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The ride is very short, but in my opinion completely worth it. pilot flew around it from all angles and it felt like an adventure ride as well as a scenic tour all packed into one! Connected the perspectives of the Brazil and Argentinian side together into one amazing view. However, this ride should only be considered AFTER you already know that you will take a boat tour into the falls, as that experience was even better. side note - I did not think to check which country the helicopter took off from when I booked this, it is in Brazil right outside the entrance to the park. Travelers from the USA should know that as of June 2019, Visas are not required to cross over into Brazil if you are already staying in Puerto Iguazu (Argentina). I did a ton of stressing while not knowing if I would be able to get my last minute visa in Puerto Iguazu, reading a ton of different explanations on how to obtain one. Just a passport did fine to get across the boarder!
Be careful of your phone automatically changing from Argentinian to Brazilian (+1) time as it meant we thought we’d missed the transfer to the Brazilian side so left early! As my phone was showing 1400 when it was actually 1300. Also take enough drinks/food for 3/4 hours in the sun as there’s not much shade and not anywhere to get food/drinks on the walkways . Review though from what we did do: Easy to book, quick comms on email despite only booking 2 days before. Picked up on time, 0720, guide nice and good English (Mirian), nice air-conditioned coach. Around 25 people on the tour, a few different languages and it was quite busy in the park so it was tricky for her to keep track of everyone going at a different pace and we were slow (with baby - and you can take a pram, we just took a carrier but what we did manage to do was all accessible with a pram).
We did a one day tour to Iguazú Falls from the Argentinian side that included the boat ride. There was a lack of clarity around pick up time, for instance the confirmation email suggested we would be collected between 6 and 8am. We did not receive any emails/updates from the hotel until the guide arrived to the hotel at 10:45. The guide was very friendly and did his best to manage a group of both English and Spanish speakers. He was not aware that we had booked a boat tour until we asked where this would fit in in the itinerary. We did the boat tour in the end which was lots of fun. Overall we had a great experience seeing the falls which are beautiful and it was a really enjoyable day, but I felt like a trip of this price deserved a detailed itinerary and some more information on the history of the falls.
This tour was great for what we wanted - transportation to both sides of the falls and a basic orientation when we got there. Great communication, they emailed confirmation two days before and told our hotel when they'd pick us up. Only a handful of the group was going to both sides (most did just Argentina) and Romina was great about helping us make our own plan for the Argentine side so we'd be back at the entrance to catch the transfer to Brazil. The guides were terrific on both sides and we're glad we did the full tour in one day.
Everything ran very smoothly. Andre knows what he's doing and got us through in good time. Don't forget to bring cash for the park entrance fee (600 pesos as of July 2018) - they take reals and dollars too although at a lousy exchange rate. And you'll need another 25 pesos for the tourist tax on the way out of Argentina. Definitely recommend the boat ride. It's the best part.