t was a dream seeing the falls. And the visit was a must. We went in winter, when the waters show all their power, and the show was awesome. The jungle around the falls help to enrich the whole, and the sights from Brazilian side are absolutely fabulous. Moving to the Argentine side allowed to see in detail, and feel the vertiginous escape of the waters right under our feet. If Niagara is cinema-scope, Iguaçu is pure nature, still stronger.
The Power of the Falls
The Harmony of the falls
The tropical forest attracts you, and, with natural life distracting you, you go down the path until...
The impact of the size and strength of the falls is something impossible to describe. We were there in winter, when the level of the water goes up, and the cold weather dissolves light and colour, giving things a more dramatic look. I knew it was beautiful, before going, but not that much.
And I know we were lucky. Later on I saw a picture in a magazine (see Schock) and found that we must choose well when to go.
In Niagara Falls the Maid of the Mist takes you close to the falls, to feel their real power, but nothing like the emotions of Safari Macuco. After some kilometers by jeep in the marvelous jungle, stopping here and there to identify some exotic plants, and an exciting descend on foot, we enter aboard a rafting ship, and...God... we really felt the falls over our heads.
Some people died a few days after our ride, forcing to suspend the program. It was temporary, and it is back, so, don't hesitate - for sure, it's worth the risks.
Just browse Safari Macuco and you'll get all the needed information.