We will be on a cruise that ends Nov 29 in the port city of Santos. We will be transferred to Sao Paulo (GRU) for our flight back to the States. We are thinking we would like to extend our trip and visit the Falls for two nights. Not knowing when we will actually arrive at the airport, I am looking at a flight that leaves GRU at 3:40 PM and arrives IGU at 5:10.
Even though the Tropical Hotel inside the park has had mixed reviews at best (overpriced and old), I’m thinking with our limited time, we should consider this hotel. I am “assuming” even by arriving after the park is closed, it would still be light outside and we would still be able to take a trail down to view the Falls that night??? We stayed at The Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picheau and we especially enjoyed being able to stay there after the day trippers left.
Then the next day could be spent touring the Brazilian side again early in the morning, then going over to the Argentina side and viewing the other area attractions.
The return flight, the following day, would not leave until 1:35 so we would have the morning for additional sightseeing.
My question is since the hotel is isolated, would we need to hire a guide/tour company in advance, request a guide from the hotel, or hire a taxi at park entrance on our own to do our sightseeing for day 2 and the morning of day 3?
Any suggestions or recommendations of a tour guide/operator would be appreciated and any general suggestions would be appreciated.