When Eleanor Roosevelt saw Iguazu Falls she apparently said “poor Niagra.” Well we haven’t seen Niagra, but the Iguazu Falls were absolutely spectacular!
After a killer 22 hour bus ride we stayed for 3 nights on the Argentinian side of the falls in the small town of Puerto Iguazu. Just up the road was a pretty cool viewpoint of 3 countries:
Here we are standing in Argentina – on the right hand side is Brazil and the left hand side is Paraguay!
We visited the Brazil side of the falls first which gives you a good overview of the massive size of them. The photos in no way do justice to how amazing it was.
In the afternoon we did a great trip through the jungle which involved 9km of mountain biking through the forest, then a walk and boat trip where we spotted cayman, capuchin monkeys and various birds, then a kayak – thankfully a few kilometres upstream of the falls!
Day two we headed to the Argentinian side of the falls where you get a more close up view of them (including getting soaked!) via different trails around the park.
Throughout the park on both sides were amazing butterflies of all different colours, shapes and sizes.
So the falls were great, then it was another sucky 17 hour bus ride to Buenos Aires.