We were particularly looking forward to today. Today we wanted to visit the Iguazu waterfalls, which are located directly on the border between Brazil and Argentina and have been included in the list of the Seven Wonders of Nature since 2011.
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The Iguazu waterfalls are located in the Argentine National Park “Iguaza” as well as in the Brazilian National Park “Iguau” and are over a width of almost 3 kilometers. They consist of 20 larger waterfalls and over 250 smaller waterfalls, some of which are up to 82 metres high.
The cases are separated by several larger and smaller islands. The name “Iguaza” originates from the Guaranic words “y” for water and “guasu” for large. When we arrived at the park entrance at around 10.30 am, there was already a huge queue at the checkout.
The Nasal Bears in the National Park
After the purchase of our tickets (18 Euro per person) we went by shuttle bus to the first lookout point. As soon as we got out of the Shuttel bus, a lot of little sweet nose bears were waiting for us. They hope for food from the tourists and can be seen all over the park.
A map of the National Park
The park on the Brazilian side is designed so that you can walk a long way, which goes all the time along the falls and beautiful viewpoints and ends up at the bus shuttle.
The Iguazu waterfalls on the Brazilian side
When you see the cases for the first time, it’s an overwhelming sight.
The observation deck above the waterfalls
One of the best viewpoints is a long jetty that leads directly to the edge of the gorge over the falls. Here wet is mandatory – but the raging water masses and the view are indescribable for this!
The view from Naipi Square Tower to the main falls
A little further along the path comes a restaurant and the Naipi Square Tower. Here you get very close to one of the big main falls and you can see the water rushing into the depths in front of you with enormous force.
A panoramic view of the Iguazu waterfalls
Since most of the cases are on the Argentinian side (which we will look at tomorrow), the greater panoramic view from the Brazilian side is possible.
A video of the waterfalls
The falls are really incredibly beautiful and impressive and we spent about 3.5 hours in the park. Here is a short video of the waterfalls.
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