ultramarinus – beyond the sea

DAY 7 (2 of 3) – SAN MARTIN ISLAND, PARQUE NACIONAL IGUAZU, ARGENTINA

San Martin Island had been closed to visitors for the past few days due to high water level.  We were delighted to find out that the island was open today.  Located in between the falls, San Martin Island is a small rocky island famous for its impressively close views of the thundering water and it’s only accessible by boat.  We descended the stairs off the Lower Trail to a boating platform where we hopped on a small motorboat for the island.  The distance was short and the boat landed on the sandy side of the island in less than 5 minutes.  The trail was wet and slippery but the lookouts offered spectacular views of the falls.  But the biggest surprise for us was the close encounter with many vultures that nested on the cliffs at the top of the island. The visit to the San Martin Island is a true highlight of the day.DSC_5177OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADSC_5196DSC_5179DSC_5221DSC_5218DSC_5263

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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

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