It worked on the second try. In March ’23 we flew with the CX-PBO from Uruguay to the Iguazú waterfalls at the border triangle of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. We mastered the route in several small stages with stops for leaving and entering the country, refueling, changing pilots and taking breaks to stretch our legs.
Due to the subtropical climate in Iguazú, flight planning must be flexible. It is best to start without pre-bookings in order to be able to react flexibly to weather-related route changes and other unforeseen things, especially in Argentina. The accommodation costs can also be kept lower. Due to the unbelievable inflation rate of approx. 90 percent, the prices change daily, which is why it is best to exchange money on a daily basis or pay with credit cards at the Blue Dollar rate on site.
Flexible travel arrangements
Of course, fewer pre-bookings guarantee more flexibility, even when traveling by plane through Uruguay. On a case-by-case basis, a decision must be made as to whether some of the milestones can be booked in advance by a local agency, for example if the trip takes place in the middle of the main holiday season, or whether all accommodation is organized “on the fly”, which requires more cooperation from the pilots on site. So if you want to get more involved in the travel organization, you are welcome to book the accommodation yourself. On the other hand, if you want to sit back and relax, you can hire a local agency to take over this service.