to falls on the way. At the end of the path prepare for a drenching at the hands of Salto Bossetti if you're game. Just short of here, a free launch makes the short crossing to Isla San Martín. At the same junction you can buy tickets for the popular boat rides under the falls.

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1. Isla San Martín

0.12 MILES

From the end of the Paseo Inferior, a free launch takes you across to this island with a trail of its own that gives the closest look at several falls,…

2. Circuito Superior

0.26 MILES

The Paseo Superior (1750m) is entirely level and gives good views of the tops of several cascades and across to more. A recently constructed final section…

3. Cataratas do Iguaçu

0.29 MILES

Once you're in the park and ready to visit the falls, take the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu bus to the third stop at Belmond Hotel das Cataratas. Here you…

4. Parque Nacional Iguazú

0.68 MILES

On the Argentine side of the marvelous falls, this park has loads to offer, and involves a fair amount of walking. The spread-out entrance complex ends at…

5. Garganta del Diablo

0.84 MILES

A 1.1km walkway across the placid Río Iguazú leads to one of the planet’s most spectacular sights, the 'Devil’s Throat.' The lookout platform is perched…

6. Parque Nacional do Iguaçu

5.38 MILES

Brazil's second-oldest national park, created in 1939, protects one of South America's most magical and majestic sights, Iguaçu Falls, part of the largest…

7. Parque das Aves

5.45 MILES

This 5-hectare bird park, located 300m from the entrance to Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, is home to 800-plus species of birds, including red ibis, bare…

8. Güirá Oga

7.69 MILES

On the way to the falls, this is an animal hospital and center for rehabilitation of injured wildlife. It also carries out valuable research into the…