In addition to the catwalks and trails that allowed us to experience Iguazu Falls in a more intimate way, we did manage to do one of the paid excursions to experience a more wilder side of this place.
While there are a bunch of activities on offer from helicopter overflights to rappelling off vertical cliffs by the waterfalls, we wound up doing a jet boat tour.
In particular, we did the so-called Macuco Tour on the Argentina side, which included a short jungle drive before reaching the water. At that point, we put on life jackets, did the safety briefing, and then put our stuff that couldn’t get wet into provided dry bags. But everything else was fair game when it came to getting drenched.
Indeed, this boat tour was the main part of the excursion, and we wound up going under at least two sections of Iguazu Falls where the boat got pummeled by the falling water. And even though we couldn’t anywhere close to the turbulence of the Devil’s Throat (for obvious reasons), the parts we did do were still very thrilling.
It really felt like it helped to complete our Iguazu Falls experience.
Maybe on a future visit here, we can augment this page with a few more paid activities to give you a better idea of the choices you have.
Macuco Jet Boat Tour
Below are some more pictures to show you how our experience with this jet boat tour was like…