Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

Iguazu Falls Holidays: An Overview

Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil meet where the Iguazu River joins the Paraná River at the very tip of the north-eastern province of Argentina called Misiones.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Take a chartered flight tour over the falls to get a bird's eye view before heading on to the wetlands to spot the wildlife below
  • In relation to its rivals, Iguazu is wider than Victoria Falls, higher than Niagara and, in the opinion of most, more beautiful than both

Iguazu Falls Tours: The Detail

It is here that the Iguazu Falls (Big Water in the local Guaraní language) plunges over hard granite into a wide gorge in a series of gigantic waterfalls two miles in length and more than 240ft below. The sound of the thunderous roar of crashing water and the sight of the multi-coloured mist which rises above the falls combine in an unforgettable experience.

Further south, in the Corrientes province, the wetlands region known as the Ibera marshes - or Esteros del Ibera - is utterly unspoilt and a haven for birding, riding safaris, walking and wildlife. Made up of lagoons, marshlands, and pools, and hugely rich in flora and fauna, the area is a game reserve similar to the Pantanal in Brazil and scenically reminiscent of Botswana's Okavango Delta. Wildlife here includes hundreds of capybara, wild boar, caiman, marsh deer, anteaters, fox, otters and howlers monkeys and thousands of bird species.


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An exhilarating speed boat ride down the Iguazu River takes you right up close to the mighty San Martin waterfall - the largest waterfall that any boat can safely approach.

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A note on price

Like many of its neighbours, Argentina is a large country and so much of the expense in travelling here lies in flying domestically. Hotels, lodges and estancias range from rustic to super-luxe, so it’s possible to arrange holidays catering for all budgets. A two-week trip would start from roughly £3,500 per person including international flights. Learn more about our pricing

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  • Average Temp. — 26°C / 78°F
  • Rainfall — 3cm / 1.3 inches
Flight from London

13:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -3 hrs


Top picks for Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

Hotel Puerto Valle

Hotel Puerto Valle

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

With its somewhat convenient location providing private access to the Wetlands, Hotel Puerto Valle offers the best wildlife fix in Argentina, combined with a good dose of luxury.

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Estancia Santa Cecilia

Estancia Santa Cecilia

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

Get a taste of traditional Argentinean life at the working Estancia Santa Cecilia in the south of the Misiones province.

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Loi Suites Hotel

Loi Suites Hotel

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

In the sub-tropical Iryapu jungle on the edge of the Iguazu National Park, the Loi Suites Hotel is an architectural gem hidden among native Earpod and Rosewood trees.

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Sheraton Iguazu

Sheraton Iguazu

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

The Sheraton Iguazú Resort and Spa is ideally located on the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls in the heart of the Iguazú National Park.

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Puerto Bemberg

Puerto Bemberg

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

The colonial Puerto Bemberg is a traditional and comfortable residence on the banks of the Parana river, around 18 miles from the famous Iguazu falls.

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Yacutinga Lodge

Yacutinga Lodge

Iguazu Falls & the Ibera Wetlands

Yacutinga Lodge is located in a private Wildlife Nature Reserve in the heart of the Argentine rainforest surrounded by the Iguazú National Park.

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We certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend you all to friends

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