The Iguazu Falls in South America may be some of the most spectacular falls you will see in South America. They are so vast and incredible, that the span across two countries; Brazil and Argentina.
However, the explorer in me decided that whilst I was in the area, I thought I’d hop across to the Argentinian side of the falls and see them as well.
Getting across the border was easy, as I booked a tour through my hostel (Tetris Container Hostel), and away we went, stopping off at the three border landmark, where you get to see three countries at once (Paraguay is just up the road too).
With the tour booked, we paid approximately 180 Brazil Real (about £45), and this included the transport there and back, and tickets to get into the falls. If you make your own way to the falls yourself, the entry ticket will cost you 330 Argentinian pestos (about £16), so you will save yourself quite a bit.
However, we were on a very short time span, and dare I say it, did not want the hassle of messing around with public transport.
Visiting the Iguazu Falls in Argentina – how to see it all
The Argentinian side of the falls is undoubtedly more impressive than the Brazil side by far. There are many more waterfalls (in fact I got a bit waterfall-ed out by the end of it), and more trails to walk, but it is worth the visit.
For the most of the trip, our guide walked with us through the park; leaving us to explore for signifiant lengths of time which was nice, as it did not feel rushed, or that we had to just snap a photo and move on.
As the park is so vast, there is a little jungle train, known as the rainforest train that you must get, to get from one side of the park to the other (this is included in the price of the ticket).
The train will go from the ‘central train station’ to the Devil’s throat train station.
You must note though, that the last train to Devils Throat is at 16.15 and the last train back is 17:45, so if you miss the last one back, you’ll have a long walk ahead of you.
During our time in the park, we completed a view trails, including the upper and lower trail, which took a few hours in total,
The walk wasn’t too challenging, with just a few steep steps to negotiate and had some spectacular scenes
How long should you spend visiting the Iguazu Falls, Argentina?
We spent a full day in the park, and this is needed to get the most out of it. There are a few cafes were you can buy food for lunch, but this can be pricey, so perhaps pack your own lunch. However, do watch out for the Coati, as they are likely to try to steal it from you!
Overall, I was impressed by the falls in the Argentinian side. Although much bigger and more impressive, there appeared to be less people in certain areas, and it felt like we could go around them at a relaxed pace.
If you are heading to the Falls in Argentina, make sure you pack a rain jacket to prevent getting too wet,