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Flight options.

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 #360 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #361 on: December 29, 2015, 02:19:23 PM »
Added a wiki

Should I change it so it only shows hubs connecting in?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #362 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #363 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #364 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #365 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #366 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)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #367 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #368 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #369 on: January 19, 2016, 10:12:36 PM »
Added excerpts from the thread to wiki as I was reading.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #370 on: January 19, 2016, 10:31:06 PM »
Added excerpts from the thread to wiki as I was reading.
Great!

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #371 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #372 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...

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #373 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #374 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?