The Iguazu Falls Waterfall Trail on the Brazilian Side

The Waterfall Trail on the Brazilian Side is one that takes a magical path up the main stretch of river that erupts out.. of the Garganta del Diablo before it forks off as it swings around Isla San Martin. You are privileged to amazing views of the central wall of cascades that topple over the islet and stunning panoramas of the whole waterfall in all its glory, something not quite possible on the Argentine side.

View from the Brazilian side of Iguazu

Some of the first cascades seen from the Brazilian side

Let the bus transfer drop you off and follow the zigzagging start to the Waterfall Trail on the Brazilian side through the dense jungle to the edge of the cliff-face opposite San Martin. From here it’s a steady walk up-river with various thrilling viewing points on the way that are built higher and higher up as the waterfalls rise out of the churning river below. Keep an eye out for any wildlife that may be lurking in the undergrowth on your left side; monkeys, tapirs and lizards are all known to be a usual sighting for those who do not keep their eyes quite so firmly stuck on the waterfalls opposite them.

Lizards scurry out of the rock as you walk

Lizards scurry out of the rock as you walk

As you amble from one viewing point to the next, soaking up the wondrous exhibition of nature that dances in front of you, it becomes difficult to think of any view you’d rather see. But on the Waterfall Trail, the guides will keep telling you that the best is yet to come. And once you reach the viewing point of the Garganta del Diablo you will understand why. This is a walkway that runs along the middle-level of waterfalls that juts out just beyond the Devil’s throat. You are literally strolling along the top and bottom of a wall of water. Behind you the very first cascades as the Iguazu river bends into the waterfall thunder to the ground and, taking a look over the railing, the water plummets from your very feet in a roaring explosion. In front, you are staring directly down the boiling, bubbling cauldron that is the Garganta del Diablo.

The Garganta del Diablo Viewing Point

The Garganta del Diablo Viewing Point

Before the trail ends you can take the elevator that scales 27 metres up the first cascades and enjoy the splendid panoramic views over the top of Iguazu. Follow the line of waterfalls that curl around to the Argentine side or gaze for miles down the river as the rapids fade and disappear into the jungle.

Panorama Iguazu Brazilian Side

The panoramic view above the waterfalls

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