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The best place to discover pristine nature
The Iberá Lake and marshlands are among the last natural paradises on earth. Visitors can get face to face with caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, pampas deer, howler monkeys, giant otters, anacondas, greater rheas and hundreds of birds. The wetlands cover over 13,000 km² of marsh with over 60 lakes. The nature reserve, founded in the year 1983, is located 800 kilometres north of Buenos Aires.
Due to its mild climate and isolation, the marsh is an area where wild animals are still the stars. Within Argentina and South America, the Iberá Wetlands are the Ornithologist’s Mecca. Over 350 species of birds live in this virgin landscape and most of them can be spotted easily.
Transfer Posadas Airport to Colonia Pellegrini Irupé Lodge by 4 wheel drive. Dinner & accommodation at Irupé Lodge.
Today, a Boat Safari into the Wetlands to get face to face with the wildlife (watch for capybara) of the swamp; short walk through virgin jungle to see the howler monkeys and then a visit to the park museum. Lunch, followed by walking or horse riding in the countryside during the afternoon and sunset (or even under the stars). Observation of night active animals. Visit to small Estancias and learning about everyday life far from electricity and cars. Dinner at a gaucho family’s home. Overnight accommodation at the lodge.
Today, a Safari combination leaving Irupé Lodge by boat, to investigate the channels south of the wetlands. After getting off the boat at a remote wooden bridge you will explore a private nature reserve on horseback. The ride takes you along the lake, Caranday palm tree forests, reeds and natural jungles. Picnic break at the manor of an estancia; fun & games with the gauchos. Dinner and accommodation at Irupé Lodge.
Transfer Colonia Pellegrini Irupé Lodge to Posadas by 4 wheel drive.