Travel Tales of Argentina
Obviously a tour in Iguazu Falls is going to be an unforgettable experience. Just standing on the boardwalks watching nature do its spectacular work is enough for anyone to leave satisfied. That said, the National Park has perfected a variety of different opportunities to experience the Iguazu Falls, and every visitor should give one or some of them thought. These include, principally, seeing the Falls from the above, below, and as part of an Adventure into the Misionera jungle.
Walking among the circuits in Iguazu Falls National Park, one begins to get a good idea of just how large the cataracts are. From the air is the only real possibility of seeing them all at once. Helicopter rides (lasting about 10 to 15 minutes) leave from the Brazilian side, and require three guests to depart. Take in from the air the significant height of the mist from the Devil’s Throat, and the simply incredible breadth and number of the individual waterfalls that make up the Iguazu cataracts. This, combined with the verdant jungle canopies surrounding the Falls makes for an experience that is worth every centavo.
The main option from the Argentine side features a speedboat raft that powers one right up to and even under the Falls. This tour in Iguazu Falls is aptly named the Nautical Adventure Tour and leaves from the bottom of the lower circuit. Departing around San Martin Island, the boats drive right up to and under the Devil’s Throat, and later the San Martin waterfall. This high octane experience is an excellent chance to feel the Falls’ tremendous power first hand, as well as see a group of adults become reduced to happy, squealing children. Go prepared to get extremely wet!
The Nautical Adventure is extendable into an hour journey, including a 4×4 journey through the Misionera habitat and a 6 kilometer boat ride over Iguazu river’s rapids, before performing the same Iguazu baptism at the Devil’s Throat.
For those less interested in motorized fun can enjoy a more ecologically friendly adventure deep into the Iguazu forest. Hiking into the jungle, this 4 hour excursion includes rappelling, a zip line (which in the jungle is an exceptional experience), and the opportunity to see more wildlife. Above the Devil’s Throat an ecological nautical tour departs by boat for approximately 30 minutes. This quiet ride offers views of the jungle from the water (and often a good chance of seeing wildlife), and the upper section of the river up to where it enters Brazil.
These different excursions offer ways to take a tour in Iguazu Falls to a different level by allowing one to come into direct contact with the Falls, or to see their grandeur from above. Of course walking along the Iguazu National Park’s circuits offer a splendid view and a sufficient experience all on their own.
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