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.
What Our Travelers Says
August 31, 2022
Foz Iguazu Brazil & Argentina 2nights
"We had an amazing trip, the tours Ramiro Organised for us were absolutely perfect. The level of service was faultless & we had a great tour guide who collected us from the airport and looked after everything for us. From looking after our luggage to transporting us swiftly & safely across the border to meet our tours & hotel. We were delighted with all the ground arrangements and will definitely use Ripioturismo again for any future travel requirements.
August 9, 2022
"Hi Ramiro Just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our trip to iquazu falls. The gal who picked us up from the airport was outstanding! We had some very important and unexpected legal things we needed to attend in A timely way and she helped make that happen. I cannot remember her name BUT she was sooooo helpful . She also was a great tour guide as well!! Spoke outstanding English and very knowledgeable. Our hotel o2 was very nice and their food was also very good. Our guide the next day..Lucero?? Was lovely, knowledgeable and got us to all the trails in spite of the huge numbers of people! She was a joy. Your driver for our trip to the airport at 3:30..was prompt and professional. Thank you for organizing our trip and having such a outstanding team working for you! It was beyond our expectations!
July 26, 2022
Amazing tour of Iguazu falls
"Amazing tour of Iguazu falls. We did the 2 day/1 night option and saw both Brazil and Argentinian sides. Everything arranged perfectly. Tour guides and drivers were excellent. Guides and drivers spoke English. Highly recommend!
July 14, 2022
It was a great experience
"It was a great experience. We enjoyed the tour and especially the extras.
June 17, 2022
Amazing VIP Day Trip
"This was an amazing adventure! We are so happy that we added all the extras to our package. Ramiro, our travel agent, was able to quickly help us reschedule our trip when our flights were cancelled due to weather issues. Junior, our guide, picked us up at the airport in the morning and treated us like VIP's the whole day. He shared many details about the falls that we would have never learned on our own. He also shared many details about birds and plants that we were interested in. We were able to see many different animals as we were leaving the park at the end of the day, as there were less people. Junior was always on the lookout to fulfill our desire to see a toucan. As we were driving out of the park, he spotted a toucan high in the trees for us to see. Junior was a very thoughtful and knowledgeable guide. The falls of course were jaw dropping amazing! So many walkways to see the falls from different angles. Pictures and videos will never show how wonderful this place is. We found the jungle/boat ride tons of fun. We were very happy we brought an extra change of clothes and sandals to wear on the boat ride. You will definitely get wet. This is a must do experience and well worth the money!