This will only be brief as internet connection is pretty slow here in Iguazu!
So, after BA (Buenos Aires) we made a stop over at Concepcion del Uruguay for some beach time, which was very HOT, but pleasant doing very little. We spent 3 nights there before heading to Iguazu falls.
Concepcion d. Uruguay gave a good look into how the locals live. Basically they shut up shop between 12.30 till around 19.00 and all head down to the beach leaving very little sand to be seen!! What a life?!
After the short stopover in Concepcion d. Uruguay we took a 15 hour bus to here (IGUAZU).
Iguazu falls was amazing...it´s hard to describe how amazing and vast it is, but hopefully the 80 or so pictures will help!
We got to the park around 9.30ish (a little later than planned) but had the full day to explore. Garganta del Diablo (Devil´s throat), was our first stop - the biggest of Iguazu´s waterfalls. The sound and size of this was just breathtaking and almost a little scary looking down on it. As you are appraoching the falls the river is unbelievably still and calm unexpecting of the sheer drop that's coming. In fact on our walk to the Devil's throat we saw various birds and even an alagator in the river basking in the sun!
After Diablo we headed to some of the smaller falls, which were just as impressive with some awesome scenery to boot. It was also great to see wildlife in their natural habitat - lizards, caoti things, as well as various birds.
After walking for most of the morninig in the relentless heat we desperately needed to cool down, so decided to take the adventure boat ride! This was great fun, but I must admit I was a little scared as the driver drove into the waterfall, which pretty much drenched us! It was a pretty exhilerating once-in-a-lifetime experience though! :o)
Once we had seen the falls, we consulted the book which told us about an almost hidden trail where you could see monkey's and other jungle animals that tended to stay away from the touristy part - this included Jaguars and Puma's!! Obviously Jim and I headed off with high enthusiasm looking forward to seeing more and more of the wildlife on offer. However, as we started on the trail we became a little anxious - we heard noises in the surrounding forest (which was incredibly thick!) and saw signs reminding us that we could come across dangerous animals and became quite jumpy. At this point we decided that maybe we should turn back (chicken s*** indeed)! It's a shame that we missed such a prime opportunity but the fear overcame us! ha.
So, I think that's it for Iguazu... our next main stop is Salta with an overnight bus break in Corrientes (where we are now)!