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Ibera Wetlands Adventure

Overview

The Iberá Lake and marshlands are among the last paradises on earth where visitors can get face to face with caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, howler monkeys and hundreds of birds. Over 350 species of birds live in this virgin landscape. In the heart of Corrientes province you will find the Iberá wetlands. The nature reserve, founded in the year 1983, covers over 13,000 km² of marsh with over 60 lakes – an area where wild animals are still in charge!

From your luxury lodge in the wetlands, embark on a choice of amazing activities to explore this unique region. Climb aboard motor boats, paddle in canoes, trek through the wilderness, take a drive in all terrain vehicles, and much more - an amazing way to spot as much wildlife as you can in this unbelievable place!

From the wetlands, head North to Iguazu where you can explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the magnificent Iguazu falls! Walk along the new catwalks to get the best views of this unbelievable torrent of water - truly spectacular and a fabulous way to end the dream tour for any nature lover!

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Ibera Wetlands
Arrive at Mercedes City where you will be met by a guide and taken to your eco lodge located in Ibera Wetlands! Enjoy a “Chipa correntino” (regional pastry) on arrival and take the rest of the day to relax and explore the ground of the lodge, including a long undulating wood pier leading you to the relaxed waters of a floating quay - the perfect place to stargaze or watch the sun setting!

Day 2: Ibera Wetlands
In the morning, take your first guided outing in a Motorboat looking out for Wild Fauna. Sail towards the Corriente Stream where unforgettable fauna watching is expected among the floating islands of the Iberá lagoon. For many parts of this tour, engines are silenced and with the help of a pole, the boat is drifted along the smaller streams and aquatic vegetation. Here the greatest concentration of fauna is to be found: capybaras, marsh deer, neo-tropical river otters, the two types of caimans, as well as a large variety (350 species) of aquatic birds. Continue to the Southwest coast of the Lagoon, Paso Claro, Lobo Cuá Bay where more wildlife can be observed. You then climb aboard a canoe to really get up close with the wetlands, followed by guided tekking in the forest and a visit to the Interpretation Center - you really get to see the wetlands from every direction!

Day 3: Ibera Wetlands
This morning, again head out on the motorboat in the hope of spotting more wildlife! There are a whole range of activities available from the lodge for you to take part in today, from trekking to canoeing, 4x4 rides to motor boat journeys and lots more! In the afternoon, take a guided trek through the Grasslands, Sabana and Palmtrees Forest. First walk on a grassland area called savannah, which is outstanding for varied bird-watching. Some birds, as the white woodpecker, are only seen on this site. Walk along the native forest with caranday palm trees until you get to the lagoon coast. These surroundings are very different from what you have seen so far and it is possible to watch Marsh deer grazing in groups in the open as well as Capybara families and Southern screamers on the marsh coasts.

Day 4: Ibera Wetlands – Iguazú Waterfalls
Today transfer to Puerto Iguazu and transfer to your hotel for the evening.

Day 5: Iguazu
Today enjoy a full day excursion to see the Argentinian side of the spectacular Iguazu Falls: 275 waterfalls that reach an altitude of almost 260 feet. They were declared one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.The Lower Circuit is composed of a trail approximately 8 miles long that allows you to get close to some of the smaller waterfalls on the Argentinian side. Walk along the trail, and get close to the Carlos Bozzetti Waterfall. The Upper Circuit allows you to see the top of the majestic falls on the Argentina side and enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the area. Optional Tour (not included): Get up very close to the waterfalls on the ‘Great Adventure’ boat trip. Make sure you take a change of clothing as you will get wet!

Day 6: Iguazú
Today you will leave Argentina and cross the border into Iguaçu National Park on the Brazilian side of the Falls. Here you'll get a close-up view of Devil´s Throat, which is best seen from the Brazilian side. Watch as 14 falls drop 350 feet! This area is famous for its picturesque rainbow. For a close-up of the falls, walk through the park’s subtropical forest to the base of Salto Floriano. Then take the elevator to the top of the falls, or walk out over the falls at Salto Union. After the tour, take a transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires where you spend the night in a hotel in the city centre.

Day 7: Departure
Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your onward travel.

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Essentials

Included:
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Ground transport
  • Excursions/Activities mentioned in the itinerary (unless otherwise stated)
  • Bilingual guides
  • National Park, Natural reserves or museum entrance fees (Unless otherwise stated)
  • Not Included:
  • International flights
  • Internal flights (if applicable)
  • Airport taxes (if applicable)
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Essentials

    Are you wondering about flights, deposits and other bits and pieces? Here are a few items of essential information that could help with the planning of your trip with Tango Tours. If you have any questions please just contact us.

    International Flights
    Getting to Argentina is straightforward from most areas of the world, but you may find that the choice is bewildering, or you’re not sure about the easiest route. Tango Tours are experienced in planning flights and we are very happy to advise you on the different choices available. Because prices tend to increase closer to your departure date, we advise that you buy your international flight tickets as soon as you have made a decision about your tour. As an ATOL bonded tour operator, we can assist in your purchase of international flights. In fact, your entire tour can be protected under our ATOL licence by booking your international flight with us. Please note that flight tickets are non-refundable and 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation.

    Internal Flights
    As with international flights, Tango Tours' friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to book your internal flights for you if required. For some itineraries, you need to arrive at a particular destination at a required time/date therefore, it is vital that you book the correct flights and times of arrival. Our ATOL licence will protect your whole tour if your internal flights are purchased through us. Please note that flights are non-refundable and 100% of your flight ticket price is payable on tour confirmation.

    Payments
    To confirm your booking with Tango Tours, we require a payment of 20% of the ground-based arrangements and 100% of all flights. The remaining balance of your tour is then payable 10 weeks prior to departure. For any bookings made within these 10 weeks, the full amount is payable.

    Accommodation
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    Activities
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