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Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

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Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

We arrived on a United overnight flight from Washington, DC and changed planes in Sao Paulo airport for Foz Iguacu. Got in to Foz around 2 pm. We had someone pick us up from the airport and take us directly to the Brazilian side of the falls. By doing this, we avoided having to go to our hotel in the town, leave our luggage etc. The park on the Brazilian side closes at 5 pm so we were concerned about having enough time. This worked out fine – we walked the main trail with plenty of time for pictures.

As everyone will tell you, the falls are truly amazing. They just go on and on. We also appreciated seeing all the coatis hanging around the trail.

We stayed in Foz at the Del Ray Hotel. It was fine, but not memorable, and in a convenient location.

We spent the entire next day on the Argentine side of the falls. We walked the main trail, had lunch at the restaurant and then took the boat ride in the afternoon. That was a blast. Definitely wear your bathing suit for that and bring a change of clothes as you will get soaked.

The next morning we had a few hours before our flight left for Rio, so we visited the Itaipu dam. It's huge, but there's not a lot to see.

Next we went to Rio. I will post a link to that in one of the messages below.

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1. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

"The next morning we had a few hours before our flight left for Rio, so we visited the Itaipu dam. It's huge, but there's not a lot to see."

How exactly did you get to the dam, how long did it take, and how much did it cost?

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2. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Monte, we had a tour guide take us to the dam. We wouldn't normally have used someone for that, but he was a friend of a friend. He's the one who suggested we see the dam. I'm not actually sure what we spent since it was combined with other things. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

M W
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3. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Thank you for the trip report. It is amazing here and happy you enjoyed.

Thanks again

Marty

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4. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

It is 78,00 reais to do the Special Circuit and it takes 2h30. you can see a lot:

https:/…special-tour

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5. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Can you tell mine where you left your luggage while you explored the Brazilian side of the falls straight from the airport ?

Thanks you

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6. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

We left them in the car of the tour guide who picked us up at the airport. Normally, we would not use a private tour guide for an easily accessible attraction like the falls, however, he was a friend of a friend. It worked out well for us though, because then we didn't have to store our luggage somewhere.

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7. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Shane you can use the lockers in the BR Park for a small fee or since the airport is close to the falls you can rent lockers at the airport. and stop back at the airport to get your bag(s)

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8. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Are the lockers large enough for luggage?

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9. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Yes, the lockers are large enough for luggage.

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10. Re: Brazil trip report - part 2 Iguacu Falls

Lockers are available on both sides of the falls. We could fit a 60litre and an 80 litre back pack with also a 20 litre rug sack in the one locker on both sides

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