Paraty and Iguazu Falls

Trip Start Nov 14, 2011
Trip End May 13, 2012

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Flag of Argentina  , Litoral,
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Had a very relaxing day on Monday - Paraty is a little traditional Brazilian coastal town - lovely little cobbled streets with quaint buildings.

Went out on a boat to explore the picturesque coastline and swam in secluded bays. Well Pete swam and I just sort of drifted around with a float.

On Tuesday we set off very early in the morning in the minibus to Sao Paulo (4 hrs) and then flew to Iguazu Falls which are on the border between Brazil and Argentina.

Tuesday we visited the Falls on the Brazilian side - pretty impressive.

Tuesday evening we travelled over the border to Argentina.

Regarding the Falls, 20 percent are in Brazil and 80 percent in Argentina.

Wednesday was spent in the national park that incorporates the Iguazu Falls in Argentina - we have never seen such a spectacular sight as the sheer size and beauty of the Falls, which are surrounded by rain forest.

We went on a boat trip in the morning which went as close as possible to the Falls resulting in us all getting absolutely drenched. In late afternoon we went up in a helicopter and the views from the air were amazing.

Just on our way out to a BBQ for some Argentinian steak - tried steak last night and it was really good.

Pictures to follow - having trouble downloading here, fly to Buenos Aires tomorrow.
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Linda & Gary on

Hi Pete and Elaine
the falls and helicopter flight sounded amazing lovely to hear you are having a great time.

Liked the swimming touch you need some Malibu or some laughing juice down you and then you will swim like a fish next time mostly underwater ha ha make sure you have you water wings on ha ha

Love you both
Gary and Linda x

Rys on

Must have been brilliant to see the massive Iguassu Falls...can't wait to see the photos and Pete bungy jumping off...right!!??:))

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