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Aug 11th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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Uruguay to Iguazu

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I realise this is probably a completely backwards way of trying to do the trip, but we´re in Montevideo and would like to go to the Iguazu from here. I´m pretty sure there´s no direct way, but as we´re planning on heading up to Salto for a couple of days, does anyone have any experience of going from here/there by bus?

I can´t promise much in the way of information back in return, we´ve only been on the road for a month or so!
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Aug 11th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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I think Pluna was going to fly to Iguazu. Did you check>? they sell cheaper tickets through the internet.
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Aug 11th, 2010, 03:17 PM
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Hello, I checked and they do fly to Iguazu also called Foz I believe. Go for it.
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Aug 11th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Thanks, we were looking at buses, but I´ll have a read.
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Aug 11th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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For that distance I would fly if at all possible.
Buses I do not know very much, although I know if you take a bus to Asuncion for instance you can get a special upgraded class which I am sure is worth the extra expense. Good luck.
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Aug 12th, 2010, 12:15 AM
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We did this journey in reverse in 2008. I can recall the name of the bus company we used but i do remember that it was a new route operated by a Brazilian Co. We left Iguazu in the evening c 8.00pm and "arrived" at Salto in the very early morning c6.00 am. The bus doesn't actually go to Salto but drops you off at the border (Argentine side)near Concordia about 10km away. There were taxis waiting there (no buildings) at the Xroads. I imagine that the trip goes in reverse but form the bus station which is in the centre of town. The bus itself was superb and provided great service (inc champagne!). Definitely worth the 20% extra to go for "full cama" aka 1st Class. As for Salto itself we found it quite dull but I understand that the main reason for visiting is the hot springs in the area.

We moved on the next day to Montevideo and got the bus from the central station. The journey took around 5 hours in a non-aircon bus. Not the most comfortable journey as it was quite hot but reasonably short at 4-5 hours.
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Aug 12th, 2010, 11:53 AM
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Hi Creliston, there is always something to learn, I had no idea it was feasable to go by bus....and survive...joke.... it seems a very nice trip , the quality of the bus I guess makes all the difference in he world. Please let us know how did it go. And the price>? How about PLUNA, too expensive>? Have a great trip. Yes, Salto is a small town the hot springs are good, and there are some nice hotels. People are supposed to be very nice in Salto, I hope found them welcoming...
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Aug 12th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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You know I am sorry I misread your first posting, you asked to go to Salto...sorry about that , look careful for the hotels, we stayed in one full board that was ok, not expensive for what it was , but I recall there are one or two kind of boutique hotels too.They might be better, the one we stayed was kind of too big,more impersonal , but was ok.
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Aug 18th, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for all the help. Just to let you know and anyone else that happens to google in, we managed easily to get a bus from Salto to Puerto Iguazu, a very helpful lady who spoke very good English at the Flechabus stand (not obvious, but it's there!) in the Salto bus station sorted us out a connection.

We were put in a remise to the border where our driver helped us with the immigration stamps then taken to a road just over the border to wait for the bus from Buenos Aires. The stop looked a little scary at night, but there were plenty of policemen around who were obviously fairly used to the process.

The remise left Salto at 2100, so you've got plenty of time to spend in Salto (don't stay too long, there's not much there), we were over the border by 2200, on the bus by 2230 and arrived in Puerto Iguazo at about 11am the next morning.

All surprisingly easy!
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Aug 19th, 2010, 02:50 AM
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Glad you made it! How was Iguazu?
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Aug 25th, 2010, 12:14 PM
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Iguazu was great, definitely worth the trouble of going. I think if we'd known in advance we'd have done the Brazilian side first rather than the Argentinean. From Brazil you get a really good view of the whole falls, then in Argentina you get really up close to them. Definitely a place to be recommended if you get the chance.
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