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Iguassu Falls

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Happenings

Monday February first, we catch a early flight from Buenos Aires to the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls. We have lunch on the Argentine side, then take a train to the catwalks that go to the most impressive part of the area, Garganta del Diablo (Devis’s throat). The Iguassu Falls area is made up of 275 waterfalls and is considered one of the natural wonders of the world. We luck out and do our sight seeing between rain storms.

We then drive to the Brazilian side passing by the border with Paraguary. The rain turns into a deluge as we clear customs, all handled by our guide Carlos Roldan. We check in to the Hotel das Cataratas which is, again, a very nice hotel with a very nice suite with a view of the falls. A great dinner (of course) in the hotel then we get a good nights sleep to the sound of rain, before tomorrows touring. The rain stops and we walk the area below the falls, which is impressive back up to the main face across from the Devil’s throat. The sight  and sound of 400,000 gallons of water per second cascading is hard to describe, but its definitely impressive.

After a Brazilian barbecue dinner we pack for our departure in the morning. We check out and on our way to the airport we stop to take a helicopter ride over the falls before boarding our flight to Rio de Janeriro. What a spectacular view, plus a fun ride in the chopper. We luck out again, no rain.

We say good by to Carlos our great guide and board our flight to Rio and sunshine.

 

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