I don’t remember how we came to know about Foz Do Iguacu. But once we saw photos of it, we decided to tack it on to our Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu trip on our way to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from Arequipa, Peru.
Now, let me set the stage for you. The photos you see on google images are on a clear day with blue skies and apparently no wind. THAT, is not the type of day we went on. Also worth noting – you can visit from the Argentina side, which has more hiking in and around the actual falls. The Brazilian side provides more panoramic views of the falls.
We were heading to Rio, so it just made sense to do the Brazilian side. Our tour was booked through our hotel. The falls is WHY people come to Foz Do Iguacu. So wherever you stay will have the ability to book a tour for you.
Our particular tour included a visit at the bird park. Admittedly, we were not overly enthused about this portion of the tour but it was included and you had to go, so we did…
Much to our surprise, the bird park was our ABSOLUTE favorite part of the tour. Just look at these beauties!!! It helped that with most the birds, you were in the cages WITH them versus simply viewing from behind glass.
These are not even half of the photos. I tried to just pick the best ones, but know that ya girl was the ULTIMATE tourist in this bird park. I was up front and center, taking THE MOST photos.
If National Geographic wants to hire to me to travel the world taking photos of birds, I will GLADLY change career paths. Just saying. My view of birds has forever changed. Do we HAVE to go to the falls? Fiiiiine I’ll leave the creatures.
After an hour or so with the birds, it was onto what we really came for – THE FALLS.
I was FREEZING and not dressed appropriately. It was windy and wet and I wore shorts, like an idiot. I advise against shorts unless the sun is blaring.
The park is simple. One road to and from the entrance. You get a bus pass and can hop on and off as you please at different stops.
We snapped some pictures of the falls and then it was off to another part of our tour…the river boat ride.
The walking path is the point of coming here it seems. It also happens to be a fantastic place for a mid day shower…Pancho required.
It was from the walking path that we could see our next event…
We were technically signed up for the WET ride where they take you as close to the falls as possible, but there was a mix up and we ended up staying dry. I can’t say I was too upset about it. On a hot day, this would have been UH-MAZING. But it did get us some different views of the falls. So there’s that.
Once the water tour was over, we were free to snap some more pictures from different areas of the park and then it was home to get pack up and head to our one month stay in Rio De Janeiro (what ended up being one of our FAVORITE locations).
Iguazu Falls is amazing. I don’t know how it compares to other great falls of the world, but it’s definitely worth seeing if you’re ever in Brazil.
I pray the weather is more like google images when you go.
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