Find Out More About the Nature of the Region and the History of the Famous Mate Drink in La Lorenza Iguazu
In the small private reserve of La Lorenza Iguazu, you will be able to visit and discover many fauna and flora of the area outside the tourist areas.
Emilio White, one of the owners and guide, will show you secrets of the area that you cannot even see in the national park.
Also, at the end, you can learn about the history of mate and harvest and prepare your own yerba mate.
A unique experience to enjoy!
About Emilio White
Emilio White is a passionate naturalist photographer, ornithological guide and an Atlantic Rainforest lover. He is autor of 3 books. The latest one is about the Iguazu National Park. Now, he is working on a book about the jaguar in Argentina.
He is member of Proyecto Yaguareté, a Group of researchers with more than 15 years investigating the jaguar in this ecoregion, and dedicated to conservation. This group belongs to CEIBA, the Atlantic Rainforest Investigation Center.
He worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC, as a field assistant on several television series, within the Natural History Unit. Emilio participated in “The Life of Mammals”,“Wildlife On One”, “Planet Earth” and “Life” in Argentina and in other Latin American countries, mainly in Costa Rica, Panamá, Brazil , Chile and the United Kingdom.
AM or PM
30 days before your tour
8:00am or 13:30hs
15:00hs or 20:30hs
Pick Up and Drop Off:
"From Your Hotel " -
"From Your Hotel"
Spanish and English Speaking Guide
Maximum Group Size:
GUIDED WALK THROUGH THE FOREST + CULTURA L EXPERIENCE + HEAVY APPETIZER
Once we arrive at La Lorenza, we will hike a forest trail, rich in abundant plant and bird species, many of them endemic to the ecoregion.
Throughout this interpretative walk you will observe some natural processes that shape this forest in such dynamic and unique way.
A typical house is the perfect place to be introduced to the local culture and to our national infusion: Mate.
In front of a small wood fire and using our own hands, we will prepare this popular beverage, starting from scratch with the plant.
While sipping Mate, a local farmer will share its history, who discovered this sacred plant, the social codes that rule this tradition and why it is so important for Argentines.
The visit ends on our private deck that overlooks the magnificent Paraná River. At th is privileged spot, we will offer a delicious appetizer and some drinks.
- Transfers to and from the hotel (Puerto Iguazú).
- A bilingual guide English/Spanish.
- Private Tour.
- Drinks: water, flavored water, beer and red wine.
- Heavy appetizer: argentine empanadas, cheese and cold cut platters. Fruits. Please let us know in advance if you have any sort of dietary restrictions so we can adapt the menu.
- Hand sanitizer, bug repellent spray, hand fans and poncho raincoat.
- Transfers from Foz do Iguacu.
If for any reason, you decide to cancel the activity or excursion, the cancellation conditions specified in the product description or in the voucher will be valid.
In the event that the cancellation conditions in the product description do not differ, the provider of tourist services will charge you the following cancellation fees:
- If the cancellation happens between 0 and 7 days before the service, 100% must be paid.
- If the cancellation happens between 14 and 7 days before the date, 50% must be paid.
- If the cancellation happens between 14 and 30 days before the date, 30% must be paid.
- If the cancellation happens more than 30 days before the service, it is taken as credit for the next service (valid 1 year).
What are the timings?
Morning outing: from 8.00am to 1.30 pm.
Afternoon outing: from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
During winter season, from June to August, suggested departure is at 2.00 pm.
Total duration: 5:30hs aprox.
What should i bring to the tour?
As a way of reducing single use plastic, we invite you to bring a reusable water bottle wich you can refill here.
Bring covered footwear and pants , even in the summer.
Your camera, with free memory space.
Minimum of 2 passengers to confirm the tour.
This tour is only for over 8 years old.
Let us know in advance if you have any health problems or suffer from allergies.
Bring your passport.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: EASY
Is this tour canceled by weather?
If the weather is too bad, could be rescheduled or canceled.