Ibera Wetlands

Argentina - Northern Argentina

The wildlife captial of Argentina and a must for birders and nature enthusiasts alike!

The vast “Esteros del Iberá” are the second largest wetlands in the world after Brazil’s Pantanal and cover some 1300 km² of marsh, savannah and lagoons in north-east Argentina at the heart of Corrientes Province. Despite being remote and inhospitable the wildlife is extraordinary and home to a dazzling array of flora and fauna including pampa deer, capybara, caiman, river otters, maned wolf and over 300 species of birds.

Access by air is via Posadas just across the river from Paraguay and there are a number of excellent lodges dotted around Carlos Pellegrini at the heart of the natural reserve. Journeys are long and bumpy yet the experience more than makes up for it.

Ibera Wetlands Hotels

Rincon del Socorro$$$$

Estancia Rincon del Socorro is a charming, luxury eco-lodge and former cattle ranch nestled in 12,000 hectares of vibrant lake, marsh and gallery forest. Dating back to 1896, the lodge was purchased by ecologist and philanthropist Douglas Tompkins in the late 90’s to spearhead a conservation project aiming to extend and upgrade the Ibera Natural Reserve within a new Ibera National Park. The lodge retains the estancia’s original character with unobtrusive outbuildings dotted throughout the...

Hotel Puerto Valle$$$$

Aguape Lodge$$$

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