A little further into Argentina, we pass another wonderful set of waterfalls. These are the Mocona Falls. Now, these falls do not quite have the amazing power and height of Iguazu, but they are still a spectacular sight. Although the Uruguay River does not drop more than 20 meters in any place along the banks, but the falls are approximately three kilometers long.
Once again, we pull out kayaks out of our….ears, because there are no paths around the falls. Besides, the most efficient way to see the falls is to go down the river. Now these falls flow into the side of the river, along the bank for three kilometers. In other words, instead of running with the river, like most falls, these pour continuously over the side.
Because they are relatively small, we can paddle very close and cool off in the hot Argentinian sun, the water spraying everywhere.
At noon, we start paddling back, taking photos and enjoying the afternoon. We then take off on foot through the rich biodiverse rainforest to a nearby town, El Soberbio. Screeching macaws and howling gibbons fill the air as we stumble along in the heat. Not many animals are around due to the intense heat and humidity. Finally, after about an hour of walking we reach the town. There we rent out rooms above the bar.