Hostel, Buses and the best waterfalls in the world!
23.01.2007 - 24.01.2007 25 °C
We stayed at the hostel Iguazu... which the night we arrived seemed to be the partry place in town... which after a 17 hour bus drive... we could do without!
We dropped our bags and went for a nosey around town!
Puerto Iguazu is a lovely little town and we felt secure and safe around the place!
As a result, we stopped and had something to eat in town in a little restaurant and then walked home later that evening.
The Hostel had quietened the next day as a group of Brits and Israeli´s had left which meant the hostel was much, much more quiet.
The girl at reception was brilliant and told us all the options we had for Iguazu (both the Brazilian and the Argentinian) and the relative costs of each... cheap Options included. If we needed to reserve anything we could do it with her.... however... there was no overhead with this and she´d also quite happily cancel anything we´d booked with a phone call should we change our minds.
So we booked for the next day to go to the Argentinian side of the falls.
The yellow bus left from the bus station at 7:30am... and every half hour thereafter. We caught the first one and got to the falls just as it was opening! We payed our $30 each and then went into a relatively quiet park (This would change as the day progressed!)
We jumped on the little train to the first stop and then walked along a gang way to view the falls!
They were fantastic! and since it was early morning... we had them pretty much to ourselves!
We spent the rest of the day walking around and viewing the numerous water falls in the park before we headed down to the Island in the centre of the falls from where we were to get our Jet Boat Tour "under" the falls which we´d bought from the girl in reception!
This was brilliant and relatively cheap $45 peso´s per person, however it was fairly short lived (some 15 minutes) however we were thoroughly soaked, having been dunked under two water falls! They luckily gave us a water proof bag for our stuff, and Steph got to use her xmas present from me... the Underwater bag for her camera... which I´m happy to say worked perfectly!
After a long day at the falls we decided to head home at about 4pm and then on the way out got out tickets stamped, which meant we had the option to return another day for only $15 pesos!