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Travel from Iguazu Falls to Mendoza

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Travel from Iguazu Falls to Mendoza

We're spending 10 days in Argentina in early December. We're planning to spend 2-3 nights in Iguazu Falls and then make our way to Mendoza for another 3 nights. What would you recommend as the best way to travel from one place to the other? The distance is obviously quite great so we started by looking t flights, which all seem to go through B.A. and get a bit pricey. Also looked at flying to B.A. and then taking an overnight bus to Mendoza (not the most convenient but saves some cash and maybe we'd see more of the countryside?) Or perhaps we should look into renting a car?

Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!

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1. Re: Travel from Iguazu Falls to Mendoza

The car hire will cost as much as a couple of flights and realistically could keep you on the road for 3 days. Flight and bus is possible, but as LAN can get you from Iguazu to Mendoza in 6 hours maybe you should consider the flight as a worthwhile treat. The flight will also effectively give you a day back of your holiday.

Best of luck

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2. Re: Travel from Iguazu Falls to Mendoza

Ahhh, good advice. Thanks for your thoughts. I think we'll go ahead and buy the tickets and save ourselves some time to enjoy the destinations.

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3. Re: Travel from Iguazu Falls to Mendoza

We are travelling to the same cities. We have already booked our flights on Lan. We fly from BA on a Sunday AM to Iguazu Falls, then on Tuesday from Iguaza Falls to BA, two hour layover (in the close in AEP) and then to Mendoza. You cannot fly direct. The cost for the flights including taxes is $276 each. Try to book Lan. We had problems with our Aerolina Argentina flights last year, but no problems with our Lan flights.

I will warn you that Chase credit cards will consider the purchase of tickets on Lan a foreign purchase and therefore its fraud dept put a hold on the credit card.

We are then renting a car in Mendoza so we can go to the Andes.

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