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We flew in Iguazu and arrived in the Argentina side. Immediately we were drove across the border to visit the Brazilian side of these magnificent cataracts. With my mobility issues, my husband left me and took the trail and I was driven with another lady to the elevator. I have wanted to see this waterfalls for years and they did not disappointment me. I loved them.
My husband took about an 30-45 min trek through to the falls and saw lots of wildlife like lizards, raccoons, and a toucan. But not the elusive jaguars, there were lots of signs to beware. But we did not see them. After we finished on the Brazilian side, we crossing back into Argentina.
We stayed for 2 nights at the Melia Iguazu with a privileged location inside the national park. We even paid extra to have a falls view room. By the time, we got to our hotel, it was so late, we just went to sleep. The next morning, I woke up at 3am and saw the view. And it was beautiful.
After breakfast, we walked to the train station called Cataratas. This is a local train that takes you up to the Devils Throat, without walking the trail. Mind you, we had a 30 min walk to the station, then a 30 min train journey which I was not a fan off. And thought they could do with a lot of organising. Then another 30 min walk from the station Garganta Do Diabo to the waterfall.
There are so many activities that you could do, boat trips, helicopter rides. If we had come here all those years ago, back in 2004, we probably would have done a lot more than we could this time.
It was a lovely experience and I am so glad that I have finally seen these waterfalls. I am not putting off places anymore. These was another of my top five that I wanted to see and now accomplished !