Trip Start Jul 31, 2005
209Trip End Sep 05, 2007
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The falls are set in a rainforest, which make them unique of the ones we have seen so far. There were beautiful coloured birds singing in the trees, the infamous Coatiīs who inhabit the rainforest and have been known to terrorise tourists for food etc etc!
Looking at our map we saw that there were a few different hikes you could do in the park, we decided to first head down on what was called the "Inferior hike"!
After seeing the falls at their best, we continued on up to the "Superior hike" which once again is an wasy walk along metal walkways. This time the perspective is entirely different, you are at the top of the falls looking down on the crashing waters, when we hiked along the bottom we were at times getting drenched by the water spray!
We enjoyed a lunch we had bought with us and then queued up for the train which takes the short journey through the park to the Diablo Gaganta - which translated means the devils throat. You can see why they have given it this name, the roundness of the falls here is shaped like a throat and the waters are so powerful and crashing. We were soaked up here in the spray and the rain, but it was worth it - it showed how powerful water actually is!
So, considering on this trip we have now seen Niagara Falls - Canada, Victoria Falls - Zimbabwe and Iguazu Falls - Argentina, our first discussion over a beer tonight was which is better. We came to the conclusion that they are all different and there is no way we could choose one over the other! Niagara was special because it was winter, the water was turquoise and there was snow. Victoria Falls was spectacular, we could see as it was dry season how the rocks have eroded further over on the Zambian side and we took the most scenic flight in a microlight over the falls
Tonight we are off to eat our last Argentine steak and drink some more wine, tomorrow seeīs us take a bus 22 hours to our final destination on this trip (besides the bus ride for a flight).
Will pod again from Rio De Janeiro - Brazil!!!!
We canīt quite believe that it really is all coming to an end.