The Mighty Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog

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Having finally accepted that I was leaving BA, Raila, Jonas and I caught a "Cama Suite" Cruce del Norte bus all the way to Iguazu. This deserves a special mention as this is first class travel. We're talking fully reclining bed, champagne service and frankly the only way to leave BA! The best thing is it costs a mere $350 pesos which is around 50GBP! Amazing. Although no bus bingo which was slightly disappointing.

Iguazu Falls are on the list of "things to do" and rightly so, with 275 individual falls and over 2.5km wide the Falls are incredibly impressive. They are also in the running for one of the New 7 Natural Wonders of the World and i have a feeling they'll get a lot of votes. Who couldn't be overwhelmed and excited about this place

We caught the local bus to the falls and paid our $80 peso entrance and took one of the boat tours to take us into the falls, about as up close and personal as you can get without throwing yourself into the water.
The Garganta del Diablo. The devil himself wouldn't come here!
The boat is a small speed boat that seats around 30 people and they take you up to the main cascades and let you take pictures. Then with a flourish they take all your camers from you and put them into a wet bag. Seconds later you are thrust under the falls and the full force of the water crashing around you takes over. You can't help but laugh and squeal out loud!

Soaking wet but very happy we climbed off the boat and watched as others were subjected to the water. As we dried off we started to climb to take in more views of the falls. The park is really well set up with a series of walkways and trails to allow you different views of the falls.

The main attraction on the Argentinan side is the Gargantua del Diablo. This is where the river converges into a semi circle and simply drops away into nothing 100's of feet below.
Unfortunately as we arrived so did a storm and rather a lot of wind. We quickly realised that we would once agin be getting rather wet. As you get closer the sound of the falls is the first thing that grabs your attention, then the sight of the water vapour rising until eventually you're deafened by the sound and you catch your first glimpse. There are no words! It's incredible to see mother nature in all her power.

So my last day in Argentina was spent in a rather special way and this is my final entry from Argentina. Tomorrow i will be in Brasil ready to start a whole new adventure .. in Portugese! Eeeeeek!
beau_bread says:
really beautiful falls :)
Posted on: Jan 31, 2010
Sads79 says:
Awesome isn't it!!
Posted on: Jan 24, 2010
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