Visiting Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires

Monday, May 9, 2022

visiting Iguazu Falls

Visiting Iguazu Falls 

 Hey Fashionistas,

We are continuing the journey through South America. If you haven’t read my last blog post, you can click here to read more about what to do in Bogota, Colombia. 

Due to a slight mess up, we couldn’t fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the day we planned to fly, so we had to push our departure to the next day. 

We departed from Colombia to Buenos Aires. The international airport in Buenos Aires is outside of the city, so it was a bit challenging to get a ride to the city center at 1 AM. You can use Uber in Argentina, but I recommend the app Cabify. It’s cheaper and better than Uber (our Uber ride canceled the ride after he had accepted it). 

We arrived at our hotel, Palermo Suites in Palermo. Palermo is an area in Buenos Aires known for its nightlife, bars, and restaurants. 

After we arrived at our hotel, we took a quick nap since our tour to the Iguazu Falls started super early. 

Iguazu Falls

Iguazu Falls are located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, so we had to go back to the airport to fly to Iguazu. Our flight left at around 7 AM and took two hours. 

Iguazu Falls

We decided to book a private tour that takes us to the waterfalls and shows us around. Iguazu Falls consist of 100+ waterfalls. 

The falls are located in the rainforest, and due to the rainy season, the water was flowing aggressively! We got super lucky on the day we visited because there was zero chance of rain and sunny blue skies. 

The tour took us to various viewing points to admire the falls. The national park also offers a 4x4 jungle ride in an open-air van and a boat ride to the falls. Of course, we opted in for both of those activities. 

The van takes you through the jungle to the boat dock. You are handed a plastic bag for all your belongings at the boat dock since you will get wet! The boat takes you to the bottom of the falls. Well, let me rephrase that the boat will take you into the waterfalls, leaving you soaking wet. I strongly recommend this once-in-a-lifetime tour. 

underneath Iguazu Falls

After the tour, our guide took us to the top viewing platform to see La Garganta del Diablo, or Devils throat. This is the start of the falls, and it looks magnificent. 

We spent roughly six hours in the park before heading back to Buenos Aires. Since our time was limited in the city, we quickly changed and explored the city at night. 

We started the evening with a steak dinner at Calden del Soho. We ordered a few appetizers like empanadas, chorizo (Argentinien sausage), and queso Padilla (cheese from the grill). 

Calden del Soho

Our main course consisted of rib-eye steak bigger than both of my hands put together and roasted veggies. 

I don’t have words to describe how phenomenal the meal was. 

The city feels much safer, and people of all ages walk around at night. It felt like being in Europe, strolling the streets at night. 

Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires

Here are a few monuments that can easily be visited at night and are prettier than during the daytime: 

Plaza de Mayo

Teatro Colon - a beautifully lit Opera House. 

Catedral Metropolitana de Buenos Aires

Avenida 9 De Julio The biggest street in the world with nine lines facing each direction. 

Avenida 9 De Julio

Plaza del Congreso - This building looks great at night and during the day. 

Plaza del Congreso

Plaza del Congreso

Things to do during the day:

Eating breakfast at Cafe Tortoni. The cafe is pretty popular amongst visitors. The cafe opens at 8 AM but fills up entirely within 30 minutes. By the time we left the cafe at 9 AM, there was a huge line outside trying to get in. The cafe has a charming French vibe with yummy bites. 

Cafe Torton

Visiting La Boca Caminitothere are plenty of colorful houses, souvenir shops, and restaurants.


La Boca Caminito

La Boca Caminito

San Telmo - an area of Buenos Aires filled with antique shops, cafes and restaurants. Great for strolling during the day. 

palmero bueno aires

Thanks for stopping by!

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