To celebrate the start of winter vacation (July 1-15), I visited a New Wonder of the Natural World: Iguazú Falls. Comprised of over 275 individual falls, it is the largest system of waterfalls in the world. 80% of the falls belong to Argentina, while the remaining falls lie in Brazil. I spent nearly 3 full days in and around the falls, and it was as incredible as I had imagined it.
At some point down the road I’ll add information and advice for those interested in visiting this beauty. For now, rather than try to describe this place with words, I’m simply going to show pictures and some video I captured in the park. Enjoy.
Parque Nacional Iguazú | 🇦🇷 | Puerto Iguazú, Argentina
Parque Nacional do Iguaçu | 🇧🇷 | Foz do Iguaçu
Parque das Aves | 🇧🇷 | Foz do Iguaçu
After passing through all the trails in the Brazilian Falls, I left the National Park and went to the nearby Parque das Aves, which is the largest bird park in Latin America. Their website explains, “Parque das Aves is an internationally recognised rescue and conservation centre for birds, located in the middle of the rich and exuberant rainforest. You’ll experience a direct contact with more than 1320 birds from about 143 different species.” I learned that the “direct contact” aspect of the park was no joke, as toucans, macaws and other tropical birds flew within inches of my face as I walked my way through the park. This pictures are mostly for my mom, but this place was actually really cool.
Down the road I will update this post to include more specific travel details and offer suggestions to those interested in visiting the falls. Again, this is truly one of the most amazing places on our planet!