Iguaza Falls, Argentina

Bossetti Falls with Rainbow Iguazu Falls Argentina
Bossetti Falls with Rainbow - Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Upper Circuit Iguazu Falls Argentina
Upper Circuit
- Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Pat Wayne dunlap Iguazu Falls Argentina
Pat & Wayne at Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Coati Iguazu Falls Agentina
Coati - Iguazu Falls, Agentina
Our Friends Annelise Noelia Iguazu Falls Argentina
Our Friends Annelise & Noelia
- Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Butterflies Iguazu Falls Argentina
Butterflies - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Mitre Falls Devil's Trout Iguazu Falls Argentina
Mitre Falls at Devil's Trout 
- Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Hostel Inn Iguazu Falls Argentina
Hostel Inn - Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Devil's Throat Lit by Moonlight Iguazu Falls Argentina
Devil's Throat Lit by Moonlight
 - Iguazu Falls, Argentina
San Martin Mbigua Falls Iguazu Falls Argentina waterfall
San Martin & Mbigua Falls 
- Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Argentina (2/27-3/1/2010)

AMAZING!! Iguazu Falls is one of the world’s most breathtaking natural sites we have ever visited!

Iguazu Falls are an UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site with 275 separate waterfalls stretching across a 1.7-mile semicircle plummeting 230 feet into a giant gorge - making Iguazu Falls undoubtedly the most stunning natural wonder of South America, we believe the world.

The roar of about a million gallons of water every second from Rio (River) Iguazu crashing down is a complete rush. 

In the native Guarani language, the word “Iguazu” means “great waters” - not hard to imagine how they come up with that. Upon seeing Iguazu Falls, the United States' First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed "Poor Niagara!"

Iguazu Falls is located on the border of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Iguazu Falls are surrounded by the one of South America’s most diverse and lush sub-tropical forests with giant butterflies, cupay trees, and the world’s largest ‘rat’ (an animal the size of a small dog). 

The numbers of species around Iguazu Falls are staggering: 200 species of trees, 448 birds, 71 mammals, 36 reptiles, 20 amphibians, and 250 butterflies!

The very well organized park (Parque Nacional) on the Argentina side has walks on the Upper and Lower Circuits of Iguazu Falls that give great close-up views of the striking waterfalls of Dos Hermanos (Two Brothers), Bossetti, Chico (Small), Ramirez, and San Martin (see photos). 

We took Iguazu Falls' Grand Adventure tour that included a 4x4 eco-drive through the jungle followed by a zodiac ride along rapids to some of the falls where you get drenched. Sitting in the front under one of the small falls, Wayne was treated to a special soaking by the driver of the boat. 

Then we took the Iguazu Falls' park train to the falls of Devil’s Throat. Almost a half-mile long with water pouring into it from three sides, the Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo) is the most impressive of Iguazu Falls (see photos).

The next day we did an amazing outing – a visit to Devil’s Throat at night with a full moon to light its glory (see photo).  

Iguazu Falls lives up to its reputation being a truly amazing site. We met two remarkable women (Annelise and Noelia) from Jersey in the Channel Islands who are changing their lives with some world-wide travel followed by moving to Australia. They invited us to spend our last day enjoying a great pool at their hostel (Hostel Inn - see photo).

We stayed in downtown Puerto Iguazu because there is much more to see and do on the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls. 

We agree with the many people we met who have visited Iguazu Falls – “You got’a do it!”


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9 comments:

  1. Your pictures of the area are fantastic!! The place is a little out of the way, but I agree well worth the visit.

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  2. Great post. It looks like an amazing place…. Keep sharing..!

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  3. I was there two years ago, and I completely agree... It is a breathtaking, amazing, wonderful natural site! I also stayed in Puerto Iguazu and visited the Argentinian side, but didn't do the night visit... looks amazing! Great pictures!

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  4. Fabulous photos and I can understand why visiting Iguazu Falls was such an amazing experience. Looks like we need to make a return visit to South America!

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  5. Iguazu Falls is one of those places everyone should see. We went a few years ago but I would love to go back.

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  6. Your shot of Devil's Throat is amazing. There's a reason this is an iconic destination and you captured an aspect that not everyone sees.

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  7. Gorgeous photos (except for the rats:-)!

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  8. Argentina and Iguazu Falls are on our list for 2016! I will save this post! What is the best time of year to visit?

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  9. Iguazu Falls has been on my bucket list for quite a while now. Loved seeing it in your post.

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