The falls lie on the north east
border of Argentina and the south of Brazil. We had done our
research and found out it was easier and quicker to fly from
Argentina than Brazil and also cheaper. So we pushed out our
flights to leave Argentina to Brazil to have the couple of extra
days needed to do this trip.
We booked the trip through a
hostel and flew up to the falls. The flight was a couple of
hours long and the pilot even swooped over to the right for
people to see the falls clearly from the plane as well which was
cool. Even got a couple of good shots of that! We landed into
a humid heat and caught a taxi to the hostel we had booked.
Straight away we put our bags in and with the afternoon left we
planned to see the falls from the Brazil side first. We had
been plagued by many taxi drivers to take us for a small
fortune, but we decided to do it under our own steam.
We walked to the local main bus
stop and caught a bus over the border to Brazil to another stop
were we caught the local Brazil bus into the falls. This is a
major tourist attraction for both Argentina and Brazil, so it
was set up well. On the Brazil side you get bussed into the
falls where you can do various walks to take in the different
view points of the falls.
All we can say is that the
views were truly amazing. They make Niagara Falls in Canada
look like a leaking tap! For one they are huge and even from
the Brazil side cover a vast area. So we were glad we had
bought the new camera. There were lots of pictures to be taken
and movie clips.
After a few hours here seeing
all the views and getting wet from lots of spray we left to come
back over the border to Argentina. That night in bed I being Terry
got chewed alive by the dreaded bed bugs! Most of one side…
Anyhow trying not to scratch
too much we set off the next day to see the falls from the
Argentina side. We were told you need more time this side as
it’s a bigger set up with more walks to do.
Again another amazing day, you
can’t quite believe how big the falls actually are. So more
pictures and video clips taken which we can bore you with when
we get back…
What a trip to do!!! All
nature’s own as well!!! Already we’ve said this will be up in
the top five things we’ve done on our big trip when we get to
So next day a flight back to
Buenos Aires for our last night in Argentina…