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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 #315 on: September 17, 2015, 10:58:53 PM »
IIRC Argentina... There was a little train that took us up to the top
Yeah, that's the Argentinian side.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #316 on: September 19, 2015, 09:09:47 PM »
Yeah, that's the Argentinian side.
And the topic in the thread is about that side? Or the brazil side?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #317 on: September 20, 2015, 12:27:14 AM »
And the topic in the thread is about that side? Or the brazil side?
I believe the Argentinean side.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #318 on: November 17, 2015, 05:48:08 PM »
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.
where do you get ARpesos from to pay for the IGR park entrance?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #319 on: November 17, 2015, 05:50:12 PM »
where do you get ARpesos from to pay for the IGR park entrance?
BsAs, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere in IGR also. You're not going to be anywhere else in Argentina before IGR?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #320 on: November 17, 2015, 05:55:15 PM »
Most people there will love to trade.
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 #321 on: November 18, 2015, 10:09:02 AM »
BsAs, but I'm sure you can find them somewhere in IGR also. You're not going to be anywhere else in Argentina before IGR?
i'm not actually going to IGR(airport) just to the park from Foz
i'm hoping the taxi can help, but i was wondering if someone else would have an idea

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #322 on: November 18, 2015, 10:43:32 AM »
i'm not actually going to IGR(airport) just to the park from Foz
i'm hoping the taxi can help, but i was wondering if someone else would have an idea
Are you not going anywhere else in Argentina after, or are you only needing enough ARS just to pay the park entrance fee? If so it's not worth worrying about it for just one purchase.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #323 on: November 18, 2015, 11:22:09 AM »
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #324 on: November 18, 2015, 11:26:56 AM »
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.
And potentially a cab back to IGU. The bigger question I have is: You're paying $160 reciprocity fee just to go to the Argentinian side of the falls and then head back to Brazil, or do you also have citizenship elsewhere?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #325 on: November 18, 2015, 12:25:18 PM »
right, i only need enough to pay for two park entrances.
Not doing the boat ride or are you doing that in Brazilian?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #326 on: November 18, 2015, 01:25:02 PM »
either one, but i believe you can pay by card 

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #327 on: November 18, 2015, 01:28:34 PM »
And potentially a cab back to IGU. The bigger question I have is: You're paying $160 reciprocity fee just to go to the Argentinian side of the falls and then head back to Brazil, or do you also have citizenship elsewhere?
Airport must have ATM somewhere. The NP takes cc for sure. +10000. If you have no time spend it in Argentina and skip Brazil.
one of us does the other doesn;t so, yes $160 just to spend a half a day in Argentina......  on your recommendation
The cab back i heard can usually  be paid in dollars, correct me if i'm wrong

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #328 on: November 18, 2015, 01:29:08 PM »
Most people there will be more than happy to buy you dollars at blue dollar rates.
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 #329 on: November 18, 2015, 01:40:52 PM »
one of us does the other doesn;t so, yes $160 just to spend a half a day in Argentina......  on your recommendation
The cab back i heard can usually  be paid in dollars, correct me if i'm wrong
Yes, Argentina is worth it, but it's quite expensive to pay that much for such a short visit. At least if you were to spend time in BsAs or elsewhere in the country it'll justify the high cost. Although you do have 10 years to go back and get your money's worth...

Most people there will be more than happy to buy you dollars at blue dollar rates.
That, but the cabs will want ARS.