Grab the Iguazu jungle train and take it to Estacion Garganta del Diablo. From here you can take the remarkable trail along the top of the waterfall, where the river still stretches out flowing towards its imminent decline, until you reach the Garganta del Diablo itself. The trail is a good 15 – 20 minute walk that cuts across the river giving you a deceptive sense of peace and tranquillity as tortoises sun themselves on the rocks and the water sweeps around luscious islets.
You could call this the peace before the storm since as you finally approach the end of the trail and can see the cloud of water vapour billowing just beyond the last railing, an extreme exhibition of the power of nature lies waiting. The roar of Iguazu Falls that greets you on arrival to the throat of the waterfall is cacophonic. It’s in the name; this thunderous gorge of foam and bubbles is where the largest wall of water exists in the falls. So much water plummets at one time from the enormous rim that leads round to the Brazilian side opposite that the water vapour created is enough to completely obscure the view of the river below.
On a summer’s day there is a constant rainbow that arches itself through the mist and adds a colourful element to the already magical spectacle. Beyond the mist the river snakes out in front of you, a frothing mass with ferocious rapids that peter out as it disappears deeper into the jungle. The views are mesmerizing and it is easy to spend hours at this the highest looking point on the Iguazu map.