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Iguazu Falls

A ´must do before you die´

sunny 43 °C

So after a horrible 22 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires, where the bus broke down after 3 hours and the replacement bus had no air con and was invested with mosquitos, I arrived at Iguazu covered in bites!

Iguazu is a samll town, with not to much do to do apart from the falls.

The hotel I stayed at was the best so far, it had a huge swimming pool, bar, restaurant, pool tables, table tennis, futball tables and party nights every ngiht... I felt like I was in paradise!

In my dorms there was a group of 5 Aussie lads my age who I got on with really well. That night we had a pool party until about 1.
Before going to bed we all booked the trip to the falls for the following day.

We left the hostel at 7 and made are way to the falls, our trip included a jungle tour, boat ride and access to all the viewing points in the park.

The ¨Jungle trek¨ was fairly disappointing as it was only 20 minutes and we saw nothing apart from some fairly average trees and bushes!!
It dropped us off at the boat, where the boat ride more than made up for that disappointment! We travelled along the river and made our way to the falls, approaching it from the river gave us amazing views that without the ride we would not have seen! The sheer size and quantity of the falls cannot be explained by any words or justified by any photos (especially from my phone!) Then to my suprise the boat took us within about 20 metres of the falls where we got absolutly drenched, this was one of the highlights of the whole trip so far! The boat then dropped us off at the first viewing point and we spent the rest of the day walking around the magnificient park, visiting all the viewing points to see the falls from every angle! To finish the day, at about 4 we took a slow boat ride back to the entrance, this was very relxing and the guide even (against the rules) let us have a 10 minute swim in the river while he waited!!

We then head back to the hostel extremely tired - and sun burnt! The package was fairly expensive in SouthAmerican terms, but was worth every penny... The whole day cost us around ARG$400 pesos, but to put it into context... 65GBP for one of, if not the, best day of my life is more than worth it!

That night the hostel hosted a Brazilian samba party where we learnt some samba, watched a show from some amazing Brazilian ladies and partied the night away!

This was an amazing couple for days and nights, I was lucky enough to have shared it with some brilliant lads from Australia who helped make this an experience I will never forget!

The following morning I set off my 24 hour bus ride to Codoba and the lads left for Brazil!

Posted by chris_Arg 09:02 Archived in Argentina

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