The Other Side of Iguazu

The Brazilian side of Iguazu offers an overview, but the Argentinian side offers and up close look at the amazing falls. We spent our second day exploring the Argentinian side of the falls which consists of pathways zig-zagging across the top of the falls and looking down over the water.

We decided to pay for a tour of the falls which included a jeep trip through the jungle, a boat trip down the Iguazu river and finally a “waterfall baptism” – where the boat dunked us right under a fall. It was a pretty intense rush, which I highly recommend! We got absolutely drenched! I would recommend it to anyone!

After drying off, we went to the major highlight of the Argentinian side – the Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo in Spanish or Garganta do Diabo in Portuguese). Its a U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide and 700-meter-long cataract where water roars down between Brazil and Argentina. It was such a beautiful site, by far the most incredible waterfalls I’ve ever seen.

If you can only afford one day at Iguazu, I would suggest seeing the Argentinian side, with two days you can comfortably see both sides and with three days include a second day on the Brazilian side to see the Parque das Aves (bird park) and the Itaipu Dam. When visiting both sides of the falls an easy option for crossing the border is to take a taxi. It costs a little more than the bus, but its very fast and straight forward. Make sure to check the visa status before visiting Brazil as a visa is required for most nationals.

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