From Rio to Foz do Iguacu - Brazil out of city
The reason why we decided going from Rio to Foz do Iguacu are the amazing Iguazu Falls there. We are talking about the largest waterfalls in the world.
Basically there are two options. The faster and comfortable one is to fly. But prices are not really reasonable and not at all during the carnival. If you decide to fly anyway, check out the deals with Gol Airlines. Second and eminently cheaper option is to go by bus. The journey takes nearly 24 hours. But it ain’t so terrible. There are about 3 carriers to také from Rio to Iguacu. We went with Pluma.
Where to buy a ticket for Iguazu Falls
In an ideal world on the internet. But in Brazil it is possible only for Brazilian citizens. The online system requires to put Brazilian ID number and there is no way how to evade it. 😉 The only website where it reportedly should be possible is Green Toad. We did not even try because when entering their website it seemed they are overpriced. Therefore we had to purchase our tickets in person. There are many possibilities in Rio to do so. You can always go to the bus terminal Rodoviária Novo Rio and purchase your tickets there. But if you do not live in the center and want to save time and nerves, simply find a travel agent to provide. At Copacabana you can find Ely’s tour for example. They speak English, accept cards and comparing to the standard ticket price they take only 20 R$ (8 USD) more per ticket as a provision.
Rodovário Novo Rio
The bus terminal in Rio de Janeiro is kinda hectic place. But they speak English at the information center. When entering at the main entrance, go up the escalator and turn right. Afterwards walk left and after a few meters you will discover Pluma booth. It is necessary to Exchange your voucher from the travel agent for a standard bus ticket here. Passport is required. There are platforms on the ticket. Our platforms were directly under this place. Easy to find.
Our bus was quite comfortable for 24 hour ride. Convencional is an indication for positioning the seat. There is also a toilet in the bus. But no refreshments available. Therefore we recommend taking food with you or buy it when the bus stops. It stopped every 4 hours. If you choose going by this bus do not forget to bring some warm clothes with you. The air-conditioning is on all the time, set on 19°C so it is really very cold inside, especially for sleeping.
And if you want to know what Brazil looks like then watch our photos.
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