Iguazu Falls & Ibera Wetlands with Aguape Lodge

Enjoy the incredible Iguazu Falls and extend your visit to the amazing Ibera Wetlands, staying in Aguape Lodge
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An amazing 6-night tour to combine Iguazu Falls and the incredible Ibera Wetlands. Ideal for nature lovers!

Indeed, the ideal tour for nature lovers, combining in 6 full days, two incredible and unique attractions: the Iguazu Falls, one of the new 7 wonders of the natural world, and the Iberá Wetlands in the province of Corrientes, a wonderful natural place to enjoy nature to the fullest.

Itinerary

DAY 1 - IGUAZU FALLS

Arrive to Iguazu Falls + tour to Iguazu Falls Brazilian Side

Arrive at Iguazu Airport (IGU or IGR) and proceed to your hotel for check-in. After completing the check-in process, we will embark on a half-day excursion to the Brazilian side.

Exploring the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls offers a stunning perspective of this natural marvel. As you approach the falls, you will be met with the thunderous roar of water cascading down the magnificent cliffs amidst verdant foliage. The Brazilian side provides sweeping vistas of the falls, allowing you to admire the grandeur and raw power of nature.

The pathways and observation decks along the Brazilian side offer excellent viewpoints to behold the immense curtain of water plunging into the gorge below. You will feel the mist on your skin and hear the harmonious sounds of nature as you traverse the trails and observation points.

A highlight of the Brazilian side is the iconic Devil’s Throat, where a vast amount of water descends into the abyss, creating a captivating spectacle. Standing on the platforms overlooking Devil’s Throat, you will witness the unbridled energy of the falls as torrents of water rush past.

The Brazilian side also presents opportunities for wildlife encounters, with a diverse array of flora and fauna thriving in the surrounding rainforest.

You have the option to partake in additional activities such as a helicopter tour or the Macuco Safari boat excursion. Please refer to the options listed below.

DAY 2 - IGUAZU FALLS

The Argentinian Side of Iguazu Falls

Following breakfast, we will commence our second exploration: the Argentinean Side, which offers the most comprehensive visit at the Iguazu Falls.

The pathways on the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls offer an enchanting expedition through dense rainforest, granting intimate encounters with the tumbling waterfalls. Here are the primary trails awaiting your exploration:

Lower Circuit (Circuito Inferior): This pathway draws you nearer to the base of the falls, presenting breathtaking perspectives from the lower elevations. Along well-maintained trails and elevated boardwalks, you’ll traverse past numerous cascades, including the iconic Salto Bosetti and Chico. The Lower Circuit invites you to embrace the misty embrace of the falls and witness the tremendous force of the cascading waters.

Upper Circuit (Circuito Superior): On this route, you’ll ascend to elevated viewpoints that overlook the falls and the encompassing scenery. The Upper Circuit unveils panoramic vistas of the cascading waters, providing an alternate viewpoint from the lower levels. Here, you’ll witness the entirety of the waterfall ensemble and admire the vastness of the Iguazu River.

The most renowned and captivating segment of the Argentinean side is the Devil’s Throat. Accessible via a distinct trail and elevated walkway, this path leads you to the precipice of the park’s largest and most formidable waterfall. As you traverse the suspended walkways above the river, you’ll be serenaded by the thunderous roar of the water and enveloped by the rising mist from the chasm below.

For those craving a more daring escapade, the Macuco Trail beckons. This extensive trail winds through the verdant jungle environment, culminating at the Arrechea Waterfall. Along the way, opportunities abound for birdwatching and wildlife encounters amidst the symphony of flowing streams and diverse flora enveloping the trail.

Prepare for an unforgettable immersion in the natural splendor of the Iguazu Falls as we embark on our exploration of the Argentinean Side.

DAY 3 - FROM IGUAZU TO POSADAS

Visiting San Ignacio Mini Ruins

After breakfast, we will start our journey to the south of the Misiones Province to visit the famous San Ignacio Mini Ruins.

The San Ignacio Mini Ruins stand as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, bearing witness to the Jesuit Reductions, settlements crafted by Jesuit missionaries during the 17th and 18th centuries. These efforts aimed to Christianize indigenous communities while safeguarding them from exploitation.

Founded in 1632, San Ignacio Mini emerged as a pivotal Jesuit Reduction, fostering a self-reliant community where indigenous Guarani people thrived under Jesuit guidance. The settlement boasted churches, residences, workshops, and schools, embodying a fusion of European and Guarani architectural styles. Constructed from local red sandstone, the ruins showcase elegant yet straightforward structures, with the stone church commanding attention as the heart of the community.

Despite confronting colonial conflicts and the eventual expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish territories, the Reductions endured, fostering cultural exchange and societal evolution.

Your journey will delve into the archaeological depths of San Ignacio Mini, where well-preserved remnants tell tales of bygone eras. Guided tours illuminate the significance of the Reductions, showcasing the region’s unique cultural and architectural legacy.

Following your exploration, our path leads to Posadas, the capital of Misiones province, where a night’s rest awaits in a 4-star hotel, complete with breakfast.

DAY 4 - FROM POSADAS TO IBERA WETLANDS

Arrive to Posada Aguape

Following breakfast, our journey will take us southward, traversing into the Corrientes Province. Upon arrival in Corrientes, our path will lead us to Aguape Lodge, offering a splendid vista of the Esteros and the Iberá Lagoon. Situated within the heart of Argentina’s largest and most diverse Natural Reserve, we eagerly anticipate sharing an indelible experience with you. Here, amidst nature’s embrace, you will have the opportunity to encounter a plethora of wildlife, including 60 mammal species and 350 avian species.

The program entails three nights of lodging, encompassing meals comprising breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Aguape stands as the pioneering lodge in the area, founded in 1996 by a family deeply rooted in tradition. Nestled along the shores of the Iberá Lagoon and nestled within the heart of the Iberá Natural Reserve, Argentina’s largest protected area, Aguape Lodge offers a haven where you can commune with over 60 mammal species and more than 350 avian varieties. Here, nature takes center stage, offering a panoramic vista where you become a privileged observer.

Throughout your stay, local guides will orchestrate a myriad of activities. What adventures await you?

Canoeing: Optimal for wildlife observation, canoeing grants access to areas unreachable by conventional boats. We provide comprehensive training sessions for all lodge visitors, ensuring familiarity with paddling techniques and coordination before embarking under the guidance of our experts.

Hiking: Immerse yourself in wildlife’s natural habitat through varied hiking trails, exploring different locales and times of the day while respecting wildlife’s space. Our belief in the essential role of hiking for understanding the Esteros remains unwavering. Departures are meticulously organized by our Guide Coordinator, aligning with seasonal, weather, and “Ibera Reserva Natural” authorities’ schedules.

Horseback Riding: Embark on a journey from our lodge’s doorstep, where guides meticulously prepare stirrups and saddles. Venture through Colonia Carlos Pellegrini, choosing between expert-level routes or introductory rides. Local guides, native to the area, will unveil points of interest within the Colony and share captivating narratives until nature’s allure envelops your senses. Upon return, relish a delectable snack in the saddle room, overlooking the countryside sunset, before our faithful equine companions roam freely in the field.

Birdwatching: From September to mid-April, witness the migratory marvel of 350 bird species. Our birdwatching circuits, curated by seasoned birders, unveil species within the reserve’s diverse landscapes. Exclusive walks through savannas and wetlands promise a memorable experience. Post-excursion, complete your checklist with our guides at the bar, for Iberá stands as one of Argentina’s premier birdwatching destinations.

Boat Trips: Depart early from the lodge, setting sail from the pier towards captivating locales unreachable by land. Journey deep into the enigmatic Iberá, amidst winding streams and aquatic flora, encountering the Esteros’ true denizens. Harmoniously coexisting are capybaras, marsh deer, river otters, black and broad-snouted caimans, alongside a myriad of waterfowl. Embark on a courageous adventure tailored for nature enthusiasts. A Corrientes odyssey, unveiled from the Esteros’ heart, exclusively at Aguapé Lodge. Are you prepared for the journey?

Remember, lunch and dinners are included in your expedition.

DAY 5 - IBERA WETLANDS

More activities in Aguape Lodge

Today and after breakfast, be ready to enjoy the activities offered by AguapeLodge. Remember, lunch and dinner are included.

DAY 6 - IBERA WETLANDS

More activities in Aguape Lodge

More activities in Ibera Wetlands, after your breakfast. Remember, lunch and dinner are included

DAY 7 - FROM IBERA TO POSADAS

Leaving Aguape Lodge

After breakfast, free time until your transfer out to Posadas Airport to take flight to your next destination

What's Included

  • Transfers in/out airport - hotel - airport
  • 2 nts of accommodation with breakfast in Iguazu
  • Visit to Iguazu Falls Argentina + Brazil side
  • Entrance fee to national parks
  • 1 night of accommodation in Posadas
  • Visit to San Ignacio Mini Jesuit Ruins
  • 3 nts of accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner in Aguape Lodge
  • Tips and meals not detailed in the itinerary

What Our Travelers Says

March 12, 2024

Scott and Roxanne Goodrich

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Crisis managers who go the extra mile.

"Every derail was attended to promptly and cheerfully. We had an in-flight emergency needing a last minute change and Lucia and Ramiro were all over it. They turned what could have been a travel disaster due to airlines cancellations into a wonderful two day experience at Iguazu Falls. They are great! Thank you!

March 7, 2024

Kathy Thomas

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Amazing Vacation

"We have returned home from our most amazing vacation to Rio Iguaçu Falls and Búzios It was carefully organised by Ramiro with attention to the details our requirements We must say what a delight Igor our driver was and can’t praise him enough Very knowledgeable and considerate always on time definitely went above and beyond It certainly was a trip we will never forget I will pass your details on to any friends that will be interested in doing a similar tour

March 6, 2024

Juliana Shek

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Iguazu Falls - last minute booking

"We had a last minute decision going to the Iguazu Falls enroute a visit to Rio. We flew from Canada and arrived São Paulo on 23rd Feb morning, and Foz do Iguazu at night time. During the time we were at São Paulo airport, we looked for Iguazu Falls tours the next day, coz we would leave for Rio on 25th Feb. What a blessing I found this website. Walter promptly arranged the tour for me at almost the closing of business hours. He followed up assuring the hotel pick up at 9am the next morning on 24th Feb. Joao was one of the best tour guides I had. With his guide, we saw the best parts of the Falls from both sides of Argentina and Brazil. While hiking the Argentina side trail, we saw monkeys, a poisonous snake, birds, butterflies catfish, lizards and many more. Joao explained to us how some of the endangered species were protected. Very interesting. Joao assisted us to go through customs. It was very smooth going from Brazil to Argentina and coming back. We were so much into taking photos we forgot about our lunch. We felt very sorry for Joao but he just kept going to all the best points so we could take our best pictures. Our apologies. When the trip was finished, Walter checked with us to make sure we were safely back to our hotel. I am very thankful to Walter and his team. Can't believe Mother Nature creating such a magnificent landscape, and we could see it without hassle last minute. Such a wonderful time! I would highly recommend Walter to everyone. Thanks again, Walter and Joao.

March 5, 2024

Lynda Fish

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We were picked up from our hotel on…

"We were picked up from our hotel on time and taken to Buenos Aires airport and everything went smoothly. Our driver and tour guide for the day Alex was waiting for us and took us to start our adventure. The iguaza Falls exceed everyones expectations they are wonderous. Alex took us on the upper trail first,then the boat ride of a life time to go into the falls we got soaked and were so 😊happy and you can buy a video after for $15us Alex then took on lower trail which i personally thought were the best. All in all Alex's trip was fantastic knew his stuff and explained everything we wanted to know.. Brilliant trip would recommend to everyone.

February 25, 2024

Sam Oertwig

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Best Service for Seeing Iguazu Falls

"Can't imagine a better, more seamless trip experience to Iguazu Falls. Communication with Lucia through the entire process was excellent, and each and every aspect of the adventure was better than we could have imagined. Everything was perfectly aligned and delivered without a hitch. We were a bit nervous about our driver getting us to the airport on time from the cruise port. We were originally scheduled to disembark at 7am, but we actually got off at 6:15 and right there was our driver!! And every other transport was equally as excellent. We loved our private Falls guide, Elisangela, who went the distance to ensure we had a truly wonderful experience. We are so so glad we decided to do both sides, and to spend the night in Iguazu. The Falls are beyond comprehension, and no pictures do them justice. Loved trekking around the area where every bend brought new amazing vistas and sounds. Yes, Devil's Throat is closed and will be for awhile, but that in no way detracted from our experience. Stayed at the Grand Panorama Hotel. Very lovely place only 3-minute walk from the main area with shops, restaurants, etc. Very convenient for getting out and about. We also appreciated the options for additional things to do in the area. We selected the Argentinian Dining Experience and the Bird Park in Brazil. The dining experience is something not to be missed! We had so much fun with the other guests and the two instructors/chefs/mixologists. Best filet mignon ever eaten, and that's saying a lot because we are Michelin star foodies! It was a memorable evening that we will be talking about for a long time to come!! And we enjoyed our time seeing some of the many birds of South America. Great conservation facility where the birds are well-taken care of and safe. Everything about our trip was top-notch! Couldn't recommend a better group of people to work with.

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