“Timing is everything!” A quote too often shared by photographers or travelers who were at the right place at the right time to create the memories of a lifetime. If you are planning your travels to Iguazu Falls with the question at hand of how to experience “everything” the falls has to offer, then you need to know about timing.
Once a month when the moon is full, Iguazu National Park on the Argentina side of the falls opens at night for 5 days. Visitors will book an excursion from the park base that will take them on a nighttime train ride out to Devil’s Throat – the pinnacle part of Iguassu Falls.
The moonlight will escort the open aired train along the river and through the rainforest out to the depot. A peaceful ride that engages riders with the fresh air and the sounds of the river, jungle and meandering train down the tracks.
Upon arrival, visitors will take the leisurely 1 mile stroll on the bridge crossing the river all along the way. Although it can be a bit intimidating out over the water, the prize at the end of the trek is more than worth the endeavor.
More than likely you have experienced Devil’s Throat earlier in the day, but it is still an amazing discovery in the dark under the moonlight sky. The power of the rushing water all around you, the magic of the moonlight reflecting through the mist of the falls, and the expanse of the midnight sky makes for an incredible experience with this wonder of nature.
Timing is everything! So, the best thing you can do if flexibility allows is to schedule your trip to Iguassu Falls when the moon is full.
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