- I only visited the Argentine side of the park, so all information here is only about the Argentine side.
- Without the Macuco Trail, you can easily see the whole Argentine side of the park in one day. Don’t believe the people that tell you that you need 1.5 days. Its typically the people with vested interests that want you to stay more than 1 day (taxis/hotels/restaurants). There are essentially 6 things to do in the Argentine side of the park –
- You could hike along the Green Trail – instead of riding the first segment of the train. This is alright. DO IT.
- Devil’s Throat (Garganta del Diablo) (You have to take 2 trains, and then a bit of a walk to get there). Takes 2 hours. This is a MUST SEE.
- Upper Circuit (a walk along the top of several waterfalls). Takes 30 to 45 minutes
- Lower Circuit (a walk along the bottom of several waterfalls). Takes 1 to 1.5 hours. This is a MUST SEE.
- Free boat to San Martin Island + little hike to vista points. Takes 1 hour. This is a MUST SEE.
- Trek along the Macuco Trail Not many people do this, I dint do it either, but it looks good.
- You have to take 2 trains to get to Devil’s Throat. You should walk the first segment (that’s the Green Trail). DO NOT walk the second segment. It’s a long walk with no views whatsoever due to the dense tree cover on both sides. Also you have to walk right along the train track so you’ll be inhaling the train engine’s fumes. TAKE THE TRAIN.
- Devil’s Throat is spectacular. After taking one or two trains, you walk for a bit to get to an overlook right on the edge of the horseshoe shaped Devil’s Throat. This is a spectacular site, with huge water-flow. Expect to get wet a little bit due to the mist. This is a MUST SEE.
- Upper trail is alright – you could skip it if you are short on time.
- Lower trail is pretty good. You see a lot of waterfalls from the below. This is a MUST SEE.
Pictures taken with a Canon T3I with the 18-55 and 55-250 kit lenses
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