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Well the adventure begins, the planning and paying completed, we have at last seated ourselves in the Qantus lounge for breakfast. Thanks to Danial, we arrived in plenty of time to go through a slow checkin process and convince the business lounge we are entitled to be here. Relaxed now and ready for the adventure. Well we arrived in Argentina and …
As we flew into Iguazu Falls (pronounced e-gwah-zoo) you look out the window of the plane and the entire area is covered in trees except for a gaping hole the size of a few square kilometers. The gaping hole is filled with waterfalls and mist (more on this later!). The whole region kind of looks like Jurassic Park and Aman kept whistling the …
... s worth it (Gen disagrees). The boat takes us up river through a few rapids and underneath (literally) a few of the smaller falls. At one point our boat dips down quite violently under the force of the water, but the driver seems unconcerned. Unfortunately it is still raining so we aren't able to walk about in the sun to dry off, and given that we haven't really got a change of clothes readily available, we decide to call it a day and take a taxi across the border and into Argentina...
... which left them wandering around on top of our bags and ponchos (which we left out to dry). With the sun out, we now got to see some pretty amazing rainbows by the waterfalls. Finished with the lower trails, Jeeves and I headed to the train to go up to "La Garganta de Diablo" or the Devil's Throat.
This was suppose to be the most impressive view of the falls because it brought you right up on top of them all. You walked ...
... to us that years of pollution had led the lake to become a sickly green colour and that swimming is no longer advised - it is now undergoing a purification process to return the water to its former state. But arriving just as the sun was starting to set, we hardly noticed the colour and were able to appreciate stunning views of the tree-fringed expanse of sparkling water; both of us found ourselves reminiscing about similar lakes in Canada and would have loved to canoe off into ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
The hotel accommodation is superb with great service. Very clean and great size rooms with excellent selection for breakfast.
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