Thursday, February 8, 2007

First day in Iguassu - Agentina side

Yesterday we toured the Argentinian side of the Iguassu falls. It falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil and each side takes a full day to explore. Iguassu is the widest waterfall in the world, and larger than Niagra Falls.

In the morning, we went on the "Grand Adventure" which starts with an open truck ride through the jungle and then goes into a speedboat ride which takes you right up to, and yes even into the waterfalls. It was quite a thrill ride and we got completed soaked.

Then we hiked the lower falls, upper falls, and the gargantuan falls (the very top). I don't think I've even seen so many rainbows!

This is the jungle so there is tons of wildlife... we've seen wild monkeys, anteaters, lizards and colorful birds. There was even a monkey climbing on the balcony of our hotel room looking for an open room to go steal some goodies!

We've been extremely lucky with the weather... its the rainy season which is good for having lots of water in the falls but usually means rain and clouds every day. But we had plenty of sunshine and no rain so it couldn't have been better.

Today is another beautiful day and we are off to explore the Brazilian side of the falls!

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