Our day started with a 7:30 pick-up by our guide, Ricardo. We were in the park and advancing along the Upper Circuit by 8 am! ( the red line). We would take the train to the “Devil’s Throat” after we did the walk…as it turned out everyone who had entered the park at 8 were heading for the train, and we had our Upper circuit pretty much to ourselves!
Ricardo told us that the color of the water was typically green, however, because of significant rainfall, the flood waters were churning up the silt and making the water a muddy red. This significant amount of rainfall also led to some pretty spectacular volumes of water over the falls, which ranges from 175 to 250 water falls in total depending on the water levels.
The network of paths was fascinating that took us through this upper adventure. Mostly steel bridging, some of the expanses were quite long!
Oh yes, and always traveling over very swift water. While the upper part of the Iguazú river was not deep (about a metre on average), the lower depth was deep enough for dare devein boat tours ( more to come on that!). We also some some very interesting birds and animals on our walk…this yellow crested jay was a frequent companion!
When we returned from the Upper Trail, we headed to the train for the ride to the access point from the “Devil’s Throat”, which is the large horseshoe falls on the Brazilian side of the expanse.
It was time for a quick bite of lunch and then to head to the airport for our return to Buenos Aires. Out flight was a little late, but we made it back before 6, battled rush hour traffic and changed hotels…and settled into a spectacular boutique hotel for our last couple of nights!