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.