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A pristine primary rainforest, Yacutinga offers guests a fantastic opportunity to explore the surrounding jungle on walking and river safaris with expert naturalist guides.

A reserve, biological station and lodge are set amongst 1,011sqkms of the Misiones. The area is home to countless species of birds, mammals, and plants, all occupying unique niches in the complex layered ecosystem reaching from the dark forest floor to the soaring canopy above. In between the layers, colourful birds fly such as toucans, black-fronted piping guans, trogons and woodpeckers. The reserve also protects several endangered species such as the jaguar, tapir and ocelot, although these elusive creatures are difficult to spot and visitors should consider themselves quite lucky if a sighting is made.

Located in the northeastern corner of the Misiones region, Yacutinga is located two hours’ drive west of Iguazu Falls, followed by a short journey along the Iguazu River.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: crested guan, ocelot, tapir, agouti, puma
  • Where: Corrientes Province, Argentina

Wildlife trips

This wildlife location is featured in the following itinerary:

Argentina’s Wild North

Visit the long-ignored northeast of Argentina and experience the best of its rich wildlife. This itinerary combines the remote ecosystem of the Iberá wetland, home to abundant and varied wildlife, with the pristine rainforest of Yacutinga, which you can explore on walking and river safaris with expert naturalist guides.

  • When to go: Sep-Dec, Mar-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,695 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Yacutinga Rainforest Lodge

Set in 250,000 hectares of primary sub-tropical rainforest, Yacutinga Rainforest Lodge provides a perfect habitat for over 300 bird species and its environmental principles create a stimulating wildlife eco-experience. The lodge’s 40 idiosyncratic, comfortable rooms have private facilities and great views.