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Conservation startson the roads
It is not only at the falls that you can co-operatein conserving nature.Route 12 leadsto the fallsthroughthe National Park,as from Km 5. On this stretch please keep to the speed limit of 60 k.p.has animalsoftencrossthe road.Thereare many road-kills on thisroute- evenof endangered species. taxis,publicbusses In or the travel agencyvehiclesask the driverto go slowly.The last stretchinto the falls area has traffic humps and the speed limit is 40 k.p.h. Remember hitting crossing that a animalor trying avoid to it mav causea serious accident.
Rememberthat the waterfalls in lguazu N are NationalPark. Every naturalthing in this z o_ protectedarea is valuableto the whole. Bear in mindthat: (g . You are not allowedto take any plant .0) or pieceof vegetation, animal,alive tr nor or dead.
. any animals they are not tame nor domesticated. . Keep to the trailsand the park'sopeninghours.
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. Do not litter- keepyour rubbish with you till you find a bin. . Respect other visitors- most of them are here for a quiet naturalexperience.
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. Report any infringement the regulationsor abnormal C of 'o behaviour a Ranger. to
. Wear comfortable clothesand a hat. Insectrepellent and drinking watermay be useful.
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. Have your blood pressuretaken at Cataratasor Garganta Railwaystopsor in the Old Hotel.You can also have it taken (E c at the start of the Lower Circuit Walks near Dos Hermanas ' 6 o plaza. z
. For information your comments or approach Informations the o TL Desk at the entranceor the CentroOperativonear the start of (5 the UpperWalkwhere Parks'personnel attendyou. will c q)
. In any emergency contactthe Rangerat the CentroOperativo 0) E - 420180)or any of the concession's (03757 employees.
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hours Opening and Services
. Park opening hours are: fromAprilto September 8 am to 6 pm. From October t o M a r c h- 7 . 3 0a m t o 6 . 3 0o m . Public transport (busses) to and from Puerto lguazu: The "El Practico" bus serviceruns between townand thefallsfrom7:15am till7:15om. the frequency every30 minutes. Services included in your entrance fee: . The train to the falls: fromthe services and entrance area runsevery30 minutes, sincehalfhourafterthe parkopenning. The lasttrainto Garganta departs 4 pm (April September) at to or 4:30 pm (October March). to . San Martin lsland:the firstferryboatrideoverto San Martin lslandleavesfrom the bottomof the LowerCircuit Trail at 9:30 am; the last boat to the island leavesat 3:45pm, returning 5:15pm.at from Aprilto September. From October at to March, firstferryleaves 9 am,the the lastboatto the islandat 4:30 pm, returning at 5:30 pm. The visit to the islandcan take up to 2 hoursand the long stairsmake it not f a d v i s a b l e o r v e r y s m a l l c h i l d r e no r t h e l e s s mobileseniorcitizens. . Interpretive Centre: "Yvira Reta" ("Land of Trees" There you will learnthat the in the localGuaranilanguage). park also protectsa large area of specialrainforest with its This type of forest enormousvarietyof plantsand animals. (the Paranaesnseor Brazilian Coastal Forest) is severely Heretoo you will learnaboutthe variouscultures threatened. which have livedin the forestover time, aboutconservation You'llneed at least20 minuteshere. effortsand problems. . Macuco Nature Trail: length3600 m out, returnthe same way.Thisforesttrailis idealfor a goodwalk.to watchbirdsor getto knowthe forest. is exclusively hiking lt trail,self-guided a The pamphlet and with interpretive stations. can be obtained
at at the park entrance from the CentroOperativo the head of or the Upper Walk. Beforeyou start, read the "recommendations aboutwildlife encounters". Lightfootwear, hat,waterand insect a repellent advisable. are . First Aid Stations: are to be found at Cataratas and Garganta railwaystopswherethere is a nursewith a basickit for first aid. The main medicalcentreat the falls is in the Old Hotelwher-o a a with an intensive care unitdeal doctor, nurseand an ambulance with more seriousproblems.
Take . lt is forbidden tQ feed the animals as this alters their natural behaviour" and harmsthem. Goatis aroundthe have taken adv o f v i s i t o r s 'i g n o r a n c e of this and become habituatedto begging - or evenstealing hand-bags with threat5 and aggression. Be c a r e f u l ,w h e n that no Coatisare and especially when so c h i l d r e na r e a r o u n d Your co-operation i this respect will
Not included in the entrance fee . T o u r G u i d e s : T h e s e a r e l i c e n s e db y t h e N a t i o n a l P a r k s Administration can be contacted the park entrance. The and at of Guides'servicesensurethat vou take the best advantaqe your time and give you the information may seek about you the area. . Boat Trips:Thereare two alternatives: is on the lower one river right up to the falls themselves powerfulinflatable in craft:the other is a oentlerubber-raft floatinodown the upperriverthroughthe islands. . Land Excursions: PhotoSafarisin open4x4's, throughthe forest,in small groupsand with a guideto ensurethe best personal attention. . F u l l M o o n V i s i t : A r o u n df u l l m o o n e a c h you can join an month(checkyour calendar) excursion Garganta moonlight to by o lodging: in the nationalparkthere is only the S-star International Hotel. Thereis no camping areanor picnic areaat the falls. . Food: Severaloptionsare available the varioustrailsand on receptionarea - restaurants, bars and fast food outlets. . Handicraftsand souvenirs:Yourpurchase ofGuaranihandicrafts in the falls area helpsthe localindigenous communities.
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b e h a v i o u rw h i c h Coatis have learned. DO NOT FEED THEM.