Iguazu Falls: the power of Nature
Iguazu waterfalls are one of the world’s greatest wonders. Dozens of falls, majestic and deafening with continuous roar of thousands tons of falling water, they leave no-one insensible. Moreover, as one of few waterfalls this category on earth, they are accessible from almost every side. Visiting them is a visceral experience – especially, if you allow yourself to spend there enough time and walk on the both sides of the border between Argentina and Brazil.
Enter the Devil’s Throat
Visiting Brazilian side is a recommended beginning, especially when the weather and visibility are clear. If you enter on such day the shaky platform hanging over Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), you may be sure two experiencing two things: getting soaked and…seeing the rainbow. And maybe even two! But the view is truly breathtaking – seeing the millions of gallons of water falling from 82-meters high Garganta del Diablo (and hearing their deafening noise) can be surely called a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although the walk to the main viewpoint with Paseo Garganta del Diablo is not long – after all it’s only 1 kilometer – expect to get tired due to the weather. Imagine walking under hot Amazonian sun in almost 40 degrees with absolutely no shade! Indeed, carrying this extra water bottle will be a good idea…
Count the countless waterfalls and discover the greatest Argentina adventure
Once you’ll get to the Argentinian side of the falls you’ll gain a new perspective of this natural wonder. The other side of the Iguazu National Park offers plenty of activities: hiking, jungle trekking, boat cruises under the roaring cascades and…waterfalls counting. Yes – while walking the main trails of the Argentinian Iguazu Falls you’ll discover that there is not one, not to, but…from 150 to 300, depending on the water level. You can choose to hike the popular and extremely scenic trails: the shorter Paseo Superior (650 m), which takes you over the falls, or longer Paseo Inferior (1400 m), which will lead towards river bed through many narrow pasarelas (catwalks). If you want to meet a true Argentina adventure, once you’ll wade through the jungle and find yourself at the bank, visit the Isla Grande San Martin – a butterflies-inhabited island from which you can almost touch the furious waters.
Iguazu Falls are way more than just a tourist attraction. It is a proof of Nature’s superiority and power which you simply have to experience. In other words, do not hesitate any longer and plan your meeting with Iguazu Falls today!