This wildlife-lovers’ paradise is home to hundreds of species of birds and other fauna
The Ibera Wetlands in North East Argentina are one of the country’s best kept secrets: this protected area of some 13,000 square kilometres, making up the second largest wetland area in the world, is home to over 350 species of birds and a fascinating variety of animals, yet visited by relatively few foreign tourists.
This lack of human contact means it is possible to get right up close to the docile capybaras (giant rodents) or rather more fearsome caimans (marsh alligators) either by boat, on foot or on horseback. Exploring the swamps, lagoons and marshes by one of the lodges boats is a relaxing yet exiting way to learn more about the flora and fauna of the wetlands, as you glide past families of capybaras and sunbathing caimans with no other tourists in sight.
At sunset, enjoy a sundowner on the lake shore whilst the sights and sounds of the wildlife (and in particular the birds) will provide an audio-visual sensation which will linger in the mind long after the experience. Stay in one of the wonderfully peaceful and isolated lodges where the wetlands are on your door step.
The climate here is subtropical and it is possible to visit all year around, although it can get very hot in the summer (December to March). Spring (September through November) is a particularly good time to visit with moderate temperatures. Be prepared for both sunshine and rain all year round!
The wetlands can be accessed by flying to Posadas airport in the Corrientes province, from where a car or private plane transfer can be arranged to one of the lodges. A visit to the wetlands can easily be combined with Iguassu falls, a 3.5 hour drive away.
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Places we love to stay
Hotel de Esteros, Puerto Valle
Experience the diverse ecology of the Ibera Wetlands from this tastefully converted cattle ranch by the Parana River.View details about Hotel de Esteros, Puerto Valle
Rincon del Socorro
Stay in comfort surrounded by wildlife on the doorstep of the Ibera Wetlands.View details about Rincon del Socorro