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Oct 18, 2018 - Iguazu from the Brazilian side

Today it is bucketing down, and I really mean it. The rain is very heavy and from our room window there is water cascading from gutters and downpipes. We go to breakfast at 9am as we knew the weather was not going to be good today. 100% chance of rain up till lunchtime. We are sharing a taxi to the Brazilian side of Iguazu falls with Sarah and after some discussion we decide to meet in the foyer at 11am to review the situation. At 11am the 3 of us meet and think we should wait another hour, so at 12 noon we meet again and get a taxi to the...

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Jul 29, 2018 - Days 9 & 10

Here we are in Rio, checked into our hotel, got upgraded and we now have views over Copacabana beach, what a great sight. Ventured out on a Our own looking for a money change, while looking stopped and had dinner, everyone loves pizza so that is what we had, gave up on the money exchange so headed home, got lost, in the end just headed for the beach and worked from there. New day with a full day tour. Vincent our tour guide was the best, up early for Christ the Redeemer, he said to beat the Chinese, then to Sugarloaf, great views of Rio...

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Jul 18, 2018 - Day 6, 7 & 8

Well what can I say about the falls, absolutely fabulous. We arrived at Iguazu and was met by Marta,our guide for the day. She took us to the Brazilian side of the falls. From this side the views were amazing, she showed us great places to get some great shots, along the way we also caught glimpse of wide life. Back to the hotel, buffet dinner then bed. Our days are so full. Next day up bright and early new guide, Julie, and off to the Argentinian side of the falls. Long walks on platforms above the falls, we reached the Devils throat where...

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Oct 2, 2014 - Getting wet, wet, wet!

Getting wet, wet, wet! Today's booked tour took us over the border into Argentina once again. This was totally a trip to visit the viewpoints of the falls on the Argentine side and included an optional soaking. Our guide Nadai picked us up at 9 and the border routine we went through with Marcello was repeated with the additional step of stopping to change money before the border. We needed Argentine pesos as the National Park on that side will take cash in pesos only for the entrance fee. With Nadai, we walked both the upper and lower...

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Brazilian "Safari"

Oct 1, 2014 - Birds for Another Day, So We Lied a Bit!

Birds for Another Day, So We Lied a Bit! Our hotel is actually in a national park so getting together with Marcello, our bird guide for the day took a bit of doing. We took an Iguassu Experience van the 12 km to the gate at 5:45 am, there we switched into Marcello's car. This was just the beginning of the complications as Marcello wanted to take us birding on the Argentina side of the Iguassu River. Fortunately, the lines for checking out of Brazil and into Argentina, are pretty short at six in the morning! We had a good time birding with...

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Sep 30, 2014 - Goodbye to Serra Dos Tucanos, On to Iguassu

Goodbye to Serra Dos Tucanos, On to Iguassu We spent most of the morning watching trogons and tanagers next to the pool at Serra Dos Tucanos. We even had a couple new species without even leaving the patio furniture. Our transfer to the Rio airport, flight to Iguassu, and transfer to the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas all went without problems except for the hotel insisting we had reservations for three rooms, not two! This will easily be the most expensive hotel stay ever for Dave and Marilyn-- a couple stars above a stay in the Trail Manor....

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Mar 3, 2012 - Falls de Iguazu

February 28th 2012 We were all quite sleepy still when we got off the bus and unfortunately our rooms at the hotel were not ready, we took the opportunity to change our clothes and freshen up and then we all got on the minibus and went to the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls. It was so beautiful. So much water and spread over a reasonable distance. Although the Brazilian side only makes up 30% of the falls, tomorrow we would be doing the Argentinian side which is 70%. It was a good day and we walked slowly stopping to take pictures along the...

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Jan 10, 2012 - Iguacu Falls

Jan 10 to 12 Iguacu Falls Brazil and Argentina We heard that Iguacu Falls was supposed to be bigger than Niagera Falls and really beautiful but nothing could have prepared us for the breathtaking views. First we saw the falls on the Brazilian side which allowed for beautiful pictures of all the falls on the Argentina side. We took a ride on a boat up the river and the drive brought us right up to the falls and made sure that everyone was drenched in water. We took an electric trolly through the jungle and Jenelle was loving this kind of...

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Dec 3, 2011 - poor little Niagra

We flew out of Sao Paulo very early in the morning after dealing with the usual madness of a country which does not value organization and bureaucracy. Doubtless our confusion was compounded by our language deficiencies; there were announcements in English but they were like no English I have ever spoken. But the plane was not full and a light breakfast was served. We cannot complain too much. Less than an hour after we checked in at the hotel we found ourselves on the way to Iguassu Falls National Park, listed as one of the seven wonders...

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Nov 25, 2011 - Iguassu Falls - Brazil

Welcome The plan was simple. Take a taxi with the Dutch geezers to the Argentine side of the falls. Yes, yes, we did have to go through Brazil but, by not actually stopping in Brazil there was little likelihood that I would be caught, jailed, whatever. Actually Lonely Planet lays out how to do it in just this way before giving the mandatory warning that this is wrong, wrong, wrong and you could go to jail. Just lawyer stuff, right. We made it safely through the checkpoints on either side of the International Bridge. No one stops. No one. So...

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South America - 2011

Jun 30, 2011 - Iguassu falls

Iguazu falls feels like the end of the earth. Especially on the Argentina side, where you walk along a path over the top of the falls. They are like nothing I´ve seen and it was my favourite thing so far. The water is just huge. The photos don´t do it justice. Amazing place. Then we went in a boat, which took us up to the falls and under some of the water. We were the only ones brave enough to go in swimming stuff, because it was chilly but glad to say we were the only ones with dry clothes at the end- ha!

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Jan 29, 2011 - Tchau Rodrigo

Tchau Rodrigo We hoped Rodrigo would come to bid us farewell in the Iguacu airport as he planned even though his flight would leave later than ours. We had our nose whistles ready if he came and Jean composed a song especially for the occasion. Some were tuning up, and I was fearful with all that tooting that airport security wouldn’t think it was some kind of emergency and clear the airport! Jean cued us in on our “echo” part and we were ready. Happily, nothing interfered with Rodrigo’s plans and he was at the airport for us to wish him...

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South America

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