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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 #20 on: October 25, 2012, 12:54:33 AM »
I prefer green and mountains
Sounds like LIH
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 12:55:46 AM »

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 12:56:57 AM »
Sounds like LIH
I would probably wanna be machimer and keep 2 days, but even keeping one day is hard enough.

Also, thats better done on the way to the Orient.
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Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2012, 01:02:36 AM »
although I did kind've want the passport stamp...but there just wasn't time to go in the end.
I walked into Paraguay from brazil over the "Friendship Bridge", the most corrupt border crossing in the world. Our driver advised us not to take our passports and to just walk. So no passport stamp. You can see mass smuggling operations right in front of your eyes. Will try dig up some pics of this and my iguacu trip a few years ago.
Was a cool experience to be in three countries in under one hour, using 2 simple forms of transport. We drove from Argentina to Brazil & walked into Paraguay.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2012, 01:16:35 AM »
I walked into Paraguay from brazil over the "Friendship Bridge", the most corrupt border crossing in the world. Our driver advised us not to take our passports and to just walk. So no passport stamp. You can see mass smuggling operations right in front of your eyes. Will try dig up some pics of this and my iguacu trip a few years ago.
Was a cool experience to be in three countries in under one hour, using 2 simple forms of transport. We drove from Argentina to Brazil & walked into Paraguay.
We actually flew into Asuncion, Paraguay, spent a night there and the next day took a cross country bus to Argentina thru Brazil.

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Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2012, 02:05:58 AM »
We actually flew into Asuncion, Paraguay, spent a night there and the next day took a cross country bus to Argentina thru Brazil.
Why would you have to go through Brazil to get to Iguacu? 

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Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2012, 09:37:19 AM »
Why would you have to go through Brazil to get to Iguacu?
You can't go from Paraguay to Argentina in that area without going into Brazil for about twenty minutes.

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Re: Re: Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2012, 02:48:03 PM »
You can't go from Paraguay to Argentina in that area without going into Brazil for about twenty minutes.
Sounds strange to me, you can walk it but you can't drive it?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »
I'm gonna be in Buenos Aires for Pesach and thinking of going to Iguazu Wednesday morning and return Friday morning, would that be enough time to see both sides of the falls?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2013, 09:31:41 PM »
I'm gonna be in Buenos Aires for Pesach and thinking of going to Iguazu Wednesday morning and return Friday morning, would that be enough time to see both sides of the falls?
Yes, that's perfect.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 03:37:17 PM »
Yes, that's perfect.
Thanks Dan!  Anything else I should know?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2013, 11:45:25 PM »
So I was in the beginning stages of planning a trip to South America.

We want to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and maybe Rio or São Paulo for a day or so.  We are planning on going in mid October for about 10/11 days using UA miles.

Question 1: Is that a good amount of time to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu?

Question 2: Any tips of the cheapest/best way to get from EZE or AEP to IGR and then from IGU back to the LAX (using a free stop in GIG)?

I assume BA miles will work on AR from EZE or AEP to IGR one way.  Also, United says they have award availability from IGU to LAX through GRU, but not to GIG.  United.com does not display any IGU flights.

Question 3: Is it even worth it to go to GIG or GRU for one day?  Are we better off just getting a RT flight EZE-IGR using BA?

Thanks!

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2013, 01:31:27 AM »
So I was in the beginning stages of planning a trip to South America.

We want to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and maybe Rio or São Paulo for a day or so.  We are planning on going in mid October for about 10/11 days using UA miles.

Question 1: Is that a good amount of time to see Buenos Aires and Iguazu?

Question 2: Any tips of the cheapest/best way to get from EZE or AEP to IGR and then from IGU back to the LAX (using a free stop in GIG)?

I assume BA miles will work on AR from EZE or AEP to IGR one way.  Also, United says they have award availability from IGU to LAX through GRU, but not to GIG.  United.com does not display any IGU flights.

Question 3: Is it even worth it to go to GIG or GRU for one day?  Are we better off just getting a RT flight EZE-IGR using BA?

Thanks!
BA avios with LAN if available for AEP-IGR
To get into brazil you can use TAM with UA miles.
IMO there's nothing to see in Sao Paulo and there is what to see in RIO.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 01:33:04 AM »
With that amount of time you can easily do BA, Iguazu on both sides and Rio. Don't miss out on Rio you will thank me after.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2013, 08:56:28 AM »
So should we spend 4 days in Rio, 3 in Iguazu and 2 in BA? Should we split it up differently?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2013, 09:07:34 AM »
So should we spend 4 days in Rio, 3 in Iguazu and 2 in BA? Should we split it up differently?
What days of the week are you talking about for the different places? Or is Friday Shabbos not in the numbers you gave

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2013, 09:17:35 AM »
BA Wed afternoon to Sun Morning, Iguazu Sun morning to Tue evening, and Rio Tue night to Thu night. I'm open to reversing the BA/ Rio order. Any suggestions?
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2013, 08:01:28 PM »
BA Wed afternoon to Sun Morning, Iguazu Sun morning to Tue evening, and Rio Tue night to Thu night. I'm open to reversing the BA/ Rio order. Any suggestions?
Sounds good. Rio is a lot warmer than BA and the physical city is stunning, however there is not much kosher food there so it makes sense the way you are doing it. Rio is really one of my favorite places.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2013, 08:12:13 PM »
Thanks for your help.

Do you happen to know if Brazil is makpid on bringing in food?  We're planning on crossing at Iguazu.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2013, 08:40:57 PM »
Thanks for your help.

Do you happen to know if Brazil is makpid on bringing in food?  We're planning on crossing at Iguazu.
At that crossing you will not have any problems. They don't even stamp you in unless you are staying overnight or ask them for one. Most cars just drive right thru.