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Esteros de Ibera

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Estancia San Juan Poriahu, Corrientes, Argentina
+54 3786 41-2116
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Beyond our expectations - popping with life!

Following the Lonely Planet's praise in their Argentina travel guide, we decided we needed to seek... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
A piece of paradise

I visited Esteros deal Iberá from Colonia Carlos Pellegrini after reading about this relatively... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Brighton, UK
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Estancia San Juan Poriahu, Corrientes, Argentina
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Following the Lonely Planet's praise in their Argentina travel guide, we decided we needed to seek out this protected area as part of a recent trip to Northern Argentina. It took some planning to get to without a car, but actually with a little help...More

8  Thank roos1ter
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Esteros deal Iberá from Colonia Carlos Pellegrini after reading about this relatively undiscovered corner of Argentina. It's their equivalent of the Pantanal in Brazil and the wildlife is similar. Capybaras graze next to the enormous Iberá lake and black caiman laze in the...More

6  Thank N_Bennett747
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Esteros de Ibera are HUUUUGGEEEEE, So where ever you decide to enter the national park, i advise you to take a guide with you, whether you are in a boat, on foot or in a 4x4, the guides know where to find the animals...More

3  Thank Ruth b
Reviewed 30 May 2016

+++ no discotheque +++ no nightlife +++ no taxis +++ no German +++ no English but +++ National park +++ Nature +++ Wild animals +++ Nice and friendly people +++ Trials to hike +++ Boats for private tours in the national park +++ horses to...More

Thank Siegmar K
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the wetlands are amazing. But I'll focus on the practical information as that is more useful. I did this trip as a solo backpacker so if you have more money this may not be that useful. I got an overnight bus from Buenos Aeries...More

17  Thank klinky10
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We had been there end of August. There are quite some moskitos around so it would be good to have protection with you, I didnt and had around 60 bites on my legs. We did 6 excursions during different time but everytime with the same...More

1  Thank artclassics
Reviewed 31 December 2015

A wonderful, old-time estancia in the same family for many generations. A working cattle ranch. I don't know how many cabañas they have for guests, but it looked like quite a few. Staff were wonderful: good meals were served on time. Carlos, a gaucho and...More

1  Thank LeeHarding
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Must go in the north of Argentina! Bit difficult to get there, but tours start from an office right next to the terminal in Mercedes. Everyday from 8.00.

Thank David H
Reviewed 27 May 2015

If you love fauna & flora, this is a must. Natural reserve preserving yacares, capibaras, birds, wild cats, deers, carayas, etc, etc. Can take a tour by trekking as well as by boat... You'll appreciate different species in its natural environment.

1  Thank mutron
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Hurry up and visit this place! If the government does not continue to protect this area the species in it are in danger. This is a spectacular water reservation and the people at Colonia C. Pellegrini show a great zeal to protect it. Mammals, birds,...More

Thank Empanadita
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Waldo S
23 March 2017|
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Response from roos1ter | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I can't help directly as we didn't rent a 4x4 - we relied on 4x4 transfers arranged by our lodge. It cost $100 each way from Mercedes, Corrientes to Colonia Pelligrini where we were staying in Esteros de Ibera - 2 hr... More
5 September 2016|
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Response from Ruth b | Reviewed this property |
Apparently the best place to enter the wetlands is by Carlos Pelligrini on the south East side of the lake Yes you need a guide whether it is to drive you around or take you out on a boat. There are some hotels in/on the... More