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Av. misiones 80, Puerto Iguazu, 3370, Argentina
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Bus to Sao Paulo?

by david1982

Hi all

I need to get a bus from Puerto Iguazu (not Foz) to Sao Paulo on 22nd April, any idea if this is possible and if so how much/companies that do it?


Re: Bus to Sao Paulo?

by cgf

you find buses to SaoPaulo at Brazilian side, anyway you have to pass the passport control in anycase. Take a taxi and go to Foz or you are so close that you could walk, walk and take the taxi in Brazil, as far I remember, it's cheaper.

Re: Bus to Sao Paulo?

by cassiovieggore


As far as I read there is not any bus line serving São Paulo city and Puerto Iguazu/AR.
I suggest you use a transfer in Foz do Iguaçu/BR.
There are 4 bus lines serving Foz do Iguaçu and Puerto Iguazu:
* Celeste Transportes Ltda
* Crucero del Norte SRL
* Transporte Tres Fronteras S/A
* Viação Itaipu Ltda
You may choose the best for you in going on to São Paulo city. Foz do Iguaçu and São Paulo cities are served by Pluma. Watch the link below:

Good luck! Cassiovieggore

Re: Bus to Sao Paulo?

by david1982

Thanks for the link!!!! Would you happen to know how long it takes to get from Foz to Sau P? About 15 hours Ive heard??

I dont speak spanish so dont understand the website!


Re: Bus to Sao Paulo?

by cgf

that's Portuguese..

the bus leaves every day (Diário) at <> and it takes 18 hours
If I were you I would take the one at 17:50 because it's more confortable to sleep.

think to take a bus in order to save money because it's one night less in a hotel, it's a very long trip and you'll feel it the days ahead.

As you'll be to SaoPaulo on 23rd, I had a look (now) for that day at
and the flight from Foz do Iguacu (IGU) to SAO-Guarulhos-SP (GRU)
is (now) at R$359,00 = US$162.79
plus Serviços / Taxas R$15,42 = US$6.99

Travel Tips for Puerto Iguazú

The Island

by hrothgarorange

There is a free boat that leaves about every half hour to the island. This is where there are the least amount of people, and frankly, I found it to have some of the most amazing views in the entire park.
If you're like me, you'll ignore the "Danger, keep on the trail" signs. Especially on the island, getting off the designated trail makes for an amazing experience!

The Falls at Iguazu

by Ekahau

They call it the Devil’s Throat. It’s as if the entire continent of South America decided to disgorge its waters in one spectacular gush. Spilling over a crescent-shaped escarpment almost three miles long, the cataracts of the Iguazú River form a torrential border between Brazil and Argentina, where 175 individual cascades and waterfalls plummet 269 feet into a deeply carved gorge cut by eons of rushing waters. Amazingly, you can walk out on catwalks perched directly over the falls. Swallows dart fearlessly in and out of their nests behind the cascades, and in the luxuriant rain forest surrounding the river, scarlet-mantled macaws and orange-billed toucans call out raucous cries, while curious coatamundis snuffle up to strollers on walking trails draped in orchids and ferns. Breathtaking, awe-inspiring. For sheer impact, Iguazú Falls must be seen to be believed.

Wanda -- agate, quartz, amethyst mine

by Ekahau

A few km to the south of the Iguazu Falls are the precious and semi-precious mines of Wanda (agate, quartz, amethyst and others). A few km away is El Dorado with its citrus, pines, yerba mate and tea plantations. Further to the south, along the same road surrounded by basalt stone, thick forests and deep undulations, is Montecarlo.

Sendero Macuco - walk through the jungle

by vtveen

Our second trip in Iguazu was again to the Iguazu National Park. Not to see the falls, but to walk the Macuco Nature Trail. At the entrance you can get a leaflet of the trail.

This track starts at the train station on the right hand side and is well sign posted. After crossing the road we entered the Argentinean rainforest and were keen to see some Capuchin Monkeys, as they were more or less ‘promised’ in some travel books and on the internet. But we didn’t see any of them.
The only ‘wildlife’ we saw were butterflies and iguanas; among them a really huge one ‘sleeping’ on the trail.

The walk through the dense and green forest is mostly flat; only the last hundred metres we had to descend rather steep to ‘Arrechea’s Pool and Fall’. The water of the falls tumbles 20 metres of the ridge into the pool, where one can take a bath.

The ‘Sendero Macuco’ is 7 km’s out and back and it takes about 2 hours walking. Along the trail are 6 interpretative stations, which correspond with the leaflet.

Don't Miss Iguazu

by Wade123

The falls are fabulous to see. They are one (if not 'the') highpoint of our 6 week trip to Argentina and Uruguay. They are great - - -'nuff said.
As you are about to leave the airport, you will see a tour boothe. It isn't well marked, but it's run by 'Four Tourist Travel'. They offer various tours to the falls, birdwatching, etc. As part of the deal, they throw in a free shuttle to town and back to the airport. They speak English. They may be more expensive (or not) than other travel agencies, so you may want to just walk on by. However, they sure are convenient for the traveler who doesnt know where he's going or what he wants to me. I booked several tours, got my free ride to my hotel and was pretty happy with the tours
That said, a tour is good if you want to be held by the hand and be sure you see what you need to see. But, they are also a great way to waste a lot of time. I'm sure we could have arranged our own visit to the falls and saved a lot of time and money.
The cost for 3 tours per person was about $100USD not including tips and lunch.
I really enjoyed the boat ride under the falls (just really close, not 'under'). There is a pretty long and steep walk down to the river, so if you arent in fair health you might want to think about that. Very wet so be sure to have a plastic bag for your wallet, watch and camera.
Entrance into the park is 30P/$10USD (Nov '04). There is a fast food restaurant in the park where a pretty good hamburger was about $2.50USD.
I was dreading the weather from all the things I had read about Iguazu. In mid November, the weather was great. It was sunny, not humid and not hot. It was far better than the weather in Buenos Aires which was cold and rainy at that time.
The town wasn't much but there were a good number of hotels and a few decent places to eat.
Getting into Brazil could be a problem. The visa for a US citizen was reported to be about $100USD. That's a lot to see the same falls from a different angle. A taxi driver told us he could get us in/out without a visa. So. . . do you feel lucky or what?


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