Located along the Iguazu River, a natural border separating Argentina and neighboring Brazil, the Iguazu Falls have earned a place among the world's most impressive and awe-inspiring waterfalls. Divided into over 260 separate cataracts, the biggest draw of Iguazu is "The Devil's Throat," a U-shaped, 80 meter (262 ft) tall chasm down which approximately 50% of the river falls, shrouding this natural wonder in a beautiful and permanent mist. Though the falls are technically located in both countries, the Argentinian side boasts 80% of the action, making it one of the country's most treasured and visited attractions.
The most common ways to view the falls from the Argentinean side are via the upper and lower circuits. Neither is particularly demanding, and both complete their loops in less than a mile. If you're looking to get more out of the experience, check out our Backpacker's Tips link for camping and other suggestions around the area.