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Getting There

By Plane -- Aerolíneas Argentinas (tel. 0810/222-86527 or 3757/420-194; www.aerolineas.com.ar), and LAN (tel. 3757/424-296; www.lan.com/chile) offer up to five daily flights from Buenos Aires to Aeropuerto Internacional Cataratas (tel. 3757/422-013); the trip takes 1 1/2 hours. Round-trip fares cost approximately $420 (£283), depending on whether any specials are on offer. Aerolíneas Argentinas occasionally offers flights to Iguazú from Ezeiza international airport, usually on Saturday or Sunday. Catch a taxi (for about $20/£14) or one of the shuttles from the airport to town ($5/£3.40), a 20-minute drive.

By Bus -- The fastest bus service from Buenos Aires is with Vía Bariloche (tel. 11/4315-4456 in Buenos Aires), which takes 18 hours and costs $70 to $80 (£47-£54) one-way, depending on the seat you choose. (The more expensive fare gets you a fully reclining cama [bed] seat.) Less pricey but longer (21 hr.) are Expreso Singer (tel. 11/4313-3927 in Buenos Aires) and Expreso Tigre Iguazú (tel. 11/4313-3915 in Buenos Aires), which both run for about $65 (£44) one-way. Puerto Iguazú Bus Terminal, Calle Córdoba and Avenida Misiones (tel. 3757/423-006), is located in the town center.

Visitor Information

In Puerto Iguazú, obtain maps and park information from the Parque Nacional office at Victoria Aguirre 66 (tel. 3757/420-722), open Monday through Friday from 8am to 9pm. For information on the town, contact the municipal tourist office, at Victoria Aguirre and Brañas (tel. 3757/420-800). It's open Monday to Friday from 8am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to noon and 3 to 9pm. Visitor information is also available near the national park entrance.

In Buenos Aires, get information about Iguazú from Casa de la Provincia de Misiones, Av. Santa Fe 989 (tel. 11/4322-0686), open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm.

Getting Around

By Bus -- El Práctico local buses run every 45 minutes from 7am to 8pm between Puerto Iguazú bus terminal and the national park; the cost is $2 (£1.10).

By Taxi -- Taxis are unmetered and relatively expensive, with most drivers charging a flat fee of $20 (£14) wherever you go, whether it's to the airport or park. Parada 10 (tel. 3757/421-527) and Remisses Falls VIP, Bompland 185 (tel. 3757/420-805), provide 24-hour taxi service. Within both Puerto Iguazú and the national park, you can easily walk or, in the former, take the narrow-gauge train.

By Car -- The main roads are excellent but be prepared for wretched mud baths if you stray. Budget Rent a Car, Paulino Amarante 76, Puerto Iguazú (tel. 3757/421-675; www.budgetargentina.com), offer small cars for $70 (£47) a day.

By Motorbike/Bicycle -- Ride Cataratas, Av. Rep. Argentina 184, Puerto Iguazú (tel. 3757/422-815), offers scooters for $30 (£17) a day. Internet Yguazu, Av. Victoria Aguirre 552 (tel. 3757/424-034), offers bicycles for $10 (£6.80) a day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.