Ibera Wetlands

Why visit the Ibera Wetlands

A fairly new addition to tourism in Argentina expanding from Iguazu, the northeast focuses predominantly on the Ibera Wetlands where rivers flood pastureland creating one of the largest natural reserves in Argentina. With scenery of unique beauty and a wide variety of interesting wildlife to discover, the area is of particular importance to naturalists and birdwatchers and is home to more than 600 different species of birds and 230 varieties of fish.

About the Ibera Wetlands

Twice the size of the Florida Everglades, Ibera is the second-largest wetland in South America after the Pantanal in Brazil and one of the most important fresh water reservoirs in the continent. From May through to November, during the dry season, rare species of birds and other animals seek shelter along their shores and cluster around the diminishing pools. A myriad of different flowers, that bloom during the rainy season (December-April) attract all sort of insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians as well as mammals.

  • Enjoy a guided boat excursion to spot remarkable wildlife including caiman, anaconda, armadillo, tapir, river otter and marsh deer
  • Experience the dawn chorus of numerous colourful birds including parakeets and turquoise parrots
  • Take to your horse ‘gaucho style’ and enjoy a unique view of the lakes and marshes
  • Visit the Jesuit Missions en route from Iguazu Falls
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