Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Well, what can I say. You are likely going to visit the most voluminous falls in the world, and you are looking for tips on what to pack? One thing that is certain is that you will in fact get wet. The spray from these falls alone is more like a torrential downpour in certain places. But on the other hand, it is extremely warm and muggy here when you are not getting rained on. So I would recommend that you bring a nice light weight rainjacket and rain pants if you really want to get in and enjoy the falls to the utmost. You can likely stay far enough away if you really had to, but what fun would that be?
It’s hot and the humidity level is high so dress light. Of course some comfortable shoes for walking (I was already tired of walking before the falls but I had to walk a lot here).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are a lot of mosquitos around and in general there’s no big deal unless you’re allergic but when I was there (april 2008) there was a problem with yellow fever in the area so I suggested from the brazilian embassy in Athens to get vaccination for that. It was very easy, I dint have to pay and it lasts for 10 years. Have in mind that you have to do it 10 days in advance.
Photo Equipment: A raincoat for the rains (a lot of them in the area although I had sun every day I was there) will be nice and some plastic or waterproof bag for your cameras in case you ride the boat…
A wide angle lens will be nice for the panoramic views but whats more important is a lot of free space at your memory card for the thousands of different pictures you’ll take.
You will need your most comfrotable walking shoes; about the clothes, it is a very hot place, and some people do prefer shorts and tops (even swimsuit), but remember there are mosquitoes (and other insects) and the sun is implacable.
Necesitarán sus zapatos más confortables; con respecto a la ropa, es un lugar muy cálido, y algunas personas prefieren los pantalones cortos y las musculosas (e incluso, malla de baño) pero recuerden que hay mosquitos (y otros insectos) y el sol es implacable.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent and sunblock lotion are a "must".
Repelente de insectos y protector solar son "obligatorios".
Photo Equipment: You surely will take a lot of pictures... so bring a lot of film rolls!!!
Seguramente sacarán un montón de fotos... así que lleven un montón de rollos!!!
I actually wore my Teva water shoes (they dry really quickly) and a pair of shorts and a tee shirt for my visit. I didn't bring a raincoat and if you plan on riding one of the boats, this would be a good idea. Make sure your shoes are comfortable and have good tread on the bottom to prevent slipping.
Photo Equipment: Well, one of the highlights of my trip to South America was photographing the falls, so be sure you bring your equipment. A polarizing lens is nice to bring out the colors in the rainbows.
Luggage and bags:
Pack Light, it helps you and helps the world too.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Most definitly need good hiking or sneakers as you will be doing a lot of walking at the falls. You have to absolutely pack a sweater specially in Aug when I really froze as it was very cold even during the day as most of the trains were under the trees and in the shade.
You need to take a water proof Jacket as you get close to the falls the water gets you wet. However you can always buy a cheap rain coat for 5 Reials or 2 US$.