Iguassu/Iguaçu/Iguazu Falls

Mark posts again!

Like the Taj Mahal or the Great Wall of China, pictures of the Iguacu falls just don’t do it justice. So you might as well just ignore the photos below. You have to go yourself I’m afraid in order to get the slightest idea how impressive they are. The falls stretch for 3.5 km of roaring, frothing foam, and they are set in a beautiful national park with toucans, butterflies of all colours and fresh water turtles.

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We spent a couple of days in the area. The Brazilian side gives the grand vista, but it’s the Argentinian side where you really get up close and personal by strolling the walkways that take you over, under and around the falls (getting thoroughly soaked in the process). The highlight was the boat ride that takes you virtually underneath the falls themselves. Sorry, no pictures of that.

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Coatís, or Brazilian aardvarks, are everywhere.

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There is a fantastic bird park on the Brazilian side, that contains vast cages with macaws, parakeets, hummingbirds, toucans, flamingos and many others besides.

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This is not a bird

This is not a bird

Some of the toucans were really quite friendly!

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Certainly one of the highlights of the trip so far.

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5 responses to “Iguassu/Iguaçu/Iguazu Falls

  1. Hi, I am so glad that you guys made it to Iguacu. It is one of my favourite places, far more impressive than Niagara and Victoria, although Angel is also awesome in its own unique way!

  2. I agree, it’s something you have to see close up to really experience how impressive it is! I was just there last November as well and wrote a blog post on the formation and underlying geology of the falls 🙂 Glad you got to do both sides.

  3. You are really making me sick! 😉 Keep the lovely photos of paradise coming 🙂

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