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June 27, 2008

Iguazu: The Great Waters with FriendsTravel.com

Iguazu: The Great Waters

The word “Iguazu” means “great waters” in the Guarani language, and this 2.5 mile-wide complex of waterfalls lives up to that name. The falls are actually a group of 275 distinct falls, some of which are 270 feet high. Located on the boarder of Argentina and Brazil, the falls are shared between the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil). UNESCO designated these parks World Heritage Sites in the mid-1980’s.

Visitors to the falls can stay on the Argentine side at the modern Sheraton Iguazu Hotel or on the Brazilian side at the classic Das Cataratas Hotel. Both sides are enchanting, but many of our clients prefer to stay on the Brazilian side, which offers the best views. U.S. citizens must obtain a Brazilian visa prior to departing from the United States in order to visit or stay on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Day 1: Arrive in Iguazu by air. Transfer to your hotel of choice and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the falls.

Day 2: After breakfast, embark on a nautical safari will take you from Puerto Canoas to Puerto Tres Marias. There, you will cruise for two hours in small boats on the upper Iguazu’s delta, admiring the beauty of the forest. Another option would be to take the zodiac boat adventure cruise, which departs from San Martin Island and speeds up Devil’s Throat Canyon. Passengers on this cruise are showed by the spray of the falls and enjoy speeding over rapids on the lower Iguazu River. Afterward, depart by air to you next destination.

Note: This is a wonderful program all year round. Temperatures tend to range between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Most rainfall occurs in September, October and November.


“There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief, without the help of other argument.” – Thomas Gray

JESS Kalinowsky has walked the entire Iguazu Falls, sailed in a rubber raft right up the the base of the Falls, and seen the entire Iguazu Foz by helicopter and clearly this is the most awe inspiring work of nature on the planet!

JESS Kalinowsky will make your First Class, Business Class, or Coach air travel reservations from your hometown to South America, and your pre and post tour or cruise hotel reservations.

JESS Kalinowsky

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