01.03.2008 30 °C
Well, we made it to Iguassu falls. This is a massive series of waterfalls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. There are about 300 falls, the most impressive one is called the Devils Throat (Gargantua Diablo en Espanyol). We took an overnight bus from Camp Grande and went to a nice hostel called Natura a few miles out of town.
First off, we went to the bird sanctuary where there was huge aviaries with local birds like macaws and tucans flying around which was kind of cool.
Then we headed for the Brazillian side of the falls. We took a 2km walk along the falls and saw some amazing scenes of hundreds of huge waterfalls. We have trekked for a couple of hours in Australia for just one amazing waterfall before, but here, they were just everywhere. At the end of the walk we got to the main falls on the Brazillian side where we got soaking wet whilst marvelling at the awesome power of the falls.
Next day, we went on a jeep tour to the Argentinian side. People had told us that the Argentinian side was more impressive and they weren’t wrong. We went on a speedboat which took us underneath one of the falls where we obviously got drenched but it was amazing fun. We walked across the top of the falls until we reached the Devils Throat. Just Amazing. Immense amounts of water cascading into the valley below. The falls are about 60m high, and the sheer force of the water forces spray back up higher than that. We got drenched again!
This was a truly fantastic way to end our travels around Brazil. Next stop Chile and Pucon.