Trip Start Oct 03, 2006
52Trip End Oct 02, 2007
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I ended up prolonging my stay in Puerto Iguazu spending 5 nights here. I visited the falls over a period of three days. Two days from the Argentina side and one from Brazil. It was an incredible experience. One day is simply not enough to complete all the walks and visit all there is to see Argentina. The first day at the falls I took a jeep tour in a huge vehicle (I felt I was starring in a Jurasic park movie!) the tour took you to the foot of the river where I boarded a boat that took me under the falls where inevitable I got drenched. The weather was incredibly sunny, so the sprays and the soaking from the falls were most welcomed. The sun shining on the falls created beautiful rainbows that I could stare at forever. As I completed the upper circuit of the falls I was surprised to find how tranquil the water is before it forms the falls, you feel you could simple roll up your trousers and paddle across to the other side.
Being so close to Brazil I couldn't resist going across the boarder and seeing the falls from
In Brazil they have an observatory tower that you reach by a lift
Day two in Argentina presented yet another fantastic day. Defiantly one of my highlights to date. The parks the type of place that when ever you visit a different experience will present itself. The second day I spent in Iguazu (Argentian side) I took a train to the devils throat (here you get to peer down the falls) on the path leading to the falls I saw a cayman, what a find! I then opted for the ecological boat trip taking a boat across the tops of the falls and was allowed to take a swim. Amazing.
To conclude yet another top day I had a monkey pose for photos as I followed a path to get the train back! It swang down the tree (nearest to me) and rested on a branch and just swang its legs back and forth. A cheeky chap.
A cayman, the falls, a swim at the top of the falls and an encounter with a monkey- all in one day! Not the typical type of day then!