Iguaçú Falls – or Great Waters in guaraní, the local Indian dialect – lie on the frontier between three countries – Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The resounding roar of water thundering over the lip of the 90-metre Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Gorge) plunging far down into dense mist is such a spectacular sight, it prompted Eleanor Roosevelt to remark, “Poor Niagara” on seeing them for the first time.
Away from the crowds that flock to the falls, this tropical region is also home to an array of monkeys, exotic birds such as toucans, endearing mammals such as coati and capybara. Detour from Iguaçu via Curitiba to Rio with a trip aboard a luxury train through the Atlantic rainforest of Serra do Mar, admiring wonderful scenic views of lakes, waterfalls and traditional colonial towns.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
Nicola Shepherd, founder and CEO of The Exploration Company, organises unusual trips for HNW and UHNW clients ranging from birthday parties at an Indian Maharajah's palace to reliving Sir Vivian Fuchs's 1950s expedition to the South Pole. Citywealth caught ...
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