Iguazu Falls – Brazil – One of the seven wonders of nature
Iguazu Falls The impact of the powerful presence begins even from a distance, in the form of a penetrating sound. The boom grows as you walk towards the falls, until it becomes a vibration that is felt with the whole body. Iguaçu, or “big water” in the Tupi-Guarani language, completes its impact when the eye witnesses the unparalleled grandeur of the biggest jump in the group, the Devil’s Throat. At this moment, the roar of the falling water torrent and the delicacy of the fine mist that wet the tourists’ skin and draw rainbows that integrate into the scenery come together. A memorable sensory experience.
The legacy of Santos Dumont.
Alberto Santos Dumont was much more than an aviation genius. He looked from above and saw far, including the protection of nature, many decades before the subject entered the agenda of planetary priorities. And the stage for the great example of this little-known facet of the hero was precisely… Foz do Iguaçu! After a visit to the region, in 1916, Santos Dumont used all his influence to start the movement that culminated in the expropriation of the Cataratas area. For this feat in favor of humanity, he was honored with a statue near the Falls.
And that’s just one of the many stories you’ll get to know better on your visit. Come visit this wonder.