Rage, tranquillity, beauty and brute force all rolled into one. Iguazu Falls truly is a natural wonder of the world. Over a kilometre of cascading water, dropping down into Rio Iguazu – not a place any sane human being would ever want to take a tip. Without a doubt, the most breath-taking part of the falls was the Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat). A semi-circular cliff over which flows the main seam of the river. The volume of water, the spray back up from the base and the roar of the waterfall blows your mind. We stood there in amazement and what was happening before us. The mind, as much as it tried couldn’t quite comprehend the display of power that was happening right in front of it. It can’t be described, but rather experienced.
The Brazilian Side
On day one, I took to the Brazilian side of the falls to get panoramic views. It had been raining most of the day and we were almost going to pass it up, but I made a last minute decision to head across the border. It was a good way to approach our time at Iguazu, get a perspective of the falls on day one and then an up-close experience on day two. Although the skies were grey, the falls were in full view.
The Argentinian Side
We stayed on the Argentinian side on day two, spending 4 hours in the national park, walking the trails that snake their way along the edge of the falls. Most of the viewing platforms put you right on the edge of one of the drop-offs, getting to experience a calmly flowing river explode into a waterfall. The sun was out so photo-taking was easy. I’ll let the photo’s speak for themselves and leave the narrative here. The final thing is to cast a decision on which is the better side to visit? While Brasil gives you a great view of the whole area, there is no doubt that the Argentinian side of the falls gives you the up-close ‘wow’ factor that the falls are famous for!