Part of the Package Deal
When I booked our internal Argentinian trip-segments over the internet from Canada, the 4-day tour package to Puerto Iguazu included the 1.5 hour flights from Buenos Aires, accommodations with breakfast, airport transfers and guided tours to both sides of the Iguazu Falls plus Itaipu Dam (US$500 per person). This was only marginally more expensive than the flights alone if trying to book just the flights through a Canadian agency. We would then have had to arrange our own accommodations and tours to boot.
Aerolineas Argentinas (which also took over Austral airlines) seemed to run an efficient show. Their check-in and security procedures seemed to flow more smoothly than in North America and all four terminals that we used were very modern and had all the required conveniences, including good inexpensive restaurants.
The flights themselves departed on-time, the staff was friendly and their light snack was very good (even if it was the same handout on all four internal flights we took!). It sure beat a 20-hour bus ride each way when pressed for time!
This shot was taken at Jorge Newbery airport in downtown Buenos Aires (used for internal flights) on our first cloudy day as we cleared out of town for sunny Puerto Iguazu !
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from town to cataratas on a bus
there is a that leaves the bus station and goes to the falls on the argentine side once every forty minute or so. the taxis charge about four times as much but if you are alone bus is an option but more than three people taxi would be alright.
remember you have to pay 30 pesos argentine to enter the park and please pay it and try not to avoid paying it by posing yourself as argentine or something like that. it is forthe upkeep of the park and it truly is worthwhile
bus to foz do iguacu from puerto iguazu
every twenty five minutes a bus leaves the bus station at puerto iguazy for foz do iguacu in brasil and then carries on to the bridge at puenta del este in paraguay..
the fare is only 3 pesos or 3 reais
you can get off at the turn off to the parque nacional do iguacu or at the centro itself and walk a couple of blocks down to avenida brasil which is the main drag at foz do iguacu.
The Cuenca del Plata tour company had been arranged to supply our airport transportation and day-tours of both sides of Iguazu Falls, as well as a trip to the Itaipu Dam in Brazil.
Most of our dealings with them was in mini-busses like this one, but we also had one excursion on a large tour bus and on a couple of occasions they even arranged for personal vehicles to pick us up!
Their staff were always very helpful and a simple call to their office in Puerto Iguazu was all that was required to sort out any problems or questions. We did have a tour mix-up on the first day, partly due to our not knowing what the pick-up procedure was and partly due to their driver not reading our ticket properly and placing us on the wrong tour! This was compounded by the fact that no-one but us could speak English on this 'incorrect' tour so it took us a while to realize we were off-track somewhere! Cuenca del Plata sent a car to pick us up and set us right though!
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Posted Taxi Fees Around Iguazu
A taxi is generally not needed to get around Iguazu. Although the town is pretty stretched out, el centro is very small.
The Hotel Esturion is located on the outskirts of town and had a taxi stand across the street. They posted some prices which might be a bit less if you get a taxi downtown.
Cataracts - Argentina side - 25 pesos
Cataracts - Brazilian side - 35 pesos
Airport - 30 pesos
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay 40 pesos
Remise as a form of Transportation
It is very obvious that despite its significance as a tourist area, the authorities would like you to spend your money on private cars and taxis rather than relying on public transportation.
If there are more than one person, it would be convenient certainly to take the remise or taxi but if you are travelling alone you can find out more about the bus. it applies to travel to brazilian side and to the argentine side of the falls.
The buses from town to the waterfalls run every 45 minutes from 7am to 8pm and cost about a buck (3 pesos). You won't need a taxi if you're just walking around town since it's pretty small. Both buses and cabs can cross the border into Brazil and Paraguay.
If you're flying into Puerto Iguazu, you'll arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional Cataratas del Iguazu by way of Buenos Aires on Aerolíneas Argentinas, the national airlines of Argentina. The flight takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. You can catch a cab into town or simply ride the bus which will take about 20 minutes.
You might also fly into the Aeroporto Internacional Foz do Iguacu, which is just outside of the town of Foz do Iguacu. All of the major Brazilian airlines have flights into this airport and most flights will connect through Sao Paulo.
Rainforest Ecological Train
it's an environmental-friendly train that runs through the forest inside Iguazú National Park
It can take 120 passengers, the train has a stop station where you can get off an on
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