Iguaçu Falls: Poor Niagra!

By Brazil Nuts Operations Manager Holli Franchi

One of the most awe-inspiring destinations in Brazil: Iguaçu Falls. Aside from the incredible Falls, there are extensive trails for hiking, jeep-safari tours, and exhilarating boat tours up the river to the Falls. There is also an “adventure sport” option located within the Brazil National Park, which has options such as canopy tours, zip-lining, canyon repelling and rock climbing. Among the many things to do, wildlife is just a glance away,

I had the grand fortune of witnessing a puma on our way out of the park, as well as many species of the

most colorful and exotic birds. My tour started in the Brazil National Park. This circuit is quite comfortable, no treacherous climbing, not too many stairs and you have a great panoramic view of the Argentina side of the falls.

Depending on your pace, the circuit can take 1 – 3 hours. While we typically recommend 2 nights in Iguaçu, for the more adventurous, there is enough activity just on the Brazil side to fill 4 full days. I was then off to the Argentina National Park, while it is possible to go through border patrol on your own, it’s much more efficient with a knowledgeable guide. They know the forms, the guards and they make the crossing much more expedient. There are 2 circuits on the Argentina side, one upper and one lower. While the upper circuit is comfortable, the lower circuit will definitely give you a work out, but it’s a much more intimate, close up experience with the falls. The highlight of the Argentina Falls is definitely Devil’s Throat. After a short train ride, you walk a long boardwalk above the river that takes you through the forest and out to the most impressive raw display of natural beauty.

The power and sound of the water was immense, and breathtaking. It’s one of those moments, where you wish everyone you knew was standing there because the experience is completely indescribable. A most incredible sight to behold. I was then off to the Gran Aventura boat tour, you board a zodiac boat, with maybe 10 or 15 other people and up the river you go. What a ride! You’re fighting a current in a high speed boat to arrive at the base of the falls. We toured a couple of the larger falls for pictures, and just when we thought the ride was over, our driver took us right thru one of the smaller falls. Yes! You will get wet! Buy a poncho! J After an incredible buffet dinner show at Rafain, my tour of Iguassu was complete. Iguassu was definitely an incredible experience, and I hope all can experience the magic of this most incredible region.

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