One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in the Earth. The best thing to do in Puerto Iguazú, visit the Falls!
Natural Wonders of the World
An incredible vertigo
Iguazu Falls from the lower circuit
Iguazu Falls from the upper circuit
The animals and plants in this delta
Walking on the footbridge at the Falls
Iguazu = Great Waters
Walking on the footbridge
There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs and islets are scattered in a half moon. From the visitors center you can walk around trails or in a picturesque train. There are two basic circuits: an upper path and a lower path.
The falls that can be visited are: Salto Floriano, Salto Deodoro, Salto Benjamín Constant, Salto Unión, Salto Escondido, Salto Mitre, Salto Belgrano, Salto Rivadavia, Salto Tres Mosqueteros, Salto Dos Mosqueteros, Salto San Martín, Salto Adán y Eva, Salto Bozzetti, Salto Ramirez, Salto Chico, Salto Dos Hermanos and Salto Alvar Nuñez .
Leaving from Cataratas station, we go to the footbridge on the upper part of the river. We get to the balcony on the Devil’s Throat, the biggest fall with such a big flow of water that you will be overcome by the grandeur of the scenery.
The lovers of adventure travelling can acces to more intense circuits.
Apart from waterfalls, the jungle containing the Iguazu Falls also offers a series of alternatives in a dump but slightly fresher environment with a wide variety of animals and plants. Almost 500 species of wild fowl, 80 species of mammals and an immense variety of reptiles, fish, insects and butterflies live in this ecosystem.
Only some meters from the Research Center is Macuco Trail, a 3 km. walking path through the dense jungle with different degrees of difficulty. It is a 2 hour walk to Salto Arrechea.
A private operator offers a more daring alternative. Leaving in a 4x4 vehicle we drive 8 km. through the jungle to the coast of the inferior Iguazu river.
Some semi-rigid rafts with powerful engines will be waiting for us to go upstream and into the mist veil formed by the Iguazú Falls.
Another option is to take a rowing boat in the upper Iguazú river to watch the animals and plants in this delta, and maybe see some water tortoises or yacares sunbathing on the coast.
Iguazú is a singular environment that inspired the writer Horacio Quiroga in his "Tales of the Jungle".
Pablo Etchevers Eduardo Epifanio
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