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Brazil Visa for Falls

Calgary, Canada
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Brazil Visa for Falls

We are Canadian and we will have an Argentine visa. We plan to fly to IGR and visit the falls in mid Jan.

We do not want to pay for a Brazilian visa . We plan to fly to the Argentine side and stay on that side. We have been told that we will be able to see the Brazil side of the falls when we enter the park. Is this in fact so? Will we be missing much by not spending more time in other areas of the Brazilian side. The cost to get the Brazil visas will be about $200. each after all fees. Hardly worth it for a few hours or a day from our perspective.

thanks for your input

San Clemente...
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for Buenos Aires, Argentina
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1. Re: Brazil Visa for Falls

A Brazilian visa is required for Canadian Passport Holders to visit the Brazilian park. The two parks have separate entrances.

The Brazilian park offers the best panoramic view of the falls and the Argentine park offers a more up close and personal visit.

Calgary, Canada
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2. Re: Brazil Visa for Falls

Thanks. I guess that we will pass on the Brazilian side of the falls. We are not willing to pay $200CAD each for a few hours visit to Brazil.

Atlanta, Georgia...
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3. Re: Brazil Visa for Falls

Is a visa also required for U.S. citizens doing the same thing? We were planning on booking a tour out of Puerto Iguazu that includes both sides of the falls.

Buenos Aires...
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4. Re: Brazil Visa for Falls

Hi Carl,

US passport holders DO need to pay for a Brazilian tourist visa (you will need to apply in your local embassy/consulate) but do NOT need to pay the reciprocity fee for Argentina.

Whether you think the cost of the visa is worth it or not is really a personal choice. Here are some trip reports from past travelers: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29426…

As ricardoBA pointed out, the Brazilian side has better panoramic views and can be done in a few hours. The Argentine side is larger, and you'll want a full day. You can get up close to the falls on this side and do a boat ride if that interests you. Again, check out the trip reports.

Have a wonderful trip!

Michelle, Say Hueque Argentina Journeys

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