Esteros del Iberà

One of the best kept secrets of Argentina

Picture 1300000 hectares of wetlands and floating islands where species roam free including caimans, capybaras, monkeys, wild pigs, foxes, and more than 350 bird species. Imagine getting up close and personal with these animals in their natural habitat. This is possible in Esteros del Iberà.

In this paradise of preserved nature, you will have the opportunity to take a 2 hour boat tour and spot some caimans taking a sunbath or capybaras socializing. You could also follow one of the trails to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, for example deer of the wetlands feeding or nurturing their young, etc… If you want you can also take a guided tour by night to catch some exceptional predators hunting.

This is northern Argentina´s best kept secret and this is your opportunity to visit it through our sustainable tourism initiative.

Options include accommodation, breakfast, activities and the possibility to include a Gaucho day riding a horse in the vastness of an Argentinian farm discovering the Gaucho culture.

Depending on the options, the activities included are the following  :

– 2 hours in a launch boat in one of two streams of the lagoon to reach deeper into the wilderness and watch native species from the boat. This launch tour can be made by night too

– Horse ride in Carlos Pellegrini town or in the wetland

– Night guided walking tour in the paranaense forest area

In option : Gaucho day

Come to experience a  very special experience !  

Forget everything and enjoy the nature and tradition of  the Argentinian countryside in all its splendour.

You will see landscapes and animals like nothing you have seen before and you will feel how every minute becomes tangible, since it is, in these special moments, when you really taste life.

Itinerary  : We will cruise on the boat for 2 hours, enjoying the quietness of the waters. At a certain point of the journey we will jump to a floating island to feel how the earth moves. We will see many wild animals since our guides know very well where they are.

Then, on the other side of the river, a gaucho, who has been working all his life in a ranch, will be waiting for us with his horses ready. We will cross the fields together and if we are lucky we can see the Gauchos at work, catching cattle with the lasso, tie them on the ground, etc. We will continue
riding and we will surely see more animals such as yacarés, birds, etc.

At lunch we will eat a delicious and authentic asado (barbecue) with dessert, accompanied by wine, beer and water. There are also options for you if you are vegetarian. 

Trip back to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini in car

If you want to see wild animals and beautiful landscapes this paradise is a must that you cannot miss during your trip to Argentina
  • Frequency

Every day

  • Schedule

Gaucho day : 9am – 3pm
Other activities : Check on the options above

  • Meeting point

Posada

  • Length

3 to 4 days

  • Language

Spanish

  • Included

Accommodation with breakfast, activities written in each option, transport from your Posada in Carlos Pellegrini. Private transport from Mercedes to Colonia. 
Lunch during the Gaucho day

  • Not included

Transport from Buenos Aires How to get there ? 
From Buenos Aires to Carlos Pellegrini 
1. Night bus from Buenos Aires to Mercedes (Corrientes) 
2. Private transport from Mercedes to Carlos Pellegrini leaving around 7.30/8am.

Way back : 
1. Private transport leaving around 5pm from Carlos Pellegrini arriving at 8pm in Mercedes. 
2. From Mercedes : 
– To Puerto Iguazú : 
1. Bus from Mercedes to Corrientes at 8pm (3hrs 30mins) 
2. Night bus from Corrientes to Puerto Iguazú 00:20 – 9:20am 

To Buenos Aires 
1. Night bus from Mercedes to Buenos Aires

Day 1
transport : 9am – 12pm
2h launch boat in the afternoon
Day 2
2h horse riding in the morning
free afternoon to walk around
2h launch boat at night
Day 3
free morning to walk around
transport 2pm to 5pm

2 nights (with breakfast) + option 1:

PERSTotal price (USD)
2$ 440
3$ 470
4$ 520
5$ 570

Note: All prices include round trip transport from Mercedes to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. If you would like to make your own way for a cheaper price enquire within.

Day 1
transport : 9am – 12pm
2h launch boat in the afternoon
Day 2
2h horse riding in the morning
free afternoon to walk around
2h launch boat at night
Day 3
2h launch in the morning
transport 2pm to 5pm

2 nights (with breakfast) + option 2:

PERS               Total price (USD) 
2$ 480
3$ 520
4$ 570
5$ 630
 

Note: All prices include round trip transport from Mercedes to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. If you would like to make your own way for a cheaper price enquire within.

Day 1
transport : 9am – 12pm
2h launch boat in the afternoon
Day 2
Gaucho day in the farm
2h launch boat at night
Day 3
free morning to walk around
transport 2pm to 5pm

2 nights (with breakfast) + option 3:

PERSTotal price (USD)
2$ 560
3$ 610
4$ 670
5$ 750

Note: All prices include round trip transport from Mercedes to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. If you would like to make your own way for a cheaper price enquire within.

 

Day 1
transport : 9am – 12pm
2h launch boat in the afternoon
Day 2
Gaucho day in the farm
2h launch boat at night
Day 3
day free to walk around
2h night time guided walk

Day 4
free morning to walk around
transport 2pm to 5pm

3 nights (with breakfast) + option 1:

PERSTotal price (USD)
2$ 600
3$ 650
4$ 720
5$ 820

Note: All prices include round trip transport from Mercedes to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini. If you would like to make your own way for a cheaper price enquire within.

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