Trip Report

My vacation in the Iguazu Falls

My parents had a house in Florianopolis in BR, a technical stop at the falls, we drove with my siblings and took advantage of the good summer weather, and we spent the new year in Brazil, Revelhion!

by juan pabloAbout Me:Argentinian, 27 years old, initiated in travel read more

South AmericaArgentina, Brazil, Uruguay17 days / December 2006

Highs & Lows

Bring rain gear

Beware of mosquitoes and monkeys that steal things, high temperatures in summer.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    The only thing that would change is fear, I was a child and now I could undertake that journey on my own and go even further.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Not bad, just that my parents forgot my identity document at home, so we had to wait 3 hours until they authorized my entry to Brazil, we are 5 brothers so some document was going to forget.

  • How was the food?

    The hotel service is incredible, like certain stalls on the street, eating açaí in the afternoons was the most delicious thing I tasted, the DeLa Font restaurant, friendly and gourmet. Incredible Jungle Restaurant grills.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Do the tour on horseback, light summer clothing, water, repellent and raincoat because it is all the time wet.

  • Packing tips?

    Assembling the backpack is a challenge, I like to travel light, but one of the things that cannot be absent also is sunscreen, repellent and accessories in case they carry cameras that do not take care of the body of the camera.

  • Transportation Tips?

    We did this overland trip by car, but it can also be done by plane, bike, bus and the landscape is incredible.

  • Any surprises?

    We found my dad's camera in a part of the park since the monkeys that live there always joke with tourists.

  • Booking details?

    Online reservation sheraton tour to Iguazu excursions Restaurants recommended by the same hotel.

Lodging

  • Sheraton Hotel located within the Iguazú National Park, the hotel has an outdoor pool and spa. Some rooms have balconies with views over the falls. The property has a restaurant and a tennis court. The rooms are understated in decor and feature large private balconies, some with views of the falls and others of the jungle. A buffet breakfast is served daily. The in-house restaurant prepares delicious international specialties that can be enjoyed looking at the impressive waterfalls.

  • We left the first crossing, and I was able to cross the border without a problem, we were pleased to have been in Iguazu in front of one of the wonders of the world, so we continued in our car with funny songs and the summer with us, towards Florianopolis Brazil. My dad has a house in Florianopolis so this time we didn't make a hotel reservation.

  • My parents rented a house, very nice, very modern. I have memories of it, it was in front of the sea and very close to an avenue where we walked at night and there were many people and bars.