We arrived on a United overnight flight from Washington, DC and changed planes in Sao Paulo airport for Foz Iguacu. Got in to Foz around 2 pm. We had someone pick us up from the airport and take us directly to the Brazilian side of the falls. By doing this, we avoided having to go to our hotel in the town, leave our luggage etc. The park on the Brazilian side closes at 5 pm so we were concerned about having enough time. This worked out fine – we walked the main trail with plenty of time for pictures.
As everyone will tell you, the falls are truly amazing. They just go on and on. We also appreciated seeing all the coatis hanging around the trail.
We stayed in Foz at the Del Ray Hotel. It was fine, but not memorable, and in a convenient location.
We spent the entire next day on the Argentine side of the falls. We walked the main trail, had lunch at the restaurant and then took the boat ride in the afternoon. That was a blast. Definitely wear your bathing suit for that and bring a change of clothes as you will get soaked.
The next morning we had a few hours before our flight left for Rio, so we visited the Itaipu dam. It's huge, but there's not a lot to see.
Next we went to Rio. I will post a link to that in one of the messages below.