Iguacu Falls: Visa Reqs?

Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:51 AM
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Iguacu Falls: Visa Reqs?

Hi I just read the LA Times article posted about the Falls. The writer doesn't mention which airport he used for the Falls. I'm guessing it's IGU -- Foz do Iguacu. However isn't this in Brazil?

Americans would need a visa for Brazil. So does this mean that a visa is necessary if you plan to visit both sides of the Falls?

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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 07:36 AM
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There is an airport at Iguazu, Argentina so if you don't want to view the falls from Brazil's side of the falls you won't need a visa. Cabs can drive you across the border, but again the visa fee($90pp I think)could apply. Have heard some get across without the fee, but be prepared to pay. The viewing on the Argentine side of the falls is wonderful, and since time was limited, I opted for Argentina's view only. It is beautiful and well worth the visit especially if you enjoy birds, lush plants and flowers and waterfalls.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 07:50 AM
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Thanks. Can the visa be gotten upon arrival? It sounds from your post that it can be.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 07:51 AM
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By the way, I did another search, and IGR looks to be the airport on the Argentinian side.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 07:54 AM
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Sorry -- another question. Which are the airlines that service this route? I did a random search in Expedia, and the airline that comes up is Aerolineas Argentinas. But the r/t from EZE is about $550.

Does this sound right?
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 08:59 AM
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http://tinyurl.com/8mhk2

Hi 111op, I have been using TA a lot for my Buenos Aires planning, so try this link for more help, if you wish.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Thanks Scarlett. I think that I'm going to give up on Buenos Aires for now. It doesn't seem to be possible to fit this into my trip in January. I can't find FF miles availability, and I'll concentrate on Asia and Australia. It's giving me enough of a headache as it is -- I can't figure out how to route my flights and how to book them.

S. America is definitely on the list. I guess it will just have to wait for another time -- unless I get back early in January and fly there separately and back.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:18 PM
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It will be nice and hot in Jan and Feb, it might be a nice break for you

It will at least be a decent flight from NY..10 hours I think. It is gonna take us 17 (weeping)...
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:25 PM
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17 hours is quite long. But then I'm thinking about Asia/Australia. I'll be spending a lot of time on airplanes in January....

When are you going? I'm sure it will be a fun trip!
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:33 PM
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Well, it is 5 hours from Portland Or to Houston, layover then 10 hours to EZE.
We leave Friday

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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:43 PM
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That's excellent. Have a great trip! I look forward to reading all about it when you come back.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 06:53 PM
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Keeping in mind your excellent reports, I will try !

This trip seems to be all about the food, the shopping and the Tango ~
We will be going to the ballet on the 31st and some polo games to round it out ..
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 07:07 PM
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Well, it's almost like being in Paris (except for the tango).

Costs seem quite low, but it's balanced by the outrageous airfares. I've been wanting to visit for a long time, and I don't think that I've seen airfares under 1000. I thought about this again for Thanksgiving, and even more ridiculously, all the direct flights from NYC are booked.

I'll make it one day.
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Someone quipped one day that Paris is the Buenos Aires of Europe lol...
Our tickets were about $1200 each..but we are staying at the ArtSuites which is ridiculously ( almost frighteningly) low priced. If not for the reassurances of many on these boards and elsewhere, I would be worried lol.
I feel it is not worth it to go for just a week, being such a long flight..we are going for 2 weeks and we think we should have made it 3. . although if anyone asks Pup, he will tell you that we don't need to go anywhere !
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Old Oct 21st, 2006, 08:58 PM
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And I've been thinking of going for a long weekend. Actually it's not so unreasonable -- in that LA Times article the married guys went for 3 days (with one day in Iguacu Falls).

But obviously I've been deterred by the airfares.

$1200 sounds very good. As I said I've not seen anything under $1000 from New York (I check on Orbitz once in a while).

I assume you'll be going to other parts of S America?
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We will go to Colonia for a day and an estancia for a day. Polo will be in town, otherwise, we want to explore as much of the city as possible..I am still thinking about going to the Falls but it is unlikely at this time.
There is an article in the Times today, An Epicurean Pilgimage..if you have not seen it, they mention one restaurant in BsAs..
We booked our flight about a month or 2 ago, we are going just at the beginning of tourist season, I think..You might get better deals next spring/their fall.
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We used LAN Airlines for our flight from BsAs (AEP) to IGR and were very satisfied
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