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Esteros de Ibera

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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 out this protected area as part of a recent trip to Northern Argentina. It took... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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469 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
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 from our lodge in Colonia Carlos Pellegrini and our hotel in Buenos Aires it turned... More 

6 Thank roos1ter
Brighton, UK
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 sun. There are deer, foxes, monkeys and countless birds making the area suburb for wildlife... More 

4 Thank N_Bennett747
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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74 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 and they also have access to some of the roads that are private. There are... More 

2 Thank Ruth b
Shanghai, China
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122 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 hire 3 days (2 nights) are a must for nature lovers

Thank Siegmar K
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 to Mercedes (Corrientes province... There are three Mercedes in Argentina so be careful). I think... More 

14 Thank klinky10
Mainz, Germany
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 company located at the campground (cheapest one). A tip is you can book the boat... More 

1 Thank artclassics
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 bird guide, met us on arrival and took us birding immediately, and all day the... More 

1 Thank LeeHarding
Ghent, Belgium
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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103 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank mutron
Buenos Aires
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65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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, fishes of all sort inhabit the lands and waters of the Laguna Ibera.

Thank Empanadita

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