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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 #270 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 :)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #271 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #272 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: August 16, 2015, 10:31:28 PM »
At the Belmond.

Met about a dozen DDF posters on the flight from JFK-LIM-GRU

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« Reply #274 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
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #275 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!

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« Reply #276 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #277 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

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #278 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #279 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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #280 on: September 06, 2015, 06:01:51 PM »
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #281 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #283 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)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #284 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.