Voted one of the "new seven wonders of the natural world" there are flights to the Iguazu Cascate waterfall from Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and several other South American airports. Located on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, Iguazu Cascate is a top tourist destination. You can get direct flights to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro from many major hubs so it's well worth looking around for a cheap flight to Iguazu Cascate.Made up of from 150 to 200 separate waterfalls Iguazu Cascate is spread over a 2.7 kilometres (1.7 miles) edge. The edge is three times wider than the Niagra Falls although Niagra has a greater rate of flow. What makes Iguazu Cascate so memorable is its accessibility. Because it is broken up into so many smaller falls it is possible to surround yourself in them. The U-shaped Devil's Throat, an 82 metre (269 foot) chasm most of the water drains into offers particularly spectacular views.
A direct flight from Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires is the best way to get to the falls. You can get a mini bus or a taxi for the 25 kilometre (16 mile) journey into the city if you land at Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport. There is an excellent round trip bus service available for travellers landing at Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport.The falls are located in World Heritage National Parks on both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the border and both parks have invested in providing environmentally sensitive transport options for visitors. Argentina's Rainforest Ecological Train stops for animals and the the double decker buses on the Brazilian side comply with international standards on fuel emissions. The parks are home to a number of endangered species including jaguars and ocelots as well as many beautiful tropical birds and butterflies.There are plenty of other things to see and do around Iguazu Cascate including the Itaipu Dam, one of the world's largest hydroelectric facilities, and the three borders landmark where Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.