The Rio Iguaçu
arises in the coastal mountains of Paraná and Santa
Catarina and snakes west for 600km (372mi) before it widens
majestically and sweeps around a magnificent jungle stage,
plunging and crashing in tiered falls at the border with Argentina
The 275 falls are over 3km (2mi) wide and
80m (262ft) high which makes them wider than Victoria, higher
than Niagara and more beautiful than either. Neither words
nor photographs do them justice: they must be seen and heard.
The best time of year to visit is August-November,
when there is least risk of flood waters hindering the approach to the catwalks.