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The World's Most Spectacular Waterfalls
Iguazú Falls, Argentina/Brazil
Wow Factor: Upon setting eyes on Iguazú, Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed, “Poor Niagara!” Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, Iguazú is actually 275 terraced falls stretched out across more than two miles of rainforested cliffs. It plummets from a height of 269 feet, with the most impressive cataract being the Devil’s Throat, a U-shaped gorge that crams in nearly half the turbulent Iguazú River.
Keep in Mind: The lion’s share of the falls and walkways are on the Argentine side, although the best views are from the Brazilian side.
Base Camp: Listen to the roar of the falls from your room at the historic colonial-style Hotel das Cataratas in Brazil’s Parque Nacional do Iguaçu.