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Title: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2010, 10:14:33 AM
Iguassu Falls needs at least 2 days.
This is nothing like Niagara.
It's smack in the middle of rainforest and it's so much bigger and prettier.

The Argentinian side is more up-close and personal.  You can hike to all different points in the park, stand right on top of the "devil's throat" and it's all very awesome and much more "natural" than the tourist trap of Niagara.

The Brazillian side is more of a panorama view, but there is also lots of great hiking around to beautiful vistas there as well.
I was at Iguassu in my pre-SPG days so I stayed on the 1 hotel on the Brazilian side in the park (which gives you a huge time advantage over the tourist staying outside of the park.)
Of course now I would just save the money and stay at the Sheraton in the Argentinean side of the park.

There is a also a huge dam you can tour that powers all of Paraguay and huge portions of Brazil and Argentina, but I'd already seen the Hoover so I skipped that. 

I took a taxi from the Brazil side to the Argentina side, he waited there all day for me, and we stopped off at an excellent duty-free per his recommendation where I got Blue Label for $80, and then we went back.  The taxi was like $75.  He offered to take me to a flea market in Paraguay for another $25.  I wasn't interested in wasting time there, although I did kind've want the passport stamp...but there just wasn't time to go in the end.
Title: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: moish on July 02, 2010, 11:59:20 AM
as oscar wilde said regarding niagara as a favorite destination for honeymooners, Niagara Falls is the bride's second great disappointment
Title: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on July 03, 2010, 02:08:45 PM
as oscar wilde said regarding niagara as a favorite destination for honeymooners, Niagara Falls is the bride's second great disappointment

Niagra is currently known as "The Ultimate Redneck Honeymoon Destination".
Title: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:25:11 AM
Niagra is currently known as "The Ultimate Redneck Honeymoon Destination".
LOL!


Tachles, nowadays, is there somewhere nice to stay there for a quick weekend getaway?
Title: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:30:59 AM
LOL!


Tachles, nowadays, is there somewhere nice to stay there for a quick weekend getaway?
How did you decide to put this ? in this thread?
Title: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:32:56 AM
How did you decide to put this ? in this thread?
Huh? We're looking for somewhere to go, this seems nice.

AF availability to PPT is very tempting, but thats too big a trip.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 25, 2012, 12:34:48 AM
Huh? We're looking for somewhere to go, this seems nice.

AF availability to PPT is very tempting, but thats too big a trip.
He meant this belongs in the Niagara falls and Toronto master thread, unless you want to go to igazu falls
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:35:27 AM
He meant this belongs in the Niagara falls and Toronto master thread, unless you want to go to igazu falls
Yup
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:35:51 AM
He meant this belongs in the Niagara falls and Toronto master thread, unless you want to go to igazu falls
+1

Do you want to go to Iguazu? Was just there so let me know...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:36:22 AM
Sheraton is in the Argentina park.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: South America Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 25, 2012, 12:36:52 AM
Yup
That want clear based on your quote. Now I see that you lol'd and then had a separate question
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:37:35 AM
Sheraton is in the Argentina park.
+1 was just there. Awesome hotel, they even gave me 8pm check out as a mere gold.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:39:02 AM
Now BA.com refuses to recognize IGR, which would be the best way to get there from EZE, where theres a beautiful EWR-EZE redeye tomorrow.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:40:03 AM
Now BA.com refuses to recognize IGR, which would be the best way to get there from EZE, where theres a beautiful EWR-EZE redeye tomorrow.
Check aerolineas argentinas
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:41:57 AM
Check aerolineas argentinas

I know, but problematic with AFs <24hour policy

This Sheraton is rather expensive at 16k/night. Better to pay the $300/night cash rate...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:46:16 AM
Gotta PUTPAC BA.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:47:22 AM
Gotta PUTPAC BA.
Except they don't work now...

Anyway, any other ideas of for a Fri-Sun getaway other than Hawaii? Must be very scenic and relaxing. Not USA domestic. Would do Halifax and the cobalt trail but thats schedule for later...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:51:21 AM
This Sheraton is rather expensive at 16k/night. Better to pay the $300/night cash rate...
That is a bummer but if you go make sure to stay there. How long do you have?
Title: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 25, 2012, 12:52:16 AM
Except they don't work now...

Anyway, any other ideas of for a Fri-Sun getaway other than Hawaii? Must be very scenic and relaxing. Not USA domestic. Would do Halifax and the cobalt trail but thats schedule for later...
PR? Costa Rica?
Title: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:53:20 AM
PR? Costa Rica?
I prefer green and mountains
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:54:33 AM
I prefer green and mountains
Sounds like LIH
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 12:55:46 AM
Sounds like LIH
Or Costa Rica
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 25, 2012, 12:56:57 AM
Sounds like LIH
I would probably wanna be machimer and keep 2 days, but even keeping one day is hard enough.

Also, thats better done on the way to the Orient.
Title: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: ShmuliT on October 25, 2012, 01:02:36 AM
although I did kind've want the passport stamp...but there just wasn't time to go in the end.
I walked into Paraguay from brazil over the "Friendship Bridge", the most corrupt border crossing in the world. Our driver advised us not to take our passports and to just walk. So no passport stamp. You can see mass smuggling operations right in front of your eyes. Will try dig up some pics of this and my iguacu trip a few years ago.
Was a cool experience to be in three countries in under one hour, using 2 simple forms of transport. We drove from Argentina to Brazil & walked into Paraguay.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 01:16:35 AM
I walked into Paraguay from brazil over the "Friendship Bridge", the most corrupt border crossing in the world. Our driver advised us not to take our passports and to just walk. So no passport stamp. You can see mass smuggling operations right in front of your eyes. Will try dig up some pics of this and my iguacu trip a few years ago.
Was a cool experience to be in three countries in under one hour, using 2 simple forms of transport. We drove from Argentina to Brazil & walked into Paraguay.
We actually flew into Asuncion, Paraguay, spent a night there and the next day took a cross country bus to Argentina thru Brazil.
Title: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 25, 2012, 02:05:58 AM
We actually flew into Asuncion, Paraguay, spent a night there and the next day took a cross country bus to Argentina thru Brazil.
Why would you have to go through Brazil to get to Iguacu? 
Title: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on October 25, 2012, 09:37:19 AM
Why would you have to go through Brazil to get to Iguacu?
You can't go from Paraguay to Argentina in that area without going into Brazil for about twenty minutes.
Title: Re: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on October 25, 2012, 02:48:03 PM
You can't go from Paraguay to Argentina in that area without going into Brazil for about twenty minutes.
Sounds strange to me, you can walk it but you can't drive it?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on February 13, 2013, 07:34:39 PM
I'm gonna be in Buenos Aires for Pesach and thinking of going to Iguazu Wednesday morning and return Friday morning, would that be enough time to see both sides of the falls?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2013, 09:31:41 PM
I'm gonna be in Buenos Aires for Pesach and thinking of going to Iguazu Wednesday morning and return Friday morning, would that be enough time to see both sides of the falls?
Yes, that's perfect.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on February 14, 2013, 03:37:17 PM
Yes, that's perfect.
Thanks Dan!  Anything else I should know?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 16, 2013, 11:45:25 PM
So I was in the beginning stages of planning a trip to South America.

We want to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and maybe Rio or São Paulo for a day or so.  We are planning on going in mid October for about 10/11 days using UA miles.

Question 1: Is that a good amount of time to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu?

Question 2: Any tips of the cheapest/best way to get from EZE or AEP to IGR and then from IGU back to the LAX (using a free stop in GIG)?

I assume BA miles will work on AR from EZE or AEP to IGR one way.  Also, United says they have award availability from IGU to LAX through GRU, but not to GIG.  United.com does not display any IGU flights.

Question 3: Is it even worth it to go to GIG or GRU for one day?  Are we better off just getting a RT flight EZE-IGR using BA?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: SGF on April 17, 2013, 01:31:27 AM
So I was in the beginning stages of planning a trip to South America.

We want to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and maybe Rio or São Paulo for a day or so.  We are planning on going in mid October for about 10/11 days using UA miles.

Question 1: Is that a good amount of time to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu?

Question 2: Any tips of the cheapest/best way to get from EZE or AEP to IGR and then from IGU back to the LAX (using a free stop in GIG)?

I assume BA miles will work on AR from EZE or AEP to IGR one way.  Also, United says they have award availability from IGU to LAX through GRU, but not to GIG.  United.com does not display any IGU flights.

Question 3: Is it even worth it to go to GIG or GRU for one day?  Are we better off just getting a RT flight EZE-IGR using BA?

Thanks!
BA avios with LAN if available for AEP-IGR
To get into brazil you can use TAM with UA miles.
IMO there's nothing to see in Sao Paulo and there is what to see in RIO.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 17, 2013, 01:33:04 AM
With that amount of time you can easily do BA, Iguazu on both sides and Rio. Don't miss out on Rio you will thank me after.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 08:56:28 AM
So should we spend 4 days in Rio, 3 in Iguazu and 2 in BA? Should we split it up differently?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 17, 2013, 09:07:34 AM
So should we spend 4 days in Rio, 3 in Iguazu and 2 in BA? Should we split it up differently?
What days of the week are you talking about for the different places? Or is Friday Shabbos not in the numbers you gave
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 09:17:35 AM
BA Wed afternoon to Sun Morning, Iguazu Sun morning to Tue evening, and Rio Tue night to Thu night. I'm open to reversing the BA/ Rio order. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 17, 2013, 08:01:28 PM
BA Wed afternoon to Sun Morning, Iguazu Sun morning to Tue evening, and Rio Tue night to Thu night. I'm open to reversing the BA/ Rio order. Any suggestions?
Sounds good. Rio is a lot warmer than BA and the physical city is stunning, however there is not much kosher food there so it makes sense the way you are doing it. Rio is really one of my favorite places.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 08:12:13 PM
Thanks for your help.

Do you happen to know if Brazil is makpid on bringing in food?  We're planning on crossing at Iguazu.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 17, 2013, 08:40:57 PM
Thanks for your help.

Do you happen to know if Brazil is makpid on bringing in food?  We're planning on crossing at Iguazu.
At that crossing you will not have any problems. They don't even stamp you in unless you are staying overnight or ask them for one. Most cars just drive right thru.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 08:46:12 PM
Would this pose a visa problem?  I was reading that upon exiting Brazil you need to have a paper they gave you when you came in.  Would they give you that at the land crossing in Iguazu so we could fly out of Rio back to LA?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 17, 2013, 09:19:54 PM
Would this pose a visa problem?  I was reading that upon exiting Brazil you need to have a paper they gave you when you came in.  Would they give you that at the land crossing in Iguazu so we could fly out of Rio back to LA?
Yeah sure it's a regular border crossing, it's just optional to stop. If you you do stop you need to walk to the office and get stamped etc. they will give you whatever you need. Don't forget to get a visa in advance btw or they won't let u in.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 09:23:05 PM
So it's kinda like driving to Tijuana from San Diego: no one will stop you from entering Mexico; you just slow done like you were going through a toll booth.

Yeah, I just read about the visas online.  $160 for Argentina and another $160 for Brazil.  For 2 people that's $640 just for visas.  Man, they don't like Americans much down there.

It's a good thing the flights and hotels are all on points, but still...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 17, 2013, 09:31:01 PM
At that crossing you will not have any problems. They don't even stamp you in unless you are staying overnight or ask them for one. Most cars just drive right thru.

Online it says they're makpid on non-packaged goods.  If we bring bread, peanut butter and jelly, or similar items from BA to Iguazu, drive across the boarder, and stop to get passports stamped, you're saying they won't care we have food?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: SGF on April 18, 2013, 12:40:00 AM
So it's kinda like driving to Tijuana from San Diego: no one will stop you from entering Mexico; you just slow done like you were going through a toll booth.

Yeah, I just read about the visas online.  $160 for Argentina and another $160 for Brazil.  For 2 people that's $640 just for visas.  Man, they don't like Americans much down there.

It's a good thing the flights and hotels are all on points, but still...
besides for that Tijuana dosent have a stamp or a office even if you are willing to pay for one.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 18, 2013, 12:44:14 AM
Good point :))
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 18, 2013, 01:54:25 AM
When I came into Argentina thru Iguazu they did not charge me a visa fee, as they only charged it when entering BA thru an international destination. Not sure if still like that but if it is doing it that way can save u money.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 18, 2013, 08:37:02 AM
But Brazil charges for visas so of I'm going go BA first it won't help. Plus I believe they changed the law in Argentina and now change regardless of method of entry.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 18, 2013, 07:25:04 PM
But Brazil charges for visas so of I'm going go BA first it won't help. Plus I believe they changed the law in Argentina and now change regardless of method of entry.
regardless of method of entry into the city of BA but if you enter into a different city that could be different. Don't know just speculating.

Going to Rio the Iguazu then BA may save you the Argentina visa not the Brazil one of course.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 18, 2013, 07:37:22 PM
I found this:  :(

As of January 7, 2013, the reciprocity fee will be extended to all border crossings of Argentina: maritime, fluvial, terrestrial and aerial.

http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/news.htm#entry (http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/news.htm#entry)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 18, 2013, 10:09:17 PM
I found this:  :(

As of January 7, 2013, the reciprocity fee will be extended to all border crossings of Argentina: maritime, fluvial, terrestrial and aerial.

http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/news.htm#entry (http://embassyofargentina.us/embassyofargentina.us/en/consularsection/news.htm#entry)
Oh well. Sorry to hear that. Funny cause I just went last August.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 18, 2013, 10:10:36 PM
Lucky you!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 12:25:37 AM
Lucky you!
Yes however I did have to buy visas for Paraguay, which was 100 x 2. :(

If you go to Rio btw good luck on hotels. The only thing I ended up finding was the Sheraton Rio which was thankfully open on C and P.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 12:39:42 AM
The Sheraton Rio is not open to C&P now, its 12k a night.  The Sheraton Barra is for 6k+$110.  It just seems a bit far away from everything....

Was the Sheraton Rio nice?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 12:57:41 AM
Well I booked.  Now I need tips on what to do in Iguazu.  What were your highlights?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:00:51 AM
Sheraton Rio is very nice. A bit old but the stunning ocean views and balcony more than make up for it. It is the only hotel on the water and is walking distance (by day) from Leblon and Ipanema.

In regard to Iguazu where do you plan on staying? (if you are not staying at the Sheraton they may kick you off of DDF!)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:01:26 AM
Sheraton, obviously!!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:08:29 AM
Sheraton, obviously!!
Ok good. You will need to walk both the upper and lower trail on the Argentina side. The upper will take about an hour, the lower about 2. Make sure to do the boat ride on the lower trail for the most awesome views. You will get soaked so take along a ziplock for your camera. You can also take the train to Devils point (IIRC that is what it's called).

 On the Brazil side at the falls there is less walking as you are not next to the falls like on the Argentina side but rather across the river from them. You will take a tram to the start of the trail on the Brazil side and just walk along side the falls, starting from the pink hotel till the end. When you get to the end is when you will be totally blown away. Walk out on the boardwalk and you will get the most amazing view of the falls. (I will post a pic for you to see when I have a chance).

When you are done with the falls there is a nice birdpark well worth about an hour. Another thing to do which I found was money well spent was a helicpoter ride over the falls. The falls are really big so the only way to really take in all 280 waterfalls is from the air. Cost me 100 dollars for about 20 minutes and if you are going that far do not miss it.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:10:15 AM
Brazil side
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:12:06 AM
From the air
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:22:50 AM
Wow, those look like amazing pics.  The helicopter ride seems worth it to me.  It sounds like everything could be done in 2 days: one day in Argentina, one in Brazil.  Yeah?

How did you get around? Taxi? How much did it cost?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:48:38 AM
Yes one day on each side will be enough time. Took taxis must have been around 50 dollars from one side to the other I don't recall. I had the Sheraton get me a private guy to take me around for the whole day forgot what I paid, wasn't that much. Just ask by the hotel and tell them you want it cheap, not some limo and they will get the point. The doormen know all the right ppl.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 10:25:13 AM
Sounds like a plan.  What did you do in terms of food?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 12:06:49 PM
Sounds like a plan.  What did you do in terms of food?
I brought food from the US to Paraguay and Iguazu which was 3 days. I then went to BA for 4 days so got food there, and bought food in BA for Peru where I spent a week. I then flew to Rio from Lima Peru and brought the food I had bought in BA with me. There are a few places to buy kosher groceries in Rio and we went to 3 different restaurants there so that was not a problem. Of the 3 places one is only open Sunday, the other on Thursday night only, and they cater for Shabbos meals which we bought. The 3rd place a really good pizza shop in Copacabana is always open.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 12:11:16 PM
Great information! I'm so excited I just booked the tickets yesterday to and from the US and finished booking the tickets from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls today. All I have to do is wait until August the book the tickets from Iguaçu to Rio I am all set. Even though it's six months away I can't wait!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 12:49:46 PM
Great information! I'm so excited I just booked the tickets yesterday to and from the US and finished booking the tickets from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls today. All I have to do is wait until August the book the tickets from Iguaçu to Rio I am all set. Even though it's six months away I can't wait!
Yes you will really have an amazing time!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 12:58:27 PM
Just out of curiosity, why did you go in August? I read the weather is not that good (ie rainy) then. Clearly you had nice weather in the pictures, but isn't it generally not great? Do you know about the early November weather?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:02:17 PM
Lokos like a great trip, but it will probably be sweltering in Iguazu in November.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:04:08 PM
Lokos like a great trip, but it will probably be sweltering in Iguazu in November.

When would you go? I can always change the dates. Keep in mind we will be going to BA and Rio too.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:13:44 PM
I'd think you'd be better off in a shoulder season like September, but that's not possible this year with all the holidays coming early.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:18:36 PM
I know, that's when I wanted to go. The I tried early October (after yom tov), but the award tickets disappeared before I could book them. Then I tried mid October, but there were no awards on LAN (via British Airways) from Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls when we wanted. That left leaving in the end of October and being in Iguazu Falls at the beginning of November (3-5). From what I saw online, it looks like the temperatures will be in the high 80's and lows in the low 70's, but almost no rain.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:19:29 PM
High 80s plus 100% humidity.
Think Miami in July, but walking around outside all day without AC.

Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:21:35 PM
Oh :( It's only going to be for 2 days. Not that Rio will be much better. How's the weather there at the beginning of November?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2013, 01:35:51 PM
Rio is nice year-round. Beautiful city but the kosher situation stinks.
Sao Paulo has some good eats and an amazing warm jewish community, but lacks touristy stuff.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 01:39:40 PM
That's why I chose Rio (that and Fan if Dan's strong suffestions). We'll only be there 2 days as well so we won't need much. Plus well bring stuff from BA.

If it's so hot in November in Iguazu , wouldn't it be less touristy?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on April 19, 2013, 02:04:14 PM
Just out of curiosity, why did you go in August? I read the weather is not that good (ie rainy) then. Clearly you had nice weather in the pictures, but isn't it generally not great? Do you know about the early November weather?

Iguazu had great weather in August, BA was a bit cold and rainy but there's not much there in terms of nature anyways. Rio was great because was not humid and mid 80's. We also did Peru which is best in July/ August
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 02:07:10 PM
That makes sense. I'm not a fan of rain on vacation. Hopefully when I'm going will be rain free in BA, Iguazu, and Rio.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 19, 2013, 02:23:42 PM
High 80s plus 100% humidity.
Think Miami in July, but walking around outside all day without AC.

What do you think of this? If it's accurate it doesn't look too bad.

http://weatherspark.com/averages/33343/11/Puerto-Iguazu-Misiones-Argentina (http://weatherspark.com/averages/33343/11/Puerto-Iguazu-Misiones-Argentina)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 23, 2013, 12:08:22 AM
Anyone know the best place to change pesos to reais in Iguazu (either side)?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2013, 12:12:56 AM
Anyone know the best place to change pesos to reais in Iguazu (either side)?
I doubt you'll be able to. Nobody wants pesos.  Just use an ATM card if you need cash.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 23, 2013, 12:19:58 AM
What about changing USD? Also, what do you suggest I do if I have leftover pesos when I leave Argentina? Is it better to get less than necessary so I don't have the problem in the first place?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2013, 12:22:36 AM
What about changing USD? Also, what do you suggest I do if I have leftover pesos when I leave Argentina? Is it better to get less than necessary so I don't have the problem in the first place?
Everyone loves dollars.

I have no doubt that you'll find something to burn them on.  And taxis love to rip you off to/from EZE.
Worst comes to worst you can buy some C"Y Alfajores in any airport :D
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 23, 2013, 12:25:52 AM
True, but we'll be leaving Argentina via taxi to IGU. If I can't change pesos to reais in Iguaçu there are far fewer ways to burn them.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 23, 2013, 12:28:34 AM
True, but we'll be leaving Argentina via taxi to IGU. If I can't change pesos to reais in Iguaçu there are far fewer ways to burn them.
There's a great duty free in Iguazu near the border :)
In 2005 I got Blue Label there for $85, though things have probably changed in the interim. 
Still probably a good place to burn remaining pesos.
Title: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2013, 04:40:54 PM
Cataratas de Iguazu!
POIDH :)
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2013, 05:20:26 PM
They'll have to wait till tomorrow, it's too dark now
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2013, 05:22:03 PM
Where are you staying?
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 03, 2013, 05:46:23 PM
Where are you staying?
You have to ask? I'll give you one guess...
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Ergel on November 03, 2013, 05:50:32 PM
You have to ask?
That's what I was thinking. There is somewhere else to stay?
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2013, 06:29:05 PM
That's what I was thinking. There is somewhere else to stay?
I stayed on the Brazilian side in 2005.

Anyway be sure to get an early start to beat all the tourists!
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2013, 05:17:22 AM
POIDH :)
Sorry about the quality. They're taken with my phone.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/ata7a4yd.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/8e5azase.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 04, 2013, 05:23:04 AM
That's as close as you can get these days? :P
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2013, 05:24:12 AM
That's as close as you can get these days? :P
No, that's from my balcony.
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Moishebatchy on November 04, 2013, 06:11:21 AM
No, that's from my balcony.

Note the ":P".
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2013, 10:46:37 AM
These are from up close and personal.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/y5y8eguz.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/unuha6ap.jpg)(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/04/ujuzuzuj.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Ergel on November 04, 2013, 10:49:58 AM
Wow. I gotta get there.
How does it compare to Niagara?
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Yehoshua on November 04, 2013, 10:55:35 AM
Wow. I gotta get there.
How does it compare to Niagara?
Um, let's just say it's like seeing downtown Monsey and wondering how it compares to NYC. It's absolutely spectacular! There are so many more falls than Niagara and they're all surrounded by jungle, not streets and small parks. The ONLY thing that Niagara has over here is the lights at night. These falls are just pitch black at night.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on November 06, 2013, 12:54:56 AM
I will be heading out to the falls from BA in Feb. Is there an issue going over the border to Brazil. I noticed that Brazil charges a similar reciprocation fee as Argentina. I don't want to pay twice.  Is going to the Brazilian side from Argentinean side similar to Tijuana from the US (laxer border patrol rules etc.)?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2013, 04:44:14 AM
I will be heading out to the falls from BA in Feb. Is there an issue going over the border to Brazil. I noticed that Brazil charges a similar reciprocation fee as Argentina. I don't want to pay twice.  Is going to the Brazilian side from Argentinean side similar to Tijuana from the US (laxer border patrol rules etc.)?

Not sure. We got visas. I will say that we didn't have to go in to do Brazilian customs. Our taxi driver just took our passports inside and came out with then stamped a few minutes later. Could be you'll find a driver you will get you in illegally, but I heard they're cracking down on this. IMHO the Argentina side is much better anyway, not that much missed from Brazil.
Title: Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
Post by: Joe4007 on November 06, 2013, 10:35:52 AM
Wow. I gotta get there.
How does it compare to Niagara?

It doesn't!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Frostboot on November 06, 2013, 11:50:03 AM
Not sure. We got visas. I will say that we didn't have to go in to do Brazilian customs. Our taxi driver just took our passports inside and came out with then stamped a few minutes later. Could be you'll find a driver you will get you in illegally, but I heard they're cracking down on this. IMHO the Argentina side is much better anyway, not that much missed from Brazil.

How much were the visas? $160
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 06, 2013, 01:43:36 PM
Here are some pics I took at Iguazu a year ago.

2nd shot is from the sky
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 06, 2013, 01:44:00 PM
Here's one from the Brazil side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 06, 2013, 05:48:42 PM
How much were the visas? $160
yup
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: SGF on November 07, 2013, 01:44:21 AM
@ Yehoshua, what's the weather like there now?
considering this deal (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mileage-run-deals/1519379-la-mex-eze-153-all.html) for $212....
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 07, 2013, 04:29:19 AM
@ Yehoshua, what's the weather like there now?
considering this deal (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mileage-run-deals/1519379-la-mex-eze-153-all.html) for $212....
We were lucky. It was sunny, with highs of about 80 and lows of about 60. It was a tad humid. Normally it's it's not like that, from what I've been told.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 25, 2013, 12:40:26 AM
TR up here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=34693.0)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on January 09, 2014, 07:51:30 PM
If you don't recognize this, you've never been to Iguazu :)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 09, 2014, 08:13:26 PM
If you don't recognize this, you've never been to Iguazu :)
Funny enough I didn't actually get to a picture of one myself.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on January 09, 2014, 08:20:53 PM

If you don't recognize this, you've never been to Iguazu :)

I was attacked by a pack of these. I was carrying a bag with rolls in it as a pack of them were walking down the path. They stopped at me and all started looking at the bag.

I threw the bag to my father who was behind me. Then when he tried throwing it back to me they attacked the bag in mid air.

Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on January 09, 2014, 08:23:05 PM
These bastards stole our croissants - almost half the food we brought along - within the first 5 minutes of our visit...

I learned my lesson...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 09, 2014, 08:24:42 PM
I was attacked by a pack of these. I was carrying a bag with rolls in it as a pack of them were walking down the path. They stopped at me and all started looking at the bag.

I threw the bag to my father who was behind me. Then when he tried throwing it back to me they attacked the bag in mid air.
My point exactly.


These bastards stole our croissants - almost half the food we brought along - within the first 5 minutes of our visit...

I learned my lesson...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 29, 2014, 10:50:12 AM
trying to plan a visit to the falls, and trying to figure out schedule. ive seen here that 2-3 days is ideal, but wondering if needs to be two full days or if arriving later morning monday and leaving early evening wednesday (6:10pm from IGU) is enough. have to decide between a brutally early 5:35AM flight from AEP that gets into IGR at 7:10 AM or a slightly more normal 8AM flight from EZE that gets in at about 10AM.  (I guess part of it will also depend on whether EZE is significantly more annoying/expensive to get to and fly out of when staying at park hyatt there. I see its a 1/2 hour further, can anyone weigh in on whether that should be an important factor?)
TIA

Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 10:54:34 AM
trying to plan a visit to the falls, and trying to figure out schedule. ive seen here that 2-3 days is ideal, but wondering if needs to be two full days or if arriving later morning monday and leaving early evening wednesday (6:10pm from IGU) is enough. have to decide between a brutally early 5:35AM flight from AEP that gets into IGR at 7:10 AM or a slightly more normal 8AM flight from EZE that gets in at about 10AM.  (I guess part of it will also depend on whether EZE is significantly more annoying/expensive to get to and fly out of when staying at park hyatt there. I see its a 1/2 hour further, can anyone weigh in on whether that should be an important factor?)
TIA
Leaving from AEP is easier and cheaper. I think your current schedule is enough time. You'll need one full day and one half day in Argentina and a half a day in Brazil. Ibiza inside of the falls can really be seen in 4 hours on the way to the airport. That's exactly what we did and it worked out just fine.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 29, 2014, 11:01:48 AM
thanks- pretty much decided on the 610 leaving igu on wednesday and having those few hours wed afternoon on brazil side, but on way there would you take the 535 from AEP to get there early and have all day monday or the 8am from EZE? thanks a lot
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 29, 2014, 11:15:33 AM
thanks- pretty much decided on the 610 leaving igu on wednesday and having those few hours wed afternoon on brazil side, but on way there would you take the 535 from AEP to get there early and have all day monday or the 8am from EZE? thanks a lot
The 8 AM should be enough.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 12:05:58 PM
The 8 AM should be enough.
Should be, but we took a 1:00pm from AEP and that was also fine. Eze is just a pain to get to compared with AEP.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 29, 2014, 12:16:10 PM
you took a 1pm from AEP and only stayed at the falls one night, meaning a day and half was sufficient in your experience?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 12:27:32 PM
you took a 1pm from AEP and only stayed at the falls one night, meaning a day and half was sufficient in your experience?
Two nights. We had the end of Sunday, all of Monday, and most of Tuesday. It was the spring though so it was light later and Brazil was it a serving daylight savings time so they were one hour ahead of Argentina. That meant that when we went to the Brazil side of the falls we "lost" an hour.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 29, 2014, 01:04:00 PM
Two nights. We had the end of Sunday, all of Monday, and most of Tuesday. It was the spring though so it was light later and Brazil was it a serving daylight savings time so they were one hour ahead of Argentina. That meant that when we went to the Brazil side of the falls we "lost" an hour.

ok thanks. well only be staying one night and going to rio the next night hopefully, but i hope that will be fine. thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 01:09:29 PM
ok thanks. well only be staying one night and going to rio the next night hopefully, but i hope that will be fine. thanks for your help.
If you only have one night in Iguazu, I would get there early and explore the Argentinian side that day and the morning of the following day. You really only need an hour or two on the Brazilian side, but you can stretch it to more if you needed to.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on June 29, 2014, 01:27:27 PM
If you only have one night in Iguazu, I would get there early and explore the Argentinian side that day and the morning of the following day. You really only need an hour or two on the Brazilian side, but you can stretch it to more if you needed to.
Do the helicopter tour as well if you can. Its only 100pp and is the only way to get a full perspective on the size of the falls.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 01:30:10 PM
Do the helicopter tour as well if you can. Its only 100pp and is the only way to get a full perspective on the size of the falls.
And keep in mind you can only do that from Brazil.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2014, 01:48:44 PM
Do the helicopter tour as well if you can. Its only 100pp and is the only way to get a full perspective on the size of the falls.
Can be bargained down also.
Gotta do that and the Macuco safari ride under the falls.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 01:51:48 PM
Can be bargained down also.
Gotta do that and the Macuco safari ride under the falls.
Or the Gran Aventura from the Argentinian side which is basically the same thing for cheaper. I think it was 360 pesos per person, so for us that was $36 USD.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2014, 01:58:42 PM
Or the Gran Aventura from the Argentinian side which is basically the same thing for cheaper. I think it was 360 pesos per person, so for us that was $36 USD.
Blue Dollar is now over 12 pesos :D
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 02:00:10 PM
Blue Dollar is now over 12 pesos :D
I know, crazy! There are still no deals on reais are though.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 29, 2014, 02:13:55 PM
I know, crazy! There are still no deals on reais are though.

Nope it keeps on getting stronger. It is under 2.2 now to the dollar. Was over 2.4 this year.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 29, 2014, 02:21:31 PM
Should be, but we took a 1:00pm from AEP and that was also fine. Eze is just a pain to get to compared with AEP.

We took the same exact flight too. But remember still gotta come early to aep cuz big mess there.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 02:22:37 PM
We took the same exact flight too. But remember still gotta come early to aep cuz big mess there.
True. We stood in line for almost 1 hour just to check in.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 29, 2014, 02:23:44 PM
True. We stood in line for almost 1 hour just to check in.

Yup same here might have been even longer. Jack123 take note. But still better than the shlep out to eze.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 29, 2014, 02:41:18 PM
trying to plan a visit to the falls, and trying to figure out schedule. ive seen here that 2-3 days is ideal, but wondering if needs to be two full days or if arriving later morning monday and leaving early evening wednesday (6:10pm from IGU) is enough. have to decide between a brutally early 5:35AM flight from AEP that gets into IGR at 7:10 AM or a slightly more normal 8AM flight from EZE that gets in at about 10AM.  (I guess part of it will also depend on whether EZE is significantly more annoying/expensive to get to and fly out of when staying at park hyatt there. I see its a 1/2 hour further, can anyone weigh in on whether that should be an important factor?)
TIA
ok thanks. well only be staying one night and going to rio the next night hopefully, but i hope that will be fine. thanks for your help.
Something's off here. If you'll be arriving Monday and leaving Wednesday you'll be there two nights.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 29, 2014, 04:31:24 PM
You're right. I meant leaving Tuesday night. Sorry bout that. Thanks for all the other comments- gunnu look into some of the options then come back here to finalize plans. Think AEP will be a mess even at 530am?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 29, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
You're right. I meant leaving Tuesday night. Sorry bout that. Thanks for all the other comments- gunnu look into some of the options then come back here to finalize plans. Think AEP will be a mess even at 530am?
Probably. It's more about how the airport is run than the fact that there are more people there. When we were there, they had people line up based on the flight they were taking, not just the airline. They took one flight at a time, so you might be standing in line for 30 minutes with them serving no one from your line but once they start taking people from your line it goes quicker.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 29, 2014, 04:51:26 PM
You're right. I meant leaving Tuesday night. Sorry bout that. Thanks for all the other comments- gunnu look into some of the options then come back here to finalize plans. Think AEP will be a mess even at 530am?
In that case I would definitely suggest you take the early flight and spend 3 more hours at the falls. You won't regret it.

We flew from AEP on a 9:00 AM flight and had a quite average wait, so I guess it's YMMV.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 30, 2014, 06:27:11 PM
You're right. I meant leaving Tuesday night. Sorry bout that. Thanks for all the other comments- gunnu look into some of the options then come back here to finalize plans. Think AEP will be a mess even at 530am?

You should definately take the earlier flight and head straight to the falls. They open at 8am.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on June 30, 2014, 06:40:25 PM
I booked that one. thanks for ur help.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on August 03, 2014, 02:07:30 PM
For things on the Brazilian side that require Brazilian money are there places to change money there Or do I need to get some before getting there? Coming from buenos aires, should I/ can I get there?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 03, 2014, 02:10:05 PM
For things on the Brazilian side that require Brazilian money are there places to change money there Or do I need to get some before getting there? Coming from buenos aires, should I/ can I get there?
You'll need cash for a bus or cab from the National Park to the airport and that's it. You can pay the entrance fee with CC. There's a gift shop on the left side of the road shortly after entering Brazil that our cab driver stopped at. They have a money changing counter. Don't think about changing pesos though. Reais are with a lot more and they have no interest in pesos. The US dollar rate was very good though.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @jack123 on August 10, 2014, 10:29:28 PM
Can u get blue rate pesos for dollars anywhere in Argentinian side  at iguasu?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 10, 2014, 10:31:38 PM
Is there any place to store luggage on the Brazilian side if arriving at IGU?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 10, 2014, 11:41:22 PM
Is there any place to store luggage on the Brazilian side if arriving at IGU?
Yes. There are lockers in IGU  and at the National Park entrance which is what I did.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 10:21:22 AM
Anyone want to outline and wikify the intra-Brazil/intra-Argentina flights and miles options to get to Iguazu?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 31, 2014, 11:01:19 AM
Anyone want to outline and wikify the intra-Brazil/intra-Argentina flights and miles options to get to Iguazu?
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 11:37:10 AM
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 11:37:35 AM
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.
Those should come up on ba.com, correct?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 11:40:09 AM
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)
You can check on EF. Bookable with DL. Don't forget that you can book Gol with DL as well.
Those should come up on ba.com, correct?
They will but you will likely need to book on the phone.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 11:40:56 AM
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.

TAM artificially raises their prices when you check from out of Brazil. I have found most times TAM to have cheaper prices than GOL when booking inside Brazil. If you will happen to be in Curitiba, Azul (great airline) always advertises cheap like $40-50 fares from there to IGU. Intra Brazil avios flights you need to PUTPAC to book.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 11:41:51 AM
Azul is also bookable with UA miles online.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 11:42:36 AM
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)

When I was there last year, you were able to check for Aerolineas Argentinas on flying blue website, and flying blue is also partners with GOL.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 11:44:23 AM
Azul is also bookable with UA miles online.

At 12,500 ua miles, not usually worth it for a short flight such as GRU-IGU or CWB-IGU. You can get a lot more value from it, I used 12,500 to go from south to north.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 11:45:31 AM
At 12,500 ua miles, not usually worth it for a short flight such as GRU-IGU or CWB-IGU. You can get a lot more value from it, I used 12,500 to go from south to north.
You can have a stopover and 2 open jaws. Makes it a much better deal.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 11:58:29 AM
DL to book GOL would be done over the phone? 12.5K each way? Stopover rules?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 11:59:44 AM
DL to book GOL would be done over the phone? 12.5K each way? Stopover rules?

I think DL eliminated the free stopover on award tickets this week.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 12:02:50 PM
I think DL eliminated the free stopover on award tickets this week.
Indeed
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 12:04:52 PM
They did not. It needs to be booked over the phone now.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 12:35:30 PM
Here's what I have so far. This is all traveling with 2 kids (Yes, I know I should have done this before they discontinued TAM F)
 I found availablity on TAM Dec 24-31 in and out of GIG in business.
Sheraton Rio Thursday-?
I found flight out of IGU to GIG with a nice connection time to catch the return on 12/31.
Question is how to break up Sunday-Wednesday. I gather I want to arrive in IGU Tuesday morning. I would have full day Thu and Fri (albeit w/ kids who may or may not have slept) in GIG.

I think it would make sense to head to EZE sunday morning and then to IGU Tuesday morning-does that make sense? I don't see any mileage options for those flights-what carriers should I be looking for?

Thanks for your help
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 12:36:33 PM
They did not. It needs to be booked over the phone now.
Cool, so I could still book GIG-EZE-IGU-GIG for 25K (if I found availability obviously).
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 12:41:39 PM
Cool, so I could still book GIG-EZE-IGU-GIG for 25K (if I found availability obviously).
Yep.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 12:44:57 PM
Here's what I have so far. This is all traveling with 2 kids (Yes, I know I should have done this before they discontinued TAM F)
 I found availablity on TAM Dec 24-31 in and out of GIG in business.
Sheraton Rio Thursday-?
I found flight out of IGU to GIG with a nice connection time to catch the return on 12/31.
Question is how to break up Sunday-Wednesday. I gather I want to arrive in IGU Tuesday morning. I would have full day Thu and Fri (albeit w/ kids who may or may not have slept) in GIG.

I think it would make sense to head to EZE sunday morning and then to IGU Tuesday morning-does that make sense? I don't see any mileage options for those flights-what carriers should I be looking for?

Thanks for your help
Agree with doing EZE first.
Look at TAM, AR, and LAN.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 12:49:49 PM
Agree with doing EZE first.
Look at TAM, AR, and LAN.

There are also a few interesting 5th freedom routes. Notably Turkish and Qatar from GRU to EZE, and Emirates from GIG to EZE.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 12:54:30 PM
Agree with doing EZE first.
Look at TAM, AR, and LAN.

Also LAN doesn't fly RIO to BUE. You have 4 option: AR, G3, JJ and EK.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 01:02:05 PM
Also LAN doesn't fly RIO to BUE. You have 4 option: AR, G3, JJ and EK.
Nothing doing.

Maybe instead do GIG-GRU-IGU-GRU?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 01:12:24 PM
I can do all on GOL
GIG-GRU Sunday morning
GRU-IGU (either Monday really late-kid's suicide or Tuesday late afternoon, later than I want to go...)
IGU-GIG Wednesday evening to catch flight back to JFK.

Thoughts?
Not really going to Argentina at all, other than in IGU. Can I just stay on the Brazilian side so I don't have to pay the reciprocity fee? Would that be a crime?
In that case would it make sense to go Tuesday late afternoon? If so, would you do an extra day in Rio or Sao Paulo?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 01:16:35 PM
Nothing doing.

Maybe instead do GIG-GRU-IGU-GRU?

Not sure, BUE is better than GRU. Seeing great availability in BIZ from GRU to EZE on Turkish for 4 passengers almost every day. Also some dates on BA with JJ, QR.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 01:18:05 PM
I can do all on GOL
GIG-GRU Sunday morning
GRU-IGU (either Monday really late-kid's suicide or Tuesday late afternoon, later than I want to go...)
IGU-GIG Wednesday evening to catch flight back to JFK.

Thoughts?
Not really going to Argentina at all, other than in IGU. Can I just stay on the Brazilian side so I don't have to pay the reciprocity fee? Would that be a crime?
In that case would it make sense to go Tuesday late afternoon? If so, would you do an extra day in Rio or Sao Paulo?

Would be a crime to do IGU and not IGR.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 01:38:13 PM
Arrive in GIG Thursday morning.
Sunday morning GIG-GRU
Sunday night GRU-EZE
Tuesday morning EZE-IGR
IGU-GIG-JFK Wednesday night


Too much flying. How else could I do this?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 31, 2014, 01:43:41 PM
Not sure, BUE is better than GRU. Seeing great availability in BIZ from GRU to EZE on Turkish for 4 passengers almost every day. Also some dates on BA with JJ, QR.
TK is the better product.
IIRC, the timing is bad for flying with kids.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 01:46:49 PM
Arrive in GIG Thursday morning.
Sunday morning GIG-GRU
Sunday night GRU-EZE
Tuesday morning EZE-IGR
IGU-GIG-JFK Wednesday night


Too much flying. How else could I do this?

You have good amount of time in GIG and IGU. But EZE and GRU both seems too short. Keep in mind Jewish area in SP is about an hour from GRU.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 01:47:53 PM
TK is the better product.
IIRC, the timing is bad for flying with kids.

The way there (GRU-EZE) timing is bad but not terrible. The way back it is torture.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 02:30:40 PM
You have good amount of time in GIG and IGU.
I know. I would extend my stay till after shabbos but can't find a way out of south america other than Dec 31.

Right now the only realistic itinerary is GOG-GRU-IGU-GIG but I'll keep working at it
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 02:48:27 PM
I know. I would extend my stay till after shabbos but can't find a way out of south america other than Dec 31.

Right now the only realistic itinerary is GOG-GRU-IGU-GIG but I'll keep working at it

What about extending it earlier from way there?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 02:51:28 PM
Every day I leave eariler is an extra day off from work. I can extend all the way till after shabbos just taking one more day (Friday)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 02:52:05 PM
Every day I leave eariler is an extra day off from work. I can extend all the way till after shabbos just taking one more day (Friday)

So to be clear dates-wise, what are the dates you can travel?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 02:56:42 PM
My ideal would be leaving Dec 24 and returning Dec 31-Jan 3
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 03:20:41 PM
I know. I would extend my stay till after shabbos but can't find a way out of south america other than Dec 31.

Found a way out of South America but doesn't go all the way to US or Canada :(

Closest I got was, Sunday Jan 4th early 6am from GRU to PTY, and then PTY to either SJU or CUN. Availability for 4 people on CM in J.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 03:41:32 PM
Thanks for looking.
Looks like I'm stuck dec 24-31

I think I'd sooner not go than do this
Arrive in GIG Thursday morning.
Sunday morning GIG-GRU
Sunday night GRU-EZE
Tuesday morning EZE-IGR
IGU-GIG-JFK Wednesday night

Question is it worth it to do this
I can do all on GOL
GIG-GRU Sunday morning
GRU-IGU (either Monday really late-kid's suicide or Tuesday late afternoon, later than I want to go...)
IGU-GIG Wednesday evening to catch flight back to JFK.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 31, 2014, 03:44:31 PM
Question is it worth it to do this

Not worth it to go to IGU without going to IGR IMHO. So if you are fine paying $640 for visa fees for your one days there, than it seems good.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 31, 2014, 03:45:26 PM
Not worth it to go to IGU without going to IGR IMHO. So if you are fine paying $640 for visa fees for your one days there, than it seems good.
I guess I'll discuss it with the wife. Also, that late night Monday night flight may be a deal breaker...
I really want to go to EZE though...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 04:15:58 PM
Excellent sale going on now to Iguacu Falls from LAN.

JFK-IGU roundtrip for $500.
MIA-IGU roundtrip for $491.
LAX-IGU roundtrip for $435.

Valid for travel from January 7th, 2015 – July 10th, 2015. Must purchase by December 2nd.

http://www.theflightdeal.com/2014/12/01/lan-435-500-new-york-miami-los-angeles-iguazu-falls-brazil-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 04:27:42 PM
Excellent sale going on now to Iguacu Falls from LAN.

JFK-IGU roundtrip for $500.
MIA-IGU roundtrip for $491.
LAX-IGU roundtrip for $435.

Valid for travel from January 7th, 2015 – July 10th, 2015. Must purchase by December 2nd.

http://www.theflightdeal.com/2014/12/01/lan-435-500-new-york-miami-los-angeles-iguazu-falls-brazil-roundtrip-including-all-taxes/.
Wow, that's a great deal!! Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 04:32:54 PM
Wow, that's a great deal!! Thanks for posting.

Even cheaper!

Just checked on orbitz from LAX, sample dates 01/20-01/27, comes out to $423.57 roundtrip! And would get 11,828 miles!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 04:35:19 PM
Even cheaper!

Just checked on orbitz from LAX, sample dates 01/20-01/27, comes out to $423.57 roundtrip! And would get 11,828 miles!
I know, that's crazy. I have to convince my family to go. We're going to HI and Europe this year so I'm all out of vacation time, but others should really take advantage.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 04:38:20 PM
Orbitz from JFK for $480.56! Lots of dates working, this is an amazing place at an excellent price!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 04:42:06 PM
Orbitz from JFK for $480.56! Lots of dates working, this is an amazing place at an excellent price!

From MIA it is pricing out same as JFK.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 04:44:32 PM
From MIA it is pricing out same as JFK.
Did you PM Dan/JJ to post the deal on MS?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 01, 2014, 04:56:46 PM
ITA is down :(
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 04:57:33 PM
ITA is down :(
Still seachable on Orbitz.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 05:00:13 PM
Did you PM Dan/JJ to post the deal on MS?

Yes.

ITA is down :(

Yeh been bad all day today. But orbitz with -+3 days search is pretty good.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 05:46:32 PM
Looks like they are extending a previous sale that had dates till December. http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/45478.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 06:58:47 PM
ITA is down :(

It is back up now.

LAX valid departure dates at $424:
January 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31.
February: 4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26.
March: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
April: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
May: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
June: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
July: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:08:14 PM
JFK valid departure dates at $474:

January: 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31.
February: 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26.
March: 4, 5, 7, 11, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 07:08:33 PM
It is back up now.

LAX valid departure dates at $424:
January 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 29, 31.
February: 4, 7, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26.
March: 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
April: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30.
May: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
June: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
July: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Wow, good to know. Still trying to convince people to go.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:15:08 PM
MIA valid departure dates at $474:

January: 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 30.
February: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27.
March: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26.
April: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
May: 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 07:17:14 PM
Ugh, I wish I knew my summer plans this far in advance. I just know I'm gonna be kicking myself for not booking.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:20:00 PM
Ugh, I wish I knew my summer plans this far in advance. I just know I'm gonna be kicking myself for not booking.

For LAX people this deal is great, cheapest from all the cities and valid the most dates.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 07:33:14 PM
Ugh, I wish I knew my summer plans this far in advance. I just know I'm gonna be kicking myself for not booking.
So go sooner. You won't regret it.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 07:34:25 PM
So go sooner. You won't regret it.
Stupid thing called work.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Something Fishy on December 01, 2014, 07:35:30 PM
Ugh, I wish I knew my summer plans this far in advance. I just know I'm gonna be kicking myself for not booking.

Remember that most of July this year is the 3 weeks/9 days.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on December 01, 2014, 07:37:47 PM
Pretty good deal...Im almost tempted to fly coach...
#FirstWorldProblems
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 01, 2014, 07:39:13 PM
Remember that most of July this year is the 3 weeks/9 days.
Isn't July also the winter there?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:42:39 PM
Remember that most of July this year is the 3 weeks/9 days.

The 9 days is when people don't travel. That only starts on July 17th this year.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:43:18 PM
Isn't July also the winter there?

Winter is an excellent time to go there.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2014, 07:43:55 PM
The 9 days is when people don't travel.
-1
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 07:44:31 PM
-1

In Chabad.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on December 01, 2014, 07:52:02 PM
Pretty good deal...Im almost tempted to fly coach...
#FirstWorldProblems
How much to upgrade on lan?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 07:56:27 PM
I'll book Priceline, then I have 24 hours to decide if I'm crazy or not.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 08:02:46 PM
I'll book Priceline, then I have 24 hours to decide if I'm crazy or not.
Good idea.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2014, 08:33:19 PM
Remember you need two visas (at a cost if $320) to visit both sides
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 08:44:51 PM

Remember you need two visas (at a cost if $320) to visit both sides
I know. So I get to weigh that plus my phobia to commit six months in advance against my desire to see IGU.
It's gonna be a fun 27 hours :P
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 01, 2014, 08:48:31 PM
I know. So I get to weigh that plus my phobia to commit six months in advance against my desire to see IGU.
It's gonna be a fun 27 hours :P

Lol :) - How long of a stay did you book for there? If you did a few extra days you can always do some avios hopping on LAN/TAM once you paid those fees anyway, some great cities to go to.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 01, 2014, 08:56:18 PM

Lol :) - How long of a stay did you book for there? If you did a few extra days you can always do some avios hopping on LAN/TAM once you paid those fees anyway, some great cities to go to.
A week
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 01, 2014, 08:57:22 PM
some great cities to go to.
Which cities do you recommend ?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 09:08:55 PM
Which cities do you recommend ?
BsAs and Rio are both nice. SP has the nicest Jewish community but not many sights. There are lots more, but those are the biggest ones. Also keep in mind that BsAs is colder in their winter than Rio.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 01, 2014, 09:10:40 PM
A week
Good luck! Feel free to ask as many questions to make your decision easier. As someone who has booked 2 trips now 6+ months out it really is not bad. Actually, it adds to the excitement with 6  months of anticipation and planning.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 01:15:50 AM
Which cities do you recommend ?

Curitiba is a beautiful city, - and the most well-run in Brazil - is not too far away only a couple hundred miles. You can read my TR in the Brazil thread. Rio and Sao Paulo are both IMO musts, - Yes SP too.  Especially if you have extra time to drive along the coast from Sao Paulo (Santos) to Rio, it is IMO a nicer drive than the PCH in California. Buenos Aires is great place for a few days. And those are all nonstop options to IGU, with a stop you open up to so many more amazing places.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 07:23:43 PM
Sale is still there, minus a few dates. Wonder why this didn't make it to DD.. Still seeing $424 roundtrip from LAX. I'm sure others working as well.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 02, 2014, 07:49:21 PM
Sale is still there, minus a few dates. Wonder why this didn't make it to DD.. Still seeing $424 roundtrip from LAX. I'm sure others working as well.
Beats me. I'd've thought it would have been posted yesterday.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 08:35:26 PM
Beats me. I'd've thought it would have been posted yesterday.

Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 02, 2014, 08:36:41 PM
Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.
A well deserved HT :)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 08:41:15 PM
A well deserved HT :)

Thanks :) - Are you keeping your tickets?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 02, 2014, 08:43:28 PM

Thanks :) - Are you keeping your tickets?
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 08:44:33 PM
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.

Book again and you will get another 24 hours to think about it ;)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 02, 2014, 08:46:08 PM
Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.
Yay!
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.
:( Now I don't know anyone whose taken advantage of the deal. Do you?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: MC on December 02, 2014, 08:46:21 PM

Book again and you will get another 24 hours to think about it ;)
Lol not sure I could go through that again.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 02, 2014, 10:31:56 PM
Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.
Someone's photography skills have greatly improved!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 02, 2014, 11:07:56 PM
Meh. Would've been better had I brought the tripod.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 03, 2014, 01:14:31 AM
Meh. Would've been better had I brought the tripod.
You realize you just reaffirmed what I said?!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 03, 2014, 02:15:00 AM
Someone's photography skills have greatly improved!

Sneak peak into the next installments of the Brazil TR ;) Nice that you got whitish water when you were there, fall and winter are very dirty.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on December 11, 2014, 10:14:33 AM
I booked NYC-IGU-NYC for $480 AND NYC-EZE-IGU-NYC for $630.

Trying to decide whether to cancel one or both......

I have plenty of Avios and UR points.

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 11:55:34 AM
I booked NYC-IGU-NYC for $480 AND NYC-EZE-IGU-NYC for $630.

Trying to decide whether to cancel one or both......

I have plenty of Avios and UR points.

Any recommendations?

Why cancel? If you can do both go for it.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on December 11, 2014, 11:59:20 AM
They are booked during same dates. I need to pick one.

I suppose I would choose the $480 option if I could use points to do another intra-continent trip for a few days. 

I didn't have any luck searching with Avios or UA..
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 12:10:39 PM
They are booked during same dates. I need to pick one.

I suppose I would choose the $480 option if I could use points to do another intra-continent trip for a few days. 

I didn't have any luck searching with Avios or UA..

PUTPAC BA. For intra-Brazil flight from IGU you can search on BA and PUTPAC to book, for IGR to AEP you will have to PUTPAC.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 11, 2014, 12:19:36 PM
PUTPAC BA. For intra-Brazil flight from IGU you can search on BA and PUTPAC to book, for IGR to AEP you will have to PUTPAC.
+1, there seemed to be tons of availability, especially within 3 months.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on December 11, 2014, 12:24:49 PM
Value-wise is using points a better deal than paying the extra $150 for the 3 day EZE stop?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 11, 2014, 12:47:01 PM
Value-wise is using points a better deal than paying the extra $150 for the 3 day EZE stop?
It would only be better to spend $150 is you value BA at $0.02, which is really high. Anything less and Avios are cheaper.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on December 11, 2014, 01:03:15 PM
Yeah, but you get to avoid a stop with this way. I would just keep the $630. Not worth the hassle to find and book availability to save a few dollars and have an extra stop
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 01:03:41 PM
It would only be better to spend $150 is you value BA at $0.02, which is really high. Anything less and Avios are cheaper.

-1. I would pay $150 over using 15k avios points. I value my points at over 1cpp.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
Yeah, but you get to avoid a stop with this way. I would just keep the $630. Not worth the hassle to find and book availability to save a few dollars and have an extra stop

That too. So for both reasons would do the $630.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 11, 2014, 01:14:19 PM
That too. So for both reasons would do the $630.
I hear you. It's definitely more convenient to keep the $630 and not have to worry about finding availability with avios, but also keep in mind that you'd have to get back to EZE which is less convenient that AEP. Also, at 1.5cpp 7500 Avios is $112.50 which is cheaper than $150 but might not be worth the hassle.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 01:23:28 PM
I hear you. It's definitely more convenient to keep the $630 and not have to worry about finding availability with avios, but also keep in mind that you'd have to get back to EZE which is less convenient that AEP. Also, at 1.5cpp 7500 Avios is $112.50 which is cheaper than $150 but might not be worth the hassle.

You are calculating just one way. If he keeps the 480 fare he will have to go RT to AEP/EZE, which will be 15k, so worth a lot more than $112.50. So because of A) NYC-LIM-EZE-IGR/IGU-LIM-NYC is better than NYC-LIM-IGU/IGR-AEP-IGR/IGU-LIM-NYC IMO. and B) simply costs less. I would keep the the $630 option.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on December 11, 2014, 01:23:52 PM
Yeah, I like the $630 itinerary so will probably keep.

Will the 7% rebate from top cash back be valid for the Orbitz booking?

Thanks guys! I appreciate the replies!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 11, 2014, 01:25:31 PM
You are calculating just one way. If he keeps the 480 fare he will have to go RT to AEP/EZE, which will be 15k, so worth a lot more than $112.50. So because of A) NYC-LIM-EZE-IGR/IGU-LIM-NYC is better than NYC-LIM-IGU/IGR-AEP-IGR/IGU-LIM-NYC IMO. and B) simply costs less. I would keep the the $630 option.
Fair point. I stand corrected.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 01:26:51 PM
Fair point. I stand corrected.

If BOS-DUB is one of the best routes of Avios, this (AEP-IGR) gotta be one of the most annoying ones at 652 miles, just 2 over..
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 11, 2014, 01:28:37 PM
If BOS-DUB is one of the best routes of Avios, this (AEP-IGR) gotta be one of the most annoying ones at 652 miles, just 2 over..
I'll give you that, although I did use Avios for that route myself as prices were over USD$500.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 11, 2014, 01:33:08 PM
I'll give you that, although I did use Avios for that route myself as prices were over USD$500.

Me too, still a bummer that it's not a couple miles closer :) - I could have gotten AR for about $100, but LA was a lot more reliable.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 09, 2015, 01:34:39 PM
Trying to take care of my IGR/U flights and I could use some help. We are doing EZE, IGR/U, and GIG.
For background: Landing in EZE late Thursday night- we will be going straight to the hotel to sleep.
Using Avios for AEP-IGR/U:
If we leave EZE/AEP for IGR on Monday, there is an early morning flight. (Giving us almost 3 full days in IGR/U)
If we leave EZE/AEP for IGR on Tuesday, there is only a late morning flight getting us into IGR at 1 PM. (Giving us only 2 half days in IGR/U)
We are leaving IGU Weds. night on G3 booked with skypesos.

The debate of staying in IGR/U for longer:
Pros: Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
Cons: For those that have been, is IGR/U worth sucking it up and spending the SPG points for an extra night, and just dealing with bringing food?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 09, 2015, 01:43:47 PM
Trying to take care of my IGR/U flights and I could use some help. We are doing EZE, IGR/U, and GIG.
For background: Landing in EZE late Thursday night- we will be going straight to the hotel to sleep.
Using Avios for AEP-IGR/U:
If we leave EZE/AEP for IGR on Monday, there is an early morning flight. (Giving us almost 3 full days in IGR/U)
If we leave EZE/AEP for IGR on Tuesday, there is only a late morning flight getting us into IGR at 1 PM. (Giving us only 2 half days in IGR/U)
We are leaving IGU Weds. night on G3 booked with skypesos.

The debate of staying in IGR/U for longer:
Pros: Definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
Cons:
  • I am hesitant to spend my SPG points on hotels, especially since it is so much harder to earn than UR for example.  I much prefer to transfer to airlines.
  • The kosher situation- more time in IGR/U means less time away from the ease of kosher food in EZE.
For those that have been, is IGR/U worth sucking it up and spending the SPG points for an extra night, and just dealing with bringing food?
2 half-days in Iguazú should be fine. When's your flight out of IGU?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 09, 2015, 01:58:25 PM
2 half-days in Iguazú should be fine. When's your flight out of IGU?
IGU 6:10 PM- GIG 8:09 PM
I figure we do the Argentinian side on day 1, and the Brazilian side on day 2 since we're flying out of IGU.
From what I understand the best thing is to have a driver to take you around, that way you can leave your bags in the car while you are in the parks.
Where do you get the drivers? Are they just waiting at the airport for customers? Don't you feel unsafe leaving all your belongings with a stranger?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 09, 2015, 02:04:20 PM
IGU 6:10 PM- GIG 8:09 PM
I figure we do the Argentinian side on day 1, and the Brazilian side on day 2 since we're flying out of IGU.
From what I understand the best thing is to have a driver to take you around, that way you can leave your bags in the car while you are in the parks.
Where do you get the drivers? Are they just waiting at the airport for customers? Don't you feel unsafe leaving all your belongings with a stranger?
That's the same time as the Gol flight I took. It'll work out well. Just do the Argentinian side the day you land and the Brazilian side the next day. If you get up early enough you can do some more on the Argentinian side before heading to Brazil. Depending on when you're going keep in mind there might be a 1 hour time difference if Brazil is observing DST.

Both parks have luggage storage for a small fee. We stayed in the Sheraton which meant we didn't have to worry about storing bags until we got to Brazil.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 09, 2015, 02:13:03 PM
That's the same time as the Gol flight I took. It'll work out well. Just do the Argentinian side the day you land and the Brazilian side the next day. If you get up early enough you can do some more on the Argentinian side before heading to Brazil. Depending on when you're going keep in mind there might be a 1 hour time difference if Brazil is observing DST.

Both parks have luggage storage for a small fee. We stayed in the Sheraton which meant we didn't have to worry about storing bags until we got to Brazil.
We're staying at the Sheraton too- so the plan is to go straight to the hotel when we land, check in. From there head right to the Argentinian falls.
And for the next day, maybe do some of the Argentinian side, check out, get a driver to take us to Brazil and store bags there. Spend time on Brazilian side. Get driver to take us to IGU.
Sound good?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 09, 2015, 02:14:02 PM
We're staying at the Sheraton too- so the plan is to go straight to the hotel when we land, check in. From there head right to the Argentinian falls.
And for the next day, maybe do some of the Argentinian side, check out, get a driver to take us to Brazil and store bags there. Spend time on Brazilian side. Get driver to take us to IGU.
Sound good?
Driver is a bit much. Just take a taxi.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 09, 2015, 02:27:40 PM
Driver is a bit much. Just take a taxi.
Got it. Thank you!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 12, 2015, 12:13:42 AM
Keep in mind the time difference... Brazil side is an hour ahead
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on April 12, 2015, 07:38:31 AM
Keep in mind the time difference... Brazil side is an hour ahead
Only during the summer. If you visit in March-October they are on standard time and there is no difference.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on April 12, 2015, 09:01:41 AM
Only during the summer. If you visit in March-October they are on standard time and there is no difference.
Doesn't realize that. Good to know. Thanks
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on April 12, 2015, 03:34:38 PM
Going in June so won't be an issue.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 20, 2015, 02:27:09 PM
Where can you stay for shabbos. If going August 19-24 ?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 20, 2015, 02:28:06 PM
Where can you stay for shabbos. If going August 19-24 ?
EZE, GIG, and GRU all have great shabbos options.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 20, 2015, 02:29:46 PM
EZE, GIG, and GRU all have great shabbos options.
Im a newbie. Is there a place in the forums that this was spelled out further?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 20, 2015, 02:30:49 PM
Im a newbie. Is there a place in the forums that this was spelled out further?
Look in the Argentina and Brazil threads.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on May 20, 2015, 10:13:47 PM


Im a newbie. Is there a place in the forums that this was spelled out further?
Those are airport codes for Buenos Aires, Rio and Sao Paulo. Point is, your best option would be to travel to one of those cities for Shabbos.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on May 26, 2015, 11:10:24 PM
So I'm officially going 8/16-8/23 from the latest priceline deal for $340.

Think I'm gonna book the Belmond for 2-3 nights. Anyone stayed there?

For the rest of the trip trying to decide between going to BA or Bolivia. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 26, 2015, 11:12:31 PM
So I'm officially going 8/16-8/23 from the latest priceline deal for $340.

Think I'm gonna book the Belmond for 2-3 nights. Anyone stayed there?

For the rest of the trip trying to decide between going to BA or Bolivia. Thoughts?
I'd go for BsAs. What interests you in Bolivia?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on May 26, 2015, 11:15:39 PM
1. Salar da Uyuni
2. La Paz

Buenos Aires is practical because the visa would also allow me access to other side of falls, right?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on May 26, 2015, 11:17:01 PM
1. Salar da Uyuni
2. La Paz

Buenos Aires is practical because the visa would also allow me access to other side of falls, right?
Correct, plus more kosher food options.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on May 26, 2015, 11:23:06 PM
Correct, plus more kosher food options.

Solid. Thanks
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on June 04, 2015, 11:21:11 AM
I just PUTPAC BA. Looks like its 30K Avios plus $150 tax or $699 to fly from IGR-AEP r/t.

Is this typical?

Is Mon evening to Wed morning too long to be at the Falls?

Then is Wed morning to Sun morning a good amount of time in Buenos Aires?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 04, 2015, 11:44:07 AM
I just PUTPAC BA. Looks like its 30K Avios plus $150 tax or $699 to fly from IGR-AEP r/t.

Is this typical?

Is Mon evening to Wed morning too long to be at the Falls?

Then is Wed morning to Sun morning a good amount of time in Buenos Aires?

For 2 people. For 1 person should be 15k roundtrip, unless they are searching a premium cabin for you. Days to destination ratio seem right.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 04, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
For 2 people. For 1 person should be 15k roundtrip, unless they are searching a premium cabin for you. Days to destination ratio seem right.
Agreed. Avios are your best option, and the prices you quoted are for two people. Locals may take the bus if flying is too expensive, and while they buses have a lie flat bed, you probably don't want to spend 24+ hours on the road.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on June 04, 2015, 11:54:37 AM
Agreed. Avios are your best option, and the prices you quoted are for two people. Locals may take the bus if flying is too expensive, and while they buses have a lie flat bed, you probably don't want to spend 24+ hours on the road.

They are more like 18 hours on average. You can leave in the evening and arrive early noon into BUE. And the buses there are super comfy, most of them have beds (cama class), if you're up for an adventure do it, and post a TR :)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on June 04, 2015, 11:59:58 AM
For 2 people. For 1 person should be 15k roundtrip, unless they are searching a premium cabin for you. Days to destination ratio seem right.

Yes for 2 people.

Sounds good. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on June 04, 2015, 06:18:59 PM
Just booked over the phone. Had to complain for a while to avoid the phone fee. Ended up being 15K plus $50.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: enwhycee on August 16, 2015, 10:31:28 PM
At the Belmond.

Met about a dozen DDF posters on the flight from JFK-LIM-GRU
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 16, 2015, 10:33:04 PM
At the Belmond.

Met about a dozen DDF posters on the flight from JFK-LIM-GRU
Ha! Sample dates be funny, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/66307
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 16, 2015, 10:56:38 PM
At the Belmond.

Met about a dozen DDF posters on the flight from JFK-LIM-GRU
That's really funny. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 16, 2015, 10:59:50 PM
Ha! Sample dates be funny, http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/66307

Lol, they really do rely on only the dates u post.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on September 06, 2015, 05:39:53 PM
Have a Nov trip planned, staying at the Belmond. How does one get to the hotel after the park closes? do you have to take trasport from the Hotel or does a regular cab cut it.
What are the payment options
How much R$ is necessary and where to change money
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 06, 2015, 05:43:19 PM
Have a Nov trip planned, staying at the Belmond. How does one get to the hotel after the park closes? do you have to take trasport from the Hotel or does a regular cab cut it.
What are the payment options
How much R$ is necessary and where to change money
I'm sure you're able to access the hotel after the park closes, just not sure how. The airport is a 10 minute drive (max) from the park entrance, so a cab will do (cash only).  IIRC it was around R$20 for the ride from the park to IGU, not sure about the other way.

You can take out money at the ATM for the best rate. Change USD to ARS if you're going to Argentina though, as BRL won't give as good of a rate.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on September 06, 2015, 06:00:23 PM
I'm sure you're able to access the hotel after the park closes, just not sure how. The airport is a 10 minute drive (max) from the park entrance, so a cab will do (cash only).  IIRC it was around R$20 for the ride from the park to IGU, not sure about the other way.

You can take out money at the ATM for the best rate. Change USD to ARS if you're going to Argentina though, as BRL won't give as good of a rate.
not going to IGR, no time,
 GIG instead
ATM"s at the airport?
do the attractions take CC?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2015, 06:01:51 PM
not going to IGR
Insane.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 06, 2015, 06:06:24 PM
not going to IGR, no time,
 GIG instead
ATM"s at the airport?
do the attractions take CC?
Airport must have ATM somewhere. The NP takes cc for sure.
Insane.
+10000. If you have no time spend it in Argentina and skip Brazil.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 06, 2015, 06:13:17 PM
Insane.

Absolutely.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on September 07, 2015, 11:11:49 AM
 :P :-\
can brazil be done in the AM (walks and Macuco boats) and ARG in the Afternoon? (gonna add a good couple hundred with visa and taxis and park re-entry. but i guess you may only do it once)
Trip advisor is saying there can be long border waits (although maybe only on weekends)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 07, 2015, 11:17:44 AM
:P :-\
can brazil be done in the AM (walks and Macuco boats) and ARG in the Afternoon? (gonna add a good couple hundred with visa and taxis and park re-entry. but i guess you may only do it once)
Trip advisor is saying there can be long border waits (although maybe only on weekends)
The Brazil side can be done in 2 hours (walking, 3 max). You can do the Argentina side in 3-4 if you just walk, a bit longer if you take a boat ride on that side instead, which is nicer since you can actually go under the falls. We had good luck with the boat tours in November, but sometimes the river is too high and the rides are cancelled.  We didn't experience any waits at the border on either side on a weekday in early November, but YMMV. Why not stay in the Sheraton on the Argentinian side and start there early in the morning?

Also keep in mind there's a 1 hour difference between the two sides in November when Brazil observes DST and Argentina doesn't. Read my TR for more details on how we did both sides.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on September 07, 2015, 12:30:53 PM
Belmond already paid for... I saw your TR... Thanx again for the work you put into it
Is there really a difference which side you do the boats on?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 07, 2015, 01:49:40 PM
Belmond already paid for... I saw your TR... Thanx again for the work you put into it
Is there really a difference which side you do the boats on?
The Brazil side can't go under the falls since most of them are in Argentina, and they have to stay on their side of the river. The falls that are in Brazil are too large to get near on a boat.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 07, 2015, 02:19:01 PM
We had good luck with the boat tours in November, but sometimes the river is too high and the rides are cancelled.
We had that with the San Martin Island ferry. Do they cancel the falls boat tours as well?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 07, 2015, 02:36:16 PM
We had that with the San Martin Island ferry. Do they cancel the falls boat tours as well?
I imagine so, though we just booked at the Sheraton a couple hours before the tour, so they knew it wouldn't be cancelled at that point.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 07, 2015, 03:01:14 PM
I imagine so, though we just booked at the Sheraton a couple hours before the tour, so they knew it wouldn't be cancelled at that point.
They definitely don't go hand in hand. When we were there, the ferry was canceled because of the river, but we still went on the falls boat tour.

IIRC, it's due to the landing on San Martin that is only accessible when the river is on the lower side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Whywhy on September 16, 2015, 04:53:56 PM
What about traveling with an infant and a 2 year? Boat ride possible? Hiking possible? if not, is there anything to do at the falls that is family friendly? which side is better?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2015, 04:56:31 PM
Both sides are mostly stroller friendly are provide their own unique views/experience.

Don't see why a boat ride wouldn't be possible, especially with a baby carrier.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Whywhy on September 16, 2015, 05:01:35 PM
Both sides are mostly stroller friendly are provide their own unique views/experience.

Don't see why a boat ride wouldn't be possible, especially with a baby carrier.

Boat rides with kids are generally not allowed by operators. Hiking usually seem to be impossible with a stroller, but if you say both are OK, great.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 16, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
Boat rides with kids are generally not allowed by operators. Hiking usually seem to be impossible with a stroller, but if you say both are OK, great.
+1 to kids not being allowed on boat rides. These aren't the Maid of the Mist boats; they're more  like zodiacs.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2015, 05:16:49 PM
Hiking usually seem to be impossible with a stroller
We did it.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 16, 2015, 05:21:26 PM
We did it.
+1. The "hikes" on either side are really just paved (on the Brazilian side) or metal walkways (Argentinian side), so it's pretty wheelchair accessible and just fine for strollers.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 16, 2015, 05:22:43 PM
+1 to kids not being allowed on boat rides. These aren't the Maid of the Mist boats; they're more  like zodiacs.
Good to know, didn't even attempt to do it with the kids.
Had just done MOTM a couple months earlier and the kids weren't amused by it.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2015, 11:00:18 AM
We did it.
Lower trail as well? I recall quite a few stairs.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 11:02:25 AM
Yes, just need to go counter clockwise to avoid them.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 11:06:11 AM
Lower trail as well? I recall quite a few stairs.
I noticed that there were options to climb stairs on the lower trail, but also alternate options to go around if you need to.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2015, 11:09:15 AM
Good to know, didn't even attempt to do it with the kids.
Had just done MOTM a couple months earlier and the kids weren't amused by it.
No comparison...
It's like saying if there were a model of the Kosel in NYC that you would still enjoy it after seeing the real thing.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 11:15:35 AM
I did the IGU boatride in 2005 :) what I meant is that they definitely wouldn't be amused by getting even more soaked...

Did the Argentina train and diablo then as well, they were both closed last year.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2015, 11:20:31 AM
I did the IGU boatride in 2005 :) what I meant is that they definitely wouldn't be amused by getting even more soaked...
I hear you. Not sure if the IGU one is the same, but we did the IGR one and it's a really cool experience. Couldn't catch my breath from the power of the falls.
Did the Argentina train and diablo then as well, they were both closed last year.
Are you saying the Garganta Del Diablo trail was closed?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 11:22:10 AM
Same from the IGU side, truly awesome, just not with a 1 and 3 year old.

It was closed last October. When were you there?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 11:23:59 AM
I hear you. Not sure if the IGU one is the same, but we did the IGR one and it's a really cool experience. Couldn't catch my breath from the power of the falls.
I had the same experience on the IGR side. Going under the falls was amazing!!

Quote
Are you saying the Garganta Del Diablo trail was closed?
I had no clue they closed  the Garganta del Diablo trial. Was it for maintenance or weather related reasons?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 11:24:41 AM
Same from the IGU side, truly awesome, just not with a 1 and 3 year old.

It was closed last October. When were you there?
I was there a few years ago in early Nov and it was open.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2015, 11:25:29 AM
Same from the IGU side, truly awesome, just not with a 1 and 3 year old.

It was closed last October. When were you there?
True.

In 2013. That's a real bummer, was my favorite part of the trip.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 11:27:29 AM
Flooded and destroyed Oct 2014.
At least I did it in 2005.

Anyone been there this year?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 11:29:26 AM
Flooded and destroyed Oct 2014.
At least I did it in 2005.

Anyone been there this year?
Oh wow! That's so unfortunate. Hopefully they'll rebuild it since it's an amazing experience to be standing above Garganta del Diablo. Was the lower walkway in Brazil that sticks out near GdD also destroyed?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 17, 2015, 11:32:27 AM
Nope, Brasil side was maravilhosa.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 11:33:52 AM
This (http://argentina-travel-blog.sayhueque.com/news-about-iguazu-falls/) article was written in August 2014. Was there something that happened in October also?

ETA:This (http://www.iguazu-falls-vacation-packages.info/iguazu-falls-garganta-diablo/) one is from December 2014, and seems to indicate they're open again.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 17, 2015, 02:24:47 PM
Oh wow! That's so unfortunate. Hopefully they'll rebuild it since it's an amazing experience to be standing above Garganta del Diablo. Was the lower walkway in Brazil that sticks out near GdD also destroyed?

That truly was a highlight of the IGR side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on September 17, 2015, 02:28:12 PM
Flooded and destroyed Oct 2014.
At least I did it in 2005.

Anyone been there this year?
Was there this year. Its open (if i am talking about the same thing you are talking about)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 02:31:50 PM
Was there this year. Its open (if i am talking about the same thing you are talking about)
What are you talking about? Which side's GdD catwalk?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on September 17, 2015, 10:51:34 PM
What are you talking about? Which side's GdD catwalk?
IIRC Argentina... There was a little train that took us up to the top
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 17, 2015, 10:58:53 PM
IIRC Argentina... There was a little train that took us up to the top
Yeah, that's the Argentinian side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on September 19, 2015, 09:09:47 PM
Yeah, that's the Argentinian side.
And the topic in the thread is about that side? Or the brazil side?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 20, 2015, 12:27:14 AM
And the topic in the thread is about that side? Or the brazil side?
I believe the Argentinean side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 17, 2015, 05:48:08 PM
The Brazil side can be done in 2 hours (walking, 3 max). You can do the Argentina side in 3-4 if you just walk, a bit longer if you take a boat ride on that side instead, which is nicer since you can actually go under the falls. We had good luck with the boat tours in November, but sometimes the river is too high and the rides are cancelled.  We didn't experience any waits at the border on either side on a weekday in early November, but YMMV. Why not stay in the Sheraton on the Argentinian side and start there early in the morning?

Also keep in mind there's a 1 hour difference between the two sides in November when Brazil observes DST and Argentina doesn't. Read my TR for more details on how we did both sides.
where do you get ARpesos from to pay for the IGR park entrance?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 17, 2015, 05:50:12 PM
where do you get ARpesos from to pay for the IGR park entrance?
BsAs, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere in IGR also. You're not going to be anywhere else in Argentina before IGR?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 17, 2015, 05:55:15 PM
Most people there will love to trade.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 18, 2015, 10:09:02 AM
BsAs, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere in IGR also. You're not going to be anywhere else in Argentina before IGR?
i'm not actually going to IGR(airport) just to the park from Foz
i'm hoping the taxi can help, but i was wondering if someone else would have an idea
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 18, 2015, 10:43:32 AM
i'm not actually going to IGR(airport) just to the park from Foz
i'm hoping the taxi can help, but i was wondering if someone else would have an idea
Are you not going anywhere else in Argentina after, or are you only needing enough ARS just to pay the park entrance fee? If so it's not worth worrying about it for just one purchase.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 18, 2015, 11:22:09 AM
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 18, 2015, 11:26:56 AM
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.
And potentially a cab back to IGU. The bigger question I have is: You're paying $160 reciprocity fee just to go to the Argentinian side of the falls and then head back to Brazil, or do you also have citizenship elsewhere?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on November 18, 2015, 12:25:18 PM
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.
Not doing the boat ride or are you doing that in Brazilian?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 18, 2015, 01:25:02 PM
either one, but i believe you can pay by card 
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 18, 2015, 01:28:34 PM
And potentially a cab back to IGU. The bigger question I have is: You're paying $160 reciprocity fee just to go to the Argentinian side of the falls and then head back to Brazil, or do you also have citizenship elsewhere?
Airport must have ATM somewhere. The NP takes cc for sure. +10000. If you have no time spend it in Argentina and skip Brazil.
one of us does the other doesn;t so, yes $160 just to spend a half a day in Argentina......  on your recommendation
The cab back i heard can usually  be paid in dollars, correct me if i'm wrong
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 18, 2015, 01:29:08 PM
Most people there will be more than happy to buy you dollars at blue dollar rates.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 18, 2015, 01:40:52 PM
one of us does the other doesn;t so, yes $160 just to spend a half a day in Argentina......  on your recommendation
The cab back i heard can usually  be paid in dollars, correct me if i'm wrong
Yes, Argentina is worth it, but it's quite expensive to pay that much for such a short visit. At least if you were to spend time in BsAs or elsewhere in the country it'll justify the high cost. Although you do have 10 years to go back and get your money's worth...

Most people there will be more than happy to buy you dollars at blue dollar rates.
That, but the cabs will want ARS.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 18, 2015, 01:56:22 PM
Yes, Argentina is worth it, but it's quite expensive to pay that much for such a short visit. At least if you were to spend time in BsAs or elsewhere in the country it'll justify the high cost. Although you do have 10 years to go back and get your money's worth...
+1
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 29, 2015, 10:30:36 AM
ok, i'm back and can answer a couple of my own questions l'toeles harabim
1- $160 for the visa to see the other side (which ever that may be) even for a day trip is a no brainer. The $200+ that i spent to see the argentina side was money well , (we did stop at the casino on the way out and made back the money anyway... minor details)
1b- you cant go and not do BOTH sides to quote dan "that would be insane"
2- The ATM in IGU is in the domestic arrivals. if you come from Peru, like we did you will have to towards the money changers to the right and on the right side of the stairs go into the domestic arrivals to use it.
3- there is a money changer before the Argentina border called Frontier Turismo and Cambio that will give a decent rate for ARG Peso
not the best but good (we got almost 14 which is a blue rate as the official rate was 10) there is also a shop there that has curios and other touristy stuff for decent prices its on Av. Mercosul, 400 - Jardim Veraneio which is the road out of Brazil, on the left side of the street
3b- the entrance to the ARG park is 260 peso each , you will also need 12 peso entrance for the taxi so if you are just changing enough to get in you'll need that extra 12, it can only be paid in cash.
Drinks in the park were 35 peso (but can be paid in $ and R$)
4- taxi from IGU to the belmond was R$20 (on the meter it was R$16)
5- Taxi from Belmond to the park in ARG and back with waiting for 5 hours was R$250 and R$30 to add on the casino and money changer (we probably could have bargained that lower)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 29, 2015, 10:41:24 AM
Thanks for posting all the data points. Seems like you had a nice time. Taxis to Argentina and back seem pretty reasonable at the current exchange rate, though I found the Argentine taxi to be cheaper going to Brazil.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 02:17:43 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/23401530226_38f6fce37b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BDUXD5)VID_20151124_144128 for YT (https://flic.kr/p/BDUXD5) by Dawie Van De Merwe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136487121@N02/), on Flickr
Salto Bossetti from the Paseo Superior
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 02:20:46 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5767/23059833809_0eb69fb5af.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/B8HFcx)VID_20151124_131758 (https://flic.kr/p/B8HFcx) by Dawie Van De Merwe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136487121@N02/), on Flickr
Garganta del Diablo
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 30, 2015, 02:22:35 PM
Nice pics!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 02:26:20 PM
they are videos click on them
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 30, 2015, 02:52:14 PM
they are videos click on them
Maybe, but it requires signing in and I can't do that now. Why not just post the video on Youtube and put then embed the video? Much easier.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on November 30, 2015, 03:02:19 PM
they are videos click on them
Quote
This video is private.

Oops! You don't have permission to view this video.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 03:10:06 PM
i switched to public
i'm trying you tube as well
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 03:15:53 PM
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on November 30, 2015, 03:17:51 PM
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on November 30, 2015, 03:28:07 PM
Much better! Great clips!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on December 24, 2015, 11:04:46 AM
Possible Visa Waiver for Americans http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2015/10/brazil_expected_to_approve_vis.html
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 28, 2015, 08:24:20 AM
Any one want to give me flight options from NYC ? Or link a post with some info.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on December 28, 2015, 10:06:59 AM
Any one want to give me flight options from NYC ? Or link a post with some info.
Your cheapest options are usually LAN thru Lima Peru
You could fly JFK-GIG-IGU  on Tam and or AA also JFK- GRU- IGU
COPA airlines flies thru Panama City and GRU (usually 2 stops)
Delta is JFK-GRU-IGU
United Ewr-GRU-IGU (the gru-igu is going to be GOL which is skyteam or TAM which is One world )


Those are the brazil options
Flying to IGR
Aerolineas Argentina JFK-EZE-IGR
LAN Argentina same
everything else is two stops
There are some flights thru the other Buenos Aires airport AEP

Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 10:37:44 AM
Any one want to give me flight options from NYC ? Or link a post with some info.
Try searching online for routing options. ITA, Google Flights, etc.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 28, 2015, 12:35:27 PM
Your cheapest options are usually LAN thru Lima Peru
You could fly JFK-GIG-IGU  on Tam and or AA also JFK- GRU- IGU
COPA airlines flies thru Panama City and GRU (usually 2 stops)
Delta is JFK-GRU-IGU
United Ewr-GRU-IGU (the gru-igu is going to be GOL which is skyteam or TAM which is One world )


Those are the brazil options
Flying to IGR
Aerolineas Argentina JFK-EZE-IGR
LAN Argentina same
everything else is two stops
There are some flights thru the other Buenos Aires airport AEP
I believe you can make a 1 stop trip through RIO as well.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on December 28, 2015, 12:49:27 PM
I believe you can make a 1 stop trip through RIO as well.
GIG is RIO
unless you meant IGR and i dont think that's possible
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 12:52:57 PM
GIG is RIO
unless you meant IGR and i dont think that's possible
IGR is only accessible from Argentina.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 28, 2015, 04:10:08 PM
IGR is only accessible from Argentina.
Where are those screenshots from?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 04:12:47 PM
Where are those screenshots from?
Openflights.org
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on December 28, 2015, 04:20:08 PM
Openflights.org
Cool.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 28, 2015, 04:22:00 PM
Cool.
Yeah, great site, though not 100% perfect or accurate.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 28, 2015, 08:10:28 PM
GIG is RIO
unless you meant IGR and i dont think that's possible
lol whoops.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 29, 2015, 11:14:25 AM
Dose planning on staying in the Sheraton on the Argentina side make flying to IGU a bad choice?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2015, 11:18:30 AM
Dose planning on staying in the Sheraton on the Argentina side make flying to IGU a bad choice?
It's fine.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 11:21:55 AM
Dose planning on staying in the Sheraton on the Argentina side make flying to IGU a bad choice?
Not at all, especially since routing to IGR requires you to be in EZE,AEP or SLA first.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 29, 2015, 11:27:17 AM
Your cheapest options are usually LAN thru Lima Peru
You could fly JFK-GIG-IGU  on Tam and or AA also JFK- GRU- IGU
COPA airlines flies thru Panama City and GRU (usually 2 stops)
Delta is JFK-GRU-IGU
United Ewr-GRU-IGU (the gru-igu is going to be GOL which is skyteam or TAM which is One world )


Those are the brazil options
Flying to IGR
Aerolineas Argentina JFK-EZE-IGR
LAN Argentina same
everything else is two stops
There are some flights thru the other Buenos Aires airport AEP

I think this is a good post to add to some sort of wiki we can start on this thread.
Elders can I proceed ?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 11:28:19 AM
I think this is a good post to add to some sort of wiki we can start on this thread.
Elders can I proceed ?
Go ahead
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on December 29, 2015, 02:06:59 PM
I think this is a good post to add to some sort of wiki we can start on this thread.
Elders can I proceed ?
clean it up if you do
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 29, 2015, 02:19:23 PM
Added a wiki

Should I change it so it only shows hubs connecting in?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 02:24:34 PM
Added a wiki

Should I change it so it only shows hubs connecting in?
I think so. You can include the maps I put up thread if you want.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on December 29, 2015, 02:34:21 PM
I think so. You can include the maps I put up thread if you want.
Much better idea
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on December 29, 2015, 02:35:28 PM
I think so. You can include the maps I put up thread if you want.

Tried not sure how to get it  to display in small
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on December 29, 2015, 02:45:00 PM
Tried not sure how to get it  to display in small
What's wrong with large? It's not that big.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2016, 11:00:30 AM
Your cheapest options are usually LAN thru Lima Peru
You could fly JFK-GIG-IGU  on Tam and or AA also JFK- GRU- IGU
COPA airlines flies thru Panama City and GRU (usually 2 stops)
Delta is JFK-GRU-IGU
United Ewr-GRU-IGU (the gru-igu is going to be GOL which is skyteam or TAM which is One world )


Those are the brazil options
Flying to IGR
Aerolineas Argentina JFK-EZE-IGR
LAN Argentina same
everything else is two stops
There are some flights thru the other Buenos Aires airport AEP

As this is my first real award booking may you please hold my hand.

I searched NYC to
EZE  GRU GIG LIM
on Qantas/AA,BA, United, Delta

Am I missing something?


(This may belong in up in the air)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 04, 2016, 11:08:41 AM
As this is my first real award booking may you please hold my hand.

I searched NYC to
EZE  GRU GIG LIM
on Qantas/AA,BA, United, Delta

Am I missing something?


(This may belong in up in the air)
Nope, that sounds right, but depending on the time of year there could just be no award availability. Usually there is something though. You can also search from other gateway cities in the us like DFW, IAH, IAD MIA and ATL.

And you're right about where to post this: try here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46609.0)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on January 04, 2016, 11:26:29 AM
As this is my first real award booking may you please hold my hand.

I searched NYC to
EZE  GRU GIG LIM
on Qantas/AA,BA, United, Delta

Am I missing something?


(This may belong in up in the air)
what dates and class
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on January 19, 2016, 10:12:36 PM
Added excerpts from the thread to wiki as I was reading.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on January 19, 2016, 10:31:06 PM
Added excerpts from the thread to wiki as I was reading.
Great!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on January 19, 2016, 11:31:30 PM
Added excerpts from the thread to wiki as I was reading.
"You can also take the train to Devils point" that adds another 90 minutes and is a must see
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: easy48 on March 02, 2016, 11:47:58 AM
Looking for advice- I am heading to South America this winter and so far have this tentative setup: LAX - PTY - LIM - (then to Cuzco and MP) then back to PTY and LAX.  Trying to decide if its worth it and I have enough time to go to EZE also and go to the Falls.  Any ideas?  Would basically go from LIM...
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 02, 2016, 12:29:31 PM
Looking for advice- I am heading to South America this winter and so far have this tentative setup: LAX - PTY - LIM - (then to Cuzco and MP) then back to PTY and LAX.  Trying to decide if its worth it and I have enough time to go to EZE also and go to the Falls.  Any ideas?  Would basically go from LIM...
BsAs and Iguazu are not near each other. Are you asking if you should visit both, or just one or the other? You also never mentioned how long you'll be away. If you have a few weeks then go for both.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: easy48 on March 02, 2016, 05:35:24 PM
I have 10 days.  I am asking if its worth detouring from my tentative trip to go and spend 2 days by Iguazu or is too far for the effort?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on March 02, 2016, 05:37:29 PM
I have 10 days.  I am asking if its worth detouring from my tentative trip to go and spend 2 days by Iguazu or is too far for the effort?
It's a bit far from LIM, not to mention in Brazil meaning a $160 visa (for US citizens). While I loved Iguazu, I would put it with a trip to GIG, GRU or EZE before LIM.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: easy48 on March 02, 2016, 05:57:57 PM
It's a bit far from LIM, not to mention in Brazil meaning a $160 visa (for US citizens). While I loved Iguazu, I would put it with a trip to GIG, GRU or EZE before LIM.

Got it.  Thats helpful.  Thanks
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on March 02, 2016, 07:54:33 PM
I have 10 days.  I am asking if its worth detouring from my tentative trip to go and spend 2 days by Iguazu or is too far for the effort?
absolutely!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on June 27, 2016, 07:13:13 PM
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on June 28, 2016, 11:18:13 AM
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?
Get a price for how much it would cost to have a taxi wait for you, but I believe many people do have one wait.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on June 28, 2016, 06:05:35 PM
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and


Its about 15 min plus the border crossing  x 2 out and in.

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how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?

Do you want to walk from Argentina to Brazil? I dint think thats doable.

If you book through the Sheraton its not that cheap. You can find a taxi at the Brazil park entrance for cheap back to the Sheraton.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on June 29, 2016, 12:57:12 PM
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?
to the border or waterfall?
border is 20min, entrance to brazil park another 15
we did it the other way and had the driver wait
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on July 04, 2016, 11:27:23 AM
I'm looking to visit Iguazu on the end of my Buenos Aires trip. I'm thinking to buy a revenue round trip from AEP - IGR for ~ $200 and then once back in Bs As, fly back with delta for 37,500 skymiles with a stopover in Atlanta. I already have the tickets for the way there. I'm having a hard time finding availability with the intra-argentina flights so that is why I'm leaning towards just buying the revenue tickets and returning to EZE for the flight home, does that make sense or is there something else I should try? 

I will be flying with my wife and our baby.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on July 04, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
I'm looking to visit Iguazu on the end of my Buenos Aires trip. I'm thinking to buy a revenue round trip from AEP - IGR for ~ $200 and then once back in Bs As, fly back with delta for 37,500 skymiles with a stopover in Atlanta. I already have the tickets for the way there. I'm having a hard time finding availability with the intra-argentina flights so that is why I'm leaning towards just buying the revenue tickets and returning to EZE for the flight home, does that make sense or is there something else I should try? 

I will be flying with my wife and our baby.
$200 sounds okay. Where did you already check for availability?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on July 04, 2016, 01:24:27 PM
$200 sounds okay. Where did you already check for availability?
I think I spoke too soon. Just called AA and they have the round-trip available AEP-IGR for 12K and about $6. I think that makes this a no brainer especially since I have so many AA miles. 
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on July 04, 2016, 01:27:35 PM
I think I spoke too soon. Just called AA and they have the round-trip available AEP-IGR for 12K and about $6. I think that makes this a no brainer especially since I have so many AA miles.
Yep, that's what I was going to say. LAN availability doesn't show on AA.com.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 04, 2016, 02:08:12 PM
Why not use BA?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 04, 2016, 02:14:15 PM
Why not use BA?
BA is 7.5k ow, AA is 6k.
Eta: fixed
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 04, 2016, 02:21:15 PM
BA is 10k ow
-1.
But I didn't realize AA now has an intra-argentina chart, cool.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on July 04, 2016, 02:22:32 PM
Why not use BA?
AA is less miles AND much less $.

ETA: See BA's taxes collected VS AA is about $6-8.
(http://i.imgur.com/rFy0jx4.jpg)
-1.
But I didn't realize AA now has an intra-argentina chart, cool.
Nothing new there.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on July 04, 2016, 02:28:30 PM
BA is 10k ow, AA is 6k.
You're confusing IGR with FTE  ;)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 04, 2016, 02:37:14 PM
You're confusing IGR with FTE  ;)
Lol, and I even flew AEP-IGR .
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on July 26, 2016, 04:43:50 PM
Just spoke with AA to add an infant (lap child) AEP - IGR and they told me there is no fee, should need to come to the airport to get ticketed. Can anyone confirm this? I don't want to show up at the airport and have them tell me it will cost $250 to add an infant as a lap child..
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on July 26, 2016, 06:19:35 PM
Just spoke with AA to add an infant (lap child) AEP - IGR and they told me there is no fee, should need to come to the airport to get ticketed. Can anyone confirm this? I don't want to show up at the airport and have them tell me it will cost $250 to add an infant as a lap child..
call LAN
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on July 27, 2016, 08:04:54 AM
call LAN

Good luck if you don't speak Spanish.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Naftali on July 29, 2016, 11:27:51 AM
Just spoke with AA to add an infant (lap child) AEP - IGR and they told me there is no fee, should need to come to the airport to get ticketed. Can anyone confirm this? I don't want to show up at the airport and have them tell me it will cost $250 to add an infant as a lap child..

We just traveled from AEP to IGR on LAN and baby traveled free.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on July 29, 2016, 11:40:46 AM
We just traveled from AEP to IGR on LAN and baby traveled free.
Thanks! That's exactly what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on July 29, 2016, 11:42:12 AM
We just traveled from AEP to IGR on LAN and baby traveled free.
You're lucky. Domestic flights within South Africa all require infants to have paid lap fares (which are almost always under $10).
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on August 22, 2016, 07:48:33 PM
I'm in Iguazu now, this place is beautiful. Falls are amazing. The Sheraton is nice, although the actual rooms are pretty mediocre for a category 5 destination. I have a full day tomorrow and I'm trying to see what would be the best thing to do. Any ideas are welcome.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 22, 2016, 08:21:45 PM
I'm in Iguazu now, this place is beautiful. Falls are amazing. The Sheraton is nice, although the actual rooms are pretty mediocre for a category 5 destination. I have a full day tomorrow and I'm trying to see what would be the best thing to do. Any ideas are welcome.
What did you decide on originally? Walk on the trails and go to garganta del diablo.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: r0xx0rz on October 16, 2016, 08:00:11 AM
Does anyone know if there are wheelchairs (or some other accommodation for the handicapped) available by the falls?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 16, 2016, 09:23:57 AM
Does anyone know if there are wheelchairs (or some other accommodation for the handicapped) available by the falls?
Yes. Nearly all the walkways are wheelchair accessible.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: r0xx0rz on October 18, 2016, 08:57:22 PM
Thanks! Can we rent a wheelchair there?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 18, 2016, 08:59:46 PM
Thanks! Can we rent a wheelchair there?
No idea.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on October 19, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
Thanks! Can we rent a wheelchair there?
according to the website there seems to be wheelchairs or electric carts http://www.iguazuargentina.com/en/accesibilidad/
alternatively call the hotels (which ever side you;re on, Belmond for Brazil, Sheraton for Argentina)
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: r0xx0rz on October 29, 2016, 11:57:09 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 23, 2018, 10:08:30 PM
Air Europa is going to start the longest route into IGR from it's hub in Madrid.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mad-igr&MS=bm&MR=540&MX=540x540&PM=b:disc7%2b%22%25t%25+%28N%22)

Effective from January 6th, 2019

UX45 MAD 23:55 IGR 07:05+1 6 788
UX46 IGR 08:35 (*) MAD 05:10+1 7 788 (*) via MVD

Return flight will be through MVD in Uruguay.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on August 23, 2018, 10:59:59 PM
Air Europa is going to start the longest route into IGR from it's hub in Madrid.

(http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=mad-igr&MS=bm&MR=540&MX=540x540&PM=b:disc7%2b%22%25t%25+%28N%22)

Effective from January 6th, 2019

UX45 MAD 23:55 IGR 07:05+1 6 788
UX46 IGR 08:35 (*) MAD 05:10+1 7 788 (*) via MVD

Return flight will be through MVD in Uruguay.
Really cool! This is the first Intercontinental route from either IGR or IGU. Useless for those in the States, but super useful for those in Israel or Europe. The only downside is its Air Europa.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on September 16, 2018, 09:43:16 AM
Really cool! This is the first Intercontinental route from either IGR or IGU. Useless for those in the States, but super useful for those in Israel or Europe. The only downside is its Air Europa.
How will the airport accommodate the plane, the airport is such a dump
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on September 16, 2018, 12:07:24 PM
How will the airport accommodate the plane, the airport is such a dump
Ramps probably. They won't have a gate for a bigger plane.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 09, 2018, 01:30:29 PM
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280918/air-europa-doubles-planned-iguazu-service-from-june-2019/

IGR service going double from June.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: tam111 on October 12, 2018, 07:07:20 PM
We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on October 12, 2018, 07:52:59 PM
We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.
We were there December 2014 , the young and fit among us did all in one day.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: tam111 on October 12, 2018, 08:00:52 PM
Thank you for your reply. This is very helpful for planning. We will try to do all three but I will suggest one member of the group skip one of the circuits.  If we had to skip one, would you recommend skipping the upper or lower circuit?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 12, 2018, 08:27:14 PM


We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.

Maybe you missed a decimal point or added an extra 0 by mistake? Each of the upper and lower loops take 20 minutes max, and that's going slowly. You can do them all in an hour if you want, max. Devils throat is a bit farther than the other two, with a train taking you there. From the trail head, it's maybe 10 minutes each way. I'd estimate an hour or two for Devil's Throat if there are lines for the train and lots of crowds.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yehoshua on October 12, 2018, 08:29:53 PM
Thank you for your reply. This is very helpful for planning. We will try to do all three but I will suggest one member of the group skip one of the circuits.  If we had to skip one, would you recommend skipping the upper or lower circuit?
There's no need to skip them. They're both short loops. If you wanted to skip one maybe I would skip the upper loop, as the devil's throat is also on the top so you can have a small understanding of seeing the waterfalls from above over there. The lower loop is the only one where you get to see the bottom of the falls up close and personal.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: tam111 on October 12, 2018, 10:15:34 PM
This is very helpful.  Not sure why I assumed they were longer. Very insightful and thank you.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dawie on October 13, 2018, 10:19:52 PM
There's no need to skip them. They're both short loops. If you wanted to skip one maybe I would skip the upper loop, as the devil's throat is also on the top so you can have a small understanding of seeing the waterfalls from above over there. The lower loop is the only one where you get to see the bottom of the falls up close and personal.
no way they are much longer
skip the lower loop, it's longer than the upper (this is how i remember it... website below  disagrees

lower circuit is 1700 meters and recommended time is 1:45
upper is 1750 and recommended time is 2:00
devils throat is 2200 meters and recommended time is 2 hours
https://iguazufalls.com/national-park/argentina-side/#1463496787346-b5077852-8746
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: steve L on November 28, 2018, 05:11:45 PM
if i land sun at 12pm in igu and leaving thursday to rio  ( staying there till thurs night)

what flight should i take from igu-gig

10 am or 430 pm? want to have enough time in both places

want do you recommend
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2018, 05:21:46 PM
if i land sun at 12pm in igu and leaving thursday to rio  ( staying there till thurs night)

what flight should i take from igu-gig

10 am or 430 pm? want to have enough time in both places

want do you recommend
Way too long in IGU and GIG.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: steve L on November 28, 2018, 05:38:59 PM
thx for feedback- im flying Saturday night and getting into igu on sun 12pm and leaving gig 1030 at night

how would break it down

i figured 2 days in each is good?
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 28, 2018, 05:43:58 PM
thx for feedback- im flying Saturday night and getting into igu on sun 12pm and leaving gig 1030 at night

how would break it down

i figured 2 days in each is good?
Lol, your post was super unclear then. Read what you wrote.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: steve L on November 28, 2018, 06:01:45 PM
My fault!
Sun to tues in igu
And tues-Thursday igu - gig

Question is to take 10am flight from igu or 430

Thx
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 28, 2018, 06:53:57 PM
My fault!
Sun to tues in igu
And tues-Thursday igu - gig

Question is to take 10am flight from igu or 430

Thx

10am. You have half day Sunday for IGU side and all day Monday for IGR side.
Title: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on November 30, 2018, 02:43:28 PM
10am. You have half day Sunday for IGU side and all day Monday for IGR side.
Perfect amount of time