IGUAZU FALLS FROM THE BRAZILIAN SIDE
WHAT TO DO IN FOZ DO IGUAÇU? MY JOURNEY
THE IGUAZU FALLS ON THE BRAZILIAN SIDE
The famous Iguazu Falls! It’s possible to visit these falls in Brazil and Argentina. I’ll tell you about the Brazilian side in this article. You can also find the article on the Iguazu Falls on the Argentinian side.
If you’re arriving from São Paulo, or another Brazilian city, and you aren’t sleeping in the city, it’s possible to leave your bags at a luggage room in the station. From the bus station, it isn’t very complicated to go to the falls, you have to take the 166 bus which takes you to the center, then the 120 bus which takes you to the falls. Allow about an hour to get there. If there are several of you traveling together, taking an Uber might be worth it. Then, if you’re in low season, know that it’s possible to take tickets on site. The machine will ask you for a bus timetable. If there aren’t too many people, you can take the next one. Don’t expect to be the only tourists. It’s crowded, but you can take the time to take your photos without disturbing others too much. I advise you not to take the ticket in advance if you arrive by transport the same morning because you won’t be sure to arrive in time. Once the entrance is paid, you board a bus for about 15 minutes to the trailhead. Everything’s very well organized. The trail is about 1km, it’s very easy, and it took us 2 hours to do it. Yes, 2 hours because the views are breathtaking! All the falls are in front of us. It’s just amazing to have an overview like that! And the further you go, the more impressive the falls are! On the way, we met a few monkeys, but above all a lot of coatis. It’s really cool! Be careful, it isn’t recommended to feed them because they’re still wild and can hurt you. So keep your distance from animals (even if unfortunately not everyone does it…). Continue the trail to the highlight of the show, the Devil’s Throat! Tighter than Niagara Falls, the falls flow into a U, being the main of the 275 falls in the park. It’s incredible ! On the Brazilian side, there’s only one trail you can do. You go to the exit of the park via a bus as well. I had never seen so many big waterfalls in a park! An unforgettable memory! It’s for me a must-do visit!
Price of a bus ticket 166: reals 12
Price of a 120 bus ticket: reals 5
Price for a day at the luggage room: reals 8
WHEN TO GO?
We were there around mid-February and we had great weather.
In half a day you’ll have done the main trail.
MY 3 TIPS TO VISIT FOZ DO IGUAÇU
- Don’t stay more than a day, other than the falls, there’s not much to do.
- Try to sleep on the Argentinian side which is cheaper.
- Please note that crossing borders takes time.