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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 #405 on: October 29, 2016, 11:57:09 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #406 on: August 23, 2018, 10:08:30 PM »
Air Europa is going to start the longest route into IGR from it's hub in Madrid.



Effective from January 6th, 2019

UX45 MAD 23:55 IGR 07:05+1 6 788
UX46 IGR 08:35 (*) MAD 05:10+1 7 788 (*) via MVD

Return flight will be through MVD in Uruguay.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #407 on: August 23, 2018, 10:59:59 PM »
Air Europa is going to start the longest route into IGR from it's hub in Madrid.



Effective from January 6th, 2019

UX45 MAD 23:55 IGR 07:05+1 6 788
UX46 IGR 08:35 (*) MAD 05:10+1 7 788 (*) via MVD

Return flight will be through MVD in Uruguay.
Really cool! This is the first Intercontinental route from either IGR or IGU. Useless for those in the States, but super useful for those in Israel or Europe. The only downside is its Air Europa.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #408 on: September 16, 2018, 09:43:16 AM »
Really cool! This is the first Intercontinental route from either IGR or IGU. Useless for those in the States, but super useful for those in Israel or Europe. The only downside is its Air Europa.
How will the airport accommodate the plane, the airport is such a dump

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #409 on: September 16, 2018, 12:07:24 PM »
How will the airport accommodate the plane, the airport is such a dump
Ramps probably. They won't have a gate for a bigger plane.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #411 on: October 12, 2018, 07:07:20 PM »
We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #412 on: October 12, 2018, 07:52:59 PM »
We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.
We were there December 2014 , the young and fit among us did all in one day.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #413 on: October 12, 2018, 08:00:52 PM »
Thank you for your reply. This is very helpful for planning. We will try to do all three but I will suggest one member of the group skip one of the circuits.  If we had to skip one, would you recommend skipping the upper or lower circuit?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #414 on: October 12, 2018, 08:27:14 PM »


We are going to Iguazu in December.  For the Argentina side, I saw that there were three hiking loops which appears to take maybe two hours each.  Have people done the three circuits (upper, lower and Devils throat) in one day?  Are all three loops worth doing?  We are staying in the park so we can get an early start.

Maybe you missed a decimal point or added an extra 0 by mistake? Each of the upper and lower loops take 20 minutes max, and that's going slowly. You can do them all in an hour if you want, max. Devils throat is a bit farther than the other two, with a train taking you there. From the trail head, it's maybe 10 minutes each way. I'd estimate an hour or two for Devil's Throat if there are lines for the train and lots of crowds.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #415 on: October 12, 2018, 08:29:53 PM »
Thank you for your reply. This is very helpful for planning. We will try to do all three but I will suggest one member of the group skip one of the circuits.  If we had to skip one, would you recommend skipping the upper or lower circuit?
There's no need to skip them. They're both short loops. If you wanted to skip one maybe I would skip the upper loop, as the devil's throat is also on the top so you can have a small understanding of seeing the waterfalls from above over there. The lower loop is the only one where you get to see the bottom of the falls up close and personal.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #416 on: October 12, 2018, 10:15:34 PM »
This is very helpful.  Not sure why I assumed they were longer. Very insightful and thank you.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #417 on: October 13, 2018, 10:19:52 PM »
There's no need to skip them. They're both short loops. If you wanted to skip one maybe I would skip the upper loop, as the devil's throat is also on the top so you can have a small understanding of seeing the waterfalls from above over there. The lower loop is the only one where you get to see the bottom of the falls up close and personal.
no way they are much longer
skip the lower loop, it's longer than the upper (this is how i remember it... website below  disagrees

lower circuit is 1700 meters and recommended time is 1:45
upper is 1750 and recommended time is 2:00
devils throat is 2200 meters and recommended time is 2 hours
https://iguazufalls.com/national-park/argentina-side/#1463496787346-b5077852-8746
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #418 on: November 28, 2018, 05:11:45 PM »
if i land sun at 12pm in igu and leaving thursday to rio  ( staying there till thurs night)

what flight should i take from igu-gig

10 am or 430 pm? want to have enough time in both places

want do you recommend

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #419 on: November 28, 2018, 05:21:46 PM »
if i land sun at 12pm in igu and leaving thursday to rio  ( staying there till thurs night)

what flight should i take from igu-gig

10 am or 430 pm? want to have enough time in both places

want do you recommend
Way too long in IGU and GIG.
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