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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 #75 on: April 19, 2013, 02:04:14 PM »
Just out of curiosity, why did you go in August? I read the weather is not that good (ie rainy) then. Clearly you had nice weather in the pictures, but isn't it generally not great? Do you know about the early November weather?

Iguazu had great weather in August, BA was a bit cold and rainy but there's not much there in terms of nature anyways. Rio was great because was not humid and mid 80's. We also did Peru which is best in July/ August

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: April 19, 2013, 02:07:10 PM »
That makes sense. I'm not a fan of rain on vacation. Hopefully when I'm going will be rain free in BA, Iguazu, and Rio.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: April 19, 2013, 02:23:42 PM »
High 80s plus 100% humidity.
Think Miami in July, but walking around outside all day without AC.

What do you think of this? If it's accurate it doesn't look too bad.

http://weatherspark.com/averages/33343/11/Puerto-Iguazu-Misiones-Argentina

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: October 23, 2013, 12:08:22 AM »
Anyone know the best place to change pesos to reais in Iguazu (either side)?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: October 23, 2013, 12:12:56 AM »
Anyone know the best place to change pesos to reais in Iguazu (either side)?
I doubt you'll be able to. Nobody wants pesos.  Just use an ATM card if you need cash.
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: October 23, 2013, 12:19:58 AM »
What about changing USD? Also, what do you suggest I do if I have leftover pesos when I leave Argentina? Is it better to get less than necessary so I don't have the problem in the first place?

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« Reply #81 on: October 23, 2013, 12:22:36 AM »
What about changing USD? Also, what do you suggest I do if I have leftover pesos when I leave Argentina? Is it better to get less than necessary so I don't have the problem in the first place?
Everyone loves dollars.

I have no doubt that you'll find something to burn them on.  And taxis love to rip you off to/from EZE.
Worst comes to worst you can buy some C"Y Alfajores in any airport :D
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: October 23, 2013, 12:25:52 AM »
True, but we'll be leaving Argentina via taxi to IGU. If I can't change pesos to reais in Iguaçu there are far fewer ways to burn them.

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« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2013, 12:28:34 AM »
True, but we'll be leaving Argentina via taxi to IGU. If I can't change pesos to reais in Iguaçu there are far fewer ways to burn them.
There's a great duty free in Iguazu near the border :)
In 2005 I got Blue Label there for $85, though things have probably changed in the interim. 
Still probably a good place to burn remaining pesos.
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« Reply #84 on: November 03, 2013, 04:40:54 PM »
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« Reply #85 on: November 03, 2013, 05:20:26 PM »
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Where are you staying?
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« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2013, 05:46:23 PM »
Where are you staying?
You have to ask? I'll give you one guess...

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« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2013, 05:50:32 PM »
You have to ask?
That's what I was thinking. There is somewhere else to stay?
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« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2013, 06:29:05 PM »
That's what I was thinking. There is somewhere else to stay?
I stayed on the Brazilian side in 2005.

Anyway be sure to get an early start to beat all the tourists!
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