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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: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« Reply #90 on: November 04, 2013, 05:17:22 AM »
POIDH :)
Sorry about the quality. They're taken with my phone.


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« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2013, 05:23:04 AM »
That's as close as you can get these days? :P

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« Reply #92 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.

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« Reply #93 on: November 04, 2013, 06:11:21 AM »
No, that's from my balcony.

Note the ":P".

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« Reply #94 on: November 04, 2013, 10:46:37 AM »
These are from up close and personal.

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Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2013, 10:49:58 AM »
Wow. I gotta get there.
How does it compare to Niagara?
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« Reply #96 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #97 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.)?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #98 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.

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Re: Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« Reply #99 on: November 06, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
Wow. I gotta get there.
How does it compare to Niagara?

It doesn't!

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #100 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #101 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 06, 2013, 01:44:00 PM »
Here's one from the Brazil side.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 07, 2013, 01:44:21 AM »
@ Yehoshua, what's the weather like there now?
considering this deal for $212....