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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 #135 on: June 30, 2014, 06:27:11 PM »
You're right. I meant leaving Tuesday night. Sorry bout that. Thanks for all the other comments- gunnu look into some of the options then come back here to finalize plans. Think AEP will be a mess even at 530am?

You should definately take the earlier flight and head straight to the falls. They open at 8am.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: June 30, 2014, 06:40:25 PM »
I booked that one. thanks for ur help.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: August 03, 2014, 02:07:30 PM »
For things on the Brazilian side that require Brazilian money are there places to change money there Or do I need to get some before getting there? Coming from buenos aires, should I/ can I get there?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: August 03, 2014, 02:10:05 PM »
For things on the Brazilian side that require Brazilian money are there places to change money there Or do I need to get some before getting there? Coming from buenos aires, should I/ can I get there?
You'll need cash for a bus or cab from the National Park to the airport and that's it. You can pay the entrance fee with CC. There's a gift shop on the left side of the road shortly after entering Brazil that our cab driver stopped at. They have a money changing counter. Don't think about changing pesos though. Reais are with a lot more and they have no interest in pesos. The US dollar rate was very good though.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: August 10, 2014, 10:29:28 PM »
Can u get blue rate pesos for dollars anywhere in Argentinian side  at iguasu?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: August 10, 2014, 10:31:38 PM »
Is there any place to store luggage on the Brazilian side if arriving at IGU?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: August 10, 2014, 11:41:22 PM »
Is there any place to store luggage on the Brazilian side if arriving at IGU?
Yes. There are lockers in IGU  and at the National Park entrance which is what I did.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: October 31, 2014, 10:21:22 AM »
Anyone want to outline and wikify the intra-Brazil/intra-Argentina flights and miles options to get to Iguazu?
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: October 31, 2014, 11:01:19 AM »
Anyone want to outline and wikify the intra-Brazil/intra-Argentina flights and miles options to get to Iguazu?
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: October 31, 2014, 11:37:10 AM »
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: October 31, 2014, 11:37:35 AM »
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.
Those should come up on ba.com, correct?
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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: October 31, 2014, 11:40:09 AM »
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)
You can check on EF. Bookable with DL. Don't forget that you can book Gol with DL as well.
Those should come up on ba.com, correct?
They will but you will likely need to book on the phone.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: October 31, 2014, 11:40:56 AM »
Avios usually the best from Argentina (or Peru or other countries) when flying into IGR. Gol (and sometimes TAM) are cheap for flights to/from IRU, although avios can obviously be used there as well.

TAM artificially raises their prices when you check from out of Brazil. I have found most times TAM to have cheaper prices than GOL when booking inside Brazil. If you will happen to be in Curitiba, Azul (great airline) always advertises cheap like $40-50 fares from there to IGU. Intra Brazil avios flights you need to PUTPAC to book.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: October 31, 2014, 11:41:51 AM »
Azul is also bookable with UA miles online.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: October 31, 2014, 11:42:36 AM »
Can I check availability for Dec 28 Aerolineas Argentinas online? (It's bookable with DL, correct?)

When I was there last year, you were able to check for Aerolineas Argentinas on flying blue website, and flying blue is also partners with GOL.