Sendero Macuco
Sendero Macuco
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Kristen T
Baltimore, MD144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This walk looks short and boring on the park map, but it is neither! Take water with you - it is mostly but not all shaded and can be hot. Keep your eye out for wildlife, as this is a more quiet area of the park. Don't hesitate to swim in your underwear! Enjoy!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Dave C
Bournemouth, UK163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a great boat trip which we took from Brazilian side. Leaves more time for trails on Argentina side if you have two days+. Prepare to get soaked but don't wimp out with a poncho - you will soon dry out when you walk around.
Written November 24, 2019
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mcandelamar
Buenos Aires, Argentina45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
I ve been several times in Cataratas and this year was my first time in SENDERO MACUCO! Please do it: it takes only 2 hours maximum and you ll be able to discover a great water fall where you can take a bath if the weather is warm enough.
Written July 8, 2019
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Elizabeth T
Buenos Aires, Argentina26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
A wonderful break from the crowds at Iguazú. The path starts at the Central Station and leads through thick jungle to a very pretty, small waterfall with a pool below where people can swim. This is where the original Iguazú Falls were, millions of years ago, but the course of the river changed and left this small stream, small falls. The trail is glorious - real jungle filled with birdsong and small creatures.
Written December 30, 2016
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Hapchappie
88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
We were very lucky and saw a family of Cai monkeys; not everybody does. It was on our return route about 10 mins in. We heard a branch snap and then stopped and remained still for 5 mins. We saw them cross the trail in the canopy above, then cross back, and then they were gone. Agile creatures and very cute. Stoked because we didn't spot any after doing the whole of the park falls trails.
The trail itself is long, flat and mosquito ridden. Not much to see unless you are into botany (or you get lucky and see monkeys).
The end of the trail (about 45mins) is blocked, so all you get to see is the view from the top of the falls. The path to the bottom of the falls is closed due to broken wooden planks and rails. It has been closed for months and should have been fixed already - wouldn't take long! Fortunately we saw several people who broke the rules and encouraged us to step over the tape, so we did. A steep but short hike down a staircase and we were there. Beautiful at the bottom. Took our shoes off and climbed across to a rock in the middle and hung there for a bit with the spray in our face. So cool. Now we can say we waded in the river! Due to high water levels we weren't game to swim across to the waterfall.
Tried to hurry given the sign stated you could be fined. Note there was a sign in Spanish on a laminated page on the front gate at the start of the trail saying it was closed at the end.
The staff at the tourist info in the old Sheraton hotel (cataratas) gave us a map. You should take this map to give you an idea of where you are at as the trail is so long and the mozzies will drive you and possibly your kids crazy.
All up, we loved the trail. But we got lucky! Hope this review helps.
Oh and the staff at the Sheraton advised the end was open, but they don't really know, only the Rangers know.
Written December 1, 2015
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alpinate
Bangkok, Thailand319 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
It is a wide, rather flat and straight walkway through the forest which would have been boring if it were not for a small waterfall at the end of it. Swimming in it could have been a pleasant respite on a very hot day. However, as it happened, the path leading to the bottom of the waterfall where swimming is possible was closed off for repairs and a surly machete-wielding repairman cast a disapproving look at me as I tried to enter the fenced-off zone. All that remains is the top of the waterfall but the view is not that spectacular and certainly is not worth the time or effort.
Written November 1, 2016
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Gohabsgo1954
Montreal, Canada286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
It's a nice trail not exceptional but enjoyable nonetheless.If you take the time like you should(slow slow pace,one way at least)you will see buttterflies,beautiful mushrooms,and with a little luck Toucans&monkeys.At the end you are rewarded with a nice waterfall & a refreshing dip if you care(water nice).Bring your swim gear.They say go early to see more wildlife which we did not do but was less crowded & still got great encounter with 3 toucans.FABOULOUS!!! Just that made it worthwhile!! Listen as Toucans are noisy a bit when moving from tree to tree. Enjoy the trail.
Written March 4, 2016
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Masen
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
If you are visiting Iguazú and want to enjoy some solitude in the jungle, then this is the path for you. It's a relatively flat and easy hike among the trees until the end, when you go down a few flights of stairs to get to the pool. If you're lucky and quiet, you can see some wildlife. I really enjoyed listening to the birds, watching the butterflies, and wondering what mammal might be making the rustling sound in the bushes. There aren't any facilities on the path, so plan to pack in (and out) some water and snacks.

Do take the opportunity to enjoy the waterfall and pool. The water is refreshing and there's something magical about the rush of the water. I didn't take a towel or trunks, but have no regrets that I jumped in with my shorts on! Plan for about 3 hours for the round trip hike. Definitely a highlight of this visit.
Written September 3, 2015
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spottymare
Wiltshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Getting away from the crowds at the waterfalls, this is a pleasant woodland amble to a nice little lookout over the river and a series of short but steep steps to the bottom of a nice waterfall. feel free to swim - the locals bring mate. Had some good toucan sightings on the way back. If you want to take the train to the waterfalls afterwards, the path ends near the platform so go straight on and jump the queue!
Written November 20, 2019
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Roddy M
Buenos Aires, Argentina9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This hike is super worth it, few people seem to do it and its a chance to feel like you have the jungle to yourself. At the end of the trail you find a pretty little waterfall and a natural pool. We got in and took a waterfall shower to cool down!
Written November 13, 2019
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