Well we aren’t talking football here we are talking water falls. The Iguassu River forms the border between Brazil and Argentina and at iguassu we have some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Coming here makes you realise the power of nature. The falls can be visited from the Brazil side and the Argentine side. The question is which side is better? Both sides should be visited. Let’s start with the
Brazilian side – as soon as we get off the bus the falls can be seen and this is a great way to start and get a first impression.
There is a one way walk of just 3 km and it takes us to the famous “Devil’s Throat”. The panoramic views of this array of falls along the walk is just breathtaking. At the Devils throat there is a walkway that leads to the centre of the river and here is the point that you get wet with the spray. It’s really refreshing and I didn’t buy a poncho as the weather was so hot that I knew I would dry out quickly. Not great for the hair but everyone was in the same boat.
Next point of call the Argentine side which have a much more extensive set of trails and steps. And a train to take us to the top of the falls. After seeing the panoramic views from the Brazil side the argentine trails brought us much closer to the falls and also to the Iguassu river. The upper Iguassu river looks so calm and then a few yards after this calmness it flows into the wild falls and the Devils Throat. Watching the wild waterfalls is quite mesmerising – almost hypnotic.
We did three trails – one on the middle level , one after a short train journey at the upper level which brought us out at the top of the falls and one trail down below. Hard to capture the falls on camera.