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Flight options.

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 #210 on: December 01, 2014, 08:48:31 PM »
I know. So I get to weigh that plus my phobia to commit six months in advance against my desire to see IGU.
It's gonna be a fun 27 hours :P

Lol :) - How long of a stay did you book for there? If you did a few extra days you can always do some avios hopping on LAN/TAM once you paid those fees anyway, some great cities to go to.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: December 01, 2014, 08:56:18 PM »

Lol :) - How long of a stay did you book for there? If you did a few extra days you can always do some avios hopping on LAN/TAM once you paid those fees anyway, some great cities to go to.
A week

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: December 01, 2014, 08:57:22 PM »
some great cities to go to.
Which cities do you recommend ?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: December 01, 2014, 09:08:55 PM »
Which cities do you recommend ?
BsAs and Rio are both nice. SP has the nicest Jewish community but not many sights. There are lots more, but those are the biggest ones. Also keep in mind that BsAs is colder in their winter than Rio.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: December 01, 2014, 09:10:40 PM »
A week
Good luck! Feel free to ask as many questions to make your decision easier. As someone who has booked 2 trips now 6+ months out it really is not bad. Actually, it adds to the excitement with 6  months of anticipation and planning.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: December 02, 2014, 01:15:50 AM »
Which cities do you recommend ?

Curitiba is a beautiful city, - and the most well-run in Brazil - is not too far away only a couple hundred miles. You can read my TR in the Brazil thread. Rio and Sao Paulo are both IMO musts, - Yes SP too.  Especially if you have extra time to drive along the coast from Sao Paulo (Santos) to Rio, it is IMO a nicer drive than the PCH in California. Buenos Aires is great place for a few days. And those are all nonstop options to IGU, with a stop you open up to so many more amazing places.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: December 02, 2014, 07:23:43 PM »
Sale is still there, minus a few dates. Wonder why this didn't make it to DD.. Still seeing $424 roundtrip from LAX. I'm sure others working as well.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: December 02, 2014, 07:49:21 PM »
Sale is still there, minus a few dates. Wonder why this didn't make it to DD.. Still seeing $424 roundtrip from LAX. I'm sure others working as well.
Beats me. I'd've thought it would have been posted yesterday.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: December 02, 2014, 08:35:26 PM »
Beats me. I'd've thought it would have been posted yesterday.

Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: December 02, 2014, 08:41:15 PM »
A well deserved HT :)

Thanks :) - Are you keeping your tickets?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: December 02, 2014, 08:43:28 PM »

Thanks :) - Are you keeping your tickets?
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: December 02, 2014, 08:44:33 PM »
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.

Book again and you will get another 24 hours to think about it ;)

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: December 02, 2014, 08:46:08 PM »
Its on! - http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/56987.
Yay!
No :( We cancelled about an hour ago.
:( Now I don't know anyone whose taken advantage of the deal. Do you?

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Re: Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguaçu) Falls Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: December 02, 2014, 08:46:21 PM »

Book again and you will get another 24 hours to think about it ;)
Lol not sure I could go through that again.