Brazil- Foz de Iguaçu Master Thread

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  1. jbcarioca
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    The Argentine side has a thread. This one is to complement it, because both should be visited on the same trip. The park is open every day from 09:00 to 18:00 but people who stay at Hotel das Cataratas are free to wander freely at any hour because the hotel in within the park.

    Wandering around the area is easily done with a rental car, or one can take any of numerous tours.

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    I stayed in the park at Hotel Dos Cararatas. I spent two nights there.
     
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    The bird park is a must see on the Brazil side because it has a wide variety of wildlife in a semi-natural surrounding. I live at the edge of a national forest and still spent most of a day here in awe.

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    Their website is here:
    http://www.parquedasaves.com.br/v2/ing.htm
     
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    There are numerous boat rides on both sides of the falls. One of them on the Brazilian side is:

    http://www.macucosafari.com.br/ingles/quadro_macuco.htm

    I took this one and enjoyed the tram ride to the river as well as the boat ride. There are many photos on the website.
     
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    Itaipu is the second largest hydroelectric plant in the world after Three Gorges in China. There are tours of the dam and facilities around it that are fascinating. Whether you are a fan of hydroelectric projects at massive scale or not, this one is a great one to see. I have never seen anything remotely like it. The Itaipu website tells about it and has all the visiting details plus photos.

    http://www.itaipu.gov.br/en
     

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