Iguazú y Iguaçu

Early this week we visited Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil. Both parks are well worth the visit and provide different aspects to the Iguazu experience.

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Iguazú National Park

The Argentine side has many falls and trails. It allows you to experience many of the falls very close up from both the top of the fall and the bottom of the fall. As you are so close to the water for much of the day it is also a good opportunity to see wildlife such as butterflies, birds and fish. There is certainly enough to fill a whole day walking amongst the trees and falls as we did.

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Iguaçu National Park

While the Brazilian park had less trails, and therefore requires less time, it has many more panoramic vistas of the falls allowing you to see just how big the area is. Also, finally, it allows for a very wet, but very thrilling view, into the Garganta del Diabolo aka Devil’s Throat.

Having seen the falls close up from within Argentina it was pretty nice to be able to view them from afar when we were in Brazil. You get that “oh I was there yesterday” experience. Personally I really enjoyed the feeling of being so close to the water so it was nice to save the big Garganta splash until the end of our trip.

We had a lovely few days and were happy we took the fairly substantial detour to see the falls.

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