Iguaçu Falls

The Iguaçu Falls are located on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consist of approximately 275 individual falls over 2.7 km. Not that we counted them ourselves – too busy looking at them – but many they are. And stunning!

After an early morning in Rio – jet lag, and a very early breakfast thanks our hotel being used to people with jet lag and serving at 6am, off we went back to the airport. One day is not at all enough time for Rio but we come back at the end of our holiday.

Couple of hours later, and there they are, the Iguaçu Falls. We walk on the Brazilian side on the Trilha das Cataratas, a 1200m trail following the shore of the Iguaçu river. First we see the falls as one from farther away and then getting closer, we arrive at the Garganta do Diablo, the centerpiece of the falls. The Devil’s Throat is 150m wide and 700m long and shows best the full force of the falls. There is a walkway on the water to get even closer, especially to all the other tourists squeezing in there looking for the best spot for a selfie.