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WEDNESDAY 28th JANUARY
Left Buenos Aires Jorge Newberry on Aerolineas Argentinas AR1724 at 10.45. Arrived Iguaz˙ and met by our guide/car hire man Fernando Nunez - picked up hire car and drove to Orchideas Palace Hotel, Iguaz˙. Spend the rest of the day exploring the hotel gardens and visited the Jardin des Picaflores.
THURSDAY 29th JANUARY
Up before first light, and taken by Fernando to Wanda (south of Iguaz˙). Birding at Urugua-Ý Provincial Park en-route back to Iguaz˙ in the afternoon and walked a trail near the entrance to the National Park.
FRIDAY 30th JANUARY
Spent all day in the National Park - arrived in time for opening at 08.00, then did the Macuco Trail in the morning, and visited the Upper and Lower Circuits in the afternoon.
SATURDAY 31st JANUARY
Again, in the park at 08.00. Took the train to Garganta del Diablo station, then walked back to the entrance. Lunchtime back at the Orchideas Palace Hotel, then again did the trail near the park entrance for the last time, as we were told that it was out of bounds.
MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY
Taken by Fernando to Gruta India. Stopped off at the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Mini on the way back to Iguaz˙, then spent the rest of the afternoon at the Jardin des Picaflores. Birded the road opposite the hotel before dusk.
TUESDAY 2nd FEBRUARY
Back in the National Park at 08.00 - did the Macuco Trail, and spent the rest of the day in the park. Returned to the Orchideas Palace Hotel, and after dusk looked for nightjars and potoo on the road opposite the hotel.
WEDNESDAY 3rd FEBRUARY
Again at the National Park for 08.00 - did the Lower Circuit, and then the Macuco Trail. Returned to the Orchideas Palace Hotel, and again did the track opposite the hotel at dusk.
THURSDAY 4th FEBRUARY
Walked the entrance road to the National Park before it opened, then back to the Orchideas Palace Hotel for breakfast and to check out. Spent an hour at the Jardin des Picaflores before being dropped at Iguaz˙ Airport. Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR1729 to Jorges Newberry, Buenos Aires, then transferred to Ezeiza for flight AR1132 to Madrid.
FRIDAY 5th FEBRUARY
Spent most of the day at Madrid airport, waiting for our connecting BMI flight BD486 to Heathrow at 20.00.