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  • Writer's pictureKirk

Devil’s Throat (Iguazu Falls)

The three most impactful and profound travel experiences for me are the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China, and Iguazu Falls in Argentina. In this post I will attempt to describe the last of these three.

Iguazu Falls can be viewed from the Brazilian side as well as the Argentinian side but my focus will be on the Argentinian side. Although I viewedfrom both countries, the Argentinian side is much more impressive because you can get right into the heart of the falls by walkway.

If you decide to go to the Brazilian side from Argentina, you will not need a passport before entry. The taxi driver will help you make it through the border without issue. At least he did for me.

I had already visited Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and thought there was no way that sight could be topped. Also, I had just completed a trip to Patagonia in southern Argentina so I felt nothing would impress me after that. Obviously I was wrong.

The most impressive part of the experience was the reward at the end of the long walkway that takes you to the heart of the falls. All I could think of during this long walk was how many people must have died building this through this treacherous route.

At the end of the trail you are rewarded by the view inside Devil’s Throat. This 250 ft drop cannot be described. I’ll let the pictures I took do the talking.

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njm lion
njm lion
Jul 01, 2023
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The platforms and walkways put you right in the midst of the falls.

Jul 01, 2023
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Nice picture! Thanks for the comment.

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