The Brazilian Side of the Falls

Trip Start Jul 06, 2007
Trip End Aug 06, 2007

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

We weren´t hungry after the show last night so breakfast was a quick trip for fruit and juice and coffee.  Then we went to the Cataratas Park to see the falls from the Brazilian side.  It offers a vastly different perspective than the Argentine side.  After you buy your tickets, you get in line for a bus that takes you to the beginning of the trail that leads you past several look out points.  We recognized where we had been on Sunday easily-the boat rides, the look outs and everything.  The panoramic view is fantastic!  The highlight is the steel catwalk they built out to Garganta del Diablo-you get even closer than the Argentine side and you feel like you are about to fall in!  We got drenched and desperately tried to protect our cameras from the spray and get pics and videos at the same time!  What I really love about the Brazilian side is that after you see everything, you don´t have to do the steep climb out of the gorge, they have this glass panoramic elevator to take you back to the top with fantastic views over the falls.  The whole thing was just amazing!

We had a quick lunch at the snack bar and then got in the long line for the bus back to the front gate, still wet and shivering.  It took almost an hour to get a bus, then we had to wait for the bus back to town.  We barely had enough time to grab our bags, change out of our wet clothes and get a taxi to the bus station.  We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the bus.  The seats recline back quite a bit and the foot rest comes up to rest your whole leg on.  For once in my life, I actually got a good night´s rest on a bus!  We did have to change buses at Cascaval about 2 hours into the trip but the second bus was even better and was heated more.  I am very pleased with Nova Integracio & Eucatur bus companies!
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