Trip Start Dec 28, 2007
64Trip End Aug 28, 2008
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On our second day we were told to be ready at 9:30 and bring very little and a waterproof. So with attractive cagools on and a camera we headed for our Macuco Safari which started with a drive through the sub-tropical forest. We then were escorted on a trek down the side of the Iguacu Canyon to see the smaller falls on the Brazilian side. On reaching the banks of the river we took off our shoes and socks and climbed into an open speed boat and headed upstream to the base of the falls. It was not until we were on the river that we got a true idea of the current and speed at which the water flows. After stopping to get some pictures we then were taken into the spray of one of the falls which engulfs the whole boat - it was fantastic! And then we did it again just to make sure we got completey covered! On the way back the boat was pushed along very quickly and across waves and rough water so that when the bow hit them we all got completely soaked -and we thought we had got wet yesterday!
After drying off we left our hotel (the only one in the park) and spent the afternoon walking along the edge of the canyon stopping off at several points to take in the views. You can get a better idea of the scale and number of falls from this side but we were glade to have been able to walk along the edge on the Argentine side. Despite the water being a distinctive chocolate brown colour the statistics for this place are fascinating and too long to list but we have had a great time and got very wet in the process. Claire also has managed to do some wildlife spotting and seen a few toucans and a very large raccoon! We are now sat on the veranda of the bar at the hotel with a local beer (surprise, surprise) watching the sun set over the falls - cosmic.