Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Americas > South America
Reload this Page > Foz do Iguacu rent a taxi/driver for a day; Brazil to Argentinan side and bacl

Foz do Iguacu rent a taxi/driver for a day; Brazil to Argentinan side and bacl

Reply

Old Jan 14, 12, 11:14 am
  #1
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Near YYZ (great song too!)
Programs: AP
Posts: 397
Foz do Iguacu rent a taxi/driver for a day; Brazil to Argentinan side and back

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).

Last edited by Rushfan1; Jan 14, 12 at 6:33 pm
Rushfan1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Jan 30, 12, 5:06 pm
  #2
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Programs: AA EXPLAT, HH DIAMOND, IHG PLAT, RYANAIR NO OTHER OPTION FLYER
Posts: 385
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.
carbonaddict is offline  
Reply With Quote
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 3:03 am.

Home - News - Forum - Hotel Reviews - Glossary - Contact Us - Airport Code Lookup - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy - Advertise on FlyerTalk - Archive - Top

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by Flyertalk.com. Copyright 2017 FlyerTalk.com. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.