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Parque Nacional do Iguaçu Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2016
Luggage and transport to Puerto Iguazú  (2 Answers)

We are a couple. In november 26 (saturday) we are going to arrive in Foz do Iguacu airport, we would see Foz do Iguaçu Natural Park and then go to the hotel in Puerto Iguazú (Argentina).
We would ask you if it's possible to leave luggage in a safe place in Visitor's Center in the park, and then later to take it and have direct transportation from Park to Puerto Iguazú.
Thank you very much in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2010
Iguazu to Lima, Peru  (10 Answers)

What's the best way to get from Iguazu to Lima via bus? We don't have visas so not sure if we can go through Brazil, Paraguay, or Bolivia.

thank you :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2008
Adventure Boat Ride  (3 Answers)

Hello Everyone,

We are planning a trip to Iguassu falls in October, later this year.

We were hoping to do a jet boat ride up to the falls, but heard you can do this from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Does anyone know which side is better? I heard that the Argentine side is not as expensive but just as good? I heard the Brazilian side does a video of your ride which you can purchase? Would we need to book this in advance or can I just turn up on the day?

Any advice would be great.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2007
hotelesturion  (2 Answers)


can anybody recommend this hotel or did anybody know this hotel and how far is it to the Falls ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2007
Yellow Fever immunisation  (6 Answers)

Hey Travellers,

do I need for the Nacional do Iguacu a yellow fever immunisation ?

I hear from my doctors its necessary, from friends I hear its not necessary.
mmh, what now?

thanks for all postings,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 20, 2007
Visa for Paraguay & Argentina at border crossing  (3 Answers)

I will be visiting Foz do Iguacu via the Brazilian side and want to enter into the Paraguayan side and Argentinian side. Is it possible to obtain on the spot visas at the border crossing? I wont be spending any other time in either country and do not have round trip flights out of either country as I will be returning to Brazil and continuing back to Sao Paulo.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 02, 2006
2 days in Iguacu  (1 Answer)

Hi I´m spending just under 2 days in the Iguacu area, arriving in the Brazilian side early afternoon on 7th March, leaving Argentinian side early afternoon on 9th March. What is the best way I could plan my trip. I am thinking of spending one night in each side in the cities. Is it possible to see the falls in the afternoon or just the morning. I´m also very interested in doing the speedboat trip under the falls. Do I need to allow time for crossing the border as I´ll be spending 3 months in Argentina after crossing the border?

Can anyone help me plan these 2 days so I can get as much in as possible.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2005
How long do I need?  (1 Answer)

How much time do I really need to see Iguassu? As of now Im flying in at noon and out at 3pm the next on my way to Rio. Is this enough time?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2005
Foz City!  (2 Answers)

I am travelling to Foz in September.

I have decided to stay in Foz City Center as it makes it easier to get to see the falls from both the Argentine side and the Brazillian side!

Oh, and the hotels are cheaper in the City Center!

I have 2 questions:

1) After going to the falls, I am planning to go to Rio. Are the buses from Foz to Rio comfortable and how much do they cost? I'm not too bothered with time, I travelled 24 hours in the US on Greyhound in April !

2) If I chose to fly from Foz to Rio, how much would it cost?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2005
Hike in the park and then off to Rio  (2 Answers)

Hello Participants
I plan to go to Iguacu for a coupla days (perhaps 3 days altogether) mostly to see the falls. Would appreciate if anyone has something to say from their experince on..

1. From Argentinian side of the park how easy is the hike on to Brazilian side and how long? What is the good way to cross the border when I am with backpack?

2. From Brazilian side how frequent are the buses to Rio? Are they comfortable?

Any other related comment would be appreciated.

Thanks for your time!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2005
Foz city  (3 Answers)

1) Is it worth staying in the city itself as opposed to nearer the falls.
2) Is it easier to get buses from the city centre or are their buses from most hotels?
3)Can anyone recommend any good 4* hotels? (these seem to be in our price range)
4) is there anything to do at night in Foz?

(sorry i know i have asked this before)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 23, 2005
Adventure Tours / getting there/around  (2 Answers)

I grasp that you can do adventure tours (i.e. boat trips and rafting) on both the Barzilian and Argentian side of the falls. Is this right? If so which is better? Also - has anyone done the rafting? is it harsh/scary /safe or relatively ok for a bit of a pansy? + I am still unsure whether to stay in the town itself or more towards the falls. We are also planning to go to Itaipu Dam (is this worth a visit?) - so will it be easier to get to the the falls and dam from town (via bus) or do buses stop at the hotels in the coutryside as well (sorry i have asked this before but...) and my final question - we are leaving Rio at the end of March and then have about 12 days to make out way to the falls - we are planning on going down the coast and stopping at ilha do grande and paraty - but are there any other must dos along the way? also - is the last stop we can make really curitiba and then its a 9.5 hour bus journey - or is there anything inbetween? cheers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2005
Where to stay/what to do?  (5 Answers)

I am going to visit the falls for 3/4 days in April. For accommodation our options seem to be the Continental Inn, the Refain Palace and the Galli Falls Hotels (Brazil). Does anyone know anything about these? We were thinking of staying in the city (Foz) so that we might be able to enjoy the nightlife? But is there any nightlife, and is it as seedy as some people suggest? Also - do shuttle buses to the falls stop at any of these hotels? What are the must dos for 3 days stay? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2005
Iguazu Falls  (2 Answers)

We are planning to visit Buenos Aires and Bariloche in August 2005 and were wondering if we could also visit the Iguazu Falls? How far are these from Buenos Aires or Bariloche? What type of transportation do you recommend? How many days are required to really enjoy the place? Where should we stay? As you see I have a lot of questions Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2005
Iguazu to Lima  (1 Answer)

Just a quick question: is there any way to go overland from the Iguazu falls to Lima in Peru? Would it mean passing through Paraguay and Boliva or can you go through Argentina and up through Chile... How safe/ practical is a trip like this?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 13, 2004
Cross-border transportation  (2 Answers)

I am planning a trip to the falls arriving at the Brazilian airport (IGU) and leaving out of the Argentinian airport (IGR). I have tenative plans to stay at a hotel on the Brazilian side. Does anyone have any tips as far as transportation goes? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2004
Some advice on visiting the Falls please!  (4 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning a visit to the falls as part of my trip to Brazil. A few questions: 1) Can anyone recommend a good area to stay in that's not too far from the falls? Is Foz city the best? 2) I've read that you don't really need to book a tour to see the falls on the Brazillian side but that it's recommended for the Argentine side. Is this correct? 3) Is it cheaper and easier to book tours to the falls when I'm in Brazil or should I book from home in advance? 4) If I wanted to see the falls by air where could I do this from? Who can I book it with and is it expensive? 5) I keep reading about the Macuco safari but I'm not sure what it is, can anyone explain? Sorry for so many questions! I'm hoping to travel well informed and prepared! I'll be there for probably two days if anyone wants to suggest an itinery! Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2004
by yourself & high season  (4 Answers)

Hi, I'm planning te be in Puerto Iguazu half march for visiting the falls. I have two questions * I want to arrange a hostel when i arrive. Is it better to do it in advance? Maybe it's high season over there.... * Can you enjoy the falls and walk around there just by yourself? Thanks for your advice greetings from holland Rianne

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2003
Customs and Bus travel between the Parque and Igauzu de Foz  (4 Answers)

I was on the Igauzu forum site and saw that you are a good source for Igausu Falls. I want to know how I get from the airport on the AR side to Igauzu de Foz. I am assuming it is by bus. but do you go through customs when you come to the border? I am going to enter Brazil that way and then bus to Rio. from rio I will use my Varig Air Pass to fly within the country and back to Igauzu de Foz and then bus back over the border to the AR side and catch a plane from there back to Buenos aires to fly back home. That way I save the cost of an international ticket from Brazil to AR. But before I can get a visa from Brazilian embassy I need to have the bus ticket to show I will be leaving Brazil. The only bus I will be taking is the one between Iguasu de foz and the Catataras Airport on the ÅR side. The question is does anyone know where I can by this bus ticket ahead of time SO that I can show proof of departure from the country? A travel agency that might be able to help? trraveling with aloha the coconut wireless

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2003
Things to do at Iguazu  (2 Answers)

Hi there in march i will spend my holidays in Brazil, first near Florianapolis for relaxing after I would like to go to Iguazu for 5 days, what´s the best, cheapest and most interested way to go, does anyone know a good hostal or pension not so bizzy, but near by bus or taxi station. Would it be difficult to cross the border to Agentina, what else is worth to visit at this area? other than the waterfalls of course :-)) Thank´s for any Information Peter

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 09, 2003
IGUASSU FALLS  (8 Answers)

Hello! Could somebody help me and let me know opening hours for Iguassu falls and if some tour guide is neccesary? I am planing to stay there just 1 night. I will arrive Iguassu on 08May at 13.10 and depart back to SAO on 09May at 15.30. Do you think is it enough time ? Thanks Lenka

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