Jardim Jupira

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  • Day34

    Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil

    February 6, 2018 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Iguazu means “big water” and, oh my, it was BIG water!
    We left the ship the morning of the 6th to take the 90 minute flight out of Buenos Aires to Iguazu, Argentina to see the largest complex of waterfalls in the world. We quickly arrived at the Argentinian side of the Falls. There were winding, metal pathways that afforded intimate and close-up interactions with the Falls, including the incredible rumbling under your feet and light mist that rose up from the most powerful Falls. An added bonus to the day were all the beautifully colored butterflies that seemed to be everywhere posing for our cameras.
    The weather was perfect for viewing, even though it was a bit hot and humid. After this very fulfilling experience, we successfully crossed over the border to the Brazilian side of the Falls. I’m making that sound easier than it was since obtaining a Brazilian visa is more than a little difficult. In fact, 2 people in our party had to overnight in Argentina because of those difficulties. So, after a long day, we headed to our hotel, which was located in the Brazilian National Park. Just when I thought I didn’t have another gasp left in me, we arrived to see the last of the setting sun over a panoramic view of the Falls.
    The next morning we took a mile-long hike along paths that led to one jaw-dropping view after another. Since we were staying in the Park, we were able to use the paths before the park officially opened to visitors, so we had almost a private tour.
    We ended our walk by walking out on a bridge that was just above one of the biggest waterfalls and getting spectacularly wet. We were happy that the hotel had some powerful hairdryers so we could dry off a bit before getting back on the plane to return to the ship.
    I could post 100 pictures and still never fully convey the majesty of this sight-I see it every time I close my eyes.
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  • Day11

    Foz do Iguacu

    May 11, 2015 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Die Iguazu Wasserfälle sind die größten Wasserfälle der Erde. Wir bestaunten die Fälle von der brasilianischen und der argentinischen Seite.
    Ein wirklich fantastisches Abenteuer das man einmal in seinem Leben gesehen haben muss.Read more

  • Day110

    Chasing Waterfalls at Iguazú

    November 16, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Our entry into Foz do Iguaçu airport was bumpy to say the least. As the plane landed, it felt as if the plane was going to nose-plant it into the runaway. Everyone on-board look at each other, sighed with relief, and then starting shrugging their shoulders. Where had this pilot gotten his licence from? We're pretty certain people walked off the plane with soiled undies.

    This was the first of many heart attacks for Jason. The second was when Jason was planning ahead for Buenos Aires and thought that we had booked flights to Buenos Aires in Costa Rica rather than Argentina. We confirmed, triple confirmed, that we hadn't booked the wrong flights. But the real culprit was the App that we have been using to store all of our travel information, TripIt. It was displaying incorrect information. Fancy IT systems getting it wrong.

    We only had a short time to see the Iguazu Falls from both sides. Early Friday morning, we got up and headed for the national park in Brazil to get a panoramic view of the waterfalls. After trekking along a 1.1km walking trail, we ended up at the Devil's Throat, a waterfall with a 82 metre drop. The border of Brazil and Argentina actually runs straight through the middle of the fall. Drenched with water, we headed back to our accommodation to make our way to Puerto Iguazú on the Argentinian side. The trip involved getting a bus to the border, exiting and going through Brazilian immigration and then getting another bus to go through Argentinian immigration. Fortunately this time, the bus waited for us and took us directly to the centre of the small town.

    Next stop: Puerto Iguazú
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  • Day11

    Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

    May 22, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    This morning we we got our first taste of the Iguazu falls when we explored the Brazil side of the park. Pictures did not prepare us for the sheer size of it all. This place was incredible!
    We did have a rocky start here though..... Right before I got off the bus I read the brochure that said "don't feed the Coati as they could have rabies". Turns out they don't actually wait for you to feed them or yourself. Within 5 minutes of getting off the bus (right after I took a photo of it) I had one jump on me and break into my backpack to steal my sandwich! Thankfully Allan pulled it off before it scratched or bit me!
    Unfortunately after screaming and running around panicking in the crowd of people I looked like the typical foreigner who disobeyed the rules!
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  • Day8

    Niagara your heart out.

    October 19, 2016 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Not that I have been to Niagara so I suppose I shouldn't comment, but these falls are magnificent. Located on the border of Brazil and Argentina, we flew from Rio to Iguassu (Brazil) and checked out the falls on the Brazilian side. The water is a bit brown from recent rain but it did not really detract from the overall effect. We saw a toucan in the wild but not really able to get a good photo of it. Managed to get a bit wet on a walkway that went out along the front of one of the falls.

    We then headed to our hotel which happened to be on the Argentinian side and meant a border crossing, first Brazil, then Argentina. Not really a hassle but it is time consuming. Hotel is a Mercure hotel, quite new, nice rooms and attractive pool but I feel it would have been better to have a hotel on the Brazilian side because we went to dinner and a show one night (excellent) but this meant another border crossing, and another to the airport.

    The next day we visited the Argentinian side which was more from the top of the falls looking down. About 1km of walkways led to the Devils Throat which is one of the most spectacular falls. After we opted to go on a boat safari that takes you to the base of the falls. Quite a trek down to the boat and with the warning "You will get wet" we boarded the boat for 20 minute adventure. Was it worth it? You bet it was. Plenty of laughs and squeals as we headed into the base of the falls. Brad had Luke's GoPro so we were able to film it.

    Final day in Iguassu and we went to the Parque de Aves (bird park) which we really enjoyed. The setting was very peaceful and we had the chance to observe toucans and macaws in the huge walk through avaries. After this a trip to the airport for our 6th flight, this time to Lima to begin our Peruvian adventure.
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  • Day9

    Brazilian Iguacu

    June 22, 2017 in Brazil ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    In the morning Sebastian picked us up at our hotel again and we headed to explore the waterfalls from the brazilian side. Once we entered the park, a bus took us to the main trailhead. There is just one trail, that is 1,2km long and follows the shore of the Iguacu river, providing many photo options and a grand overview of the falls along the way. It ends at the bottom of Garganta do Diablo (Devil's throat). So the day before at argentinian side we were at the top of this part of the falls, and today we could admire it from the bottom part as we walked on a manmade walkway that reaches out to the middle of the river. From there we really felt the force of rushing water, thats why we were wearing raincoats. On the way we could spot a lot of birds and coatis. They are really curious cute animals, looking for food all the time and not ashamed at all of checking your bag if there is some snack present.

    I can not really decide which side is more beautiful as both offer experience from different perspectives. The argentinian one is, lets say more adventurous as you are super close to the falls and feel their power while the brazilian one is more scenic with amazing viepoints. Also for Argentinian side you need one whole day and for brazilian one, a half day is enough. Definitely, if you have the chance going to Iguazu waterfalls, do not miss the opportunity of visiting both sides.

    We were done around midday, and Sebastian took us from the park directly to the aiport. He was a really great, knowledgeable guide and helped us a lot during our stay, I would definitely recommend him.

    We went back to Sao Paulo, and it was a last day in Brazil for Sasa's parents, so we went out for dinner and also for last caipirinhas to a really cool street full of food trucks. I think I have had the best strawberry caipirinha there.
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  • Sep26

    Argentinien - Iguazú Wasserfälle

    September 26, 2019 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    🇦🇷💙 Es sind nur noch vier Wochen und wir schwelgen zwischen Vorfreude auf daheim und Wehmut. Denn auch auf Reisen vergeht die Zeit mit einer gewissen Routine dann doch gefühlt sehr schnell.
    Unsere Emotionen konnten wir daher sehr gut bei den wunderschönen Iguazú Wasserfällen rauslassen.
    Nicht umsonst eines der Weltwunder haben uns die 20 größeren sowie 255 kleineren Wasserfälle sprachlos gemacht. Sie sind sooo riesig und es sieht einfach nur aus als hätte jemand den Badewannenstöpsel gezogen. Unser Highlight war die aufregende Bootsfahrt in die Wasserfälle- eine riesige Naturdusche 🚿

    Gemeinsam mit Vanessa waren wir drei Tage im Iguazú Nationalpark und haben neben den Wasserfällen, Schlangen, Tukane und Krokodile gesehen. Alles in freier Wildbahn und aus nächster Nähe. Nach dem Abenteuertrip sind wir nun wieder in Buenos Aires, wo wir bei einem Bocajuniorsspiel und in einer Tangoschule waren. Fotos und Videos folgen... wir freuen uns schon auf euch und viele Küsse nach Deutschland
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  • Day35

    Foz do Iguaçu

    January 10, 2015 in Brazil ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Simply......what an amazing day. A complete different world on the other side of the border.

    Early start this morning, we wanted to beat the crowds, a difficult task considering Brazil is one hour in front of Argentina.

    We were picked up at 7 am and headed for the Tancredo-Neves bridge that connects Argentina and Brazil over the Iguazu river. Crossing the border was relatively easy so 25 minutes later we arrived at the front gate.

    In here the differences started, although there was a big line to get the ticket, there were 25 registers available and all credit cards were accepted. Instead of the annoying train, double-deck are conditioned bus took us to the fall, accessed by a lift.

    The views were much more impressive too, we were pretty much at the base of the "Garganta del diablo" as though we were able to touch them. We completed the 45 minutes walk and then headed for the food court with plenty of options for lunch.

    After getting some souvenirs we went to the Sendero Macuco that included a boat trip to the falls. This was the perfect end to our visit to the fall and a must...... we couldn't get any closer or any wetter, the speed of the boat was a perfect combination with the force of the water, 100% Adrenalin.

    Back at the main gate we met Fernando, who had been waiting for over an hour......oops.
    , so good was this side of the park that we didn't want to leave.

    Time to have some rest as tomorrow we are flying to Rio...
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