North West Argentina holiday

“A thirteen day, tailor made trip up in the north of Argentina, with one internal flight, mix of private and public transfers as well as self drive. Staying in small, locally owned hotels and one homestay. Services of local guides at key points. ”

Highlights

Buenos Aires | Mercedes | Ibera’s Wetlands | Camba Trapo Estuary | Posadas | Estancia Las Marias | Santo Pipo | Tea and mate plantations | Visit traditional Guarani villages | Guarani homestay | San Ignacio Mini | Rainforest hikes | Iguazu Falls | Mocona Falls

Description of North West Argentina holiday

This Argentina holiday is a journey around some of the natural heritage highlights in the north west of the country, travelling on a tailor made itinerary for nearly two weeks. During this trip you will get a chance to explore some of the country’s most stunning landscapes which vary from the rich jungles which are home to the indigenous Guarani people, to the great waterfalls of Iguazu and Mocona.

Wildlife enthusiasts will love northern Argentina, especially the rainforest regions which are home to the most exquisite birdlife and flora. As well as monkeys and caimans, some of which you will discover on guided hikes around the rainforests. The lagoons of Ibera, one of South America’s largest wetlands, are home to more than 400 species, as well as a vast array of plants, which we will discover on a boat trip across the lagoons. A highlight for many of our guests is a rainforest hike led by Guarani guides, as well as homestay within their indigenous and traditional community.

Back on the tourist trail, but worth every bit of the journey, is Iguazu Falls, a national park that is home to one of the greatest cascades on earth right up on the border with Brazil. This natural wonder is actually a collection of 275 waterfalls ranging between 40 and 80m in drop and spread over a distance of 2.5km.

On this holiday, although independent by nature, you will be given 24 hour mobile phone support and use a mixture of private and public transfers. We provide a detailed travel itinerary and handbook with all the information you need to find the sites above, as well as your carefully chosen accommodation.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: North West Argentina holiday

Environment

This is a journey to the heart of the Argentinean rainforest and wetlands, with their exuberant biodiversity. Travellers will visit several protected natural reserves, including the Iberà wetlands.
The entrance fee to the National Park of Iguazu contributes to the maintenance and conservation of these pristine settings. Local guides will advise travellers as to how to minimise their impact on the environment. Some key guidelines include keeping to marked trails and disposing of all waste responsibly and recycling whenever possible.
Travellers will experience the extraordinary beauty of this natural environment: powerful waterfalls, dense jungles, abundant flora and fauna. Useful tips on how to travel responsibly, as well as information on local flora and fauna can also be found in the road book we provide to our travellers.

Fundación Roth: Travellers will have a chance to stay at this ecological centre, part of the “Yerba Mate Route”. Visit the oldest mate mill in the province and learn how organic yerba mate is cultivated, surrounded by countless native trees. An interesting project carried out by the foundation is the Tree Nursery where native trees and medicinal plants are grown organically and later used to reforest the surroundings, especially degraded areas.
On this tour, we work with small hotels run by people aware of their environmental responsibilities.

This is a tailor-made, independent trip; groups are very small, normally comprised of 2 to 4 people, helping to minimise the negative environmental and social impact.

Community

We support local employment and communities in our choice of accommodation, tours, restaurants, etc. This trip is no different from others we provide, in that it encourages real interaction between people while respecting the culture, history and customs of each individual community. This carefully planned itinerary includes several villages along the way, where the traveller can gain insight into the local culture.

Travellers have a chance to spend three nights with local families. In these small communities, they will meet local people, eat local produce and have a truly authentic experience, while at the same time supporting local businesses. One night will be spent at a Guarani village in the rainforest. We always take into consideration the feedback we receive from the local population to try to improve the quality of services in the best way possible.
All travellers are provided with detailed guidelines as to how to travel responsibly. We provide our travellers with a road book with useful information on local culture and customs.

We donate 3% of the total price of this trip to co-fund micro-projects implemented by local schools, associations and ONGs. These are community projects based on education and conservation activities, especially addressed to young people.

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