Iguazu Falls: 300 waterfalls across 2 miles
Trip Start Mar 17, 2005
124Trip End Mar 13, 2006
The waterfall system that crosses between the Argentina and Brazil borders includes 300 waterfalls with heights up to 130 feet tall and are 2 miles across all of the falls. We explored the falls over an 8 hour visit. It was spectacular! We hiked around the miles of catwalks that are only feet from the falls. On most of them you got spray from the falls which was a reprieve from the hot temperatures. Our favorite waterfall in the group was The Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat" in English. It is a U shaped and is 450 feet wide and across a 1200 feet long cliff
Matt convinced me that we HAD to take the speed boat ride that goes right under the waterfall. The ride was only 10 minutes, but what a adrenaline rush! The speed boat with 20 people in it goes right underneath the falls and you get drenched. We got to go under the falls a few times and were absolutely soaked afterwards.
We had hoped to visit the falls on the Brazilian side as well but decided against it since there is only a few viewpoints to view the falls instead of miles of trails.
After crossing into Brazil, we traveled for 40 hours on bus over 10 modes of transportation to get to the beach near Rio in time for New Years Eve. Our longest bus ride was 16 hours in this circuit. After getting off a 6 hour ride later that day we thought "that was a short bus ride". We are starting to loose our mind with the huge distances we need to cover in Brazil via bus. Brazil is the same size as the USA, so we are getting used to it. Off to the beach!