Ibera Wetlands

Why visit the Ibera wetlands

One of the greatest natural reserves in Argentina, boasting unique landscapes and wildlife that includes a variety of aquatic birds and alligators, the protected Ibera Wetlands is an area of particular importance to naturalists and birdwatchers. Hosting a warm and humid climate, the wetlands feature the world's second largest body of fresh water as well as grasslands, marshlands and lagoons.

The wetlands have formed an important part of a large wildlife reintroduction initiative, so the region is now home to the swift swimming marsh deer, giant anteaters, jaguars, pumas, maned wolves and giant otters.

About the Ibera wetlands

Twice the size of the Florida Everglades, these are 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 bloom during the rainy season from December through to April and attract all sort of insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians as well as mammals.

What can you do in the Ibera wetlands?

  • Join a guided boat exploration to spot remarkable wildlife including caiman, anaconda, armadillo, tapir, river otters and marsh deer

  • Experience the dawn chorus of numerous colourful birds including parakeets and turquoise parrots

  • Make like a gaucho and discover the unique views of the lakes and marshes on horseback
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