Ibera Wetlands

As Argentina’s largest natural reserve and the second largest body of fresh water after the Pantanal in Brazil, the Esteros del Ibera wetlands are a haven for wildlife. The series of lakes, lagoons and marshland are home to over 350 different bird species and some of South America’s most iconic wildlife such as the capybara and the caiman, along with swamp deer, pampas deer, howler monkeys, giant otters, greater rheas and anacondas. Just as diverse as the wildlife on display are the activities on offer - from horseback riding with local gauchos to fly-fishing for Dorado, canoeing, boating and bird watching. The wetlands are still relatively under visited by tourists to Argentina due to their inaccessibility and thus they remain a remote untouched haven for nature lovers.

Why we like it

  • Argentina's largest protected area
  • Capybara & Caiman country
  • Ornithologists mecca
  • Floating water plant islands
  • Away from the madding crowd
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