ADD TO LISTFoz do Iguaçu is a town named after its most popular landmark, the Iguaçu Falls, which during its peak, has a flow volume will triple that of Niagara Falls. The spectacular power of the Iguaçu Falls makes it one of GeckoGo's top Brazil attractions. Foz do Iguaçu is also a popular base destination for exploring a number of parks and features in the area. Several Friendship Bridges connect Foz do Iguaçu to its neighbours in Argentina and Paraguay.
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Foz do Iguacu is a must see if you are heading to Brazil. The waterfalls are spectacular and can been seen from both Brazil and Argentina. I would recommend a 4-5 day trip to the area. A great Hostel to stay at is "Kathrina House", Louise is the owner and he is amazing! He will help you with anything you need and he is good for a laugh or two. Its close to shopping and transportation, and its clean and well maintained. You can visit the bird park and get up close and personal with tropical birds, see the waterfalls from the Brazil side, and take in a few other attractions in the park. You can definitely spend 2 days on the Aregentia side of the falls, there are 17km of trails to hike (most of which are wheelchair accessible), you can take a jungle safari, and much more.(Look out for the Coatimundis) There is shopping in the parks on both sides. And while you are in the area you must defintely see the Itaipu Dam, the largest in the world. There are several tours and I would recommend doing a few of them, if not all. The panoramic tour and the eco refuge were my favourites.Overall one of the best travel experiences I have had, I only wish I had longer!
Hostel Bambu is the way to go! The guys there are amazing. SOOO helpful!!! You need to allow a half day for the Brazilian side of the falls and a full day for the Argentine side. If visiting the Brazilian side on a short day trip you don't need to do customs or pay for a visa, but if visiting the Argentine side on a day trip you DO need to do customs. From Foz do Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro by bus is R$177 one way(about half that for dollar value.) That was as of mid-2007. They can book it at the hostel for you, they can even book your accomodation in another city for you from that hostel. As I said, the most helpful guys.
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