The Iberá Wetlands
The Iberá wetlands are wild and untamed. And they are also the most astounding wildlife-watching destination in Argentina. Stretching as far as the eye can see an ocean of green unfolds. Lakes and marshes, lagoons and streams create a watery playground for birds and animals, a place where nature reigns supreme and untouched.
The Iberá wetlands are vast. More than 3,000,000 acres – almost the size of Switzerland – support a diverse habitat. At the Iberá Natural Reserve, over 350 bird species – including the iconic, four feet tall Jabirú stork – 60 mammal species, 50 kinds of reptiles, 35 types of amphibians and 110 fish species exist in harmony. Visiting the wetlands is nothing short of spectacular. Hop in a flat-bottomed boat and come within touching distance of Cayman alligators and barking capybara, or set off on horseback to spot swamp deer, giant otter, anacondas or howler monkeys. Bird-watchers will delight, with eagles, woodpeckers, kingfishers, humming birds, and even vivid macaws soaring past.
Once remote and unexplored by visitors, the Iberá wetlands are today opening up and offering a low- key, nature-based experience. Oyikil Travel experts in arranging immersive and unforgettable family-friendly trips at high-end local farms.