Having enjoyed time sliding down a rock waterfall in Paraty Brazil, my last stop in Brazil was Iquazu Falls, at the border of Argentina.
The bus ride, via Sao Paolo was LOOOONG but it was made much easier by my travel buddies: Katie, Leila & Julia. The three British gals who I had met in Rio had invited me to venture through Brazil and Argentina with them. Tired and worn out as I neared the end of my year long trip around the world, I happily took them up on their offer.
Though we arrived in Iquazu in the morning after riding the bus all night, we quickly showered and headed to the falls on a local bus. Before long we were walking along the paths to get to the falls.
We were told it would be a solid hour and a half walk to find the falls but within a few minutes they were in our sights! In 2011 the falls were placed on the 7 Natural Wonders of the World list. Iquazu has the second greatest annual flow of water second only to Niagra Falls in Canada. (Canada for the win!)
Read more about the fall’s history & creation here.
The view of Iquazu from the Brazilian is more of a landscape, where in Argentina you get a close up view as you almost feel that you are in the falls.
As we made our way closer to the falls, we discovered all sorts of wildlife. Lizards, butterflies & this racoon like creature. Julia was very pleased!
Then we saw and HEARD the best part of the falls: Devil’s Throat. As we approached, we slowed down.
Should we go near this massive epicentre of the falls? Is it safe?
Sure enough, other tourists were posing for pics in front of a protective gate, so we joined in. When everyone is jumping off a bridge, so should you right?
We got pretty wet from the mist and managed to capture a few funny moments in from of Devil’s Throat. It was AWESOME!
Tired and ready for some food we set on our way back to the hostel. As it was our last night in Brazil we cooked up a mean pasta, sipped on some nice, cold beers and reminisced about our time in this great country.
The next morning we’d be off to Argentina where their side of Iquazu Falls awaited us!
Have you been to Iquazu Falls?
Is it what you expected?