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IGUAZU FALLS & IBERA MARSHLANDS

Wild Wetlands of Ibera

The world's most beautiful waterfalls

Enjoying the spectacular view of Iguazu Falls

FROM 840 USD 5 Days / 4 Nights
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Travel to Argentina
Experience an Estancia in Argentina
Ibera Wetlands Tours
Tour Iguazu Falls

IGUAZU FALLS & IBERA MARSHLANDS

Tour Ibera Wetlands & one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature - 5 days

Tour Iguazu falls’ beautiful waterfalls, stay in an authentic Argentine Estancia, and visit the wild Iberá wetlands. Discover nature and wildlife in Argentina’s subtropical rainforest. Stay in a traditional estancia, a typical rural Argentine ranch and enjoy the warm local hospitality before exploring the Iberá wetlands wildlife reserve. Finish this northern adventure with a tour of Iguazú falls and discover which of the Argentine and Brazilian sides that you like best. We offer daily flights from Buenos Aires to Iguazú.

Day 1 – From Posadas to an off-the-beaten-path destination...

 

Upon arrival in Posadas you will be taken to local a local estancia (typical Argentine ranch), settled in the Esteros del Iberá area, near the popular wetlands. Esteros del Iberá is more of a once-in-a-lifetime experience than a tour. Is the perfect place for travelers who want to experience ecotourism,  explore an off-the-beaten-path destination in Argentina and be truly in contact with nature and local fauna. The Esteros are the second-largest wetlands in the world after Pantanal in Brazil and one of the biggest fresh water reservoirs in the continent.

 

The estancia is the perfect base to explore the area and enjoy a typical gaucho environment. This is much more a family house than a hotel so you will have the chance to try homemade food and learn about inhabitants’ customs. Once in the estancia you will have the afternoon to explore the beautiful secluded countryside on foot or on horseback.    

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

There are more reasons to visit Esteros del Iberá wetlands…at least 10 more. Read all about them in our blog.        

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Day 2 – Iberá wetlands tours: unearthing peace and nature

 

After a homemade breakfast you will go out to explore the area. Take a boat trip to see alligators and capybaras and do flora and fauna sightseeing. The natural reserve is hometown to some exotic species declared Provincial Natural Monument like the marsh deer and some impressive aquatic vegetation. If you prefer an even more adventurous activity take a horse ride along the Iberá marshes and feel like a real argentine gaucho.

 

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Take a look at the Esteros del Iberá local fauna and make your own “checklist”, if you’re lucky you may get to see them all! The best time to spot wildlife in this spellbinding place is really early in the morning or at sunset, when animals are more active.

 

 

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Day 3 – Out of the Esteros: from Posadas to Iguazú falls

 

Say goodbye to the awe-inspiring sunrise of Iberá and get ready to continue your journey. In the morning, you’ll be picked up and driven to Posadas, approximately 4 hours away.

 

Once you arrive in Posadas you’ll take the public bus to Puerto Iguazú (300km away), gateway to the famous Iguazú falls. This journey takes about 5 hours, if you would prefer to do this part of the trip by private transportation, please just let us know and we will quote it for you.

 

Upon arrival in Puerto Iguazú, you will be taken to your hotel. You will have the afternoon to relax and enjoy the tropical climate and jungle setting. If you’re eager to explore, you can visit the “Hito tres fronteras”, a viewpoint west of the town center that stands high above the turbulent reddish-brown junction of the Iguazú and Paraná rivers, which also form the Triple Frontera, or Triple Border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

 

Say Hueque tips

 

For the most adventurous, we recommend to take a bike tour through the rainforest with an specialised guide. You will discover the flora and fauna, the sounds of the jungle, the trail of little native mammals and the traditions of the Guaranies.

 

Check out our recommendations on where to eat dinner and take a look at our Iguazú Falls Travel guide for more practical tips:

 

         

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Day 4 – Iguazu Falls Tours: Argentine Side

 

Today our driver and bilingual guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the Iguazú National Park, on the Argentinian side.

 

The falls are surrounded by a humid subtropical forest where the exuberant vegetation is home to many different animals and birds. Our guide will help you spot some of them: ant birds, toucans, manakins, parrots, coatis, just to name a few of the most common birds. Lower and upper walkways weave in and around falls permitting up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. The Argentine side of the falls is filled with a myriad of paths and walkways and stairways which allow you to have an experience from many different perspectives. You will have the chance to meet “The Devil’s throat”: the largest of the falls and for many the most spellbinding. To get to the “Devil’s throat” you take the ecological train and then walk out along boardwalks. After walking and taking pictures of animals and plants, you will have some free time to eat lunch in this amazing environment.

 

This exciting, 6-7 hour-long excursion is highly recommended in order to experience the true power of Iguazú Falls.

 

Say Hueque tips

 

Would you love to have a “Great Adventure”?

The Great Adventure (“gran aventura”) is an optional tour you can add on this day. You will take an open air jeep through the rainforest and then a zodiac open air boat ride up the river to the base of the falls (there is a 100% chance that you will get soaking wet on this boat trip, so be sure to take some extra clothes!). Find out more about this adventurous tour and entrance fees to the National Parks:

 

    

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Day 5 – Iguazú Falls tours: Brazilian side / Back to Buenos Aires

 

After breakfast, enjoy a 3-4  hour excursion to the Brazilian side of the Iguazú Falls. Don´t forget your passport! While Argentina has 80% of the falls on its side, Brazil has the best panoramic view. On the Argentinian side you will have the sensation of being right inside the falls, but only by visiting the Brazilian side you will fully appreciate the immensity of Iguazú Falls. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it, to stroll the different walkways and feel the spray of water in your face. Take the boardwalk over the Salto Santa María, it feels like walking on the water. Get closer to the “Devil’s Throat” and feel the power of water! We are sure this is a day you will never forget. At the appropriate time in the afternoon you will have a transfer to the bus station.

 

If you don’t want to end this adventure, today you can choose to extend your travel adding on any optional activities, touring in Brazil, Patagonia or the Andes area or return back to Buenos Aires.

 

The night is young…keep on travelling!

 

Check out our recommendations on other optional tours in Iguazú or keep on travelling and take a look to our tailor-made trips throughout Argentina:

 

   

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Included

Transfers mentioned in the itinerary

2 night accommodation in a estancia (Iberá wetlands) with full board (drinks are not included), 2 in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú)

Daily breakfast

Tours described in the itinerary

Bus from Posadas to Puerto Iguazú

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

               

Not Included

                   

International or domestic flights.

 National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

Accommodation & Prices

IGUAZU FALLS & IBERA MARSHLANDS


INN/ B&B

USD 840

COMFORT

USD 880

SUPERIOR

USD 910

*Prices in US Dollars.
*Valid until April 2019 (Not valid in Christmas, New Year and Carnival).

*Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy.
Single rates are available on request. Flights are not included in the price, but can be arranged on request.

*Please note that in the luxury category most transfers are private and some excursions are in private service also. Please ask our Travel Advisor for the details of this tour in this category.



Flights needed for this itinerary

No flights needed for this trip. Trip starts and finishes at Iguazu Falls.

Flights in South America cost approximately $100 to $250 USD per segment (destination). We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

Included

Transfers mentioned in the itinerary

2 night accommodation in a estancia (Iberá wetlands) with full board (drinks are not included), 2 in a hotel (Puerto Iguazú)

Daily breakfast

Tours described in the itinerary

Bus from Posadas to Puerto Iguazú

Bilingual guide (English / Spanish).

               

Not Included

                   

International or domestic flights.

 National Park Entrance fees

Travel / Medical Insurance – To get a free quote please follow this link: World Nomads

Visa to enter Brazil: US, Canadian, Japanese and Australian citizens require a visa to enter Brazil (for other nationalities please check requirements). Visa must be obtained online and prior to travel. The processing time of the eVisa is usually 5 business days.

Trip Reviews

IGUAZU FALLS & IBERA MARSHLANDS

Anita and Graham Tod

Anita and Graham Tod

(5 / 5)

Nothing really. Keep doing what you do as you’re doing it expertly. We are likely to plan another trip to Argentina (Patagonia this time) in the coming years and will definitely contact you again. Thank you very much for your hard work.

Hi all

Sorry for the delay in responding, but life back to reality in Scotland has been very hectic!

Please find our feedback below.


Why did you choose Say Hueque?/Where did you find us?
- I think Graham found you on internet. We chose you after my initial meeting on Skype with Lucia. We liked the fact that you were taking time to understand what type of travelers we were. And we were not disappointed!

What was the best of traveling with us?

- Great organization – everything very smooth and professional
- The fact that you were checking in half way through our trip to ensure that everything was ok
- Your flexibility in changing the plans to suit us

Which was your favorite hotel, why? - difficult to pin only one!
- Los Colorados in Purmamarca – friendly staff, amazing views, great terrace with again a view to die for, breakfast served in the room!
- Mitico – a wonderful hotel in Salta, a group of staff passionate about the history of the hotel, the themed rooms and salons decorated with elegance and taste.
- On the less favorite side:
- Cafayate hotel (can’t remember the name) was very average. Although it’s well situated, there was no views from the room (hidden by trees), and staff were not very welcoming. We left with a feeling that it was very blend, a sense of trying too hard to be ‘posh’ and failing, and staff not accommodating. Can’t remember having seen anybody smiling there.
- The first hotel in Salta was very nice, however there was building work next door until 10pm. There is nothing that the hotel manager can do about it, but you may be cautious in sending people there until the work is finished next door?
- The Hotel in Buenos Aires is nice. The garden is beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful. However, you can’t really use the pool as the water is extremely cold, and although our room on our first stay was great, the second was a bit run down (no complimentary water, sink slightly broken, air conditioning not working properly). The second room was also on the street and was very noisy. I couldn’t sleep until 4am.

Which was your favorite excursion?
- So many! The three highlights for us have been:
- La Chacra – Pepe is such a wonderful man and made the experience really great. He’s a wonderful story teller, speaks English and a bit of French and loves his plantation and workers. He showed us his property (mate and pine plantation, and his furniture making plant). The second day we went to spend the evening with his workers for a barbecue and watching a football game. It was a great experience.
- Iguacu day 2 (Argentinian side). Alejandro took us over there early in the morning and there were very few tourists, which made the experience even better. Its’ such a wonderful scenery.
- Route from Salta to Cafayate then from Cafayate to Purmamarca was the most incredible experience. The scenery is magic and I can’t find words to describe it. I was less taken by the salt flats, but it’s only a question of taste!

5. Is there any guide that you would like to mention?
- Alejandro in Iguacy – he’s such a nice man. He’s also extremely knowledgeable and has his entries where no other guides go. He made our experience so much more incredible. He’s really passionate and his knowledge of the wildlife is very high. Instead of a lunch pack, he took us to the Sheraton for lunch (he clearly knows staff over there very well…), offered us a few coconut water on our way back from Brazil, things that are not expected from a guide. I don’t know if you often work with him, but he’s definitely someone you should keep in mind!
- Martin in Salta – another wonderful guy. Again his knowledge and passion for his region has made the trip so delightful. We really built a relationship with him and his incredible knowledge of geology is fascinating. He knows the region so well that he took us through a few incredible shortcuts that made the trip even more interesting. He was so caring! He was also very flexible; Graham was keen to watch the rugby game between Scotland and Argentina and Martin managed to find a place and negotiate with the manager so Graham could watch it! Again not sure if you often work with him, but he definitely someone who has been a huge highlight for us.
- On the other side, the wetlands experience, although beautiful, was more challenging as the guides (at Socorro and on the boat trip on the laguna) only spoke Spanish. We had an English speaker in the evening however it was less of an issue. I know it’s our problem if we don’t speak Spanish, not theirs, but I feel we missed so much on the information given by the guides around the wildlife of the area. My Spanish was far too basic to understand anything. It may be useful to mention it to your customers if they don’t speak Spanish at all.

Is there anything that you would like to see improved?
- Nothing really. Keep doing what you do as you’re doing it expertly. We are likely to plan another trip to Argentina (Patagonia this time) in the coming years and will definitely contact you again. Thank you very much for your hard work.


And thanks again for your efforts in making this trip one of the best we ever had.

Warmest wishes.


21.11.16

Melanie Rudin

Melanie Rudin

(5 / 5)

Thank you so much for all your help and organization. It has been an unforgettable trip and we loved it so much!

Hi Karen,

Now i am back home in Switzerland again :)
Ibera was fantastic and i am soooo glad we got to know this place because nearly noone knows about it. That is so cool!
Patagonia was stunning with its Perito Moreno, a really unique experience as well. El Chalten has been very windy but the hike was so cool!
Argentine Experience was incredible, it was such a great evening!!! Definitely highly recommendable!

Thank you so much for all your help and organization. It has been an unforgettable trip and we loved it so much!
All the Best!
Melanie and Stefanie


03.12.15

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Testimonials

Anita and Graham Tod

Nothing really. Keep doing what you do as you’re doing it expertly. We are likely to plan another trip to Argentina (Patagonia this time) in the coming years and will definitely contact you again. Thank you very much for your hard work.

Melanie Rudin

Thank you so much for all your help and organization. It has been an unforgettable trip and we loved it so much!

Daniela y Graziella

cada peso valio por hacer este tour!

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