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Wildlife of Argentina

Discover The Wilds and Wildlife of the Ibera Wetlands

10 days

from £2,575pp (excluding flights)

This holiday idea to Argentina combines wildlife and wilderness, visiting the vast Ibera wetland, teeming with wildlife.

  • Stay at Estancia Rincon del Socorro and explore the Ibera wetlands by boat, on horse back, by jeep or on foot
  • Meet with researchers from Conservation Land Trust and learn about the programme to reintroduce jaguar to Ibera
  • Fly by private charter from Posadas to Ibera
  • Spend four nights in South America's coolest city and take in a tango show

buenos aires - a curious mix of tango, great food and birdwatching

The holiday idea begins in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires; a city that never sleeps and is full of charm and character. We have included a half day city tour in this itinerary and a dinner and tango show at Rojo Tango. The rest of your time in Buenos Aires is left free to do as you please. You might want to consider a morning spent bird watching at the Costanera Sur Nature Reserve. Despite the urban area the docks have been regenerated and a square mile of natural reserve has been created offering excellent bird watching opportunities.  Here you can spend half a day on the level walkways navigating the lakes where river turtles, iguanas and over 200 species of bird can be observed.

ibera wetlands and the return of the jaguar

From Buenos Aires take a private charter flight to the Ibera Wetlands. The wetlands cover over a million hectares and while most is underwater (making it one of the most important fresh water reserves in South America) it also has savannah, forest and grasslands. The giant anteater, capybara, marsh deer, anaconda and numerous birds all call this area home, though much of the wildlife has been under threat and there are several projects in the area to rewild these beautiful wetlands. Depending on their movements, Steppes can arrange for you to meet with the researchers from Conservation Land Trust who are working on a project to re-introduce jaguar to Ibera.

horseback safari, walking safari or jeep safari in ibera wetlands

Start the day early with a walking safari or horse-back riding through the reserve. After lunch, travel into the heart of the reserve by boat, sailing up and down the many streams that lead to the Laguna Iberá, looking for marsh deer, capybara and black caiman. Boat trips offer the best platform from which to see the many species of bird that inhabit the wetlands. After a sundowner (the sunsets in Ibera can be spectacular) take a nocturnal safari drive in Rincon del Socorro's 4WD vehicle.

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

Price Excluding Flights £Flight cost from 
£ 2575 £ 900
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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas


Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Buenos Aires overnight

Day 2

Day at leisure in Buenos Aires

Known as 'The Paris of Latin America', Buenos Aires is quite simply one of the world's greatest cosmopolitan cities. World class museums and leading restaurants jostle for space with boutique shops and antique markets, and the colonial architecture and cobbled streets of San Telmo contrast with the modern lines and waterfront designs of up and coming Puerto Madero. It is a city with a colourful and fascinating history, which has given rise to a variety of neighbourhoods from the uber trendy Palermo Soho to the bohemian charm of La Boca, the birth place of tango.

You will be staying at Legado Mitico, bed and breakfast

Day 3

Half Day City Tour
A fascinating four-hour tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the sobriquet 'the Paris of South America'. Begin the tour on the charming cobbled alleyways of San Telmo with its colonial architecture, before moving on to the Plaza de Mayo that is dominated by the the government house Casa Rosada, the Nación Bank, the cathedral and the original parliament houses. Continue up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress, before ending your tour at the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery. Discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry that is Buenos Aires.

You will be staying at Legado Mitico, bed and breakfast

Day 4

Evening Rojo Tango show
This evening enjoy a night’s entertainment at the cabaret of the Rojo Tango, held at the Hotel Faena. Considered one of the best tango shows in the city, the show is both modern and sensuous, with intricate dance steps accompanied by the soulful tunes of tango music.

You will be staying at Legado Mitico, bed and breakfast

Day 5

Travel from Buenos Aires to Ibera Marshlands (Air Transfer Journey)

The Ibera Marshlands is one of the largest natural reserves in Argentina, with scenery of unique beauty and a wide variety of interesting wildlife to discover. 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. The area is of particular interest to naturalists and birdwatchers and is home to more than 600 different species of birds and 230 varieties of fish.

At Ibera, the climate is warm and humid. 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. Rare species of birds and other animals seek shelter along their shores and cluster around the diminishing pools during the dry season from May through to November. The wildlife is remarkable and includes; turtles, caiman, anaconda, armadillo, peccaries, tapirs, river otter, maned wolf, anteaters, capybara, howler monkeys, crab-eating fox, marsh deer and a huge profusion of colourful birds including parakeets and turquoise parrots.

You will be staying at Estancia Rincon del Socorro, all inclusive

Day 6

Estancia Rincon del Socorro activities and excursions
Activities begin early in the morning at Rincon del Socorro. It's the coolest time of the day and one of the most beautiful times for light and observing wildlife. Morning excursions include a visit to the reserve by foot or on horse-back.

Boat trips allow deeper exploration of the wetlands. Navigate the streams that lead to the Laguna Iberá where capybara, marsh deer and caiman as well as a variety of birdlife can be seen. It is also possible to book a short overflight for a fantastic vantage point of parts of the Iberá that is otherwise totally inaccessible.

When the sun sets, the adventure does not stop. Night safaris are also available. Go out by 4x4 vehicle looking for nocturnal wildlife.

At the lodge relax by the pool or take a walk by the nearby lagoon where plenty of wildlife and birds can be observed.

You will be staying at Estancia Rincon del Socorro, all inclusive

Day 7

Day at leisure to continue the excursions on offer.

You will be staying at Estancia Rincon del Socorro, all inclusive

Day 8

Travel from Ibera Marshlands to Buenos Aires (Air Transfer Journey)

You will be staying at Legado Mitico, bed and breakfast

Day 9

Fly Buenos Aires to London overnight


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Legado Mitico

Legado Mitico

A highly conceptual property founded on the notion of Argentine identity, Legado Mitico is a boutique property that is all at once avant-garde and undeniably homely....

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Estancia Rincon del Socorro

Estancia Rincon del Socorro

A former working cattle ranch turned eco-lodge, Estancia Rincon Del Socorro sits in 30,000 acres of unspoilt Conservation Land Trust wetlands in northeast Argentina....

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For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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