Paraguay on the left, Brazil on the right>
Hito Tres Fronteras (Three borders monument)
Sunset over 3 countries
Entry to the park is $ARS300 (around $A27) and you can enter the park for half price on the next day if you validate your ticket when you exit. You must validate your ticket or your second day will be full price.
At the entrance to the park are a bunch of tourist shops and the "Central train station" - a tourist train that takes you around the park. There is also a short 600m trail that leads through some of the wetlands up to the "Cararatas train station".
Wetlands on the Green trail
The 2.5km trail to the walkway to the Devil's Throat falls follows the river and the train line and gives you a nice view of the waterways.
Iguazu River from the trail
Another view of Iguazu river
The 750m "trail" to the falls consists of a series of walkways crossing the river over many small islands.
One on the smaller river branches crossed by the walkway
The Devil's Throat in the distance with the spray meeting the clouds
First glimpse of the falls
The Devil's Throat
Another view of the Devil's Throat falls
After viewing the Devil's Throat, you can head back to the Cararatas station (by foot or train) to the trail heads for the Upper and Lower trails.
The Upper trail leads across the top of Iguazu falls via a series of walkways.
Iguazu falls from the upper trail
A close-up of the falls
Spray from the falls
Another perspective on the falls from the upper trail
Iguazu falls from the lower trail
A very damp close-up view of falls from the lower trail
Dos Hermanas (Two Sisters) falls
Brazil from the boat ramp
Smaller waterfalls from the boat
A bumpy ride on the rapids
The falls in the distance
Close-up of the falls
Very wet close-up
The falls from the river
An enormous plume of spray drenches the boat
The falls from the boat ramp
The falls from the boat ramp trail
There is one final trail that you can do in Iguazu park: the Macuco trail.
The top of Arrachea falls
The jungle from the top of Arrachea falls
Looking over the Iguazu river from Arrachea falls
The bottom of Arrachea falls
A gang of coatíes
The park also has many species of butterflies which are common in the park.
one of the many butterflies
Butterfly on the Macuco trail
The Jardín de los Picaflores is close to the main part of town and for just $ARS50 (approx. $A4.50) you can spend the afternoon with the hummingbirds.
A feast for hummingbirds
Birds eating fruit