After a 2-hour flight, we hiked trails overlooking Iguassu Falls, both on the Brazilian and Argentina sides. Absolutely breathtaking! Niagara, with its unobstructed vista of the entire falls, would only fill a small portion of Iguassu. Unlike Niagara, Iguassu’s falls have multiple cascades winding through lushly vegetated areas. Occasionally, a coati mundi would appear, as well as colorful tropical birds (like the Toco Toucan and Plush-crested Jay), tarantulas, alligators, and butterflies.
We were thoroughly convinced that the views of the falls couldn’t get any better by crossing the border into Argentina, but they did. On the Argentina side, they were even more spectacular! At each turn, new vistas opened and the falls seemed to go on and on. Walkways at different levels provided soaking views near the base of the falls where we appreciated the cold sprays in ninety degree weather.