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Las Cataratas de Iguazu

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The Argentinian side, well, is very much like an amusement park, too, but you can avoid crowds of tourists a little bit by taking the first bus to the park, it leaves at 7.10 am from Puerto Iguazu, and by not taking the stupid little train in the park itself, but by walking everything.
The waterfalls, yes, they are spectacular and you can get very close to them on the Argentinian side.

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When I walked from the upper circuit to the lower circuit, there was not too many people around yet, I was lucky enough to spot this little, but apparently very poisonous, snake:

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I was rewarded for walking to the Garganta del Diablo instead of taking the train, very few people walk by the way. On the way there, I saw this beauty:

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And on the way back, there was a huge leguan, at least I think it was a leguan, having its lunch just a few meters from where I was standing!

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There is millions of mariposas (butterflies) all over the park, they sit on your arms and drink from your sweat, it is quite funny and a bit ticklish at times.

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If you are a bit patient, you can spot the rather shy capuchin monkeys

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or even tapirs,

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water snakes and crocodiles

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on the way to the Garganta del Diablo

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To finish of with, I took the camino Macuco, a six-kilometre walk (one way) through tropical forest, with quite little people on it but some animals, like spiders and enormous ants that can cause more damage than a wasp can when they bite you.

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Tata

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Posted by Gitan Jean 13:09 Archived in Argentina Tagged backpacking

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And again and again...... Breathtaking

saludos,

Died. PS: check your mail

by MurDa

It sounds great! I am making my way there in two weeks, by bus. Do you recommend anywhere in the area to stay in Iguazu: i am coming from Sau Paulo, onwards to Buenos Aires
Thanks,
Dee.

by deebyrne

Hola, Died
Zal waarschijnlijk volgende week rond donderdag in B.A. aankomen. Technofestival op vrijdag zegt me ni veel, maar een biertje gaat er zeker in! Zal nog mailen voor meer details. Hebben jullie aanraders voor hostels in B.A.?
Veel plezier nog!
Saludos
Jean

by Gitan Jean

Bom diam Dee
The waterfalls are gorgeous, but try to avoid the masses, go there as early in the morning as possible, take the first bus if you can. Don't take the stupid little tourist train inside the park (Argentinian side) but walk everything and keep your eyes open for animals. Do not foget to visit both sides.
As far as hostels are concerned, I can recomend you Peter Pan. It is a good hostel with dorm rooms, aircomditioning, shared bathrooms, breakfast included and a swimming pool. If I remember well, it was 25 Argentinian pesos per night which is about US$8 or Euro 6.25.
Que te diviertas!
Um beijo

Jean

by Gitan Jean

Dee, here's the link to their website: http://www.peterpanhostel.com/principal.html
You can make a reservation, but just showing up should not be a problem as there is a lot of dorms.
Enjoy!

by Gitan Jean

hehe yeah now:) wow great amazing. I love it. The waterfalls. great. I think I want to go there too, one day:)

by Pinky

Great photos, really stunning.

by Eleniki

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