Iguazú National Park in Argentina is well known for one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – the Iguazú Falls. The Park is open every day from 8:00 to 18:00. The entrance cost is $500 pesos per person and you can only pay in cash and pesos. It is a full day excursion and the entrance includes the three main circuits and the ecological train that takes you to the Devil’s Throat, the biggest fall of the park. Its real name is Union fall as it marks the limit between Brazil and Argentina. At the park, you also have the option of three boat tours that are not included in the entrance fee and you can purchase them directly inside of the park. If you feel like you haven’t discovered everything and would like to visit the park again the following day, don’t forget to get a stamp for a 50% discount at the entrance when leaving. In this case, you’ll have to have your passport with you.
Foz do Iguaçu National Park – the Brazilian side of the park. It is usually a half-day excursion. The park is open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 (Brazilian time!). The entrance costs R$65 reals and you can pay cash, by credit card, and even by foreign currency. At the park a unique trail offers you an amazing panoramic view of the Falls. There are buses every hour from the Argentine bus terminal and the ticket costs $40 pesos per person.
The Triple Frontier is the border region where the borders of 3 countries meet: Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. While there are many triple borders in the world, this in particular is formed naturally by the convergence of two rivers – the River Iguazú and the River Paraná. At the Triple Frontier visitors can see the Tancredo Neves International Bridge, which connects the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú and its Brazilian neighbor, Foz do Iguaçu. Over the La Amistad International Bridge that crosses the River Paraná, you can get from Foz to Ciudad Del Este (Paraguay). At the convergence of the borders, each of the three bordering countries has erected an obelisk, painted in the national colours of the country in which it is located. It is located only 20 blocks from the hostel; it is a nice walk that takes about 30 minutes.
Iguazú Bike Tours is a small company dedicated to the organisation and operation of bicycle tours and cruises in the region of the Iguazú Falls – in an environment characterised by the ubiquitous jungle green vegetation and red dirt roads. The city of Puerto Iguazú is the epicentre of their activities. Led by naturalist guides, you will see natural protected areas and rural landscapes of small farmers. They are committed to protecting the environment, aware that this activity contributes to the conservation of the Atlantic Forest and the strengthening of local cultural values. Contact them: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell. 03757 -15678220 from Outside: Cell: (+54) 9- 03757- 1567822.
It is an adventure activity, which includes the transfer out and back to the hostel, activities and the service of a bilingual guide. The activities are: hiking in the jungle, canopying, rappelling, etc. There are two daily departures: at 8 am and at 2 pm. Approximate duration of the tour: four hours. It cost $730 pesos per person and you can book it at the hostel.
The Aripuca is a small thematic park built with old fallen trees from the jungle that represent and old trap that the natives’ communities (Guaranies) used to catch birds without hurting them. This is basically a replica, a huge one made of big trees. They also have a restaurant, and stores to buy semiprecious stones and natives’ handicraft. The park opens daily from 8:30 until 18:30. The entrance is $110 pesos per person.
The Guira Oga is a small rescue centre for small wild animals that have been hurt. Guira Oga means in the Guarani Tongue “The house of birds”, and there are many animals that have been rehabilitated for future release, while others cannot longer survive in the wild and therefore they stay there permanently. At the park you can find toucans, parrots, many species of eagles, monkeys, etc. At the Guira Oga they offer excursions with bilingual guides. The entrance costs $200 pesos per person and they are open daily from 9.00 to 17:00.