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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 #300 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #301 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.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #302 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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #303 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?
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #304 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!!

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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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #305 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #306 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.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #307 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?
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #308 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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: September 17, 2015, 11:32:27 AM »
Nope, Brasil side was maravilhosa.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: September 17, 2015, 11:33:52 AM »
This article was written in August 2014. Was there something that happened in October also?

ETA:This one is from December 2014, and seems to indicate they're open again.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #311 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.

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« Reply #312 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)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #313 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?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #314 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