Leaving São Paulo to get to our next destination, Iguazu Falls, only consisted of one very long and overly air conditioned bus ride, 18 hours to be exact. It all started with us nearly missing our bus but when we got to our destination, it was all worth it. Check out the bus – we had the lower level cabin with fully reclining seats!
The town of Foz do Iguaçu was a perfect 90 degrees. We enjoyed walking around the centro, but the main attraction and real reason why we were there was to see the famous Iguazu Falls.
The Iguaçu River acts as the border between Argentina and Brazil. The longest drop is about 269 ft and 1.7 miles wide, which makes it about 3 times the size of Niagara Falls! There are 275 waterfalls in total.
Seeing the waterfalls was nothing short of breathtaking. Pictures or videos don’t really do them justice. Walking through the park, there were several different views of the falls and the most up close and personal we got was the Garganta do Diabo (The Devils Throat). A pier-type walkway was built at the base of some of the biggest falls. Being so close, just the spray alone soaked our clothes! We can both agree, it is one of the most amazing sights we have ever seen.
Quick video we took at the falls ((CLICK on image below)):
The wildlife was spectacular too – we were often distracted from the falls trying to spot all the critters roaming around. Here’s a few we got on film!
So now we leave Brazil behind and begin a new chapter. Here we come, Argentina!