We suggest you devote two days to allow time to explore the falls from the Brazilian and Argentine sides, on foot and by boat. If you can spare time, stay upstream at Awasi Iguazu and combine the falls with a few days on safari.
Your reward for an early start will be the sight of outrageously colourful birds darting and chattering in the forest canopy.
The vinaceous-breasted amazon is a brilliant green with a bright red chest; there are large toucan, and the harpy eagle hunt in this lowland rainforest, too.
Prepare yourself, then, for your first glimpse of the roaring falls, which you can approach from above, paddling along in a two person canoe. Thrill seekers can arrive by jet boat from below, riding right into the Devil’s Throat, where you run the rapids right under the falls. It’s an exhilarating ride and you’ll get absolutely soaked, but you’ll dry off in the sunshine soon enough.
In the late afternoon, find a viewpoint overlooking the falls for a memorable sundowner, as the last rays of sunlight sparkle on the water, glittering like stars.