On the last stretch of its westward course the Iguazu River doubles as border between Brazil and Argentina.
km upstream of the confluence with the Parana River, the Iguazu has to negotiate the steep edge of the
Over a length of 2.5 km and divided over 250 falls, the waters plunge 70 meters, creating the world's largest
waterfall system, the unique Iguazu Falls.
Each side offers fantastic but starkly
The Brazilian side sits on the high ground and thus provides stunning panoramas while at the Argentinean
side the views and sounds are more up-close (and certainly wetter!)
So you better visit both, but it takes a bus ride of
more than 40 km and a border crossing to get fom one side to the other!
Those who want the full experience can
first take a wild water zodiac trip to right under the falls and then board a chopper for the real helicopter
We visited the magnificent Iguazu Falls in March 2008, and from our hotel room we could already see, smell and
hear the thundering Devil's Throat Falls
, more than 2 kms away.