Iguazu Falls marks the bordor between Argentina and Brazil, about 1600 km north of Buenos Aires. If we hadn´t flown it would´ve taken about 3 weeks on the bus. Having been to Niagra Falls in the US of A many years ago, I was expecting something very grand. We weren´t dissappointed. Its not the size of the falls that is impressive (a measely 70 odd metres) it´s the number. With over 250 indivdual falls the sheer expanse of the place didn´t fail to impress.
The first day we observed them up-close and personal on the Argentinian side, including a boat ride under some of them (during which we got thoroughly drenched to the skin). The second day was spent on the Brazilian side of the river, where a better full-scale panoramic view can be taken.
Being in the jungle, some of the wildlife was excellent to boot. There is a specie of bird that lives behind a lot of the falls that just wizzed around them, indifferent to deafening noise and oblivious of the 2,000 or so tourists pottering about.
Noisy, impressive, wet and pretty as a peach. Glad I went.