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Boardwalk over wetlands in Nature Reserve Esteros del Ibera, Argentina

Wildlife & Wilderness in the Ibera Wetlands

  • TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAY IDEA

Duration

8 Days

Prices Start from

£2,600 ex. flights

Witness the wildlife and wilderness of Argentina, travelling to a remote and rarely visited Ibera Wetlands eco-estancia in search of the region’s most elusive creatures.

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Local and his boats in swamp, Ibera Marshlands, Carlos Pellegrini, Argentina 1

Rincon del Socorro

Stay in a remote estancia, exploring the wetlands by boat, horseback and 4×4.

Jaguar, Guyana 2

Jaguar Conservation

Meet with researchers from Conservation Land Trust to learn about jaguar re-habituation.

Sunset, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina 3

Private Charter

Fly from Posadas to the extremely remotely located estancia on a private charter.

Buenos Aires, Argentina 4

Tango & Culture

Spend time in vibrant Buenos Aires to take in a tango show and sample local delicacies.

Why we like it

This adventurous trip takes wildlife-loving wayfarers to the Ibera Wetlands, one of the largest natural reserves in Argentina and a place of particular interest to naturalists and birdwatchers. From night safaris by 4×4 to potential meetings with the scientists involved in jaguar re-habituation, this estancia-based itinerary unearths the wilderness of Argentina that is still far removed from the tourist trail.

Don't forget, we will customise this journey to suit you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Days 1-3
    Buenos Aires
  • Day 4
    Buenos Aires - Posadas - Ibera Wetlands
  • Days 5-6
    Ibera Wetlands
  • Day 7
    Ibera Wetlands - Posadas - Buenos Aires
  • Day 8
    Buenos Aires
Capybara, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
Capybara, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

Outside Buenos Aires: Visit Costanera Sur

When not ambling its romantic streets or attending an iconic dinner and tango show, travel from Buenos Aires to the Costanera Sur Nature Reserve. Despite the urban setting, the city’s docks have been regenerated and now boast a square mile of natural reserve that offers excellent bird watching opportunities. Spend half a day on the level walkways and navigating the lakes where river turtles, iguanas and over 200 species of bird can be spotted.

Ibera Wetlands, Argentina
Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

Explore the Ibera Wetlands

Take an exclusive charter flight from Posadas to the Ibera Wetlands, which covers over a million (mostly underwater) hectares. One of the most important freshwater reserves in South America, it also has savannah, forest and grasslands that are home to giant anteaters, capybaras, marsh deer, anacondas and numerous bird species.

Esteros de Ibera, Corrientes, Argentina
Esteros de Ibera, Corrientes, Argentina

Riding, Walking & Jeep Safaris

Start the days early with walking safaris or horseback rides through the reserve, perhaps navigating on streams into the heart of the reserve by boat. At the Laguna Iberá, look out for marsh deer, capybaras and black caiman and perhaps discover the wetlands by overflight. In the evenings, celebrate spectacular sunsets during sundowners, followed by nocturnal safari drives in a 4×4.

Jaguar
Jaguar

Conservation Land Trust

Stay in Estancia Rincon Del Socorro, a former working cattle ranch and exclusive wetland retreat turned eco-lodge. Working to conserve the indigenous wildlife and encourage restoration of the ecosystem, the estancia lies within a Conservation Land Trust landscape that supports projects that include the re-population of giant anteaters and tapirs. Depending on their movements, Steppes can arrange for you to meet with the researchers from the Conservation Land Trust to discuss their project to re-introduce jaguars.

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Estancia Rincon del Socorro £££££

  • Argentina
  • Farmstead and Ranches

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. Encompassed by vast expanses of watery marshes and the islands that haphazardly sprout from them, the estancia is hemmed in by splashing herons, basking alligators and frolicking capybaras. An exclusive wetland retreat where nature thrives beyond each door, Estancia Rincon Del Socorro boasts a dazzling outdoor pool that overlooks the water and grasslands.

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Legado Mitico £££££

  • Argentina
  • City
  • Boutique

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. Despite its position in the hub of the bohemian barrio of Palermo Soho, the townhouse is a tranquil oasis peppered with foliage and draping vegetation. Its 11 refined rooms are individually decorated with wood floors and memorabilia inspired by historic figures of the nation that include Che Guevara and Eva Peron, while one boasts its own private terrace. There are inviting lounge areas that appear in the form of a serene library, a living room with sofas set around a roaring fireplace, and a small garden terrace with a bubbling Jacuzzi.

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Nuss Buenos Aires Soho £££££

  • Argentina
  • City
  • Boutique

The Nuss Hotel sits on a beautiful tree-lined street in Palermo Soho, surrounded by some of the finest bars, restaurants, shops and art galleries that Buenos Aires has to offer. This former convent has 22 rooms situated around a central courtyard and decorated in an understated way by a local interior designer.

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Paul did everything from making dinner reservations in Buenos Aires to booking specific rooms in the Lake District that he knew would give us the best view.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

Thanks to James for planning this trip of a lifetime through Argentina, a place we have always wanted to see. We were able to visit everywhere from Patagonia in the south to the Iguazu Falls in the north, and all with very little effort on our part.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: James

Paul listened carefully to what we wanted from our travels in Argentina and put together a really special itinerary that was perfectly tailored to us.

Destination: Argentina
Travel Expert: Paul

A note on price

Prices will vary depending on the time of year you are travelling. Prices do not include international flights. Please ask one of our Travel Experts for an accurate quote. Flights purchased through Steppes Travel departing from the UK are ATOL protected.

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When to travel

Argentina in January

December to February is the peak of summer in Argentina, bringing long summer days and pleasant temperatures. As this is the busiest time of year to travel, expect peak prices and we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance for availability. Summer is the best time of year for all the outdoor experiences that the country has to offer.

Argentina in February

January and February are the peak of summer in Argentina, bringing long summer days and pleasant temperatures. As this is the busiest time of year to travel, expect peak prices and we recommend planning 9-12 months in advance for availability. Summer is the best time of year for all the outdoor experiences that the country has to offer.

Argentina in March

March brings the end of summer across the country. If you are planning to visit Patagonia, it is best to start here in early March as it is still accessible.

Argentina in April

April starts the autumn in Argentina. As the temperatures lower, crowds thin across the country. This can be a great time to avoid large numbers of visitors and to experience the autumnal colours across the countryside.

Argentina in May

As the country moves further into late autumn, temperatures continue to drop. However, cooler temperatures can make for a pleasant visit to Iguazu Falls, Mendoza and the desert avoiding the crowds.

Argentina in June

June begins the winter season across the country. Although Patagonia becomes more challenging to access, this can be a good time to visit other more popular destinations further north without the crowds. This is also the best time to view the southern right whales off the Valdes Peninsula.

Argentina in July

July and August are the depths of winter for the country. This brings much cooler temperatures and snow in some regions. Although perhaps not an ideal time to see the highlights, this can be a good time to visit Buenos Aires in an off-peak time with cooler temperatures.

Argentina in August

July and August are the depths of winter for the country. This brings much cooler temperatures and snow in some regions. Although perhaps not an ideal time to see the highlights, this can be a good time to visit Buenos Aires in an off-peak time with cooler temperatures.

Argentina in September

September officially welcomes spring across Argentina. This is a great time to experience the northern region without the peak season prices or crowds.

Argentina in October

As the country moves further into spring, the countryside starts to bloom with wildflowers. This is a great time of year to get involved with outdoor activities while temperatures are still cool and the crowds are quieter.

Argentina in November

November is a great time of year to visit as summer begins yet beating the peak season crowds that come in December. Patagonia is in full bloom and the vineyards of Mendoza are surrounded by the stunning snow-capped Andes.

Argentina in December

December in Argentina brings the start of the peak season. Temperatures are warm, although due to the size of the country these can vary so it is advisable to bring layers. Weather is at its most desirable for outdoor activities and sightseeing. Following from the spring rains, the falls of Iguazu are at their most impressive during December.

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