Jan 14, 12, 10:14 am
4 of us will be in Foz do Iguacu in late April. In order to give us utmost flexibility. My thoughts were to rent a taxi/driver for a day. This would allow us to visit the Brazilian side of the Falls at our leisure, visit the bird zoo and then have the driver take us to the Argentinian side of the falls for a few hours.
Any idea how much a driver would cost us for a day?
Aside from the wait at the border, is the process to enter Argentina relatively straight forward and bureaucratic free (they'll be one Canadian, one Brazilian and 2 EU members in the party).
Jan 30, 12, 4:06 pm
Did this last week. We were quoted 300 reals for a taxi round trip. Ended up hiring a hertz car and driving over for 24 hours for 100 reals - we shd also have gotten a carte verde (3 day insurance policy) in Argentina for 45 reals or so but couldnt find the sales point so, as it was late, just took a chance (not advised!). Our decision was last minute so it shd be easy to identify cv locations thru google and email with time. Driving and border procedures were straightforward in both countries. NB many of the taxis we saw wd be too small for 4 people and baggage so you may need to prebook.
Felt that argentine side was much more spectacular and jungly so wd maximise time there. However, the bird park next to brazil np entrance is very good - you can walk through large cages with macaws and toucans (who gently peck your shoelaces or backpacks!) We swallowed hard and stayed at Sheraton iguazu within the arg national park which was worth it as it gave a vital few minutes start on the crowds in the morning - we had the lower level path to ourselves. (April shd be quiter than jan tho). It also has a shuttle to brazil airport but dont know cost. Arg side much cheaper than brazil. We thought iguazu as a whole was fantastic and wished we had scheduled 3 rather than 2 days.
Note that there 2 airports, one arg and one brazil so you cd fly into one and out the other.