Argentina 1: Getting to Parque Nacional Iguazú in Argentina


Argentina to Foz de Iguaću-5

Wir verlassen Uruguay und machen uns auf den Weg zu den Iguazú Fällen via Misiones, wo wir die Ruinen San Ignaćio Mini der Jesuiten besuchten. Es war uns auch wichtig, diese Wasserfälle von der Argentinischen und Brasilianischen Seite zu sehen.

We made our way to the Jesuit ruins San Ignaćio Mini in the Misiones region, probably the most impressive of a number of ruins in the area. There is a short portion through Brasil to get there (beautiful lush surroundings and we sampled the tasty chicken Brasilian style), the border and its immigration stations can be somewhat confusing. However, shopping at the large and modern duty-free Sineriz centre, made up for it as it turned out to be the last shopping opportunity to stock up on imported delikatessen and chocolates. The Uruguay immigration offices are housed within this centre.

Once in Argentina we camped at the smart Club del Rio on the Rio Paraná, a beautiful site with large pool and good birdwatching. We proceeded via Eldorado to Puerto Iguazú to camp at Costa Ramon, where Adriana and Carlos Medina were excellent hosts, Felipe the blue & yellow Macaw kept us entertained and the lush garden setting gave us a first opportunity to see some hummingbirds close-by at the feeding stations.  ( tel 03757-424129,

Next day we had our first spectacular views of the impressive Iguazú Falls including the 80m high Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) from the new walkways, following the train ride into the park, where some South American Coatis tried to snatch food from the visitors.


Author: Dieter

A passionate traveller and photographer with an urge to share the beauty of our planet.

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