Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Travel Guide

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Things to Do

  • The Power of the Falls

    We visited the falls in winter, and that was the secret for the powerful demonstration of the river. What a show! We really felt small by the water. Walking in the jetty over the strong current was a sensation that only a few of us risked to feel.

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  • Safari Macuco on Boat

    In Niagara Falls the Maid of the Mist takes you close to the falls, to feel their real power. But nothing like the emotions of Safari Macuco. After some kilometres by jeep in the marvellous jungle, stopping here and there to identify some exotic plants, and an exciting descend on foot, we enter aboard a rafting ship, and...God... we really felt the...

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  • The Harmony of the falls

    The tropical forest attracts you, and, with natural life distracting you, you go down the path until... The impact of the size and strength of the falls is something impossible to describe. We were there in winter, when the level of the water goes up, and the cold weather dissolves light and colour, giving things a more dramatic look. I knew it was...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Restaurants

  • Food and Show

    Rodizio means (I think in the entire world) good grill. In Iguaçu the delights of Brazilian meat got the company of south American music and dances, providing a remarkable night, with the sympathy and warmth of the Brazilians. Don't miss.

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  • Cheap But Common Fast Food

    This restaurant has two sections: a fast food snack bar type restaurant, and a high-class self-service indoor restaurant that is higher priced. This review is of the fast food restaurant.At the very end of the south end of the Trail of the Falls and the main visitor's routes into the park, there is a structure that serves as restrooms, gift shops,...

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  • Most Missed Restaurants in the Park

    I have never eaten in either of the restaurants or the bar inside the Hotel das Cataratas. There is nothing on the hotel web site that suggests these restaurants are open to the general public, but it is hard for me to imagine that any restaurant inside the national park would turn down any customers.As with everything else about the Hotel das...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Nightlife

  • Sniff!!!

    Three days before and one day after the fool moon, there are walking tours to the waterfalls... The experience has to be breathtaking, but I could not do it... :-( I was there during the fool moon, but the night I had the occasion to take the tour, it was so cloudy that the tour was canceled!Tres días antes y un día después del plenilunio se...

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  • in a Hotel

    Capacidade para 60 pessoas entre o sal?o e a varanda, serve bebidas e petiscos. Das 20:00 as 23:00 hs, m?sica ao vivo.

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  • That's not why you're here!

    You're not going to find any incredible nightlife here, but that's not why you're here. The best place to go in the area is to Avenida Jorge Schimmelpfeng in Foz do Iguacu where you'll find some nice outdoor restaurants and bars that serve decent food and good chopp (draft beer). As you walk down the street, just look at the outdoor patios to see...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Transportation

  • Most Personal Vehicles Not Allowed in...

    I will attempt to cover a multitude of different things in this tip about transportation to and around the National Park and its Waterfalls:1. Personal vehicles, unless you are staying overnight at the hotel, have been banned for use inside the park since 2001. Instead, no matter what vehicle you arrive in, it most likely will have to stay outside...

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  • Foz do Iguaçu Airport (IGU)

    When you are looking to visit the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, you have two good options in terms of flights. The first is to fly into the Brazilian side, or the second option is to fly into the Argentinian side. The decision of which to fly into will likely be determined on where you are starting and ending your trip. If you are flying through...

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  • the bus inside the park

    The park ticket allows you to use the bus of the park as much as you want, stopping at the 5 different stops: Poco Preto Trail (for 9km treck through jungle),Macuco Safari (for jeep safari), Bananeiras Trail (for 2km path and boat ride), Campo de Desafios (for rafting, climbing etc),Hotel Tropical das Cataratas (for 1.5km path for great views of...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Shopping

  • souvenirs from Cataratas!

    The souvenir shop at the end of the path but also the gift shop at the main building sell many souvenirs like magnets, glasses, tshirts, caps, wallets all decorated with the animals of the area etc If you like stuff like “I love Cataratas!” this is your place….

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  • only a few places

    The shopping is limited in the Iguassu area outside of the main visitor's center and the visitors center at the falls. The only other shopping is either at your hotel or a few roadside stands just outside of the park.

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  • Parguay - Ciudad del Este

    When you are in the park you are close to Paraguay's second largest city, Ciudad del Este, a mecca for cheap electronics. Prices are generally low, but be careful and aware that some items may be factory reconditioned.The trip from Brazil to Paraguay is interesting and bizarre. There is a bridge connecting the two countries and a constant stream of...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Local Customs

  • Meet the Local News teams

    Throughout most of the tourist locations in the area, we noticed there quite a few film crews making documentaries or news reports of the local area. In particular, this cameraman and reporter were in some locations which were a tad annoying, as they took up the whole space of several lookouts. If I were in the same position this time, we probably...

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  • Skol Beer

    Skol beer is the most popular beer in the Iguassu area it is not to be confused with the tougher American of the some name.

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  • The Legend of the Falls

    Wasn't that a Brad Pitt movie? Anyways, the real legend of the falls comes from the Caingangues Indians who lived in this part of the world. They believed that a fair maiden was going to be sacrificed to a god and when a young boy decided to play hero and save the maiden, he angered the god who then created a great crack in the earth that formed...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Warnings and Dangers

  • Kingdom of the Mist

    The mist and haze are present everywhere in the falls. So, be prepared to wear your raincoat all the time, or to get wet. Of course, you have the solution of buying locally a light poncho, not expensive, and that may become part of the fun.

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  • "walking on water"

    The strongest sensation from the brazilian side is caught by crossing the tiny wooden bridge over the river. Be warned: nor even your poncho will free you from getting really wet, and the sensation of the water flowing rapidly under your feet may get you sick. Of course, you have the chance to go back at any time.

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  • SHOCK

    I saw in a Portuguese magazine (Visão) a recent photo of the falls. The contrast with what we saw was... SHOCKING! WHAT ARE WE DOING TO THIS PLANET?

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Tourist Traps

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    by VolsUT Written Jun 23, 2006

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    I don't know exactly where this goes but here it is. TAM Airlines is one of the main airlines that services Iguassu Falls but to not use them. My flight from Buenos Aires was suppost to leave at 8:00 AM but when I arrived at the airport at 6:50 AM the TAM agent informed me that they had neglected to inform me that the flight was now at 7:00AM! Instead of working with me to get me there or refunding me my money they simply told me I would have to find another carrier if I wanted to go that day! Luckly Aerolineas Argentinas saved the day with a flight to the Argentine side of the falls where I took a cab to my hotel on the Brazillian side.

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu What to Pack

  • 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...

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  • beware of mosquitos and heat!

    It’s hot and the humidity level is high so dress light. Of course some comfortable shoes for walking (I was already tired of walking before the falls but I had to walk a lot here). There are a lot of mosquitos around and in general there’s no big deal unless you’re allergic but when I was there (april 2008) there was a problem with yellow fever...

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  • Some suggestions

    You will need your most comfrotable walking shoes; about the clothes, it is a very hot place, and some people do prefer shorts and tops (even swimsuit), but remember there are mosquitoes (and other insects) and the sun is implacable.Necesitarán sus zapatos más confortables; con respecto a la ropa, es un lugar muy cálido, y algunas personas...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Off The Beaten Path

  • Butterflys in May!

    It is almost impossible for there to be something that is off the beaten path at the internationally famous Falls of the River Iguaçu. Millions of visitors come here every year.However, May seems to be the peak time for butterflys around the park, and in particular near the wet areas of the trail that provides a series of viewpoints. The...

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  • Parque das Aves

    One of the great places to stop in for an afternoon in Foz do Iguaçu is at the Parque das Aves, which literally translates to Bird Park. As a person who enjoys taking photographs, this was a great opportunity to get up and close to the beautiful birds that had been flying around the falls and cities as we travelled throughout the region. In...

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  • Watch for wild-life

    Although your eye will be continually drawn, while walking through the national parks on both sides of the falls, to the wonderful views of the falls themselves, don’t forget to look around you too. You can see lots of really beautiful butterflies along these paths, and they come really close, sometimes even landing on you – see the 2nd photo,...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Sports & Outdoors

  • Play Slap Hands!

    Slap Hands is a popular game for kids, and also has alot of adults joining the craze. The object of the game is to continue having your hands below the opponent and keeping this position by turning your hand over and slapping the other player. Here at the park, there is a statue dedicated to the game that is very interesting. Enjoy your time in the...

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  • Macuco Safari

    Macuco Safari is an "adventure" which includes a 3 Km trail in an electric vehicle inside the jungle, a 600 m walking trail, and finally, an upstream boat tour towards the Devil's Throat... This experience coasts about 30 dollars, and it is just amazing!(I did not take this safari, because I did a similar one on the Argentinian side.) Macuco Safari...

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  • Walk!

    The trail from Cataratas Hotel (starting point) to Porto Canoas (end of the road) is 1200 m long, with a lot of stairs; the panorama is breathtaking, ant the path takes your breath away!!!El sendero desde el Hotel Cataratas (punto de partida) hasta Porto Canoas (fin del trayecto) tiene una longitud de 1200 m, con un montón de escalones; el paisaje...

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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Favorites

  • World Heritage Site

    Iguacu Falls are located in the region bounded by the municipalities of Iguassu Port (Argentina), Foz do Iguacu (Brasil) and Ciudad del Este (Paraguay). To preserve the falls and the surrounding Subtropical Forest the countries created 2 Nacional Parks: the Parque Nacional Iguazú in Argentina and the Parque Nacional do Iguaçu in Brasil. The falls...

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  • Devil's Gorge

    Devil's Gorge is likely the reason why Iguaçú is so famous. This portion of the falls are as high as 85m tall (roughly 240 ft). Essentially a 24 story building high rush of water coming down. Add on top of this the mist from the falls rising 500 ft further in the air and you have the makings for an excellent place to enjoy. There are several...

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  • Move at a Snail's Pace

    One of the most important things to do when you are visiting Parque Nacional do Iguaçu is to operate at the same pace as this picture here, a snail. On most vacations, Sarah and I try to pack as much as we possibly can into an itinerary, as we always have limited time to really explore the places we go. We chose on the other hand to just relax on...

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Itaipu Dam
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Environmental Exhibition (Bring a Flashlight!)
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The Trail of 300 Waterfalls: The Main Attraction
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Quati / Cuati: Agressive Food Hunters
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Foz do Iguacu
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make a boatride at iguacu
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Boat Tour Under the Falls
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Macuco Safari
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The Hazards of Heat
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Get Wet!
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Jogue o Lixo Na Lixeira
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Snacks Anyone?
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Enter the Park
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dont forget the bird park!
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nice view during lunch
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go up for a last but great photo!
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animals on the way!
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catch the rainbow!
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walk on a paved path
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first stop, first shock!
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buy your ticket and open your eyes!
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international airport of Foz do Iguazu
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take me higher!
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the falls over you!
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taxi and local buses
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Visit the Argentine Falls
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On the cat walks
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Boat trip beneath the falls
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Legend of the Falls
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The Falls at Iguaçu
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Itaipu Dam - World's Largest Power Station
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Below the 'Devil's Throat'
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The precipice
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Above the falls
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FOZ DO IGUACU : IGUACU FALLS
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The View Into Argentina
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Buffett
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Visitors center for transportaion
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