The flight from Sao Paulo to Foz do Iguacu with TAM Airlines passed quickly and after 1.5 hours we have already landed.
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Arrival in Foz do Iguazu
Our hotel in Foz do Iguazu
At the airport we were picked up by an employee of our booked Hotel Colonial Iguau. In addition to the perfect location to the waterfalls, the free transfer from the airport was also a reason why we chose this hotel. Unfortunately we were not able to check in at about 11 o’clock, so we used the time to visit the bird park “Parque das Aves”, which is located just before the entrance of the Iguacu National Park.
We have booked the hotel because of its convenient location to the waterfalls (15 min walk) as well as for the free airport shuttle. You have to write an e-mail to the hotel beforehand with its exact arrival time, then you will be picked up. We didn’t like the room at all. It was old and a bit disgusting. Definitely not a room where you feel comfortable. The pool is ok. For the pool towels you have to pay something that we have never experienced in a hotel. The staff at the reception was unfriendly. You had to ask everything you wanted to know. On its very way, there was no information, e.g. breakfast times or Wifi password. The breakfast was good and plentiful. We would not stay at this hotel anymore due to the rooms.
The bird park “Parque das Aves”
The Bird Park Parque das Aves is home to over 800 animals and 140 different species. The beautiful toucans with their incredibly blue eyes and the many parrots were particularly pleasing. In total, you can spend a good 2 hours in the park. But since there is only one circular path and some enclosures are repeated, you are quickly through. However, we found the entrance fee of about 11 euros appropriate.
A video of the toucans in the bird park
Here is a short video of the toucans in the bird park.
In the afternoon we were able to check into our room, grabbed our towels and jumped into the pool. At a hot 36 degrees, this was a welcome cooling 🙂
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