Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights at Hosteria Rincon del Socorro
Day 1: Arrive at Hosteria Rincon del Socorro
Today you will land at Posadas’s airport where you will be met and be driven to your lodge in Ibera. The journey takes around 4-6 hours, depending on the road conditions.
Hosteria Ricon del Socorro is in the middle of Argentina’s largest nature reserve, a special area that’s been pro-actively managed to create the largest re-wilding project in the Americas. The original cattle ranch that was built in 1896 has been lovingly restored by the owner and expanded for guests with all modern comforts. All revenue raised is reinvested in protecting the local wildlife, including tapirs, giant anteaters, pampas deer and collared peccaries – all of which have been successfully reintroduced to the cattle-free wild of the reserve.
Once you arrive, you will check in into your accommodation and you’ll have a briefing on the different tours and activities that you can participate in before dinner in the lodge’s restaurant.
Days 2 & 3: Tours in Ibera Wetlands
Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the wetland with some of the activities that are included by the lodge. With just 9 rooms and a full board service, you can relax with plenty of space and enough time to explore.
Today you can get involved with various different activities; bird and wildlife watching, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, culture tours and boat tours. You can listen to talks from the lodge’s team who will explain the successes of the rewilding project, before heading out to the lagoon by boat. On the water, you’ll see an incredible array of wildlife from caiman to marsh deer and many different birds. Explore the grasslands by horseback or cycle beside the wetlands – however you choose to explore, you’ll encounter plenty of wildlife.
In the evening, you can relax by the beautiful pool and enjoy the stunning sunset. At night, the heavens come alive and with so little light from the reserve, you’ll be able to see the Milky Way clearly, twinkling in the night skies.
Day 4: Depart Hosteria del Socorro
This morning you will have breakfast, and then you’ll be driven to Puerto Iguazu. The drive is around 7 hours with plenty of stops for you to stretch your legs.