Chase Waterfalls in Argentina

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tourism is alive in well in Argentina thanks to her natural assets and cultural offerings. Whether you are into climbing glaciers at the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, trekking across the salt flats or learning to tango in the capital city this country has something for everyone.  If your stay is a short one, be sure to at least take a tour of Salinas Grande, repel down a waterfall and feel the mist of Iguazu Falls.


Salinas Grandes

Salinas Grandes is the largest salt flat in Argentina covering an area of 8,290 km2.  It is of industrial importance for the sodium and potassium that are mined and the valuable Lithium it contains.  Be sure to check out the artisans who sell an assortment of salt carvings and explore the surrounding desert where you can hug a cactus.  This desert has some of the biggest pricks in the world...pun totally intended...lol!


Repel down a Waterfall

 A number of companies in Iguazu offer waterfall repelling/zipline tours.  Guests are picked up at their hotels and brought into the jungle aboard a large open-air truck.  After getting geared up, they kick start the adrenalin on a tree to tree zipline.  Then they are brought to a small waterfall where they learn how to repel down it.  No experience is required – anyone with a sense of adventure and some guts can do it.


Iguazu Fall

 Located on the boarder of Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu.  Consisting of 275 falls along a stretch of 2.7 kilometers, two thirds of the falls are within Argentine territory.  The majority of the individual falls are about 64 meters in height with some reaching up to 82 meters.  The most impressive fall is the U-shaped Devil's Throat at 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long.

Regular city buses run to Iguazu National Park where you can take a boat tour and get up close and personal with the falls.  Be sure to pack your bathing suit because you are guaranteed to get soaked.

Check out some of my Iguaza Falls Videos on YouTube

Iguazu Falls Happy Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8rHhXBIVmQ&feature=channel_video_title

Relaxation Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzsHM6tFnfo&feature=related

Iguazu Falls Tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cae0JHqWVwk&feature=channel_video_title

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