Audrey and I have a complicated relationship with waterfalls. They are one of nature's finest features, and in just about every nook and cranny we've visited, one is recommended to us: “Beautiful…impressive…you really have to see it.”
But as pleasant as those recommended waterfalls often are, most don't qualify as must-sees but rather as nice faucet-trickles.
Not so Iguazu Falls in Argentina. This is one serious collection of waterfalls and a sight truly worth a visit.
As we dug through our 360-degree panoramic photos from Argentina, the following panoramas seemed to capture a slice of the aerial aquatic immensity that is Iguazu Falls. In the words of one visitor, “These make Niagara Falls looks like a water fountain.”
A Panoramic Tour of Iguazu Falls
To best view the 360-degree panoramic photography below, click on the box at the far right (4 arrows) and move inside the image using your cursor or the arrows.
Devil's Throat (La Garganta Del Diablo) at Iguazu Falls
A View of Bossetti Falls (Salto Bossetti)
Choices: Argentina vs. Brazil Side of Iguazu Falls and a Boat Ride
For those of you planning a visit to Argentina and more specifically to Buenos Aires, very seriously consider tacking onto your itinerary a visit to the falls. Staggering in both water volume and height, they wrap for miles.
Although we cannot comment on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, the Argentine side features a beautifully-designed park full of walkways and views that put you up close to lots of vertical water. A one-day visit felt sufficient, and special too — some say that the falling water generates an ionic mist that actively imparts so much positive energy that it can leave visitors feeling giddy.
If you are debating whether or not to shell out the $60 USD for the Great Adventure boat ride, we recommend it. There’s no shortage of expensive, disappointing boat trips in this world, but the one that takes you under the falls is a thrill.
Yes, you get soaked — that’s the idea — but the rush of nature’s power makes it all worth it.
If you are still not convinced, take a look at the slideshow below.
Photo Slideshow of the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls
If you don’t have a high speed internet connection or you would like to read the photo captions, check out our Iguazu Falls photo essay.