22.02.2007 - 22.02.2007 33 °C
The Argentinian side, well, is very much like an amusement park, too, but you can avoid crowds of tourists a little bit by taking the first bus to the park, it leaves at 7.10 am from Puerto Iguazu, and by not taking the stupid little train in the park itself, but by walking everything.
The waterfalls, yes, they are spectacular and you can get very close to them on the Argentinian side.
When I walked from the upper circuit to the lower circuit, there was not too many people around yet, I was lucky enough to spot this little, but apparently very poisonous, snake:
I was rewarded for walking to the Garganta del Diablo instead of taking the train, very few people walk by the way. On the way there, I saw this beauty:
And on the way back, there was a huge leguan, at least I think it was a leguan, having its lunch just a few meters from where I was standing!
There is millions of mariposas (butterflies) all over the park, they sit on your arms and drink from your sweat, it is quite funny and a bit ticklish at times.
If you are a bit patient, you can spot the rather shy capuchin monkeys
or even tapirs,
water snakes and crocodiles
on the way to the Garganta del Diablo
To finish of with, I took the camino Macuco, a six-kilometre walk (one way) through tropical forest, with quite little people on it but some animals, like spiders and enormous ants that can cause more damage than a wasp can when they bite you.