Garganta del Diablo

Trip Start Jul 19, 2010
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Trip End Aug 13, 2010


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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Woke up at 8 and had the really nice breakfast buffet again and then left at half past to head to Argentina! 

First thing we did was to take a little train ride to the Devil's Throat "Garganta del Diablo" - in many people's opinions its the most impressive section of the waterfalls. It was mindblowing. The sounds of the rushing waves of the largest waterfall was really something. 275 waterfalls in total. 

We then did the upper circuit foot path, which was so close to the waterfalls- you could feel the backsplash and mist on your face. For lunch we went to the really posh/massive buffet on site which had loads of meat on show and a variety of other foods. Aisling, Aoife, Barney, Lauren and I then took a ride in a jeep safari and went on this rainforest/jungle expedition to the drop off point for the speedboat which will soak us. The rainforest was great, and the tour was very interesting.

We removed our fleeces so that we could at least have some dry clothing and we put our ponchos on and entered the speedboat which took us down the river at an exhilarating pace and over the rapids which was so much fun and so wet! It was cutting and turning and going really fast over the rapids- so much fun. We then turned the corner and boom, the view before us was beyond description. Truly breathtaking sights, the waterfalls were never-ending.  Then the boat would dip us into the waterfall and it was crazy, the water was raging down at us- it was like it was alive- mental. We were soaked! The sheer number of waterfalls, the sounds of the raging waterfalls, and the incredible volume of water was just incredible!
 
The natural beauty is indescribable and completely breathtaking.
 
We then did the lower circuit at the base of the waterfalls, and that was that and we came back to our hotel. Went shopping and bought Brazil football shirts for only 20 reales! Bargain! Then a couple of us hit McDonalds for dinner! Nice!
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