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to the argentinian side of the falls i got in a tiny group organised by the hostel (we bought all the tickets in the hostel and saved a bit of money that way!), we had a very cool driver and were packed in one of those old vw buses, you see everywhere in brasil! there wasen't even a long jam on the boarder, you basicly just cross a bridge and there you are! before we went to the falls he took us to a place where all the 3 countries touch eachother, it was a very touristic point, like the minute you arrive you have 5 kids around you trying to sell you stuff and asking for money, in a way i even didn't knew it from brasil!
after we arrived the front gate to the national park, our driver met one of his buddies there who changed our tickets to official ones and explained us how to get along, we arranged a time to leave and started to explore this huge park! much bigger than the one on the other side! we all head out to different directions because 2 of us had bought the big tour tix, i just the cheap get wet one and the rest did got wet already on the brasilian side.
getting wet in 15 min.
to get to the point to clime the boats we had to take a train who drove through amasing country sides again, and then you have huge choise of paths to choose! you can get lost easily!the pathways are beautiful and you get all this diffrent glimps of the falls. after i made it to the boatport i got a bag to put all my precious things in and my shoes, from my italian friends who got wet the day before, i knew that i should wear a bikini underneath! they were right, my trip to the fall took about 15 min, and the only goal was it to get wet, really wet, they drove underneath the falls right underneath! turned and did the same thing again (just incase there was a tiny bit dry!)
after my boat trip i dryed quite quikly, i saw that there was an other boat group who went on a tiny island where they had a good view to a nearby fall (i think that boat trip was even free, but i didn't had time to do that) i met my italian friends and we went to get lunch and see the rest together.
lots of beautiful nature
to see the big falls we had to take the train again who stopped next to a restaurant, the prices were cheaper than on the brasilian side (i guess that changes every year!) but i bought a postcard (the postcards are much nicer here than on the other side, i don't know why but brasil is not able to make beautiful postcards!) and a stamp to post it home from argetina, i got a huge schock that stamp cost me 13pesos more than 5 dollars, but because i wanted to send one from argentina i payed it (in brasil it costs about 1 dollar but you can find it cheaper if you ask)
right next where we were sitting there was this huge group of butterflys, i never saw anithing like that before!
after our lunchbreak we went along the path bridge to get to the main falls, only the way there is breath taking, one of the most amasing landscapes i've ever seen, you pass many rivers still quiet just before they fall down, many animals like an aligater and big fishs we could see really close! luckely we didn't meet any snakes altough there were signs everyway!
before we arrived the edge of the falls you can see an old bridge completly ruined that used to be the tourist path, quite impressiv, and then we got there, you just stand there and watch, i could have watched it for hours, so amasing, very difficult to describe!
i would recommend it to everyone do the brasilian side first and than on the argentinian side go step by step closer to the main falls, that way you get the best at the end everything new is exciting, the other way you are never that impressed!
leannestravels says:
Brings back some memories of my own trip to Iguazu - what a place!
Posted on: Aug 08, 2007
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getting wet in 15 min.
getting wet in 15 min.
lots of beautiful nature
lots of beautiful nature
on the pathway to the waterfalls
on the pathway to the waterfalls
on the pathway to the falls
on the pathway to the falls
the point to see right into the fa…
the point to see right into the f…
shower
shower
Puerto Iguazu
photo by: jeffy