one of the true natural wonders found in South America
15.01.2009 31 °C
We arrived early in the morning in Iguazu ... our initial plan had been to camp ... but after experiencing the heat of Puerto de Iguazu, we decided to get a hostel ... Maybe not a little late? Yeah .. The cheap hostels was full leaving us with little options left. We decided to walk around the town looking for a place (this with the backpacks in the heat and hight humidity). After what seemed like an eternity we found a very pleasant place called Las Cabanas. " A little expensive, but at that time we did not care we just so wanted to rest somewhere.
The hotel had a nice pool so we spent some time there to cool down before heading into town to see what was happening there. After having dinner in a small cafe we headed back for a well earned rest.
The next thing to do was to travel into the national park so we got up very early to catch the first bus to the Iguazu National Park. The trip took about 20-30min. When we first arrived we took a small trail up to where the train picked us up and took us to the falls. It began to Rain at the beginning as we approached the falls from behind (we had heard this was the best way to first see the falls for the 1st time). However it was very difficult to see the waterfalls throught the rain and spray from the falls, but when the sky cleared, it became more and more beautiful.
Iguazu has many tourists, but this did not detract from the beauty of the falls. As well as this the wildlife such as the butterflies, koates and birds all come together to make the Iguazu falls something that can not be missed when travelling around South America!!!
After the falls we had to head over the boarder, back into Brazil to catch the bus to Campo Grande, where we would begin our tour into the Pantanal.