ultramarinus – beyond the sea


The weather didn’t look too promising as we entered the Portal de las Cataratas del Iguazú (Iguazu National Park in the Argentine side).  There are a few routes that offer a variety of views of the falls.  Since we only had less than half a day before the park closed, we decided to go for the furthest lookout,  Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) which would require us to take two separate train rides. The slow train took us to the start of the elevated walkway made of perforated metal panels supported on concrete piers.   As we were approaching the falls, we could hear the roaring of the rushing water and see the mist in mid air. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the final lookout platform. It was full of visitors; but the beauty of the Garganta del Daiblo made all the hassles insignificant. Garganta del Diablo was a good introduction to the Iguazu Fall.  Tomorrow, we’ll take a different route to experience the falls.DSC_5067

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Read more posts on Iguazu Falls
Day 6.1 – Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Day 6.2 – Gargantuan del Diablo, Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Day 6.3 – Jasy Hotel, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Day 7.1 – Lower Trail, Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina
Day 7.2 – San Martin Island, Parque Nacional Iguazu, Argentina
Day 7.3 – Upper Trail. Parquet Nacional Iguazu, Argentina
Day 8 – Cataracts do Iguacu, Brazil

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South America 2013 – Our Destinations
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Iguazu Falls (Argentina/Brazil), Pantanal (Brazil), Brasilia (Brazil), Belo Horizonte & Inhotim (Brazil), Ouro Preto (Brazil), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Paraty (Brazil), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Samaipata & Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sucre (Bolivia), Potosi (Bolivia), Southwest Circuit (Bolivia), Tilcara, Purmamarca, Salta (Argentina), Cafayate (Argentina), San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), Antofagasta & Paranal Observatory (Chile), Chiloe (Chile), Puerto Varas (Chile), Torres del Paine (Chile), Ushuaia (Argentina), El Chalten (Argentina), El Calafate (Argentina), Isla Magdalena (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Valparaiso (Chile), Afterthought

2 responses

  1. We nearly skipped Iguazu when we were in Argentina, but once we got there we were glad we didn’t. A truly wondrous place.

    October 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  2. Iris

    Puts Niagara Falls to shame!! Really wish I could see this in person…

    October 17, 2013 at 2:41 am

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