Visiting the Iguassu Falls should be on everybody’s South America Bucket List. It wasn’t on mine, but my father would not let me leave the continent without visiting them first. Well, looks like I needed to go. The falls are part of the Iguazú National Park and there is a Brazilian and an Argentinian side from which you can see them. I really enjoyed doing the Brazilian side first, and here is why:

Starting out on the Brazilian side is a good way to get an overview of the size of the falls. Coming from Argentina, you might be disappointed by the limited trails around. It is really only one straight way, which lets you look at all the waterfalls located behind the border to Argentina. It also takes less time than the Argentinian side, you can do the entire trail in 1.5-2 hours.

Some of the views from the Brazilian side
If you are a Brazilian or Argentinian citizen, your entry fee is half-off (R$38). I heard that visas for Brazil may also get you the reduced price, and when I showed them mine, I was charged half. So, if you happen to have an (unlimited or long-term) visa for Brazil, make sure you let the people at the entrance know. Generally, you should have your passport with you when going to either side of the falls, as you will be required to present it.

Once you go through the entrance, you’ll have to wait for a bus which takes you to the starting point of the trail. There are several other activities you can do, but we were solely there for the falls. Below, you will see some pictures from the trail. It is well built-out and easy to walk. There are some look-out/selfie platforms along the way and you will have lots of opportunities for beautiful pictures.

These little quatis can be seen everywhere you go throughout the national park.
A look onto the Argentinian side (you can go onto the island in the left)
Trusting butterflies were everywhere
At the end of the Brazilian side, you can actually go over the water and see some of the only waterfalls on the Brazilian side up close. This is the part where you should at least wear a rainjacket, as the spraying water is enough to completely soak you.


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