Northeast Argentina holidays
The Iguazú Falls are arguably South America's most spectacular, a series of 275 tumbling cascades which plummet into the turbulent waters of the Iguazú River on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
The Iguazú National Park in Argentina, of which the Iguazú Falls are the central feature, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It's home to around 430 bird species and 70 species of mammals, including capuchin monkey and - though rarely seen - jaguar. The park rings to a cacophony of calls and songs and the distant thunder of the falls.
South of the park is a large expanse of marshy wetlands, known as the Ibera Wetlands. Stretching over 5,200 square miles of rivers, marshes, clear-water lagoons floating islands known as embalsados, the wetlands are an ecological hotspot and, like the Iguazú National Park, are home to hundreds of bird species.
Where to go in Iguazu Falls & the Northeast
The Iberá Wetlands covers an area of 5,200 square miles. Distinct for its thick and fertile marshes, sleepy waterways and clear water lagoons, it's a world away from the pounding rush of the Iguazú Falls to the north.
Top itineraries in Iguazu Falls & the Northeast
Explore the very best of Argentina’s north, from the wineries of Mendoza to the multi-hued mountains near Salta and the cascading beauty of Iguazú Falls.
Get a taste for tango in the 'Paris of South America', gaze in awe at the advancing ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier and the thundering power of Iguazu Falls before living life gaucho style at an estancia on the outskirts of the capital, all on this 13-day tailor-made itinerary.
Prepare for a Patagonian adventure with channel cruises, glacier visits and luxury national park campsites. This 16-day tailor-made journey begins in Buenos Aires before taking the wilds of Tierra del Fuego, Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and the advancing ice of Perito Moreno Glacier.
Top places to stay in Iguazu Falls & the Northeast
No other hotel can match the Sheraton for views of arguably the world’s most spectacular waterfall. Throw in a stunning outdoor pool, tennis courts, a good gym, landscaped gardens and a respectable price tag, and the applause for this hotel can get as thunderous as Iguazu itself.
Hidden in the jungle with its rooms and buildings connected via Tarzan-esque rainforest walkways, Loi Suites Iguazu is a boutique bolthole on the banks of the Rio Iguazu, a stone’s throw from mighty falls themselves.
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