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Iguazu Waterfalls Brazil

After visiting the Argentinian side of the Iguazu waterfalls, we decided to spend the next day seeing the Brazilian side. We took the Crucero del Norte bus from the Puerto Iguazu terminal, which runs roughly every 2 hours, and costs 60 pesos each for a return ticket.

The process to get to the waterfalls involves going through immigration. You have to get stamped out of Argentina and then back in when you return, but if you are visiting Brazil for just one day you don’t need to get stamped in or out of Brazil. These buses will stop for the border control and wait for you to go through the process.

The journey takes about 45 minutes and the bus drops you off at the park entrance, but remember that Brazil is an hour ahead of Argentina so ensure you get the first one of the day at 8.10am Argentinian time to make the most of your time there. The good thing about visiting the Brazilian side is that you can pay the entrance, of around 100 Argentinian pesos, and anything else within the park, in Pesos, Reals or US dollars.

The Brazilian park is not as big as the Argentinian and there is only 1 circuit to follow. There is a bus that runs through the park from the entrance to the start of the circuit with stops along the way for additional extras you can do, from treks to boat rides, none of which are included in your entrance ticket.

However, what the park lacks for in size, it more than makes up for in views! From this side you are able to fully appreciate the sheer size and magnitude of the waterfalls, especially the Devil’s throat.

Iguazu (Brasil) - panorama of the waterfalls across the argentinean side

Iguazu (Brasil) - on the way to the Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall viewing platform

Iguazu (Brasil) - approaching Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall

Iguazu (Brasil) - Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall from the closest viewing platform

Iguazu (Brasil) - closer look into the impressive Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall

Iguazu (Brasil) - Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) waterfall from above at the highest platform

The whole park can easily be done in a couple of hours, and if you have time to spare it is worth going across the road to the bird park. Again, you can pay for the entrance and any food etc, in Pesos, Reals or US dollars Entry is around 70 Pesos per ticket. The park is a sanctuary for a large species of rescued and endangered birds, including a large variety of parrots, flamingos, toucans and many other strange species, and makes for a nice afternoon stroll. You can get real close to the birds, with walk through pens and cages and they are not afraid of humans, but obviously a “do not touch” policy is in place.

Parque das Aves (Bird Park, Brasil) - flamingos

Parque das Aves (Bird Park, Brasil) - grey crowned-crane birds

Parque das Aves (Bird Park, Brasil) - yellow-headed amazon parrots

Parque das Aves (Bird Park, Brasil) - macaws

Parque das Aves (Bird Park, Brasil) - tucan close up

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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