Best waterfalls in the world: Iguazu – A top travel experience before I’m 30!

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

I’ve seen my fair share of waterfalls in my life. Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls were both pretty impressive, but it wasn’t until I visited Brazil and Argentina and saw Iguazu (or ‘Iguaçu’ as they are known in Brazil) from both sides that I truely knew just how incredible waterfalls could be.

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

The strength behind the water was incredible and the sound reinforced that.

These waterfalls were huge.

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil

They were so lush in their surroundings and pure white in the flow when the water steamed up from the bottom.

The scene from the Brazil side gives you a vast overview of the entire waterfalls, while the Argentinean side allows you to get up close and personal walking above and below the waterfalls.

Ngaire at Iguazu Falls, Argentina

At Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Birds singing and lush plants all around the paths, you really can get swept up in the beauty that this region holds.

I couldn’t really say which side I preferred, likewise I can’t really recommend one over the other for travellers. To truly experience Iguazu’s waterfalls, you need to visit both sides and have your camera handy (bonus points if you have a waterproof camera that works).

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Check out my post to find out more from my visit to Iguazu here »

To read more of my 30 Greatest Travel Experiences Before I’m 30, check out the growing travel experiences list here »

Advertisements