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Nov 14, 2018 - Iguassu Brazil

November 13, 2018 Iguassu, Brazil We had a relaxing morning on Tuesday, since Mauricio picked us up at 11 AM. We headed back to the border, and crossed from Argentina back to Brazil, where we will stay for two nights. Our first stop was at the shopping center we had eaten at a few days ago, just to walk around a bit and get some photos. From there we headed to Iguassu National Park, where there is an entrance fee, which was included in the original price for our trip. We had lunch at a restaurant that has a view of the falls. Then we went...

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Nov 12, 2018 - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu, Argentina; Lois' turn to write: We spent all day Sunday with our guide Mauricio, touring Iguazu National Park in Argentina. We didn't miss anything! Mauricio lives on the Brazilian side of the Iguazu River, and works for a local tour company there. All the guides on either side are given free rein to assist clients in both Brazil and Argentina. He studied for two years to become certified as a licensed guide, has very good English skills, and can also speak Spanish fluently. We are quite happy with him, and yesterday he carried both...

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Nov 10, 2018 - Pantanal to Argentina

Lois and I were tired of being bit up walking in the forest, so we only went on two driving safaris on our last day. We went on a night time drive where the guide used a spotlight to look for game. We saw an anteater retreat into the brush, and then a tapir. Getting a photo of an animal in the dark is really tough because he has to stand still while you shine a light on him. Seeing animals in the Pantanal is not like seeing animals on an African safari. First, the animal density is a lot less than in Africa. Second, getting around in a...

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Jan 10, 2014 - Iguasu

We eventually landed in Iguasu around quarter to 11 – much later than anticipated and what we didn't appreciate was that Brazil is one hour ahead of Argentina. As we had landed in Argentina – we need to cross the border into Brazil as that is where our hotel was – weird we were stamped out of Argentina on the 7th of January and into Brazil on the 8th of January even though, the border crossings were 5 minutes apart. Hotel das Catarates on late arrival looked really nice and we could hear the waterfalls but not see them that would have to...

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Jan 18, 2013 - Rio and the amazing Iguassu falls

Sadly, we are about to leave the spectacular Iguassu falls. We have been staying in an opulent Orient Express hotel, Das Cataratas, on the Brazilian side of the waterfalls (they span the Brazilian and Argentinian borders). The hotel is a serene oasis amidst the Brazilian forests and looks out onto the waterfalls. It is definitely one of the most luxurious places we have stayed. Last night we sat in the piano bar drinking mojito cocktails and snacking on smoked salmon canapes. While mojitos are Cuban, I tried the local Brazilian cocktail...

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Mar 23, 2011 - The wonderful Iguassu Falls

Because of our delays yesterday we have to pack in a lot today. Up early, we head back to Argentina (border crossings again) – all handled by our driver so I haven’t had the opportunity to flash my hard earned Brazilian Visa personally. Then to the national park and our first view of the Iguassu Falls. What an amazing sight. This is one of those times when it is impossible to put the experience into words. We walk along a number of different paths to see the falls from every angle. We walk through rainforest filled with wonderful plants,...

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Mar 22, 2011 - Heading towards Brasil

We awake to find that the airlines are operating again however our flights may be delayed. Our guide apparently flew out early this morning – her birthday celebrations somewhat dampened by all the drama. We fly out of Buenos Aries for the Iguassu Falls only about one hour late. We follow the river, flying over Uruguay most of the way. A very large man made dam and then tree plantations as far as the eye can see. Towards the end of our flight we see more native rainforest. We are met at the airport by Ziada and our new driver Antonio. By the...

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Apr 27, 2010 - Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Picturs of Igussua Falls Brazil and Argentia Side - Totally imaging. More pictures to follow. Could not download all at one time. SORRY GUYS CAN NOT DOWNLOAD ALL PICS - WILL TRY AGAIN TOMORROW. LAST TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN AMAZING - NOW WE KNOW WHY THEY CALL THIS ONE OF THE 7 NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD. FIRST DAY WE TREKKED FOR 4 HOURS ON THE BRAZIL SIDE AND WE GOT SOAKED JUST FROM THE MIST THE FALLS ARE SWOLLEN WITH WATER REPORTS SAY THIS IS THE HIGHEST VOLUME OF WATER THEY HAVE EVER SEEN - SABE TOLD US THAT WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO SEE THIS AT...

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Jun 24, 2008 - Day 9: Iguassu Falls-Argentina

After touring the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls yesterday, we were anxious to see a different view from Argentina today. We left our hotel and crossed the border around 8:30 this morning. After entering the park, we immediately made our way to a small train, which took us to La Garganta del Diablo (Devil´s Throat). We hiked on pathways through the sub tropical jungle, and then over metal bridges to see the falls up close. Devil´s Throat has water pouring into it from three sides. We were able to walk right up to the falls, and we had...

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Jun 23, 2008 - Day 8: Iguassu Falls-Brazil

Our first bus ride on day 7 took us to Sao Paulo, where we waited two hours to catch the night bus south to the Foz de Iguazu water falls. The bus was better than expected, with reclining seats and more room than the other busses so far this trip. We arrived at our hotel around 9 this morning, but we could not check in until noon. We are staying on the Brazilian side of the falls, which are situated in a National Park. We left our bags in one room and headed out to explore because the weather was great! We meet the local operator, Eduardo,...

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Apr 12, 2008 - Foz do Iguacu

(MF) OK – we survived the mammoth journey and made it all the way from Paraty to Foz do Iguacu via Sao Paulo by bus ...! We had a nice minivan which took us from Paraty to Sao Paulo bus station where we had to wait for 3 hours for our bus. It was worth the wait! We were so chuffed we upgraded as we boarded the most luxurious bus I have ever seen! The seats were massive and went nearly all the way back and we were given a pillow and blanket as well! The seating was a 2 seats then the aisle then 1 seat so you can imagine how nice and big they...

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Dec 20, 2007 - Iguassu Falls/Robin Falls

The ride from Paraty to Iguassu Falls was very, very long. Even with my iphone full of music and movies, a good book, and sleep - it was hard to pass the time. The only good thing was that every few hours the bus would stop at a massive truck stop with a huge restaurant and mini mart. Get off, stretch your legs, drink an acai and get back on for the next part of the trek. Iguassu Falls are amazing. I have never really seen great falls before. I've really only seen Niagara and that too, just from the American side. The South Africans on the...

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