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There is 2 Airports serving Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) 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, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: March 02, 2016, 05:37:29 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?
It's a bit far from LIM, not to mention in Brazil meaning a $160 visa (for US citizens). While I loved Iguazu, I would put it with a trip to GIG, GRU or EZE before LIM.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: March 02, 2016, 05:57:57 PM »
It's a bit far from LIM, not to mention in Brazil meaning a $160 visa (for US citizens). While I loved Iguazu, I would put it with a trip to GIG, GRU or EZE before LIM.

Got it.  Thats helpful.  Thanks

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: March 02, 2016, 07:54:33 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?
absolutely!

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #378 on: June 27, 2016, 07:13:13 PM »
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: June 28, 2016, 11:18:13 AM »
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?
Get a price for how much it would cost to have a taxi wait for you, but I believe many people do have one wait.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: June 28, 2016, 06:05:35 PM »
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and


Its about 15 min plus the border crossing  x 2 out and in.

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how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?

Do you want to walk from Argentina to Brazil? I dint think thats doable.

If you book through the Sheraton its not that cheap. You can find a taxi at the Brazil park entrance for cheap back to the Sheraton.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: June 29, 2016, 12:57:12 PM »
How long is the drive from the Sheraton to the Brazil side and how long is the walk? Should I have the taxi wait for me?
to the border or waterfall?
border is 20min, entrance to brazil park another 15
we did it the other way and had the driver wait

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: July 04, 2016, 11:27:23 AM »
I'm looking to visit Iguazu on the end of my Buenos Aires trip. I'm thinking to buy a revenue round trip from AEP - IGR for ~ $200 and then once back in Bs As, fly back with delta for 37,500 skymiles with a stopover in Atlanta. I already have the tickets for the way there. I'm having a hard time finding availability with the intra-argentina flights so that is why I'm leaning towards just buying the revenue tickets and returning to EZE for the flight home, does that make sense or is there something else I should try? 

I will be flying with my wife and our baby.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: July 04, 2016, 12:58:40 PM »
I'm looking to visit Iguazu on the end of my Buenos Aires trip. I'm thinking to buy a revenue round trip from AEP - IGR for ~ $200 and then once back in Bs As, fly back with delta for 37,500 skymiles with a stopover in Atlanta. I already have the tickets for the way there. I'm having a hard time finding availability with the intra-argentina flights so that is why I'm leaning towards just buying the revenue tickets and returning to EZE for the flight home, does that make sense or is there something else I should try? 

I will be flying with my wife and our baby.
$200 sounds okay. Where did you already check for availability?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: July 04, 2016, 01:24:27 PM »
$200 sounds okay. Where did you already check for availability?
I think I spoke too soon. Just called AA and they have the round-trip available AEP-IGR for 12K and about $6. I think that makes this a no brainer especially since I have so many AA miles. 

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #385 on: July 04, 2016, 01:27:35 PM »
I think I spoke too soon. Just called AA and they have the round-trip available AEP-IGR for 12K and about $6. I think that makes this a no brainer especially since I have so many AA miles.
Yep, that's what I was going to say. LAN availability doesn't show on AA.com.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #386 on: July 04, 2016, 02:08:12 PM »
Why not use BA?
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, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #387 on: July 04, 2016, 02:14:15 PM »
Why not use BA?
BA is 7.5k ow, AA is 6k.
Eta: fixed
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #388 on: July 04, 2016, 02:21:15 PM »
BA is 10k ow
-1.
But I didn't realize AA now has an intra-argentina chart, cool.
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, Iguašu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: July 04, 2016, 02:22:32 PM »
Why not use BA?
AA is less miles AND much less $.

ETA: See BA's taxes collected VS AA is about $6-8.

-1.
But I didn't realize AA now has an intra-argentina chart, cool.
Nothing new there.
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