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“have the helicopter ride”
Review of Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu
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Full Day Tour to the Argentinian Falls and Photographic Safari in the Jungle...
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Full Day Tour to Iguazú Waterfalls Brazilian Side with Optional Itaipu Dam from...
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

If you are going to go to the Brazilian side of the Cataratas YOU should take the helicopter ride which is offered at the entrance. It costs $110 per person and it will take you all over the falls. If you take this ride, it pays off all your trip right away.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

The falls are truly amazing, but it was a very frustrating experience to see them. I was there in summer, and the place was jam packed with tourists. There are narrow boardwalks to get to each viewing point, and people taking photographs everywhere (usually in the very middle of the boardwalk, so that it's impossible to pass). As a result, my walking pace was restricted to barely more than a slow shuffle, with lots of stops to wait for photographers. This ruined the entire experience for me. The Brazillian side of the falls are not as spectacular, but there are much less tourists, so I actually enjoyed visiting that side of the falls much more.

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Both sides of Foz do Iguazu (Brazil and Argentina) are breathtaking places to see. You should bring waterproof jacket (and shoes). Besides the normal tour we attended a fun and very wet boats tour that takes you just in the middle of the huge waterfalls. It was really breathtaking to see this gigantic natural wonder of the world. It is absolutely worth it and a must-do to go to both places so you should have to days of time. We have been there in May and of course in opposite to Rio de Janeiro it was quite cold. Jumper and jackets are worth to be with you.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The falls of Iguazu in Puerto Iguau, Argentina as well as on the Brazil side are breathtaking in every way. I spent two full days there and that was not enough but sufficient to get the highlights if that is all the time you have. The falls are the newest 7th natural wonder of the world and it is truly worthy of its naming. These magnificant, huge falls make our American Niagara Falls at the Canadian border with the US look like a mini-version. They are incredible, thundering, HUGE falls with walkway bridges under and above. This is located within a large park campus and are near the town of Iguazu, which is at 'three frontiers' - Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.
Within the park, there are several additional little tours, such as a boat ride, a truck ride through the rainforest, and a zodiac calm ride on the river above the falls. The boat ride is fun; you do get quite wet (take a poncho). The truck ride is quite rough and bumpy. The zodiac ride is a 'contemplative' calm boat ride, and I would skip it. Not much you can see from the zodiac except maybe an alligator. If you went to also see jaguars, you will likely be disappointed as they seem to have dwindled or moved to less crowded spaces. The attraction is an international destination and that adds to the fun and experience.
If you go, be sure and choose a season/time when there is water at the falls. Sometimes, a drought will dry up the falls partially or completely even, and that's just too disappointing. This year, there was high water and flooding and sometimes the walkway metal viewing bridges have been closed due to the high water. Sept. and Oct., when we went, seems like a good time to visit weatherwise (70s) and the crowds are way down, and their kids are in school. Unlike what I read before leaving, the mosquito issue is almost non-existent at that time of year, however, I am told a lot depends on the recent weather, so perhaps we were lucky. Anyway, I personally didn't perceive malaria is a concern at all, even if it is the rainforest area at Iguazu.
The upper and lower walkways are absolutely must-dos when you get there. These offer the easiest, best viewing points and over a lot of the width of the falls on both sides of the river, the dividing point between Argentina and Brazil. In order to see both sides, one has to cross back and forth through border patrol and have passport and an Argentina reciprocity fee receipt before arriving. Our group needed, I mean needed, a tour guide to help us get through the borders efficiently (or else it could take an hour or more). For American tourists, English speaking tourists,I highly recommend our professional guide who specializes in just Iguazu Falls: Contact Maria Leal Prono, at marlealpro@hotmail.com or 54-3757-448373.
The Iguazu Falls go on and on for miles and speak to the power and magic of nature in a most memorable way. I would like to go back again, see them again, and more of the parkland itself. This is right up there with the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt in my book! Stay nearby at a great value and lovely hotel on the Argentina side - the Amerian of Iguazu Falls.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

It's been a while since my visit to this natural wonder of the world, but it's unforgettable! 365 waterfalls alltogether, but you have to visit both the Brazilian and the Argentinian side to see it all. It is a huge national park, but there are beautiful hotels inside the park, so it is easy to visit the falls by foot. Walking in this rainforest, with all the tropical birds' (toucans are my favourites!) and other amazing sounds around you, and then you come to an "open area" and see more waterfalls, and after a little while, more waterfalls again! I would love to go back and see this wonder again, any time!

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