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Argentina Wildlife Tour through Wetlands and Waterfalls

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$5040+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Being captivated by the bright waters, unique ecosystem, and wide variety of plant and wildlife at the Ibera Wetlands.
  • Visit the site of the San Ignacio ruins, one of the original five Jesuit missions, dating back to the 1600s
  • Flying over the jungle canopy at Iguazu National Park on an exhilarating zip lining adventure.
  • Navigating the forests, savannas, swamps, and jungles of Ibera on horseback.
  • Glimpsing the Argentine gaucho culture in the Pampas with a folklore and gaucho show along with a traditional asado; a delicious barbecue meal.
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Tour Overview

Get in touch with Mother Nature with Yampu’s Argentina Wildlife Tour through Wetlands and Waterfalls! Enjoy this nature tour beginning with the Ibera Estuary, the second largest wetlands in South America and home to several endangered species and over 350 bird species. The region is rich in biodiversity and demonstrates the beauty of a balanced ecosystem. Also in the area is the UNESCO named World Heritage Site of San Ignacio Ruins, a settlement of converted Guarani founded by the Jesuits. This tour will visit Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls National Park located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. The National Park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation which surrounds the falls with abundant local flora and fauna. No Argentina trip is complete without a stay in Buenos Aires.

We will begin with three days in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital city of Argentina, see a tango and visit an estancia. The Iguazu Falls and National Park are located 10 miles from Puerto Iguazu. The deep- flowing waters of the river fall from a height of 30 feet through 275 falls over one and a half mile. The frontier with Brazil goes through the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) where the falling water gives the illusion of magic rainbows. The National Park is full of the exotic subtropical vegetation which surrounds the falls and has 2,000 plant species – gigantic trees, ferns, lianas, orchids; 400 bird species – parrots, colibries, toucans; jaguars and yacarés (caimans).

The Ibera Estuary, the largest wetland in Argentina, whose name comes from the Guarani “y bera,” meaning bright water, covers an area of more than 15,000 square kilometers. A unique, pristine landscape full of marshes and savannahs, it is also home to many fascinating species such as two Argentine alligators, the howler monkey, neotropical river otter, the Capybara (the world’s largest rodent) and the Marsh Deer. Situated among the Parana, Paraguay and Uruguay Rivers, the Ibera Estuary provides visitors with an experience unlike most tourist destinations.

Inclusions
Prices include all transfers, hotel accommodation with daily continental breakfast and full board in Ibera, guided tours in English including all entrance fees. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$4367 £$5040 £$5909 £$6780
Single £$6489 £$7816 £$9092 £$11387

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Buenos Aires

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Overnight flight to Buenos Aires.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon city tour of Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. In this tour, acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, tour is done on group basis and may involve wait times picking up other passengers at different hotels. It is recommended that this tour be done privately in order to avoid this, at an additional cost one can upgrade to private, please ask a travel consultant.
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Day
3

Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos, and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos, and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon, return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

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4

Buenos Aires & Tango Show

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires. Evening tango show - At night, see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show features the glamour of the 1930s in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in the 3 and 4 star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for the 5 star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from the hotel is between 7:30 and 8:30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 pm and 10:15 and tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30 pm. Please speak to one of our Travel Consultants for detailed information on each venue and discuss with a Yampu travel consultant if there is a specific preference. ...read less

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5

Buenos Aires – Puerto Iguazu

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Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu. Transfer directly to Iguazu National Park to view the spectacular Brazilian side of the falls (Visa is required for US and Canadians). Enjoy a guided tour and short walk to take in the full panorama. Visit the canyon of Devil's Throat, then get to really experience the jungle with a 2 hour adventure of "canopying," an activity in which one puts on a harness and swing through the jungle like Tarzan via a network of metal cables. Transfer to hotel on Argentinian side of falls and overnight in Iguazu. ...read less

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Day
6

Iguazu National Park

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Morning, guided tour to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to visitor center inside Iguazu National Park. To get from the visitor center to the beginning of the upper path, lower path and Devil's Throat, board a little train that runs from the visitor center to the paths and between them. One may also walk from the visitor center to the upper and lower paths, but not to Devil's Throat because it is more than 4 kilometers from the visitor center.
Great Adventure: This tour combines a jungle trip with a boat trip to the falls. Trip starts in the jungle of the National Park in 4 by 4 trucks without roof for best visibility of the trees and to take good photos. Then, take a zodiac boat to the lower Iguazu River upstream to discover the falls little by little with a panoramic view of the Iguazu Falls. Be prepared to get wet under the falls! Afternoon return to the hotel.
Note: Not permitted, are: children under 12 years of age, pregnant women, people with spinal or cardiac conditions, or anyone who would be physically unable to respond in case of a nautical emergency. Please ask your travel consultant about this. ...read less

Day
7

Iguazu National Park - Ibera Estuary

Private transfer with guide to Ibera Estuary. On the way, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-declared World Heritage site of San Ignacio ruins. It is one of the 30 settlements of Guaranis converted by the Jesuits in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Overnight at selected hotel.

Private transfer with guide to Ibera Estuary. On the way, enjoy a visit to the UNESCO-declared World Heritage site of San Ignacio ruins. It is one of the 30 settlements of Guaranis converted by the Jesuits in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Overnight at selected hotel.

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Day
8

Ibera Estuary

Choose from a myriad of exciting activities including horseback riding, bird watching, boat trips on the lagoon, spotting wildlife and swimming (activities included in package). Enjoy a lunch and dinner of regional cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Choose from a myriad of exciting activities including horseback riding, bird watching, boat trips on the lagoon, spotting wildlife and swimming (activities included in package). Enjoy a lunch and dinner of regional cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

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Day
9

Ibera Estuary

Enjoy another day exploring the region and its natural beauty. Again, one may choose from the activities offered at the hotel. Enjoy another lunch and dinner of regional cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

Enjoy another day exploring the region and its natural beauty. Again, one may choose from the activities offered at the hotel. Enjoy another lunch and dinner of regional cuisine. Overnight at hotel.

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10

Ibera Estuary – Buenos Aires – Home

Morning transfer to Posadas airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport to take the flight back home.

Morning transfer to Posadas airport for flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport to take the flight back home.

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Misiones Province, Argentina

Ibera Estero Salvaje Hotel - Sarmiento, Mercedes, Corrientes Province, Argentina

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    San Ignacio

    Known for its lush forests, waterfalls and archeological sites, San Ignacio is the place for adventure. Hike and trek through the dense jungle and visit ancient Mayan sites such as Xunantunich, once a Maya ceremonial center. Also, get acquainted with nature with a visit to the Noj Ka’ax H’Men Eljio Panti National Park.

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    Ibera Region

    The Ibera Estuary is the second largest wetland in South America and home to several endangered species and over 350 bird species. The region is rich in biodiversity and demonstrates the beauty of a balanced ecosystem.

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    Puerto Iguazu

    Just a short distance away from the Iguazu Falls, the beautiful city of Puerto Iguazu is full of wonderful sites and attractions. View the Museum of Images of the Jungle, a beautiful collection of woodcarvings. Look around at Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay all at the same time, at the Three Frontiers Landmark where the three countries meet.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Ibera Region : Irupe Lodge

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Jasy Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Saint George

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Hotel Jardin de Iguazu

4 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Ibera Region : Puerto Valle Hotel

Ibera Region : Posada Aguape

Ibera Region : Posada del la Laguna

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Loi Suites Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Amerian el Portal

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Salta : Legado Mitico Hotel

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Panoramic Grand Hotel

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Jungle Lodge

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Iguazu Grande

Puerto Iguazu (Argentina Side) : Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa

Testimonials

Janet

Traveled December, 2009

I had a wonderful and exciting trip

I had a wonderful and exciting trip. I am very impressed with the arrangement from your tour company especially in the Amazon, Peru and Chile. They are highly recommended and very professional.

Aliki from Greece

Traveled December, 2007

I had a fantastic time

Here is my feedback and my overall impressions of the trip. I had a fantastic time! Everything was very well planned (that includes excursions, transfers, accommodation, and reservations), I enjoyed the right amount of assistance and privacy at the same time. The tango show was amazing and thanks for suggesting it; the Perito Moreno glacier was impressive; Tierra del Fuego Park beautiful- half day tour was exactly what we wanted. In Mendoza, wine tour was interesting and the wineries were beautiful and very different from each other (good to have variety). The Aconcagua excursion was worthy. Although 2-3 h drive to get there, the scenery is beautiful with lots of fresh air.

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Ginny

Traveled March, 2014

I would happily recommend you and Yampu

I would happily recommend you and Yampu, and would be glad to use your services again in the future!

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