Discovering the Esteros del Iberá - Hiking, Photosafari, Horseback Riding - Corrientes

An environment surrounded by amazing nature and fauna

  • Start Date : 2022-Dec-08
    End Date: 2022-Dec-11
  • Hora Inicio: 10 am
    Hora Fin: 10 am
  • Meeting Point:Mercedes, Corrientes
    End: Mercedes, Corrientes
  • Duration:4 days + trip
    Availability: 15 spots
Discovering the Esteros del Iberá - Hiking, Photosafari, Horseback Riding

Proposal

Iberá Wetlands

A biodiversity that amazes, this being the second largest wetland in the world. This region stands out for the large amount of fauna in the wild, accompanied by incredible sunsets, impressive views of its landscapes and the wonder of its flora and insects.

Among the species that we can observe are the Capybara, the black and ñato Yacaré, Deer of the swamps, Carayá Monkey, Mountain Fox, Wildcat or the Curiyú Boa; not counting the endless winged fauna such as Black Heron, White, Witch, Yetapá collared, Yellow Cardinal, Cardinal, Stork, Kingfisher, Chajá, Chiflón, Jabiru, Federal, and hundreds of species that will be the favorite models for our cameras.

The experience brings us closer to discovering the environment with different activities: walk along trails between diverse vegetation and geography; navigation with sighting of alligators and numerous birds, kayaking through the estuaries, horseback riding and much more.

 

Suggested itinerary:

Day 1: Meeting at the Mercedes Bus Terminal. Private transfer to the Lodge (approximately 2 hour-trip), 45 km far from Colonia Pellegrini, base of the Iberá Wetlands (transfer not included, upon request). Check in at the accommodation. The Lodge is located within the Iberá National Park, which surrounds it in a unique natural environment, from where you will be able to enjoy the different activities. Lunch. In the afternoon, you will be able to go trekking with fauna sighting. From the Lodge there is access to a 2.5 km path through an environment of spinal, grassland, mountain with old specimens reaching a pyrizal forest on the coast of the estuary that can be seen in its great extension from the top of a mangrullo. The route offers very good chances of spotting Carayás monkeys and emblematic birds such as Boyeros, Yellow Breasts and Chajás. Snack and rest. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Breakfast. As an activity in the morning you can take a kayak ride, paddling among tame alligators, in the habitat of capybaras, marsh deer and marsh birds. Lunch. Free afternoon to rest and enjoy the natural surroundings of the Lodge, preparing for the long-awaited night safari. Snack. After sunset, activities allow sightings of those animals that choose the darkness of the night to venture out. Gray fox, Monte Fox, Tatus and Vizcachas are some of the species that we can find under the moonlight. On summer nights, fireflies will light our way and the low light pollution of the place will allow you to appreciate a sky full of stars, difficult to observe in large cities. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Breakfast. We suggest a horseback ride to the estuaries, option of 1h30m or a 3h30m excursion on horseback. The view of the grassland from above, brushing against the branches of Ñandubay and espinillos and reaching the estuary on horseback, is undoubtedly an experience that you cannot miss. Lunch. In the afternoon, the most awaited moment for all of us arrives when we get on the boat to sail in Laguna Fernández, a privileged place by nature due to the abundance of life it possesses. Sailing alone, exclusively, in the immensity of this body of water positioned as one of the largest lagoons in Iberá, will allow you to discover the home of Capybaras, Swamp Deer, River Wolves and marsh birds such as the Federal, the Angu or the Mora Heron. Living a sunset in the sparkling waters is one of the most exciting and unforgettable experiences. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Breakfast. Check out and transfer back to Mercedes (transfer not included, upon request). End of our services.

Note
  1. Price per person in a double room. Single or triple room upon request with an extra cost.
  2. Program subject to climatic, geographic or political conditions. Modifications to it may occur on the fly depending on circumstances and various factors. The decisions will be in charge exclusively of the guides, baqueanos and coordinators.
  3. Check for dates on request and group trips.
  4. Children under 10 years old have a special discount.
  5. Check in: 2:00 p.m. / Check out: 10:00 a.m. If you arrive early in the morning, they can take a tour, have lunch, and then check into the room. The day of departure does not include activities (late check out available at an additional cost).

Included Services
  • Full board: breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner (without drinks)
  • 3 nights of accommodation in a double room
  • 2 activities included per day of your choice:
    • Wildlife watching and safaris
    • Trekking on guided trails
    • Horseback riding through the estuaries
    • Bird watching
    • Bike rides
    • Boat rides on the lagoon
    • Cultural walks
    • Kayak outings
    • Night safaris by van

Accommodation services

Each room has its own bathroom, with a shower. The rooms do not have a bathtub. The common areas include a living room with a fireplace, a fire pit for roasting on a stake, a barbecue area and large verandas with sitting areas. Includes outdoor pool.

The agenda of activities for the day is scheduled according to the opportunities of the season and the climate in the accommodation.

Services NOT included
  • Trip to Mercedes (bus tickets)
  • Transfer from Mercedes to the accommodation (upon request
  • Drinks at meals
  • Tips

Photo and Video Gallery


Where do you sleep

The Lodge is located within the Iberá National Park, immersed in the Esteros ecosystem.

Each room has its own bathroom, with a shower. The rooms do not have a bathtub. The common areas include a living room with a fireplace, a fire pit for roasting on a stake, a barbecue area and large verandas with sitting areas.

Faq

How many people are in the groups?

This program is on request, it can be set up on the date you want and it can be an open or closed group (private).

How are the rooms?

Comfortable double or triple rooms. Single room upon request, with an extra cost.

From what age can you participate?

We suggest from 10 years old to 65. We evaluate each particular case, hiking on trails, horseback riding, kayaking and more optional activities.

What is the menu?

Meals are at the Lodge: it includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner without drinks (can be purchased on the spot). They eat home-made dishes typical of the area. Option to eat in the Lodge's dining room or outdoors with a view of the estuaries.

Which kind of luggage should I take?

Each one must carry their personal luggage in a large bag or backpack to leave at the accommodation. During the excursions, it is recommended to carry a small backpack to carry water, sunscreen, an extra coat, etc.

Required equipment

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST (This is a list to use as a reference)
  • Small hiking backpack
  • Large bag or backpack (which travels in the trunks of the bus)
CLOTHING
  • Several socks
  • 1 pair of shoes-trekking boots (in conditions)
  • 1 second sneaker-type footwear
  • Sandals, crocks or similar
  • Light long pants and another spare
  • 3 t-shirts and/or shirts (two long-sleeved)
  • 2 coats (fleece jumper, or wool pullover)
  • 1 waterproof kit (jacket)
  • 1 sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Pilot/Rain Cape
  • Warm jacket
PERSONAL ELEMENTS
  • Passport, ID
  • Medical travel insurance
HEALTH & HYGIENE
  • Mosquito repellent (spray and cream)
  • Sun glasses.
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Gel alcohol
OTHERS:
  • Water container/bottle
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with batteries.
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Telescope, monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc.

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