Iberá Marshlands & Iguazú Falls
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Iberá Marshlands & Iguazú Falls

from $2,350

A 7-day trip ideal for adventurers, nature lovers and curious local culture. On this trip you will get to know one of the seven natural wonders: the Iguazu Falls, a panorama of the Argentine side and the Brazilian side. You will also enjoy 4 days in the wonderful Iberá Marshlands, the second largest wetland in the world, famous for its diversity of fauna and vegetation. 

Duration: 7 days.

The price is per person in double base and in american dollars.

  • Reviews 4 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Active, Cultural, Nature
  • Activity Level Easy
  1. Day 1 From Buenos Aires to the Iberá Marshlands

    In the morning, pick up at the hotel for a private transfer to Buenos Aires domestic airport to catch a direct flight to Posadas city (2hs approx.), in the Northeast of Argentina. On arrival, you will meet the guide and later take an air taxi to the Estancia Rincón del Socorro on the Iberá Marshlands (1 hour approx.)  

    Note: another option is to take a 4×4 vehicle from Posadas’s airport to the Estancia. It could take between 5 and 7 hours depending on the weather conditions, as it´s a gravel road.  

    On arrival, you will meet the local hosts who will explain about the The Conservation Land Trust organization. It was founded in 2001 by conservation philanthropist Douglas Tompkins to create a 74,130-acre natural reserve. With the acquisition of Socorro and other fields within Ibera, CLT’s objectives were both simple and ambitious: to create Argentina’s largest natural park, restore locally extirpated wildlife species, and promote an economy based on ecotourism. They initiated the largest re-wilding program in the Americas: giant anteaters, pampas deer, tapirs, and collared peccaries have been released. 

    Lunch will be prepared with organic vegetables from the orchard, and you’ll taste typical recipes from Corrientes province along with Argentinean and international dishes 

    For the rest of the day, depending on the schedule, you can participate on any of the activities. Dinner is included.  

     

    Air taxi information: 

    Plane Cessna 182 

    Capacity: 1 pilot + 3 passengers.  

    Luggage allowed: 23kg per person.  

    AccommodationHostería Rincón del Socorro 

  2. Day 2 Iberá Marshlands

    Many activities can take place in Rincon del Socorro, but the agenda of activities of the day is programmed according to the weather. On your arrival, the guide will explain the schedule and options for next day. The activities that might be included are: hiking and wildlife watching, horseback riding, boat trip and night safari (all of them subject to weather conditions).

    Also, in the nearby Uguay spot, you can share mates and fried dough with the locals, learn about their traditional lifestyle, and observe local crafts and fabrics. All meals are included for this day.  

     

    AccommodationHostería Rincón del Socorro 

     

  3. Day 3 Iberá Marshlands

    Many activities can be done in Rincon del Socorro, but the agenda of activities of the day is programmed according to the weather. On your arrival, the guide will explain the schedule and options for next day. The activities that might be included are: hiking and wildlife watching, horseback riding, boat trip and night safari (all of them subject to weather conditions) .

    Also, in the nearby Uguay spot you can share mates and fried dough with the locals, learn about their traditional way of life, and observe local crafts and fabrics. All meals are included for this day.  

     

    AccommodationHostería Rincón del Socorro 

     

  4. Day 4 Iberá Marshlands to Posadas and Iguazú

    You’ll take an air taxi back to Posadas Airport (1 hour) where you will meet our guide (English speaking) for a private transfer to Puerto Iguazú (4 to 5 hours approx.) On the way, you will visit the Jesuit Ruins of San Ignacio Miní, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You’ll arrive in the evening.  

     

    Accommodation: El Pueblito  

  5. Day 5 Brazilian side of the falls & Birds Park

    Morning pick-up to set off for a small group excursion of the Brazilian side of the falls. The views on this side are breathtaking. You’ll walk along a path parallel to the river for 1.2 km before reaching a bridge that brings you closer to the Devil’s Throat. After the visit to the falls, we’ll stop at Parque das Aves, an amazing place to discover the local birds, such as toucans and parrots. This excursion includes an English-speaking guide, transfers and entrance fees.  

    Note: For entering Brazil, UK citizens are requested to apply for a Visa.   

    Accommodation: El Pueblito  

  6. Day 6 Iguazu Falls - Argentinean side with Navigation

    Morning pick-up from your hotel to spend the day exploring the world-famous Iguazú Falls. The group guided day trip includes all three sections of the falls: the lower falls accessible via a boardwalk of 1.7 km (get ready to climb a lot of stairs!); the upper falls, with incredible panoramic views and a 1.2 km boardwalk; and The Devil’s Throat, accessible via a boardwalk 1.1 km long. There will be time for lunch during the tour (not included) and later you’ll take the Great Adventure Tour & Navigation: a boat ride, that includes some rapids and then goes under the falls (really!). Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. English speaking guide, transfers and entrance fees are included.
     

    Accommodation: El Pueblito  

  7. Day 7 Departure

    Group transfer to Iguazú airport for a flight to Buenos Aires (or you can continue your adventure to the Northwest of Argentina, where you will discover the rich Andean culture)  

    Note: accommodation for this day it´s not included.  

    End of our services. 

All about the Iberá Marshlands & Iguazú Falls.

The adventure begins in the great Iberá Marshlands. For 4 days, you will travel through the region, famous for its biodiversity, abundant in alligators, deer of the marshes, capybaras, the renowned aguará-guazú and countless species of native birds. You will be hiking to observe wildlife, horseback riding, going to boat trips and night safari, among other activities. 

The trip continues in one of the 7 wonders of the world, with a tour to the Brazilian side of the falls, you will see the spectacular view of the Devil’s Throat and explore the Bird Park, a nature reserve with trails where you can see over 900 birds of 150 species, butterflies, reptiles and mammals that inhabit the jungle. You will discover from the missionary jungle and its impressive flora and fauna, to the amazing waterfalls that you will be able to appreciate from up close and even sail under. You will also visit the Iguazú National Park reserve. 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 6 nights of accommodation in hotels of category superior. 
  • Airport transfers by private or shared vehicle as mentioned on the itinerary. 
  • Iberá Marshlands: air taxi from Posadas Airport to Rincón del Socorro and return.  
  • Excursions mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Private transfer from Posadas to Iguazú, visiting San Ignacio Ruins on the way. 
  • All breakfasts at the hotels. 
  • Full board basis at Hostería Rincón del Socorro.
  • English Speaking guide for all excursions. 
  • Entrance fees to San Ignacio Ruins and the national parks (Argentina & Brazil)   

 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Any international or domestic flights  
  • Travel insurance or medical assistance.  
  • Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone calls, etc. 
  • Alcoholic drinks.  
  • Optional excursions. 
  • Any service not mentioned in the above itinerary.  
Local hotels, family homes and unique properties

At Mater we know that accommodation is much more than a place to sleep. It is an opportunity to experience the local culture. Because of this, our itineraries are designed to stay in local hotels and, whenever possible, have an experience in the family home.

The published price is in standard hotels, but we have options in superior and luxury category hotels. We work with inns, rooms, and charming hotels.

At Mater we always search for alternative activities to those usually chosen by large groups of tourists so that you can have more intimate and authentic experiences, without missing out on the most emblematic places in Argentina.

In this trip you’ll get to explore the richness of the Argentine Northeast. You’ll go to Esteros del Iberá, one of the world’s largest wetlands, protected due to its huge biodiversity. In the province of Misiones, you’ll discover the Iguazú Falls, a true symbol of our country and a natural wonder acknowledged by UNESCO.

On top of our general sustainability policies (see here), there are some specific sustainable actions we take in this particular tour.

In Iberá you’ll have the opportunity to visit and learn about The Conservation Land Trust. It was founded in 2001 by conservation philanthropist Douglas Tompkins, who created a 74,130 acres natural reserve. The aims while creating the CTL were simple yet ambitious: to create Argentina’s largest natural park, to restore wild species and promote an economy based on ecotourism.  This is how they started the largest reconstruction program in America: there are huge anteaters, deers of the pampas, tapirs and collared peccaries.
In Iguazú we offer a respectful visit while raising awareness about the importance of preserving this natural area in such a tourist place. Visits will be done in small groups and you’ll be accompanied by a guide that specializes in flora and fauna.

Buenos Aires – Posadas : 1h30 flight
Posadas – Rincón del Socorro : 1 hour on an air taxi (light plane)
You can also go on a 4×4 vehicle, a trip that lasts between 5 and 7 hs, depending on how the road is after rains.
Posadas – Puerto Iguazú : 1h30 hour on an air taxi (light plane)

The Northeast area of the country has a semi-tropical and warm weather. Misiones (quere the famous Iguazú Falls are) is one of the most rainy and humid provinces in Argentina. From May to September (autumn-winter season) temperatures are quite nice, between 15ºC (59ºF) and 25ºC (77ºF), which is why it’s a great time to go there. The summer is warmer, with temperatures that can go over 35ºC (95ºF).

Like in any tourist site, we suggest that you pay attention to your belongings, especially in places that are visited by many tourists every day such as the Iguazú National Park.

The unique gastronomy in the area is a mix between guaraní traditions and Paraná flavors. Here you can find one of the most important fishing areas in Argentina and you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy river fish such as the dorados, surubíes, bogas, pacúes and sábalos, which locals grill with herbs and lemon or top with a great variety of dressings.

The “locro norteño” is also worth mentioning. It has meat, corn, pumpkin and cassava. The “mbeyú” or “torta frita”, the “chipá”, the “polenta correntina” and the Paraguayan soup (which is, despite its name, a cornmeal bread with cheese, onions and spices), are also great local meals to try!

Furthermore, while talking about this region we cannot forget to mention one of the most characteristic Argentine traditions, especially strong in this area: the “mate”.

Overall Rating
5/5
Maty
Reviewed On 02/05/2019
5/5

A week for the memory! Thank you

Renato
Reviewed On 03/03/2019
4/5

The general services corresponded to our expectations. Anna to really work well

Julio
Reviewed On 02/10/2018
4/5

Amazed by the beauty of the country! Very attentive guides, they looked after us very well

Renato
Reviewed On 21/09/2018
5/5

The services exceeded our expectations. Anna really did a good job

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