Iguazu Waterfalls

The Iguazu falls were on our round-the-world bucket list from the beginning. You can visit them from the Brazilian or Argentinian side – but we chose the Argentinian.

The falls are the border between Brazil and Argentina, Brazil owning only 20% and Argentina 80% of the territory. The biggest and most spectacular Waterfall is Devils Throat but there are numerous (150-300 depending on the water level) smaller falls.

If you are staying in Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) and want to visit the falls on the Argentinian side, take the bus (4BR = 0,95€) to Puerto Iguazu (Argentina – on the border you’ll have to go down through border control and back on the bus) and the main bus terminal change buses to Cataratas (50 pesos = 4,7€ one way)- but if you don’t intend to go back to Brazil, you have to go down already on the Brazilian border, go through immigration and wait at the border for the next bus (the ticket from the first bus will be valid).

Once inside (260 pesos (24€) – bring cash) we took the free train to the Devils throat. Words can´t describe how massive and beautiful this is. For sure one of the most beautiful natural sights I’ve ever seen in my life. Then we hiked the upper and lower trail. The different angles you get from different platforms are amazing and the falls are really breath taking.

OK, enough talking, let the pictures say more (although you have to visit the falls by yourself to get the actual feeling of their massiveness).


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