Iguazu Falls Day 2 and we are up early and at the bus station for our 20 minute ride back to the Falls. We had yesterday’s tickets stamped so were we allowed to enter for 50% of the full price. Remembering yesterdays queues we wanted to ensure that we got to see the rest of the park before it became too crowded.
Iguazu Falls Train – Great Way to Move Around the Park
We boarded the train to take us to Garguantua del Diablo, the most powerful waterfall of the Iguazu Falls and the biggest we had ever seen. The board walk is around 1km in length with several viewing platforms along the way. It can be quite crowded around midday, so we recommend either going first thing in the morning or later on in the afternoon ensuring that you have time to get back to the Visitors Centre before it closes.
As we stood at one of the closest viewing platforms to the falls, the noise was deafening and the rising mist that enveloped us can also be seen from miles away. It was an amazing sight, just standing there with the volume of water going over the side, everyone in awe of its power. We would recommend that you have a wet weather jacket with you and ensure that you waterproof your camera.
Returning back to the train we head back to complete our visit to Upper Circuit which consists of bridges, trails and viewing platforms running along the top of the falls.
As we walked along the Upper Circuit Trail we were accompanied by a large number of butterflies. Iguazu Falls is one of the best places in the world to see large numbers of different breeds of butterflies. The Trail is one of the flattest without any steps and is suitable for those in wheelchairs.
Costs: (as of 2013)
Local bus ticket from Puerto Iguassu to the Falls $AR80 per person return. The buses run daily from 7.10am every 20 minutes the last one leaving at 7.50pm.
The Park is open from 8am to 6pm, ticket sales are from 9am to 5pm.
Iguazu Falls Ticket costs – $AR170 for the first day, if you get your ticket validated when you leave the park you can get into the park on the day after for 50% off. Included in your entrance fee is the train to the Falls and San Martin Island if it is open (if the area experiences heavy rain the island is closed as it is difficult for the boats to land).
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