Iguazu Falls: worth the bad hair day

Iguazu Falls in Argentina and Brazil is breathtaking, of course.

There are 275 falls along 1.67 miles of the Iguazu River. The U-shaped Devil’s Throat, the most impressive, straddles the countries’ borders and plunges nearly 370 feet across 2,300 feet.

Iguazu is higher and nearly twice as wide as Niagara Falls. (Victoria Falls, straddling Zambia and Zimbabwe, is even bigger.)

It’s said that when Eleanor Roosevelt first saw Iguazu, which later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural wonder of the world, she said, “Poor Niagara!” 

But what really makes it really special are the circuits of wooden elevated pathways and platforms allowing you to easily walk all around each side of this wonder and over it and see it all up close.

A visitors’ train on the Argentinian side is an added bonus. Iguazu rivals similar pathways around the multitude of falls at the magical Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia.

You will most likely get wet. So either bring a bonnet or plan to have a bad hair day. It is well worth a bad hair day.

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