A visit to the devils throat!! - Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu Travel Blog› entry 13 of 22 › view all entries
After arriving back in Sao Paulo from BA, we set off to Foz du Iguazu which was about a 16hr journey. We arrived in the town of Foz to find quite a sleepy town which surprisingly wasn´t that touristy. After a long journey we relaxed (read Harry Potter) and decided to set off the next day.
The falls are located about an hour from Foz and form the boarder of Brazil and Argentina. Once at the national park that houses the falls we paid around $20 each for entry to the falls which we reached via an open top bus equiped with load speakers and reminded us of Jurassic Park!! (although while comfortable we couldn´t help but feel this massive and load bus would scare off the jaguars and impressive wildlife we were promised on the journey!)
The build up to the falls is pretty nunimpressive and almost from nowhere the falls appear and dispplay thier true magnitude which certainly surpassed any previous waterfalls or natrual wonders either of us have seen. We chose to only view the falls from the Brazillian side due to cost and time constraints and we would recommend leaving 3 days to anybody wishing to really explore the area. From the Brazillian side the vantage point is one set below the waterfall lookig up to the on coming waterfall and as the pictures dislay there are tens of waterfalls all around you, especially from the vantage point that provides the panoramic views of the falls in all their splender.
We really were impresses by the falls themselves where the spray from the numerous waterfalls does indeed fog the whole area, but if we were being honest we felt the whole experience was spoilt by the touristy feel at the mouth of the falls themselves and the journey to the falls. (the burger restaurant at the top of the falls highlighted this fact!) So, moving onto one of the most exciting and memorable places of the trip...Rio!!!