Hotel 3 Fronteiras
Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng 605, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana, 85851110, Brazil
There´s construction work taking place at the moment and its noisy as hell from early in the morning. Its tough to get a decent night´s sleep. I was scheduled to stay in Foz for 2 nights but 1 night in here was enough. Also breakfast finishes pretty early at 9 am.
The rooms are OK I suppose but nothing great fopr 116 reais. Ive checked into another place that is 10 reais extra but much better quality.
More about Foz do Iguaçu
Landmark of the 3 Borders
Over there you will get wet
Other parts of the falls.
Foz to Rio
I will be flying to Iguazu Falls from Beunos Aires and spending about 3 days - hoping to visit both Agentine and Brazilian sides. From there I was planning on going on to Rio and was wondering what's the best way to get there. Does anyone know how long it would take by bus or whehter flights are resaonably priced and a better option?
RE: Foz to Rio
Hi, it depends of course on your money situation, flying is faster and more expensive, of course. I went a few years ago with my father (70 years) and my son (6) from Rio to Iguacu by bus and it was very funny - we were the only tourists - all the others were smugglers on their way to Paraquay. I personelly fly when it are business trips but whenever I do privat trips in Brasil I take the bus, great buses and you get to know a lot of people, for people who love to speak a lot - like me, its great. good drivers, clean, everything perfect with brasilian buses. i will go tomorrow night again for 3 hours.
best regards from Rio! Silvia
RE: Foz to Rio
If you decide to fly GOL is the Brasilian low fare airline and are very good. The web site is https://compre.voegol.com.br/ so you can check your ticket prices there depending on your date of travel. On the web site unless you have a Brasilian credit card, the only international card they accept is AMEX otherwise you need to call them to purchase the ticket or buy it at an airport location.
As for the buses, it is a very long ride from the falls to Rio, very long. So unless you really like long bus rides think about a flight. One thing you might consider if you do not have your tickets already for the falls is to try TAM and buy a South American Air Pass. The price is based on the number of segments and length of the flights. So you could book Buenos Aires to Iguazu and then another segment Iguazu to Rio. Might get a better deal on both. Naturally if you are going else where in Brasil you can add additional flights. You must buy the pass outside southamerica and is only good for 30 days of travel. TAM's web site is
RE: Foz to Rio
Why would you go directly to Rio? Have you no much time to stay in Brazil?
Outherwise make the following:
Take the bus to Curitiba and make the traintrip to Paranagua through the mountains.
Then take the bus to Dourados and continue to Bonito. Here you cann make beautiful walk in the nature (Rio Sucuri is the best)
Then take the bus to Miranda or Corumba and visit the Pantanal. This is the best region for seeing wils animals and birds.
Then take the bus directly to Rio (more or less 30h from Corumba) or take the plane from Campo Grande to Rio. I don't know there are planes directly from Corumba to Rio. You have to informate there.
Doing like this, you enjoy the most beautiful places (in nature) of Brazil.
RE: RE: Foz to Rio
The fare on GOL to fly is pretty cheap.
And Silvia, I would say you were lucky travelling with folks who deal in "moamba" (goods from Paraguay). According to my friend whose father sells moamba, the buses with goods on them are held up along the route and robbed at gunpoint regularly! He has lost everything several times.
Re: Foz to Rio
Buses take a little more than 22 hours from Foz do Iguaçu to Rio de Janeiro.
Travel Tips for Foz do Iguaçu
September Packing List
Well, what can I say. You are likely going to visit the most voluminous falls in the world, and you are looking for tips on what to pack? One thing that is certain is that you will in fact get wet. The spray from these falls alone is more like a torrential downpour in certain places. But on the other hand, it is extremely warm and muggy here when you are not getting rained on. So I would recommend that you bring a nice light weight rainjacket and rain pants if you really want to get in and enjoy the falls to the utmost. You can likely stay far enough away if you really had to, but what fun would that be?
In order to eat dinner outside our resort, we had to use a taxi to get into town. Our hotel had a taxi stand right outside the resort entrance and they would tell them where to take us and on the way back we had the restaurants call us a taxi. Taxis are metered here, the fare was close to R$16 each time we took one, about $8US.
Parrots come in many sizes
Having been saturated with the Natural Wonder of the Iguaçu Falls next comes the flora and fauna of the area presented by the Bird Park in this most concise and acceptable form.
Located conveniently just 100 meters away from the Iguaçu Park entrance, this unique Zoo offers variety of local birds in their natural habitat on display.
No need for lowering your voice (comes handy when traveling with children), no need of binoculars and no need for viper venom antidote since all of the reptiles are "behind bars". For the hardened "hands-on" biologist this environment might sound pervert but for a city boy this is a luxury of ultimate necessity.
The populace of the park includes myriad kinds of parrots, many kinds of humming birds (just on vacation from their Canadian hideouts) and of course the omnipresent toucan. Originally I was exposed to the toucan family in Central America, but they were no match for these ones. The size of the body and respectively the beak is three to five times larger. Coming from the mouth of a tourist these superlatives mean something, indeed.
For change, along the course of this predominantly bird show, one can see some local caimans and the infamous anaconda. Enjoy your visit!
Itaipu: the movie
The visit to Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant includes the screening of a movie where you can see the construction and the importance of this dam; that was very interesting, and finally I saw the dam with WATER (at least in a movie...)!!!!
I took the picture of the "wet" dam from a poster!!!
La visita a la Central Hidroeléctrica de Itaipú incluye la proyección de una película en donde se muestra la construcción y la importancia de esta represa; fue muy interesante, y finalmente vi la represa con AGUA (al menos en una película)!!!
Saqué la foto de la represa "mojada" de un poster!!!
Brazil meets Argentina and Paraguay
Most Three-countries-corners in Latin America are in the middle of nowhere but this one is a touristic hot spot with the biggest waterfalls in the world plus worlds second largest hydro-electric power station and a duty-free-zone surrounde by countries with extremely high duties not only on luxury goods.
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