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Iguassu Falls, Argentina Brazil

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Iguassu Falls, Argentina/Brazil:
Some of the most spectacular sights in South America lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil in the form of the horseshoe-shaped Iguassu Falls. The result of ancient volcanic eruptions, the falls are a UNESCO world natural heritage site. They are taller than Niagara and twice as wide, made up of 275 cascades spread over nearly two miles. Prepare to be astounded by the huge volume of water thundering down in a spectacle that famously led Eleanor Roosevelt to say “Poor Niagara”.

Iguassu Falls Brazil

Major attractions:
The Iguassu forest, Devils throat, the nearby Jesuit ruins, Itaipu Dam, Bird Park, The Three Landmarks.

Things to do at Iguassu Falls:
Thrill-seekers can go kayaking or even white water rafting; the less adventurous can take a boat ride underneath the falls. A helicopter tour over the falls will give you an unforgettable perspective; and be sure to take a Full Moon Walk.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Rio de Janeiro: Nicknamed “Cidade Maravilhosa” or “The Marvelous City”, Rio De Janeiro is bursting with sights and sounds. It is best known for its spectacular annual carnival, beautiful beaches and the beautiful people who frequent them! It is also a proud sporting city and home to one of the largest football stadiums in the world, the Maracana Stadium, which will play host to the 2014 FIFA cup final. In the summer of 2016, the city will make history as the first South American city ever to host the Olympic Games. Rio De Janeiro which also called Rio is the second largest city in Brazil and is the capital of Rio De Janeiro state.

Major Attractions of Rio De Janeiro:
The statue of Christ the Redeemer; Sugar Loaf Mountain; Ipanema beach; Sambadromo; the Arcos de lapa; Pedra da Gavea; the market at Praca General Osorio; Parque Nacional and the Floresta da Tijuca.
Rio De Janeiro
Things to Do in Rio De Janeiro:
No trip to Rio would be complete without a train ride up Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer, now one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. Soak up the sun with the beautiful people at Ipanema Beach and then explore the chic boutiques and restaurants in the surrounding area. Dance to the sounds of Samba and Bossa Nova late into the night, or just relax with a Caipirinha in one of the many bars around Copacabana Beach.

Climate and When to Go
Rio has a tropical savannah climate, and temperatures can be as high as 82F throughout the year, rarely dropping below 68F. Cool breezes from the Atlantic Ocean make the heat more bearable in the main tourist beach areas. Despite the heat, the weather can be changeable with rain occurring particularly between December and March.

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