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25/12/2017 Iguazu waterfalls

Getting up at 7:30am, preparing our food (bread, tuna, tomatoes) for the day trip to Iguazu falls (Argentinian side). Then breakfast in our hotel, bottle of water in Kiosco and buying of tickets at the bus terminal. 

The bus company is Rio Uruguay, they have their stand in the outer part of the terminal and the ticket has to be bought at the till. The return journey is 150 pesos. The buses  runs on a schedule, I don’t remember the times, but I think we took a bus at 9am. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the National Park Iguazú. It was still morning so the queues to get tickets weren’t that long. There is a sign saying that passport is required to buy the tickets. They only asked us where are we from and didn’t want to see our passport. The ticket is 500 pesos per person. Note! You can pay only in cash and in pesos. There is a cash machine at the entrance, but there were long queues. 






After passing through the entrance, we decided to get a little touristic train from the central station (first station close to the entrance) it runs the trains every 30 minutes. So we waited and then the train took us only to the second station (Cataratas) which is easily reachable by walk. We didn’t know that. We had to get off and could either wait long queue to get to another train to the Devils Throat or walk another route, which we did. This train thing wasn’t the case in the afternoon - they were running trains from the central station to the devils throat. 

The park is amazing, lovely views of waterfalls from everywhere. First we did the blue upper circuit (1750 metres long) then devils throat, then yellow circuit. During this Christmas period, the park wasn’t so busy, but to my likening it was busy. Is was also hot and overcast, occasionally with sun coming out which then stayed out the whole afternoon. So we were sunburnt a bit. 

It was around 5pm we were out from the park waiting for a bus back to town. They run on a schedule and they can accept only around 40 people on one bus. So we had to wait for another one which came quite quickly. Make sure you have a ticket, you cannot buy it on the bus. 


Back in Puerto Iguazu, small shopping (water and snacks) in a supermarket and then dinner out close to our El Duende hotel in a street cooking kind of place. Meat for both of us for 220 pesos. 

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