Argentina holiday, Ibera Wetlands & Iguazu Falls
Single rates are available on request, as well as upgrades.
Flights are not included in the price, but can also be arranged upon request.
Description of Argentina holiday, Ibera Wetlands & Iguazu Falls
On this Argentina holiday you’ll experience the Ibera Wetlands and Iguazu Falls on a five day tailor made journey that takes you away from the main tourist trail. In the Ibera Wetlands you’ll tour the swamps, marshes and lagoons where a wide variety of wildlife make their home, from pig-like peccaries to capybaras to armadillos. In Iguazu National Park you’ll visit both the Argentinean and Brazilian sides of the Iguazu Falls, whose beauty you can appreciate from the many walking trails and boat trips.
What makes this tour the most interesting, perhaps, is your accommodation. You’ll enjoy traditional Argentinean food and hospitality with stays at local estancias – old, usually family run establishments, home to sweeping grounds, horses and gauchos. They are a fascinating insight into Argentinean life and an experience that you’re sure to remember for a long time to come.
1 Reviews of Argentina holiday, Ibera Wetlands & Iguazu Falls
Reviewed on 02 Mar 2020 by Deborah Armitage
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The Ibera Wetlands were an amazing wildlife experience and Iguazu Falls was incredible
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Make sure you have a guide for Ibera who can give information on the wildlife
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
We visited the wildlife rescue centre in Iguazu (Guira Ora) . The entrance fee helps conservation efforts. Time on the estancia in Ibera meant we spent money in the local community
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Every day was a wonderful adventure! Guides, hotels and drivers all met our expectations. Thank you to Agustin Orso for organising everything for us
PlanetAs a locally owned Argentine business, we strive to operate all of our tours in a responsible manner. We work with local tour operators, tour guides and properties to ensure that they understand the importance of protecting the environment as it is a finite resource that, if managed properly, can provide economic benefit to the local community.
We follow all local environmental laws and legislation, and work with local partners that minimally impact the natural surroundings to ensure that we protect the national parks and destinations that we visit for future generations.
National Park entrance fees are paid directly to the national parks by the clients to ensure that they directly support the parks´ maintenance and preservation.
During our trekking tours with overnight camping in a national park, local or wilderness site, we aim to minimize waste by using products with minimum packaging, leaving no litter behind, keeping all water sources clean and leave the camp sites cleaner than we found them. At the core of this effort is the desire to leave no trace behind and to minimize our impact on the beautiful lands that we visit.
We are working to keep our operations green and are utilizing web/e-communication to reduce paper consumption. We have taken the decision to no longer produce 75 page printed brochures and focus on web/e-communications. We utilize low energy lightbulbs in our offices, recycle paper/glass and try to minimize our water consumption. We also reduce our plastic bottle waste by providing refillable large water coolers. Additionally, we are constantly assessing our operations to see how we may partner with and support local communities, NGOs, wilderness areas, regional and national parks that we visit.
PeopleAs an Argentine owned travel business, we understand the importance of supporting our local partners during both the good times and the bad times. By partnering with locally owned hotels, activity providers, guides, restaurants and properties over the years, we not only ensure a high level of quality and that our clients' needs are satisfied, but we also develop long term relationships with local business owners and help them plan and prepare for the busy and slow times of the year. And this also helps our clients to better experience the local culture.
We hire local guides and pay them a solid wage (which is generally higher than the local average). We also train our guides and cover the associated costs with the training program.
We prefer small, family run operations to ensure that we help sustain the community economy, and actively seek them out rather than using international chains. For example on this trip you will stay in local Estancia's, settled in Iberá area which are much more a family house than a hotel.
We donate each month to the Argentine not-for-profit organization, “Por los Chicos” and our support benefits poor and vulnerable street children in Argentina.
In addition, we also share our ethos of cultural and environmental respect with our local partners. Be it a small hotel, mountain lodge, kayak or hiking guide/outfitter, we ensure that they work their best to incorporate environmental and culturally sensitive best practice in their operations, so as to benefit the diverse communities in which we operate.
On this trip in particular, we work closely with the El Chalten community and in our pre-departure materials (and on tour) we recommend local cafes, restaurants and shops to ensure that our clients support the local businesses. In addition, we hire certified and local Argentine mountain guides to ensure that those clients interested in guided hiking will have the best local leaders available.