|I got soaked standing here!|
After doing 2 of the paths and getting some amazing pictures, we then went on a boat tour of the Falls. You get into a 20 man rubber dinghy , get given a water tight bag to put your belongings into and when the main tour guy wishes you ‘ have a happy shower’ he is not lying! The rubber dinghy gives you an amazing view of the falls, obviously from the bottom, but at certain points of the tour takes the boat literally metres from where the water is falling – you get absolutely soaked through! It was so, so much fun! Kind of like in an amusement park, but when you are at the bottom of the falls and you look up and see how high the water is streaming from, it makes you realise this is definitely no joke! Thank goodness for it being such a beautiful, hot day – definitely helped the clothes dry faster!
|Showing how close the boats get to the falls!|
|The cauldron of Devils Throat|
No doubt in our mind that the Argentine side was way better, we still appreciated the Brazil side – as it’s more a view of the falls in their entirety from afar, as opposed to being ‘in’ amongst the falls. The Brazilian side had a 2km path that you followed getting some great views, as well as a walkway over into part of the river ( a pier type construction) where you got to experience some serious spray! Generally along the 2km walk you could feel light mist spray all around you, but on this pier, you got pretty damn wet! Was quite fun and much appreciated considering what a boiling hot day it was!
Arriving at the Foz de Iguaçu airport in Brazil made us realise that after speaking Spanish for 3 months, the local language of Portuguese was going to be difficult to adapt to! We would begin our trek home from here back to London via Sao Paulo and Barcelona – about a 24 hour journey in total!