I am not sure why there are so many who proclaim that the falls need one and one half day to see, perhaps if you want to stop and take rests, eat, enjoy all the sights, read a book, and that sort thing then yes, it takes that time, but for me, this was accomplished within 5 – 6 hours. Amazing place, yes, but two day to see it from both sides, no! Not unless you are myopic.
Of course, I did not walk the trails, but took the train instead. I did however enjoy the fun safari ride where we got drenched twice as the boat captain insisted on dipping us into two different falls. I guess that this is indeed a part of what we paid for – that ‘safari adventure.’
On the border crossing issue, if you take a taxi from Puerto Iguazu and cross over the bridge that separates Argentina from Brazil, you only have Argentina’s customs to worry about. There are no customs for Brazil. The cost of the taxi is $220AR, he waits for you for 3 hours, and returns you to your hotel, with a brand new stamp in your passport, no need to pay any visa for Brazil. In fact, you never even encounter an immigration point for Brazil.
More on the details of the Iguazu trip coming soon…………….