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Last updated on July 12th, 2018 at 05:34 pm

Getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu

Getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu can be confusing. We sit down with a South America Travel Expert to answer one of our most asked questions when traveling to Iguazu Falls (Iguassu Falls), just how do you go about getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu.

Getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu

So you are planning an Iguazu Falls Tour and wondering about getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu.  We get asked this question all the time and wanted to take a moment and answer it as clearly and directly as possible for our clients and all travelers alike!

Let’s go!

To answer the question about getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu, we need to break it down into 2 parts.

Getting to Iguazu Falls in BRAZIL from Puerto Iguazu

To get to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls (Iguassu Falls) from Puerto Iguazu, it first matters how you are traveling. If you are on a SouthAmerica.travel Tour of Brazil, this will be a piece of cake. Your Expert Travel Consultant at SouthAmerica.travel will arrange a completely private transfer, with a local Iguazu Falls Tour Guide to accompany you the whole time. The ride will take about 20-30 minutes from the small city of Puerto Iguazu all the way to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls.

Getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu

If you are a backpacker or independent traveler, we highly recommend you ask your hotel for a recommendation on a transfer to and from Iguazu Falls in Brazil from Puerto Iguazu.

Getting to Iguazu Falls in ARGENTINA from Puerto Iguazu

If you are getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu, specifically in Argentina, then this section is for you. Getting to Iguazu Falls in Argentina from Puerto Iguazu is a bit more complicated as it involves a border crossing into Argentina.

If you are in Puerto Iguazu and you want to see the Argentina side of Iguazu Falls, including Garganta del Diablo, Circuito Superior, and Circuito Inferior, all in PARQUE NACIONAL IGUAZÚ in Argentina, listen closely.

If you are traveling with SouthAmerica.travel on an Argentina Tour or Brazil Tour, a private transfer and guide will accompany you as you cross the border from Puerto Iguazu, Brazil into Argentina. The time it takes to cross the border varies but generally, we plan our guests 30 minutes to 1 hour of crossing time in a car. It is usually quite a bit less and very easy to cross as our Expert Tour Guides and Drivers know the border staff very well.

From there, it is about 30 more minutes to Parque Nacional Iguazu in Argentina.

If you are traveling independently, we highly recommend you talk to your hotel in Puerto Iguazu about arranging a ride to cross the border.

Well, there you have it, a guide on getting to Iguazu Falls from Puerto Iguazu!

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