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27th Jun 2017 - 5th Jul 2017
The end of Argentina for now

From Mendoza, we drove on some pretty straight roads, along cattle stations and farms. It reminded us of some parts of Australia. Past Santa Fe, we drove through a tunnel under the Parana river. From there we headed to the Ibena Parque y Reserva Carlos Pellirini. This is a swamp aera, where we saw many birds, big and small. From a distance on the track, we could see some animals and  they were Carpinchos. To us they look a bit like a wombat but bigger and they also go in the water, and come to eat the grass. They do not move when we walk past as they were all around the camping ground. We did some local walks in the forest area where we saw some monkeys up in the tall trees. From there we rejoined the main highway, after about 200kms of dirt road,  to Puerto de Iguazu, the town at the border with Brazil. We visited the argentinian side of the park yesterday afternoon.  The falls are really spectacular and the infrastructure to get there is also massive,, a little train takes you to walkways above  the water to different view points.  This is mostly rainforest and some toucans flew above the falls, very pretty sight.Coatis are animals that live in the region and are very keen to look for food from visitors. Today, we have driven over to Brazil, catching up with shopping, washing, cooking as we are camping in the International camping. Tomorrow we plan to visit the falls on this side of the river Iguazu. Here the vegetation is tropical, with mango trees in flowers, poncianas, palms. So we can put away the winter clothes for now. Then we will be going to explore the Pantanal region .

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Diary Photos

Flying over the Andes

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Stainless steel tanks here in the wine country

Straight ahead going towards San Luis

Owls seen in camping near Santa Fe

Bird nest

Horse riders in Mercedes

A grey ostrich

Big birds in the Laguna Libera


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Sunset on the lagune

Camping near the lagune Ibera

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Pretty bird called Cardinal

Tea plantation

Yes, we made it to the falls

A pretty bird

A coati

A view of the falls


Toucan flying around the falls

So pretty

View from a different point

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