Iguazu Falls was the last of the Seven Wonders of Nature I needed to see. During my one year trip around the world, I was determined to see it no matter what. Originally, my plan was to see the Brazil side. However, when you are travel, plans always change and I ended up seeing the Argentina side of the falls.
This was great because I loved the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls. Seeing the falls was an awesome surprise because I wasn’t expecting much after traveling to so many destinations already.
In this blog post, you’ll see my journey through this UNESCO World Heritage site and get a good idea what to expect when you visit this place yourself. Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall complex in the world and I’m happy to say, it did not disappoint!
Taking the bus to Iguazu Falls
The first thing I did was purchase tickets at the terminal station in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. Afterwards, I boarded the bus that comes every 30 minutes to pick up tourist every 30 minutes. The round trip cost of the bus from Puerto Iguazu to Iguazu falls is 150 Argentine Pesos.
Iguazu Falls entrance
As soon as I arrived at the Iguazu falls entrance, I quickly went to purchase a ticket. Since I am from Canada, I paid 500 Argentine Pesos (price varies from where you came from).
Train to Iguazu Falls
As soon as I got through the entrance, I was on my way to board the train taking the tourist to the falls area. There are two places you can go to: Devil’s throat and the superior and interior part of Iguazu falls. Be careful when waiting at the train station because an animal called coatis walks around trying to get food from tourist. The racoon-like animal can be quite vicious and is known to bite and scratch tourist trying to feed it.
I decided to go to Devil’s Throat first because it is the furthest area from the entrance. As well, the Devil’s Throat area closes earlier than the superior area and I didn’t want to rush looking at this spectacular site.
Superior Iguazu Falls area
After Devil’s Throat, I took the train back to the area where you can walk towards the Iguazu Falls superior area. There’s also the Iguazu Falls interior area which I did not visit because I was still feeling exhausted thanks to my long flight from Bogota to Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu a few hours before.
I loved my time in the Argentina Iguazu Falls and thought it was amazing! It does make me wonder how it compares to Victoria Falls when it is at it’s strongest flow (I went to Victoria Falls during dry season and there was no water in the Zambia side).
If you are ever in the Argentina area, do go out of your way to see the world’s largest water fall complex. You won’t regret it!