A Trip into the Jungle

Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog

 › entry 2 of 3 › view all entries
A better view from the Brazilian side of just how massive these falls are

After the relaxing three days in Mendoza, my sister and parents and I were off to Iguazu, Argentina, home of the Iguazu Falls.  These falls are just breathtaking.  They span miles between the Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina borders.  We were lucky enough to see both the Brazil and Argentina sides.  The view from Brazil is more panoramic and you can see all of the falls.  From the Argentina side you can actually stand at a viewpoint above the largest waterfall and take a boat tour into the waterfalls.  Seeing both sides gave us a better picture of how huge the waterfalls really are.  You can even see them from miles away from the airplane!  Its cool because on the way to the Brazil side of the falls you stop on this bridge where you can see three countries at the same time: Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.

In this picture you can see three countries: Argentina on the left, Paraguay straight ahead, and Brazil on the Right.
  If only we had time to stop in Paraguay! 

We stayed at the Sheraton resort which is actually inside the Iguazu National Park.  This allowed us to see many little creatures and birds that we might have missed if we stayed in Iguazu City.  Our very first activity was trying a Brazilian drink called a caiprinia (lime, sugar cane liquor and sugar).  Yum yum...we had many of these over the trip.  We then took a night walk of the park.  They only do this walk when there is a full moon, so needless to say, not very often.  It was amazing to see the falls at night.  At this point we had not seen them during the day so we had no idea what to expect.  You could not see much at first but you could hear the water pouring down off the water fall.

Rainbows on the Argentinian side of the Falls
  Sadly none of my pictures really turned out becuase it was dark, but it is amazing how bright that moon is in the middle of nowhere.  Who knew that I would be able to say that I walked through the jungle at night just by the light of the moon...no flashlights!  What a great experience! 

I saw my first toucan!  Very interesting flight pattern.  Sometimes I wasn't quite quick enough with the camera, but I did manage to take a blurry picture of what looked like an armadillo.  I had no idea that they even lived in South America!  If you have a chance to visit these falls, please do.  It really made our trip special.  Spending time in a big city is great and fun and definitely has its merits, but getting a chance to see the natural wonders of a country really hit home with me.  I come from an area with extreme natural beauty and I'm constantly searching for those 'take your breath away' views.  When I went to Iguazu, I had no breath...really.  I took so many pictures of the same waterfall that it was almost ridiculous.  But eventually I whittled down the photo album to about 80 pictures (which is good for me!). 

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
A better view from the Brazilian s…
A better view from the Brazilian …
In this picture you can see three …
In this picture you can see three…
Rainbows on the Argentinian side o…
Rainbows on the Argentinian side …
There were many layers to the fall…
There were many layers to the fal…
a nice view from the Brazilian side
a nice view from the Brazilian side
My sister and I as we prepare to g…
My sister and I as we prepare to …
This picture I took while in a boo…
This picture I took while in a bo…
I love rainbows
I love rainbows
more rainbows :)
more rainbows :)
We actually walked all the way out…
We actually walked all the way ou…
A nice view of the lush green
A nice view of the lush green
From the nightwalk of the falls
From the nightwalk of the falls
A view of our hotel, the Sheraton,…
A view of our hotel, the Sheraton…
such a cute lizard
such a cute lizard
An iguana takes a lazy stroll.  I …
An iguana takes a lazy stroll. I…
Wildlife everywhere...even on the …
Wildlife everywhere...even on the…
2,668 km (1,658 miles) traveled
Sponsored Links
Puerto Iguazu
photo by: jeffy