Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Iguazu Falls by Tour Guide Francis A. (Guide #6351)


Art Schroeder

Canada
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 11/18

Francis is a wonderful tour guide. Prompt pickups, good knowledge at every location, when he told us he'd get us the best seats in the house for the Rafain Churrascaria show he wasn't kidding. Francis delivered beyond expectations when he showed up Mother's Day morning with roses for the ladies and after our planned tour worked hard to find us a good restaurant for a late lunch. Francis accomodated all our requests without hesitation. Book with confidence!!

Lynda Mitchell

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 1/18

David Sachar

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 20/18

Although a spectacular view of the Falls is available directly from the grounds of the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, a few hours touring the Brazilian side is well worthwhile for many additional vistas and perspectives. Francis A. is friendly, relaxed, flexible, and a miracle worker in steering geriatric clients like us around long lines and facilitating special services. Correction to our prior comments about the Argentinian side: more spectacular for a few minutes' view but hardly worth 6 hr round-trip.

David Sachar

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Although a spectacular view of the falls is visible directly from the Belmond Hotel das Caratas, a few hours walking tour is well worthwhile to see many other vistas and perspectives. The guide, Francis A., Is friendly, easy-going, knowledgeable, patient, and flexible. Moreover, he knows every trick in the book—and many not in the book— for avoiding long lines and obtaining greatly facilitated services for near-octogenarian clients like us!

Josephine D'Abbondanza

Canada
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 4/18

Francis was a great tour guide! He was very accommodating to our interests and needs. We spent a day travelling and seeing both the Argentina and Brazil sides of the falls, as well as a boat tour. He was very kind and knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Would highly recommend!

Daniel Schwarzkopf

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 18/18

There is no person more pleasant to be with than Francis. When we started out, we didn't think there was much to see once "you've seen the falls." Francis opened our eyes to the wonders of Iguassu Falls and the nature surrounding it. He pointed out birds, butterflies, monkeys, views from both Argentina and Brazil, from the bottom of (and under) the Falls to the top. All the views were spectacular and I'm glad we saw them all. He helped us speed through the lines, lunched at an excellent restaurant in

Gregg Andrews

Canada
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Tour: #53324, Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 16/18

Francis was very personable and did a great job leading us around the Argentine side of the falls. He got us going in the right direction all the time and in the right places. I think he came up with a wise order of doing the walks. He took us to the hotel for a buffet dinner before heading back to the airport and that was good and fair value. We really enjoyed our time a Iguazu and felt it was worth the one day trip while in port (Buenos Aires). He provided us a large and comfortable vehicle.

Kenneth Gould

Clearwater, FL, United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 14/18

Francis is knowledgeable, flexible, and a good conversationalist. This was one of our favorite days in Brazil - the Iguacu Falls pier extending into the river is spectacular and the Hydro dam was absolutely wonderful - an unexpected surprise. Lunch was at a wonderful local restaurant that was "pure local" buffet that gave us a chance to sample the local cuisine

Kenneth Gould

Clearwater, FL, United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

Francis is knowledgeable, flexible and easy to talk to. The Argentine side was our least favorite side but he made it very enjoyable

Charles B.

United States
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Tour: #105490, Daily tour at Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/18

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Lucy Chan

United States
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 27/18

If you ever visit the Iguassu Falls, Francis is an excellent guide to hire. He not only showed us and walked the many paths around the magnificent falls on both Brazil and Argentina sides, he suggested other interesting activities for us to explore such as Parque Das Aves, Foz do Iguacu, the Bird Park, the Wanda Mines in Wanda, Argentina. He knows the areas very well and is thoughtful in planning out the daily itinerary so we could maximize our experience. He is great in creating memories for us.

Julia S.

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jan 6/18

We had a wonderful day with Francis for full day tour from Iguazu (Argentina) to Paraguay. Enjoyed Itaipu Dam, La Ciudad del Este, and Salto Monday. Thank you for such a memorable trip.

Malcolm Cox

Napier, HAWKES BAY, New Zealand
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jan 1/18

Really enjoyed our two days with Francis. He has a warm and friendly personality, and great English. We were hit by a massive tropical storm whilst visiting the falls (Brazilian side). Being drenched in the torrential rain, and entertained by thunder, lightning and falls made for a more memorable experience.

Rachel Dean-Ruzicka

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 25/17

Francis' tour to the falls was great. He had lots of good information and let us take our time on the journey. Thanks!

Ross Baldwin

Australia
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Tour: #53324, Argentine side of Iguazu Falls, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 10/17

Francis was accommodating, thoughtful and polite. A good knowledge of the area. Waited patiently. Did not overstretch our old bones. Regards

Robert Sherman

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Robert Sherman

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

Robert Sherman

United States
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Tour: #107024, Itaipu Dam, One of the 7 Wonder of Engineering!, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 30/17

Julie Baxter

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 31/17

Great days tour with Francis. He was very well organised and helpful. Knew all the best places to take us and was flexible. Fab restaurant recommendation And kindly offered to take us to the airport the next day. Many thanks Francis

James P.

United States
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Tour: #107024, Itaipu Dam, One of the 7 Wonder of Engineering!, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 1/17

On time arrival, good factual presentation on an interesting topic. All and all a great guide to a good location.

Sean Murphy

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 4/17

Francis was extremely helpful and friendly. His knowledge of Iguazu was impressive. We managed to do both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides of Falls, plus the boat ride, in a day. Nothing was too much trouble for Francis. We were able to go at our own pace and follow our own itinerary, plus recommendations. It was a brilliant day and a great tour with a great guide. Highly recommended. We will be coming back to spend longer in Iguazu and book more tours with Francis.

Jeff Carrier

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Aug 19/17

Francis, being a local, is very knowledgeable about the falls and surrounding area. He was instructive at every viewing point and knew where the good photo stops were. He was also very good at navigating the crowds, the que's, and countless boarder crossings. He moved at my pace and at no time did I feel rushed. I highly recommend Francis is your are visiting this area.

Jeff Vorreyer

United States
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 13/17

Francis provided us with a fantastic tour, tailored to our specific requirements, and at a reasonable price. We recommend Francis, he will be able to provide you with a tour suited to any requirement. He offered several times to provide us with services above what we requested (which we declined), and he knows shopowners if that's your thing as well (again, we declined). He also smoothed the border crossing, which we did several times.

Jan Di Mascio

United Kingdom
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Tour: #105490, Daily tour at Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 4/17

Adrienne Krug

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Apr 17/17

Simply the best - informative - educated - fun - on time - awesome

Gabrielle Wall

New Zealand
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Mar 9/17

Francis was really terrific - we had such a great trip. He was knowledgeable and professional, and recommended two great restaurants we couldn't have found by ourselves. We were traveling with two young children and he made sure the trip was fun for them too - my son said that Francis is his favourite part of our holiday so far.

Terese Jones

Australia
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Mar 7/17

Francis was very patient, knowledgeable, polite and flexible. Despite having to change our plans many times, Francis manage to supply an excellent service and went out of his way to make sure our trip was as enjoyable as possible. Thanks Francis!!!

Jo C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #188150, Tour to Paraguay from Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 10/17

Francis completely fulfilled all our expectations. This is our first use of Tours by Locals and Francis has set a very high bench mark for those that follow! It would have been helpful if he had provided us with a map of the National Park at the outset.

Jo C.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 9/17

Albert H.

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 7/17

Francis was very knowledgeable about the area and Iguassu Falls. A well planned itinerary to see both the Argentine and Brazil sides of the Falls. Made good suggestions about a place to eat and other sights. We would highly recommend him as a guide.

Lucas Halphen

Panama
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 6/17

Excellent. no other words required. We spend a very long and joyful day with Francis, in this tour to the Iguazu Falls we stretched the time more than ever. At all time Francis was offering alternate routes to get the best views possible, and with enough time to appreciate this magnificent place from both sides (Argentina and Brazil). Francis receive a big thank you, Gracias, Obrigado. We appreciated your company during our visit to Foz de Iguazu. I would definitely recommend Francis as a guide.

Scott C.

Australia
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 2/17

Francis met my wife and I at the airport in Argentina and took us to see the Brazilian side of the falls. He was a great help negotiating the border formalities and took us on a spectacular tour before dropping us at our hotel. The next day he guided us around the walks on the Argentinian side of the falls. It was truly worth seeing both sides for the different perspective. Travelling with Francis made the whole trip very simple from airport, back to airport and all points in between.

Jeffrey O'Dell

Australia
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 29/17

Went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our tour.

James Sadler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #188150, Tour to Paraguay from Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 14/17

Francis was a very nice guy who made our day trip to Paraguay very easy. He accompanied us during the multiple border crossings, drove very safely, sorted out paper work and even customised our tour to include a Tati Yupi, a nearby national park. Francis was always courteous and friendly. A very nice day out!

Manuel Bauer

Germany
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Nov 30/16

Francis was absolutely phantastic and took care of all our needs. He also helped us with restaurant reservations and advise when needed. He did this in extremely polite manner and was at all times non intrusive. I would take him anytime again and can only recommend him highly to other guests.

Pradeep Jhawar

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 15/16

Great guide and tour. Francis is the best guide. Very accommodating and polite. He has a great knowledge.

Pradeep Jhawar

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Nov 14/16

francis was the best guide he was very accomdative i highly recommand him vandana

James Banogon

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Nov 7/16

Great local guide when you're in Foz do Iguazu. Francis is a friendly, well-informed English guide. He is also flexible about the schedule, when needed. I highly recommend him.

Teong Seng Lim

Malaysia
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 14/16

Our Guide Mr Francis is a fantastic guide, not only he is friendly, knowledgeable but very helpful indeed. He made use of the spare time to help you to other entertainment. Of all the tours that i have been he is the best guide I have known. I will definitely recommend him to every of my friend who would like to visit Iguazu Falls. Teong Seng Lim and Anne from Malaysia.

Anne Stewart

United Kingdom
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 29/16

We booked the 3 day tour with airport transfers . Francis was waiting when we arrived. We chose to have lunch before going to our hotel . On arrival Francis waited until we had checked in and put our luggage away. We then headed for the Itaipu dam. We had a day in Argentina with a visit to the ice bar and the second day at the Brazilian side of the falls. We chose not to go to any of the show

Leanne Harrison

Australia
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Sep 7/16

Francis was a great guide. Very knowledgeable about both sides of the Iguassu Falls and also Paraguay. Francis also has a pleasant and happy personality.I would definitely recommend Francis as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot!

Ignacio T.

Mexico
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 19/16

Francis is an excellent guide, he made the difference to our visit to Iguassu, he adapted the tour as per our requirements and we were able to visit all the falls as offered.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Muchas gracias por todo. Suerte para la proxima Olimpiadas!

Paul Neumann

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Aug 5/16

Frances was a great guide. Despite being a bit ill the day of my tour, he fulfilled all my requests for my tour, including an excursion to Paraguay. He drove and helped at all border crossings and found good out of the way places to eat. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment. I try to provide the best way to my clients. I hope you can recomment more people to visit our Falls. Thanks a lot. regards

Frank Fotia

Canada
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 4/16

Tour guide was reliable and competent, getting us to both sides of the falls on time and safely. What was missing though was enthusiasm, interest in providing a background and historical perspective. I understand he was not feeling well, but both my travelling companion and I felt that our guide was going through the motions and less than thrilled.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment. All the comments are important to improve the best for all clients. I strive to provide the best in all situations and itineraries.

Jay Murter

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jul 30/16

Francis did a great job for me. I had very limited time in Iguassu Falls, and he made sure that I got to see everything that I requested. He was fun to talk with, and very informative. I would definitely recommend him next time you need a guide in the area.

Catherine Reichardt

South Africa
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Tour: #188150, Tour to Paraguay from Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 18/16

Although we enjoyed our afternoon tour to Paraguay, it was despite - rather than because of - our guide. There was no structure to the tour, and he seemed unsure as to what he should show us. Fortunately we had our own ideas, but left to his guidance, I fear that it would have been a rather aimless afternoon. Francis is exceptionally quiet, and doesn't seem to realise that being a tour guide requires more than being a good safe driver - you have to take the initiative and interact with your clients.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize u were unhappy & I respect ur feedback.I will improve negative points u mentioned & work to provide the best tours always.I would like to defend my side.I had only 1 full day+late afternoon to show my area,I didmy best to fit all the tours you choose + border crossing(8X).We had flights changed & I was flexible & rescheduled the tour.I do recommend longer stay for interaction w/locals.I will drive safe/take to safe areas,always looking out for ur safety/welfare.

Catherine Reichardt

South Africa
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 17/16

We booked 2 tours with this guide, and experienced similar problems with both. Francis is very quiet, and simply does not interact with clients in the way that one would expect of a tour guide. He provided virtually no context to what we were seeing, and attempts to prompt interaction received a curt response that shut down further discussion. Much of the time he seemed more preoccupied with his own photography than in guiding us. To be positive, he is reliable and a safe driver - but not a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I apologize u were unhappy & I respect ur feedback.I will improve negative points u mentioned & work to provide the best tours always.I would like to defend my side.I had only 1 full day+late afternoon to show my area,I didmy best to fit all the tours you choose + border crossing(8X).We had flights changed & I was flexible & rescheduled the tour.I do recommend longer stay for interaction w/locals.I will drive safe/take to safe areas,always looking out for ur safety/welfare.

Kimel Fisher

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jul 9/16

My daughter and I loved our Iguassu Falls experience. We had limited time to see the falls, and Francis was perfect in every way. He is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, and very willing to accomodate our schedule and needs. Five stars does not adequately all the kindness and thoughtfulness we received.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the comment. I try to provide the best for my clients. Thanks again and i will wait you come back. regards

Richard Laliberte

United States
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

Francis is a very personable guide and has extensive knowledge of the area. He made our trip hugely successful. I achieved all my goals and reached all 3 countries. Traveling with him was effortless as he took care of all the issues with passports. He brought us to all the right spots. His english was flawless. And the best part is he is also a geocacher. If you follow that game then he is the best choice for a guide. I also introduced him to Munzee.

David Hunley

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 28/16

Francis was really a perfect guide for us. He was right on time, left us (a family of four) to see the sights at Iguazu National Park at our leisure, and always seemed to show up right when we were ready for the next part of the adventure. Despite the inclement weather, he never seemed rushed. He was always ready to offer information about the area and answer our questions but also didn't feel the need to make constant conversation, which was a pleasant change from some tour guides.

Steedman Sarbah John Sarbah

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 20/16

We really enjoyed the tour. Francis was friendly,knowledgable about local wildlife and a good guide. We were able to pack alot into one day. The Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls gave a completely different perspective and vantage points so very happy to have the chance to view both sides.

Marcelo Ziperovich

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Apr 16/16

Francis is a wonderful guide and I recommend him highly for anyone visiting Iguassu Falls. There is so much to see and it is critical to have someone help you cover it all, make sense of it and explain some of the finer details. He is knowledgeable, patient and flexible. We arrived later than we wanted to b/c of a flight delay, but he was able to adjust and make up for most of the lost time. It also doesn't hurt that he's an amazing photographer. It comes in handy in a place like this.

Allister Booth

Canada
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

Francis was an excellent guide. Very friendly and knowledgable about the falls and surrounding area. I thoughorly enjoyed my tour.

Edward Landes

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Mar 4/16

Francis picked us up at the airport and immediately took us to the Argentinian side of the Falls. After a great tour -- he provided information on history, flora and fauna, he took us to the hotel where he picked us up the following morning and took us to the Brazil side. He stayed in the background but always was there for questions or to take a photo. He then took us to the airport. He also emailed some photos of us that I could send on to family. We were pleased with Francis & amazed by the Falls!

Janice Tirmenstein

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 3/16

Francis was very knowledgable. He answered all our questions. The best thing about the tour was that he didn't hurry us. We stopped and took all the pictures we wanted. Highly recommend this tour AND Francis!

David Fraser

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 27/16

Great tour by Francis of Iguassu Falls. Also very helpful with money and exchange rates plus special transportation arrangement to the Argentina airport from our Brazil hotel. Thank you Francis Dave & Liz, Toronto, Canada

James Dunne

Ireland
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Tour: Airport pickup, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Feb 22/16

Just a few lines to say how satisfied we were with our trip to the Itapúa Dam and the Iguassu falls. Francis was our guide. He was excellent. Very courteous and most informative about the area. I would recommend him to any potential travel in the area and likewise recommend Tours by Locals-They are the real professionals. Thank you Francis and tours by locals again for making our trip a memorable and most enjoyable one.

James Dunne

Ireland
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Tour: #107024, Itaipu Dam, One of the 7 Wonder of Engineering!, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 22/16

Just a few lines to say how satisfied we were with our trip to the Itapúa Dam and the Iguassu falls. Francis was our guide. He was excellent. Very courteous and most informative about the area. I would recommend him to any potential travel in the area and likewise recommend Tours by Locals-They are the real professionals. Thank you Francis and tours by locals again for making our trip a memorable and most enjoyable one.

James Dunne

Ireland
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

Just a few lines to say how satisfied we were with our trip to the Itapúa Dam and the Iguassu falls. Francis was our guide. He was excellent. Very courteous and most informative about the area. I would recommend him to any potential travel in the area and likewise recommend Tours by Locals-They are the real professionals. Thank you Francis and tours by locals again for making our trip a memorable and most enjoyable one.

Sandra Stewart

United Kingdom
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 18/16

Considering our flight was delayed over 3 hours Francis tried to fit in as much as possible with what was left of our very short day without overdoing it and gave us good advice about planning our next day.

Ronald Lapointe

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Feb 7/16

Our guide Francis is the best. He was knowledgeable, timely, considerate, and everything you would ever want in a guide. We had a very short time to see the Falls and he arranged our visit to make the most of every minute. You cannot go wrong with Francis. He is an asset to ToursbyLocals.com.

Josephina Shen

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Feb 1/16

Great tour guide - responsible and timely in his email responses, Very knowledgeable about history of the falls and Foz do Iguacu in general.

Christine Ng

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Jan 30/16

Francis met us at airport and helped us arrange a boat tour and guided us to see the Falls on the Brazillian side. The next day we went to the Argentinian side. And the last day we went to BA. Francis was kind and accomodating. His van is clean, safe and spacious. He had water and rain ponchos for us. We were a group of 6. The oldest was ma. She is 82. Would recommend without any hesitancy. THank you

Jean Pierre S.

Canada
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 22/16

Deborah McCAllum

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jan 19/16

Alexander Vescan

oakville, ON, Canada
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jan 16/16

A complete tour of Iguazu Falls includes trails in two countries: Brazil and Argentina. To get to these trails without hassles, lineups and time wastage in trying to find unknown yet required details (in a country where very, very few speak English) having a knowledgeable guide is a must. Francis knows "everything Iguazu" inside out and also speaks perfect English. He will also suggest other activities in Iguazu Falls (e.g. Rafain Churrascaria Show). Excellent guide. Highly recommended.

Sondra Ettlinger

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jan 10/16

Francis was outstanding. Spoke perfect English. Especially helpful when one member of our party could not walk, he got a wheel chair and pushed her around the entire upper trail. Our hotel lost our confirmation, and he stayed with us helping with language until the problem was solved. Prompt, patient, knowledgeable, one of the best guides we have ever had. Good dinner recommendation, vehicle very comfortable. Best of the best.

Liya Kahan-Goldstein

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 28/15

Stanley Barnwell

United States
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Tour: #85447, Iguassu Photographic Experience, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 27/15

Our guide Francis was great. English skills very good. Very efficient getting us to see everything. He pushed us to do a boat ride and it was fantastic.

Linda Bento

Bermuda
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Nov 19/15

Francis was my guide for 2 days visiting the Iguassu Falls on both the Brazil and Argentina sides. I enjoyed his zest for nature. He assisted me in taking many photos and I enjoyed him showing me many plants and flowers from within this region. If you are looking for a guide who takes the environment seriously, I would highly recommend Francis. Linda Bento, Paget Bermuda

Johnathan Naderpour

Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Aug 5/15

Great Tour and knowledgeable tour guide of Iguazu Falls! Prompt on the pick up and drop off at the airport, as we made it a day trip from Buenos Aires. Very calm and relaxed and a good guy all around! THE FALLS WERE GORGEOUS! Highly recommended tour!

Jon Dickinson

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Aug 1/15

We enjoyed our tour of the falls with Francis. He provided much needed commentary to help us fully appreciate the beauty of the falls. He also took for us many wonderful family photos.

JoAnn Bair

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jul 25/15

Francis did a fine job for us at Iguazu. He met us at the airport, saw us to our hotel, and offered to help whenever he saw a need. He knew how to help us avoid standing in the long line at the Falls. He is not dynamic, but he is pleasant and knowledgeable. He brought his 5-year-old daughter the last day when we went to the bird park, and seeing her with our 5-year-old granddaughter was a delight.

John Kalbfleisch

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 24/15

Frances was a great guide. We enjoyed the day very much and he was exceptionally well informed about Iguacu Falls and the nearby town. Very careful driver who made us feel very much at ease. He has our highest recommendation.

Hugo Schally

Belgium
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jul 12/15

A very convenient, customised tour to see the best of Iguacu in a day and a half, without hassle and stress !

Amir Earon

Israel
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 17/15

Francis is a terrific guy and companion. We missed our flight and arrived 3 hours later than expected. We notified him and he availed himself for us according to our time table. Francis is an easy going and and considerate as well as very knowledgable. Enjoyed him very much.

Laura Hill

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: May 13/15

We really enjoyed our tour with Francis! We wanted to see both sides of the falls in one day and thought it would be wise to hire a guide to show us the best spots in a short amount of time. We weren't disappointed. We started very early on the Argentina side because we were staying at the Sheraton. Getting an early start got us ahead of the crowds. After viewing the Argentina side of the falls we hopped in Francis' car and drove to the Brazilian side. It was so easy due to his expertise. He was v

William Healey

United States
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Tour: #105490, Daily tour at Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Apr 3/15

Francis could not have been more helpful and pleasant. Very knowledgeable about the park & history of the area. Made the visit a delight, in spite of the seasonally warm weather. Francis especially was helpful since we visited in a holiday when the visitor crowd swelled to over 11,000 people (normal day is @ 4,000). Without resignation I would use the services of Francis again!

Douglas Tader

Brazil
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Mar 31/15

Douglas Tader

Brazil
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 30/15

Very enjoyable trip made better by the presence of a knowledgeable guide. Francis went overboard to make our trip the best that it could be.

Lawrence Kant

Australia
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 19/15

Francis was punctual, courteous and very helpful. His knowledge of his and his neighbouring countries coupled with his courteous and helpful nature added value to our tour. Our group of 4 people highly recommend Francis's services.

Paul Pitaluga

Gibraltar
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Mar 9/15

Cynthia Mones

United States
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Tour: #57195, See Iguassu Falls up to Three days!, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Feb 12/15

Thank you Francis for the wonderful time seeing the falls. Although it rained in Argentina we had a great time warming up at the Sheraton Coffee shop overlooking the falls. We were also grateful for the Saturday Mass with the Bishop at the church you were married at.

Wayne Wathen

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Feb 12/15

We had a great time with Francis and saw a lot of the falls on the Argentina side. We were very tired when we got back to the hotel but we saw lots of beautiful interesting sights and Francis is a very good guide.

Luke Johnstone

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jan 5/15

Francis was a great guide and we got to enjoy both sides of the falls in a day. I was worried that it might be a bit rushed, but we started early, were able to avoid most of the crowds and the day didn't feel rushed at all. I was also surprised at how smooth the boarder crossing was, at least Francis made it seem smooth. I am so pleased we did both sides, it really made the trip so special.

Mark K.

United States
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Tour: Your customize tour, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Dec 16/14

Francis was a perfect guide for the Iguazu Falls area. He certainly knows his way around and where the best areas to view the falls can be found. He showed us everything we could possibly see on both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides and made our visit truly memorable. Thank you Francis!

Linda Moustakis

Surfside Beach, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Dec 6/14

Francis met us at our hotel and showed us around the falls both on the Brazian side and Argentina. A memorable experience and Frances showed us the beauty of it all.............including a Tucon Chick in a tree. Thank you Francis for making our visit filled with all the awe of the falls. Hope to return. Linda and George Moustakis.

Michael Chettleburgh

United Kingdom
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Tour: Your customize tour, Iguassu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Dec 4/14

Francis proved to be a fantastic tour guide; he showed us the amazing Iguassu falls on both sides, providing insightful information and the best areas for two keen photographers. We were given a range of addition activities, being a somewhat indecisive group; Francis showed patience and was very informative. I would highly recommend both this tour and Francis as the guide.

Janet Ware

United States
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Tour: #57195, Three days in Iguassu Falls, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Dec 1/14

Francis was very organized and saw that we saw everything within our time frame. Never hurried and walked us through the sights in the most expediant manner. Kind and helpful. He did lack enthusiasm and is a very reserved person, but worked well for us. Good for 2 persons.

Bettina McKinnon

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Oct 4/14

Ann Williams

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 18/14

Great day with Franics! Highly recommend him and his tour. It was nice having a private car rather than a bus tour. He also takes great pictures! Both sides were equally amazing to us and we loved the boat ride!

Ronald Pruitt

Chile
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Tour: #57195, Three days in Iguassu Falls, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Sep 3/14

America and I want to thank you very much for such wonderful experiences on our tour. All of our time in Foz do Iguazu was 5 STAR.

Maria Bremis

United States
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Tour: #53324, Argentine Falls with 3 boarders landmark, Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina    view tour
Date: Aug 21/14

Francis was knowledgeable and had strong language skills. He was flexible in how we structured our day and allowed us to stop when needed. He helped to schedule and organize our second day there as well even though he was not available himself. He was very nice and informative when we asked questions but you do need to ask.

Peter S.

Belgium
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 17/14

Francis showed us all the nice viewpoints of the falls both from the Brazilian and the Argentinian side, with transportation using a private car. He has a very good knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area as well. This is a highly recommended tour when you want to see the highlights of Iguassu in one day.

Judith Hodgson

United Kingdom
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Tour: #57195, Your customize tour, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Aug 4/14

We booked Francis fairly last minute as we had been let down by another (non ToursbyLocals) guide! He met us at Iguazu airport (Argentina side) and within an hour, we were whisked across to Brazil to get our first sighting of the Falls - amazing. He left us some of the time and accompanied us for other sections. Next day, we did the Argentina side with him. He was easygoing, attentive, happy to answer all our questions. He even took us back to the airport. Excellent value and highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for this review. I always try to do the best for my clients. I am ere to ake your trip enjoiable

Ken Hurley

United States
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Tour: #53842, Brazilian side of the Falls, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 22/14

He was on time took us to the helicopter ride then to the falls at Iguacu he was very knowledgeable and also helpful for the visit. We ended with the tour of the bird park and then to the airport. He was very good.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review. I am here the fit your need in your time. Sometimes very short time. Thanks for coming and VOLTE SEMPRE.

Ken Hurley

United States
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Tour: Airport pickup, Iguaçu Falls, Paraná, Brazil
Date: Jul 21/14

He was on time helped with the suitcases. Took us to the hotel shared some good places to eat near the hotel.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for both reviews. Obrigado pela visita e volte sempre.

Mina Jaravata

United States
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jul 9/14

Francis is very personable and nice. He's not intrusive at all, very professional. His command of the English language is excellent. Thank you, Francis for giving us a memorable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and good luck.

Donna Harris

Australia
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Tour: #57195, Your customize tour, Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 24/14

We really enjoyed our tour with Francis. He was a quiet, respectful person with a warm sense of humour and a ready smile. Francis had a good knowledge of the area but also understood how much people are able to absorb and gave us new information in small doses. He offered suggestions to us and led the tour in a way that enabled us to make choices and opt into (and out of) things at any stage.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the comments. Without the rain, i tried to make your stay enjoyable and organized. I hope you enjoed also the World Cup in Brazil and come back to Brazil and of course to Iguassu Falls. regards

Steve King

United Kingdom
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Tour: #56415, Iguassu Falls at all sides (Brazilian and Argentine), Foz de Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil    view tour
Date: Jun 16/14

Francis was very pleasant & had a good command of English. Unusual flooding had slightly reduced the time at the Iguassu falls, but Francis was very keen to help us use the rest of the available time to best effect, e.g. offering other sites to visit & giving us the opportunity to sample a crushed sugar cane drink. Thanks again Francis