Visit the long-ignored northeast of Argentina and experience the best of its rich wildlife.
This novel itinerary combines the little known but beautiful open spaces of the vast Iberá wetland with the thundering waters of Iguazu Falls – as spectacular a natural attraction as you could wish for – and the dense rainforest of Yacutinga. And of course you can combine any of these already diverse elements with a trip to Patagonia, in the far south…
Arrive Buenos Aires, 1-night hotel
City tour and bird watching at Costanera Sur, overnight bus (with sleeper berth) to Mercedes
Arrive Mercedes and transfer to Estancia Rincón del Socorro, 3-nights
The next three days are spent in the Ibera Marshland, where many delightful activities await the nature lover, such as nature walks, boat trips, horseriding, night safaris. Vizcachas, burrowing owl, crab-eating fox, brocket deer and Geoffroy's cat are just a few of the exciting wildlife present in this area.
Accommodation: Hostería Rincón del Socorro. 3 nights
Drive via Jesuit Missions and Posadas to Iguazu, 2-nights. Visit Iguazu Falls (Argentine side)
After a long drive of about 7 hours via the Jesuit Missions, be prepared for a rewarding experience as you visit one of the natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls (Argentinian Side).
As you explore the surrounding area, you may be lucky enough to see tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans.
Transfer to Yacutinga Wildlife Reserve, 3-nights. Wildlife activities
Today you transfer to the Yacutinga Rainforest, only two hours drive away, where you spend three nights. You can explore the reserve through nature walks, boat trips, guided birding tours and if you are lucky you may even see some of the endangered species such as the resident jaguar, tapir, or ocelot.
Accommodation: Yacutinga Lodge, 3-nights
Drive to Iguazu and fly to Buenos Aires, 1-night. Optional tango show with dinner