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Arriving in B.Aires on a cruise in early Jan, 2013, and would like to consider taking a tour to Iguazu falls. Would appreciate any tour info/options on it. I do NOT have any time restraints, and would like an economical tour if possible.Try this company http://patagoniashorex.com/buenos_iguazu.html . Remember, you must have a Brazilian visa to go on this trip. I think it costs about $100
Try this company http://patagoniashorex.com/buenos_iguazu.html . Remember, you must have a Brazilian visa to go on this trip. I think it costs about $100We were on a HAL precruise tour this past Feb. from BA. The tour did not visit the Brazillian side so visas were not needed.
Arriving in B.Aires on a cruise in early Jan, 2013, and would like to consider taking a tour to Iguazu falls. Would appreciate any tour info/options on it. I do NOT have any time restraints, and would like an economical tour if possible.
If you want to economize, it is very easy to do this tour yourself. All you really need to do yourself is arrange flights, a hotel in Iguazu and ground transportation. No guides are necessary inside the park. The trails are well marked.Agree, agree, agree. While the Sheraton is more expensive than hotels in Puerto Iguazu, you are right there, inside the National Park. That is a big time saver. Also, many people recommend falls-view rooms. We did this, but would not do it again and would select a cheaper jungle-view room instead. The reason is that you are hardly in your room enough to enjoy the view. In the morning, when you have breakfast downstairs in the restaurant, you have large windows with which to see the falls, especially Devil's Throat.
Book a flight on LAN http://www.lan.com/en_us/sitio_personas/index.html a thought about flights: If you have never spent any time in Buenos Aires, it is an amazing city. Plan to spend some time here either on your way to or back from Iguazu if at all possible.
Book the Sheraton Iguazu, preferably for two nights. http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sherat...ropertyID=1152
The Sheraton is the only hotel inside the national park on the Argentina side of the border. As such, it is pricey. I usually stay there to maximize the time I have available but there are other options in town that are less expensive.
Ground transportation is easy enough to arrange in advance or on site.
If you do not find the information you need re: hotels in BA, ground transportation or other details just post questions here.
sandyss....you said you returned from Foz do Iguacu to the States. Did you have to take a flight to Sao Paulo? How was that connection?Our flight home went through Sao Paulo. We had two stops, Sao Paulo and Dallas before arriving in San Francisco. Going through Sao Paulo was so much easier than the trip between airports in Buenos Aires. Of course we needed to get the Brazil visas, which we wanted to get anyway.
Sandyss, from your response, I gather that Sao Paolo has only one airport (not a separate domestic airport as in B.A.) and you took a regional flight (which airline?) from Foz Do Iguacu to Sao Paolo and then an international flight from Sao Paolo to S.F.? Were the connection times manageable? Did you arrange air yourselves or through a travel agent? This arrangement sounds like a very good option for us as we will already have a Brazilian visa (our cruise departs from Rio) and we will have had a couple of days in B.A. before visiting the Falls, so no reason to go back to B.A. and have to spend an overnight there. Did you stay at the Secret Garden? We have reservations there for our trip.It sounds like you are doing the same thing as us. We did stay at Secret Garden, which was a lovely B&B. John arranged all of our transfers for us, including to the Brazilian side of the falls and to the airport in Brazil.
Just to prevent any confusion, there are two airports in Sao Paulo: GRU Guarulhos--this is the international airport; it also handles domestic flights. It is located outside of city center to the NE. Then there is a smaller domestic airport CGH Congonhas. It is located on the east midline of the city. There is service from Foz do Iguacu (the airport on the Brazilian side, code IGU vs. the airport on the Argentine side, code IGR) to both Sao Paulo airports, and I think Gol actually serves both! So just pay close attention to be sure you are booking exactly what you want. Also, to further complicate matters, Gol is in the process of acquiring WebJet, so your service may end up being supplied by them.We flew into and then out of GRU.
Thank you for this very informative thread.We paid for a one-way ticket $191 per person. That included taxes. We purchased our tickets in March 2011 for a January 2012 flight. Every time that I checked their website for time changes, the price was increasingly higher than what we had paid.
I just went to the LAN website and for our dates in late January, the R/T from BA to Iguazu is $428 PP! To those that have done this, is this about what you paid? Do you recall if you bought your plane ticket this early? I'm wondering if its better to wait and see if prices drop.