This month we provide tips to show you a new way to enjoy Iguazu Falls
Recently selected as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, since 2011, we fell in love with its 275 jumps, its red soils jungle and the “mix” of people due to its location in the Triple Border Area (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay).
Iguazú Falls were discovered in 1542 by Spaniard Alvaro Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca. The word “Iguazú” in the Guarani language means “Lots of Water” and it might probably refer to its biggest jump of about 80 meters, Garganta del Diablo.
As the Niagara Falls, these falls are protected under two National Parks, from Brazil and Argentina, there is a certain rivalry defined in the phrase: “Argentina has the best waterfalls and landscapes, but Brazil has the best view.” The truth for us is that both sides have their particular beauty and a special way to enjoy them.
There are several modalities to visit this extraordinary gift of nature, from helicopter rides to sailing and shore excursions.
The first day of the cruise we recommend touring the Iguazú National Park this is on the Argentine side. It was one of the best experiences we had. The tour took most of the day since you can do some or all of its routes: Upper Circuit, Lower Circuit, Greenway, Macuco Path; and even the Ecological Jungle Train.
We also chose to do the “Nautical Adventure”. If you are a water lover you got to do the incredible baptism at the foot of the San Martin waterfall, the largest waterfall any motor-boat can approach safely, where one can enjoy a spectacular and clear view of both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides, as well as the “Garganta del Diablo” Devil’s Throat Fall. We got completely soaked but the experience was awesome!
For the second day Brazil was waiting for us. There are many activities available at Foz Do Iguaçu National Park. We took the opportunity to fly over the Falls on a helicopter. The view we had from the air is unmatched. The “Garganta del Diablo3 can be seen as if it were a long chimney throwing smoke. The tour of the gateways is very active too and if you like the adventure the Macuco Safari is a mustdo. There is a first stage of rapel descent with the view of the Argentinean Falls as a main landscape at your back and then a rafting trip on the Iguazú River, including diving in the water.
Apart from visiting the Iguaçu National Park, you can visit “Parque das Aves”. It is the Park where we all can get the famous photo with the toucan on the arm, in which half of our mouth outlines a smile for the feat, but at the same time our eyes reflect the fear. Ours was no exception.
There you can see more than 150 bird species from around the world, living in this beautiful recreated environment.
The accommodation is of very good quality and suits all tastes.
So protect yourself against water, and visit this beautiful natural wonder!
As you see, there are a lot of things to do in Puerto Iguazu and Foz do Iguaçu. If you need further assistance about this new way to enjoy Iguazu Falls you can contact your personal Kallpa Executive or simply leave a message in our contact form. We’ll be happy to assist you!.