Take only memories, leave only footprints.Chief Seattle
Nov 27-30 2016
Scenes from Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls system in the word. They sit between Argentina and Brazil, the below photos were taken from both sides.
It was absolutely amazing and took us two days to see everything. Unlike any waterfall I have seen (including Niagara) in a beautiful setting. The Argentine side offered close up views of the falls, while the Brazilian side offered a more panoramic view. The largest waterfall in the system is known as the Devil’s Throat, where we were able to walk out to a viewing platform directly above the cascading waters crest.
While in Brazil (since our visit to the park was shorter then the Argentine side) we went to Parque das Aves, an excellent bird park where we got to go inside the habitats and get close to a lot of the native species (including many parrots such as toucans and amazons).
The town we stayed in for 3 nights was Puerto Iguazu, a very small town with many good restaurant options. One evening we went for a stroll to Hito Tres Fronteras, a look out point where the Parana River and Iguazu River join, with Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina all visible. When we went to the Brazil side we simply hired a driver and got through the border crossing quickly and efficiently (we had our necessary Brazil Visas). It was actually much cheaper for us to fly into the Argentina side from Buenos Aires, cross the border, and fly out of the Brazil side to our next destination of Rio de Janeiro.