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Is it possible to cross the bridge to Paraguay from Puerto Iguazu without Brazil?

Hey guys, I am in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina now and am trying to cross over into Paraguay. It sounds like the only way to cross the river without having to enter Brazil (do not have the Brazillian visa yet) is by ferry. Does anyone know another way?


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hola 2gato
unless you hire a ferry you have to go via brazil,BUT there's no control at the brazilian side.
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Geoff,

Congrats on all your travels. YES, there is a customs station on the Brazil side, but they are very good, and you could ask perhaps for a "salva conducto" (sorry, that's in Spanish - don't know the correst term in Portuguese..) which gives you one or two days just to get over to the bridge.

If you are going to spend the night over in Foz, I recommend the Youth Hostel out towards the airport. We stayed there 4 days and met other riders too. It should be in your guide if you have one. After the Brazilian customs you hit a 'T'. Turn RIGHT towards the airport and it will be about 3 km off a road on your right, past the big hotels.

The only other way is to head back to Posadas (300 km) and cross over to Encarnacion: View Larger Map">
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If you are trying to sell, Asuncion might be better than Ciudad del Este which is a mafia nest, and this crossing (besides the great sites to see near Trinidad) might be a better option..

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Thank you Geri and Toby, I ended up taking the ferry accross to Ciudad del Este. It was very cheap 8 pesos. It sounds like you can cross the bridge without any hassle though.
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