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Wonderful Walls of Water, Iguaçu Falls, Brazil & Argentina (BR005)

You have not seen a waterfall unless you see Iguaçu Falls.  Sitting on the border of Brazil and Argentina, near the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, the falls form part of an amazing chain of waterfalls extending for almost 3km.  At every turn you will see a different, new, and more spectacular view; at some points you will be surrounded by more than 260 degrees of water fall.  It’s a beautiful sight.  The surrounding jungle is usually hidden in mist, with rainbows extending over the water.  There are over 275 independent waterfalls in the system, making Iguaçu Falls the widest waterfall in the world.

Start your morning on the Brazilian side of the falls for the best light and photography and work your way down the peaceful pathways.  Take your time as the park is pristine and full of wildlife.  By the time you reach the Devil’s Throat – a massive U-shaped gorge – which is the source of the falls, the sun should be in just the right spot for afternoon photography.  Many tours are available for the adventurous traveller, and if you don’t mind getting wet, you can raft right under these amazing cascades of water.  Finish your day in Argentina in Parque Nacional Iguazú for an entirely different perspective in the afternoon and evening light.

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