02/06/2008 - 02/09/2008 0 °F
We have enjoyed three days of hiking at Iguazú Falls, located at the very northeast corner of Argentina. The falls are enormous, made up of over 300 waterfalls where the Iguazú River flows from the Brazilian jungle. This is a spectacular sight in a beautiful rainforest setting.
Larry May who is a friend from many years ago joined us at the Buenos Aires airport and will be with us through our Patagonia travels. For another perspective, his trip can be viewed at http://web.mac.com/thanksdna
It is much hotter and more humid here than in Buenos Aires. Hiking trails lead above, below and among the many falls and various boats navigate the river and falls. It is an absolutely amazing national park. Amy has spotted blue morpho butterflies and we finally encounter a pair of toucans in the trees on our last morning here.
The falls are shaped in an assymetrical "U", with the longest extent along the Argentine side. The bottom of the U is the Garganta del Diablo ("Devil´s Throat") which separates Brazil from Argentina.