Iguassu means big waters in Guarnai language. Guarnai people are the natives who used to inhabit the land. Gurani people still possess a passion for words, language and their meaning.
Its very hard to describe the scenery while you are standing at one of the look outs in front of the waterfalls due to such magnificence. Big water is such a simple name to describe the falls, but there is a reason. This is because there is no other way you can put into words the sensation of such a grand place. Two and a half kilometers and 23 individual waterfalls make up igassu falls. These numbers can change depending on the season and amount of water. One of Mother Nature main features :change.
Although the feeling you get and the closeness to nature when you are standing at the top of the waterfall is second to none. It needs to be experienced to be believed.
The weather can be misty or raining, sunny or wet, it doesn’t matter, it just adds to the experience. You can see it a thousand times and every time is completely different. Of course the best it gets on a nice sunny day with a rainbow ending right at the bottom of it, heart beating on happiness…
It’s a proper example of mother natures complexity and a true indication of its power that we human beings should learn and harmonise with in order to take care of such a paradise for the next generations enjoyment.
Such a powerful example of life has been honoured in order to show to humanity that we have to take care of our environment. Iguassu Falls is one of the 7 wonders of the world, and its no wonder. Seeing is believing. Visiting the two sides of the falls is an experience that is nutritious for the spirit. For instance, standing on the top of the deck of the devils throat ( the main water fall), feeling the spray on your face, looking down at 80 meters of free falling water originating from the Iguassu river while listening to the roar exploding in your ears. Feeling so little reminds us of the fact that we are just guests on this planet that mother nature shares with us. It is a constant reminder that we should take care of our surroundings.
There is much more to experience that just the waterfalls. The generosity of this land of not only applies to the waterfalls itself, but also the flora and fauna that congregates in the rainforest as well as in the rivers. Hundreds of birds, fish, mammals and reptiles are protected by national park laws. They say its almost impossible to not experience the wildlife in some way, shape or form.
The national park tour operators provide a wide range of optional activities to visitors so you can get the most out of your experience. From a both ends of the spectrum, fly in a helicopter to experience the falls from the air, or jump in a boat to be showered by the water spray itself.
Taking millions of pictures while walking through the different trails. It converges in a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Visit Iguassu Falls on any of Tucan Travel’s tours that start or finish in Rio de Janeiro. View the tours here.