Argentina Wildlife: Tropical wetlands and Patagonia
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
Spot alligators, giant storks, toucans, and, according to season, penguins and whales on this wildlife holiday. The Iberá wetlands and steppes of Patagonia are open for viewing while exotic birds populate Iguazú rainforest.
The vast and varied territory of Argentina is home to a huge variety of observable wildlife. This holiday introduces you to the exotic birds and mammals of the remote northern wetlands and sub-tropical rainforest and the whales, penguins and sea-elephants of the wilderness steppes of Patagonia further south.
From Buenos Aires move on to a lodge in the serene Iberá wetlands, where during boat excursions on the lagoons you may spot giant storks, capybara and anteaters. Travel on to Iguazú and stay in a hotel set within the protected jungle of Iguazú National Park, where walkways lead down to the cataracts and there is an abundance of birds.
It’s a dramatic change of scene when you arrive in Patagonia, a wilderness of windswept grasslands, craggy cliffs and Atlantic beaches, where penguins congregate in their thousands to breed. In season, whales can be spotted spouting and frolicking, and the remote seaweed-collecting eco-village Bahia Bustamente adds a cultural element to your wildlife viewing.
These locations, especially the Iberá wetlands and Bahia Bustamente, are truly remote, in areas of little infrastructure; but here you have the advantage of being able to stay in unique accommodation where you are well looked after by committed and knowledgeable management with a passion for their environment and an imaginative wide-ranging menu of individualised excursions and activities: you may well be the only visitors for miles around.
- Buenos Aires: City tour
- Iberá Wetlands: Guided expeditions from lodge
- Puerto Madryn: Guided excursion to Peninsula Valdés
- Puerto Madryn: Whale watching boat trip (Aug-Dec only)
- Bahía Bustamente: Excursions from Patagonian lodge
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Arrive in Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel in the Recoleta district.
Guided city tour.
Fly to Posadas in the northwest and continue to the Iberá wetlands.
Guided expeditions from the lodge.
By road to Puerto Iguazú and hotel close to the Iguazú Falls.
At leisure to explore Iguazú Falls.
Fly from Iguazú airport to Trelew in Patagonia; by road to Puerto Madryn.
Guided excursion to Peninsula Valdés (with whale-watching by boat Aug-Dec).
By road to Bahía Bustamente.
Excursions from the lodge.
Transfer to Comodoro Rivadavia airport and fly to Buenos Aires, overnight for final night.
Transfer to airport for your international flight home.
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