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Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls

Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

I can’t say I had ever heard of Foz do Iguacu, Brazil until The Flight Deal posted a roundtrip fare there for $375. At that time, I was zeroed in on getting Rio de Janeiro, so I figured this would be a good way to get to Brazil and hop on a cheap domestic flight to Rio. Little did I know that Foz do Iguacu would provide me a unique experience all its own that has forever earned this city a place in my heart.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogArriving Monday evening, we took a taxi from the airport to our accommodations for the next two days, Tetris Container Hostel. I loved the design of this hostel as it was made from shipping containers that I thought was incredibly creative! Even more than the design, I loved the atmosphere of the hostel. It gave me quiet and relaxation in the daytime and socializing in the evening. I tried my first Caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, at the hostel’s outdoor bar and it was not my last over my time spent there. My friend even won a chance to learn how to make Caipirinhas and played bartender. It was a perfect welcome to Foz do Iguacu.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogTetris Container Hostel MuralFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogOur first full day there we got right down to business visiting the one attraction that brings you to Foz do Iguacu in the first place, Iguassu Falls! Luckily for us, we were staying right across the street from the bus stop that would get us there with one 20-25 minute ride (Cost: R$3.50, approx. $0.93 USD without any coupons).Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogOnce arriving at the Parque Nacional do Iguacu complex and paying your admission fee (Cost: R$56.30, approx. $15.00 USD), you hop on an open-air bus, and you’re on your way to the waterfalls driving along a scenic route of lush greenery.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogThe waterfalls are something that speak for themselves, so there’s no need for me to narrate you through what I saw because there are no words to describe it adequately. I wanted this post to be very image heavy in hopes that I give you a glimpse of these natural wonders that I was able to witness with my own eyes. I remember rounding the walkway leading to my first glimpse of the waterfalls, baited breath, aware that I was on the verge of witnessing something dreams are made of.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogIn addition to the waterfalls themselves, the nature that surrounding you was just as amazing. I am not a nature person by ANY MEANS but even I saw the beauty in the wings of butterflies and their colored patterns, intricately woven spider webs, and well camouflaged reptiles in the leaves. Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogFoz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogIf I could describe the experience in one word it would be “surreal” and I remember wishing everyone could see this at least once in their lifetime. During the bus ride back to the hostel, I felt so fulfilled. If all were said and done at this moment, I would have been perfectly fine because I saw one of the world’s natural wonders. This was not something made and manipulated by man. God, Mother Nature, the higher being of your choice created this.Check photos from www.fibroidsmiraclepdfreviews.com for more about deals for Fibroid patient.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogAs my time in the park came to a close, I began to think about all the other wonders of the world worth seeing and not just the ones that made the official list. The ones we know of and the ones we have yet to hear about and my desire to travel was fueled even more. Foz do Iguacu was the perfect note to begin my trip to South America, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! If Foz do Iguacu was not on your radar before reading this post I hope it is now and if it is let me share a few tips:

1) Set aside at least 2-3 hours to walk through the park if not more. It’s pretty big, and there are going to be plenty of times you’ll want to stop and take it all in, take some pictures and be in the moment.

2) Take the corny souvenir pictures offered for sale at the end because, why not?Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog3) It may not be all clear skies and rainbows. Luckily the skies cleared as we navigated the trail, but others we had spoken to said the day before the weather was not ideal and the mist from the falls didn’t make for good pictures. But this is something you’ll want to see with your own eyes and not through the lens of a camera anyway.

4) They may be cute but DO NOT MESS WITH THE COATIS! There are (sort of) graphic photos throughout the park warning you what may happen if you get to close. If they smell food it’s on so take heed. Photos were taken using my Galaxy S8 smartphone.Foz do Iguacu: Visiting Iguassu Falls - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog5) If you only walk the trail, odds are you will get wet, but it’s not the end of the world. I was dry by the time I made it back to the hostel. If you take the boat ride, I’m sure that’s another story, and you’ll get drenched. I can’t speak to it too much because I didn’t take the boat ride, but I’m sure packing a change of clothes would suffice, or you can roll with the punches and dry off over time

6) I didn’t get a chance to visit the Argentinian side of the falls because I wasn’t up for spending $160 for the reciprocity fee, but I’ve heard too many good things about it not to recommend visiting both sides of the fall.


 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Kasi
    December 12, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Ohhh those waterfalls are beautiful! This definitely looks like something I’d enjoy visiting. Great pictures and thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Sanura
      December 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM

      Thank you for reading Kasi! 🙂

  • Reply
    Tausha
    December 10, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Iguazu Falls has been on my travel bucket list for such a long time. Looks like you had a great time there!

    • Reply
      Sanura
      December 11, 2015 at 6:59 PM

      I did! I hope you make it there soon! 🙂

  • Reply
    Brittany
    December 8, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Great post!!! I didn’t get a chance to go the Brazilian side of the falls but I see they are just as beautiful as the falls on the Argentina side! What a cool hostel! Great pics!

    • Reply
      Sanura
      December 9, 2015 at 9:42 AM

      Thank you Brittany! I really hope to make it to the Argentina side one day to complete the experience of the falls 🙂

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