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There is 2 Airports serving Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls, IGU on the Brazilian side and IGR on the Argentinian side.
See here for a map of airports connecting to IGU and IGR  forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3052.msg1363094#msg1363094

When searching for award availability search first to connecting  airports as for example, from NYC VIA Brazil search

LAN thru Lima Peru (cheapest option usually) Oneworld (BA Shows Lan)
JFK-GIG  on Tam (BA.com) and/or AA (AA.com)
JFK- GRU AA, Delta
EWR-GRU UA
COPA airlines flies thru Panama City and GRU (usually 2 stops)

Argentina options

Aerolineas Argentina JFK-EZE
LAN Argentina


Hotels
Belmont in the Brazilian side of the park
Sheraton Iguazu in the Argentina side of the park. (SPG)
Park Hyatt Iguacu Falls coming soon!

Major Activities

The Argentinian side is more up-close and personal.
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

The Brazillian side is more of a panorama view.
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.

Bird park well worth about an hour

Helicopter tour on the Brazillian side (Argentina band it as its not Eco friendly)

There is a  huge dam you can tour that powers all of Paraguay and huge portions of Brazil and Argentina

Airport Transfer Options

Cabs are available at fairly cheap from both airports to the park and hotels (cross border too)
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #105 on: November 07, 2013, 04:29:19 AM »
@ Yehoshua, what's the weather like there now?
considering this deal 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2014, 07:51:30 PM »
If you don't recognize this, you've never been to Iguazu :)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #108 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #109 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.


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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #110 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...

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #111 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...

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #112 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?)
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #113 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #114 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #115 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #116 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #117 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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #118 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #119 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.