Foz Do Iguacu Journals

Spectacular Iguazu Falls

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A May 2009 trip to Foz Do Iguacu by LenR

Panoramic Hotel Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina More Photos
Quote: Iguazu Falls is on the border between Brazil and Argentina. This is undoubtedly one of South America’s most extraordinary sights and it deserves two days of your time. There are towns, hotels and facilities on both sides of the border and you need to see them all.

Iguazu Falls Tours

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Getting wet Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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It is quite possible to enjoy Iguazu Falls without taking any organised tours but some experiences are only available to groups or by paying an operator. Here are a few options.The Challenge Range is located near the falls on the Brazxilian side. This offers a variety of activities such as rappel, rafting, tree climbing and Tyrolese. There are different levels of difficulty and it is accessible to all ages.The Poco Preto trail tour (Tel: 3529 9626) follows a 9 kilometre trail on the Brazilian side from the main road to the river. You can do it on foot, by bicycle or wagon. It is conducted by bilingual guides who give you an appreciation of the flora and fauna along the trail. Y...Read More

Iguazu Falls – Argentine Side

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Devil's Throat Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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The majority of the falls are on the Argentine side and this side provides the more up-close and personal experience. There are more than 270 falls in an area where cliffs and islets are scattered in a half moon. The Argentine side options are more scattered and take longer to see and there is even a train to help you get around. All visitors enter the falls area through the visitors centre. This is the location of the La Selva restaurant, toilets and a range of other facilities. From the visitors center you can walk along the Green Trail or catch a picturesque train. Both take you to Cataratas station. Along the way you will see butterflies, birds and coatis. From here a trail leads to t...Read More

Iguazu Falls – Brazil Side

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Arriving from Rio Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Parana and the Argentine province of Misiones. The falls can be reached from the two main towns on either side of the falls: Foz do Iguacu in Paraná, and Puerto Iguazu in Misiones as well as from Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). The falls are shared by the Iguazu National Park (Argentina) and Iguacu National Park (Brazil). These parks were designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1984 and 1987, respectively.We flew in from Rio to the airport on the Brazilian side and as we were staying in Argentina, we decided to see the Brazilian side of the falls while travelling between the airport and the hotel....Read More

Puerto Iguazu

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Nightlife Photo, Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil
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Puerto Iguazú is a frontier city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. With a population of around 35,000 it is more like a country town than a city. The world-renowned Iguazu Falls are only 18 kilometres away and, as a result, the city has developed its infrastructure around tourism. The Tancredo Neves International Bridge links Puerto Iguazú with the Brazilian border town of Foz do Iguacu and the towns are almost directly across the river from each other but this is not obvious when you are there.The city is served by its own international airport, Caratas del Iguazu, as well as by Foz do Iguacu Airport on the Brazilian side of the border. We flew into the Brazilian airport from Rio an...Read More

Panoramic Hotel

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Panoramic Hotel Photo, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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In some ways this was the nicest hotel we stayed at in South America. It is partly this question of boutique hotels. We generally like smaller hotels because you seem to get better service and it is easier to find facilities and negotiate around. Then there is the question of space. This hotel had plenty of that and after a series of central city hotels, it was a welcome relief.The hotel is located on a hill, very close to the Three Frontiers Landmark, in the town of Puerto Iguazú. Its name derives from the panoramic view you get of the meeting of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, dividing the countries of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. The building is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and ...Read More

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