The Road to Iguacu
Iguassu Falls Nat'l Park
Macuco Boat Safari
Iguazu Falls Rest.
Foz Tropicana Aviary
6 - Rafain Churrascaria
7 - The Road to Noronha
Fernando de Noronha
9 - Sueste Bay Snorkeling
10 - Farewell to Fernando
11 - The Road to Rio
12 - The Hippie Market
13 - Sugar Loaf Mountain
14 - Copacabana Palace
15 - Too Much Gluten
16 - Botanical Gardens
17 - Buzios
18 - Copacabana
19 - Ipanema Beach
20 - Plataforma Show
21 - Corcovado Mountain
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TROPICANA BIRD PARK
BRAZIL TRAVELOGUE - DAY
2 - IGUAZU FALLS NATIONAL PARK
The unique sign to the Tropicana Bird Park at Iguacu.
we hop on the Iguassu Falls National Park double-decker
bus (free) which takes us down to the park entrance.
Along the way, we spot a weird looking South American
deer and everyone takes photos of it. A very short
walk down the road from the entrance is the
Foz Tropicana Bird Park. It costs $11 to get
in, which seemed like kind of a lot, but we figured
what the heck. Inside the bird park is a magical
place. There are toucans, parrots, macaws,
flamingos, and many other exotic birds, all from
South America except a couple of Ostriches, flying
free in various parts of the park. This was
the first time we'd seen a live Toucan, and there
were dozens - they were so awesome!
right up to us to have their photos taken, seemingly
oblivious to the screaming kids coming up behind us.
There were cassowaries, spoonbills, rhea, conures, parakeets, hummingbirds,
beautiful scarlet ibis, and so many others I can't recall.
is a reptile exhibit as well with Anaconda, Boa
Constrictors, Caiman Crocodiles (big ones), turtles,
and iguanas, as well as a beautiful butterfly garden
with amazing butterflies everywhere in every color
of the rainbow along with dozens of hummingbirds
flying free. Also making an appearance were
Marmosets - funny little monkeys with ringed tails.
is enchanted by the toucans, but scared of the Macaw
pavilion, where you walk free with dozens of giant
macaws all around you - on the path, flying by you
so close you can feel the wind. I'm captivated
by the brilliant yellow of the Golden Conures and
the brilliant red of the aptly named Scarlet Ibis.
There are photo opportunities beyond belief for
photographers, and we run the batteries out of our
park is a wonderful experience, and we're both well satisfied
with our $11USD well spent. There are many birds in cages
- mostly the endangered species, but many aviaries that you
can enter and interact with the birds - hats recommended.
You'll see Toucans,
Macaws & Parrots flying free.
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2 - Rafain Churrascaria Show
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