We ended up taking a taxi across the border in the afternoon after seeing the Brazilian side of the falls. We had planned on getting a bus across but heard that one that morning had been held up at gunpoint. Needless to say, change of plans.
The cab was insanely easy and literally took us from the front door of our hostel in Brazil to our one in Argentina. We only had to get out of the car once to get our passports stamped out of Brazil, and when we entered Argentina all we had to do was hand our passports into a little booth and take our sunnies off without getting out of the car.
In Puerto Iguazu - the Argentinian town - we stayed in Garden Stone Hostel, which had clean rooms and a bright open outside kitchen right next to a pool. We cooled off in the pool on the first arvo and got an early dinner and nights sleep before heading to the falls again on the next day.
The Argentinian side of the falls was reachable by a private bus company - $100 Pesos for a return trip - and buses ran every 20 minutes or so. The park entry cost $260 pesos for international visitors. We got to the park and walked towards the first of 3 mini railway stations which were used to ferry people towards the Argentine side of “The Devils Throat.” We missed the first train because the line was too long, but found out we could walk to the second station anyway. Our impatient little crew walked to the second station and despite being caught behind a big crowd of people and a pack of those dastardly coatis, managed to beat the train.
At the second station we had to wait for a solid 40 minutes to head up to the 3rd and last station at the devil’s throat, and walking was not an option here as the road was closed for safety. Once arriving we walked for a good 500m or so along some amazing manmade catwalks stretched out across the little islands on the Iguazu river above the falls. We ended up at the Devil’s Throat lookout and stood in awe for the 2nd time in as many days.
From here we headed back via train to the lower trails. Again these were amazing and had 100's of view points from above, below and the middle of the falls. After lunch and 1 million photos we went on a fast boat trip. For $270 Argentinean Pesos (Roughly $40 AUD) we got into a quick boat and were taken UNDERNEATH the falls. The water was moving so fast and everyone was screaming, it was insane!
Again, words don’t really do it justice, so look at some pictures and videos. Any questions... Just ask!
P.s. We're headed to Buenos Aires next, another 18 hour bus ride. Joy!
G'day I'm Bec
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