At Brazilian customs, we caught the Rio Uruguay bus for BR$4 each, and headed across the bridge to Argentinian customs. The bus stopped and, unlike what happens at the Brazilian side, everyone must get off the bus to have his passport checked. As U.S. citizens, we needed visas or a reciprocity tax to enter both Brazil and Argentina. We were able to pay the reciprocity tax online, and had the paper to show it was paid, as we entered Argentina. The bus pulled through the gate, and we all reboarded. We went to the bus terminal in the "sleepy" town of Puerto Iguazú, Argentina.
We first went to have lunch at the Aqva Restaurant, a couple blocks away.
|"Fresh Fettuccine with shrimps,|
Sun-dried Tomato Cream Sauce & Grilled Zucchinis"
|Grilled Surubi (local river fish) with|
|Photo of the Garganta del Diablo/Devil's Throat|
Not being clear on which the gate the bus departed, we missed a bus and thought we had twenty minutes to wait. But 10 minutes later a bus pulled up, and left right away. The bus ride was about 25 minutes, and we figured we needed two hours to return to the hotel in Brazil.
Once we entered the park, we spotted a lizard.
|Tupinambis merianae/Argentine Black-and-white Tegu|
|Tren de la Selva/Jungle Train (KSS)|
We first followed the Superior/Upper Circuit trail, a boardwalk that led across the tops of several of the Cataratas Iguazú/Iguassu Falls, each with its own individual name.
|Looking up the gorge across Salto Mbigua/Mbigua Falls (KSS)|
|Looking across two levels of falls to St Martins Island (KSS)|
|Bossetti Falls with a viewing platform below|
|Looking back (from the left) at Bossetti, Eve, Adam Falls and others|
|Panorama of Argentinian falls|
|Boat heading into the mist of St Martin Falls|
|Boat below St Martins Falls|
|Here comes the boatload of a couple dozen soaked passengers!|
|Bossetti Falls from below|
|Tamiko at Bossetti Falls (KSS)|
|Kent at Bossetti Falls|
|Salto Dos Hermanas/Two Sisters Falls|
|Nasua nasua/Ring-tailed Coati|
We tried pão de queijo/cheese bread at the airport, light fluffy croquet-ball size breads with cheese inside. Our flight left at 17:40 and we arrived in São Paulo about 21:20 and were met by a transfer person who accompanied us to retrieve our luggage from the locker, and call a driver to take us to the Novotel Morumbi Hotel, a 45-minute drive.
Next: São Paulo Centro.