Thursday, February 23, 2012

Iguazu National Park - Brazil Side

Another major highpoint was visiting Iquazu National Park. Iquazu Waterfall, consisting of 275 individual falls spread over 1.7 miles, is considered one of the top 10 waterfalls in the world.

Over 2 1/2 days, we visited both the Brazil and Argentina sides of the waterfalls. From the Brazil side, you get fantastic panoramic views. From the Argentina side, you get up close views - both above and below perspectives.

On the last day, we took a high speed boat ride on the Iquazu River below the falls. The thrilling part of the ride is when they power into the falls. It was a totally drenching experience. Good thing it was a 100 degree day.

Fantastic panoramic views

On the Brazil side, a 1+ mile trail takes you up river from the lower falls to the grand Devil's Throat waterfall.

San Martin, Mbigua, Bernarbe Mendez and Bossetti Waterfalls

Cute but pesky little beggars

Packs of coatimundis descend on tourists begging for handouts

Rivadavia Waterfall

Hundreds of turkey vultures sunning themselves on the rocks

First view of Devil's Throat - drops 270' from the brink

A catwalk takes you out to edge of Devil's Throat for a close view

View of another unnamed waterfall

Floriano Falls on left and Devil's Throat behind me

An elevator tower at the end of the trail takes you above Floriano Falls

Pointing to Devil's Throat

What a rush!

With Dawn on the catwalk

Overlook of Floriano Falls

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~~Next - Iquazu Falls - Argentina Side~~

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