LAN: Los Angeles, Miami, Or NYC To Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil For $449 Round-Trip

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Iguaçu Falls (also spelled Iguazú or Iguassu Falls) is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever been. I’ll let Google Images do the talking even though it’s so much more awe-inspiring in person than a picture can possibly do.

Eleanor Roosevelt had it right when she said “Poor Niagara” upon seeing it. Instead of being in middle of a concrete jungle it’s in middle of beautiful rainforest with wonderfully fresh air. It’s much bigger and grander than Niagara Falls.

You can see it up close and personal from the Argentine side and you can view the majesty of it from the Brazilian side. Both sides have their own airport, IGU on the Brazilian and IGR on the Argentine side.  Unfortunately both Argentina and Brazil charge a $160 reciprocity fee for Americans to visit, though the visas do last for a decade.

A ticket to either airport from the US is typically well over $1,000 but can be had now for just $500.  Miles can be credited to OneWorld airlines like American and British Airways.

It takes at least a full day on each side to explore. There is an SPG category 5 Sheraton in the Argentine side in the national park.

You can use 7,500 Avios to fly from IGR to Buenos Aires/AEP on LAN, 4,500 Avios to fly from IGU to Sao Paulo on TAM, or 7,500 Avios to fly from IGU to Rio de Janeiro on TAM.  Those tickets will likely need to be booked over the phone with British Airways. No fuel surcharges apply.

This fare is valid on select dates between September and December. This fare can’t be found on ITA.
Sample valid dates for JFK-IGU:
$449: 10/21-10/27
$514: 10/12-10/19, 10/19-10/26, 11/02-11/09, 11/09-11/16, 11/16-11/23.

You can use Orbitz +/-3 day flex search option to help find valid dates.

HT: jmansour, via TFD


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Brazilian

How much would be a ticket from iguacu to Sao Paulo?

By the way

You need a Brazilian ($250 aprox) visa with a us passport

Tim

How much is the reciprocity fee ?

Dan

@Brazilian:
4,500 Avios is the way to go.

@By the way:
@Tim:
$160.

Anna

Any way to upgrade to first or business class?

g

when you select the 10/21 flight to book, it comes up as 424

rivka

We booked, multi city Brazil and Argentina $480/ticket

Alex

Is there kosher food there?

Anonymous

Which airlines are these on?

Dave

How can i use UA miles to go Iguacu-SAO (or RIO)?

Lonnie Shapiro

How much is a hotel?

V

Any cheap dates from jfk in 2015?

chaim

Is a Israeli passport visa free?

D

Just keep in mind that foz do iguazu has a large middle eastern immigrant population and it has been reported that hamas and jihad people go there to raise money.
I personally would not want to go there nor would I feel safe walking there with a yarmulke.

Dan

@D:
I never felt threatened at all there nor have I read about anyone having a bad experience.

kachnik

@chaim:
Yes, just make Aliyah like I did. And also you are only allowed to keep one day, another downside ():-)

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