Iguazu Falls

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Iguazu Falls Money-Saving Tips

Hours of Operation

Be aware that Iguacu National Park is open from 7:30am-6:30pm (Oct-March) and 8am-6pm (April-September). Plan your day accordingly.


Hang on to your park ticket and get it stamped before leaving the park for 50-percent off the next day’s admission.

Park Preparations

Planning a trip to the park? Pack mosquito repellent, sunscreen, water, waterproof outerwear and possibly a change of clothes – especially if you plan to take a raft tour.

Getting Around

It’s easy to get around Puerto Iguacu on foot, but from the city you’ll need to take a taxi (they’re easy to find) or one of the Yellow T.A. El Práctico buses to the national park.

Border Crossing

Officially, a passport and visa are required for U.S. citizens to enter both Brazil and Paraguay, but there are conflicting reports as to whether a visa is necessary for cross-border day trips.

Reduced Rates

If you plan on flying within the country, check out Aerolineas Argentina’s Visit Argentina airpass. It offers reduced rates for foreign travelers. Caveat: it must be purchased before leaving your home country.

Bus It

Long-distance bus travel in Brazil is safe and ideal if you have more time than money; routes are extensive. Book in advance for holiday travel and popular destinations and splurge on a coche cama seat for long overnight trips.


Tourists are entitled to a tax reimbursement on purchases of 70 pesos or more made at stores in the Global Refund network. Refund transactions are handled at the airport, so have your receipts and paperwork ready.

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