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 lower path leads to the base of the Iguazu Falls falls, where the spray moistens visitors. It is a unique experience, worth daring the adventure. In this circuit you may also take a boat to Isla San MartÝn. From the upper path you have panoramic views from the footbridge in an unforgettable experience.
The falls that can be visited are: Salto Floriano, Salto Deodoro, Salto BenjamÝn Constant, Salto Uniˇn, Salto Escondido, Salto Mitre, Salto Belgrano, Salto Rivadavia, Salto Tres Mosqueteros, Salto Dos Mosqueteros, Salto San MartÝn, Salto Adßn y Eva, Salto Bozzetti, Salto Ramirez, Salto Chico, Salto Dos Hermanos and Salto Alvar Nu˝ez .
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.Wild Adventure
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 Iguaz˙ Falls.
Another option is to take a rowing boat in the upper Iguaz˙ river to watch the animals and plants in this delta, and maybe see some water tortoises or yacares sunbathing on the coast.
Iguaz˙ is a singular environment that inspired the writer Horacio Quiroga
in his "Tales of the Jungle".