Remote and rustic lodge downriver from Iguazú Falls in an area rich with bird life.
Yacutinga Lodge lies 42km downriver from Iguazú Falls in the province of Misiones, Argentina, a region of gushing rivers and huge swathes of subtropical rainforest growing insuppressibly from the red earth. Yacutinga's buildings are constructed from local materials like stone and hardwood gathered from naturally fallen trees. The result is an attractive and rustic design that blends seamlessly with the surrounding jungle. The living is simple here and the surrounding nature is bountiful: these are some of the last remaining stands of Atlantic rainforest.
A stay at the lodge is usually combined with a visit to the world-famous falls, but it's also a richly rewarding destination in its own right. There are numerous trails that radiate from the lodge to penetrate the lush wilderness all around, and expert guides are on hand to point out ancient trees, medicinal plants, orchids, bromeliads and rare birdlife. There are also night tours into the jungle, which comes alive with activity at dusk. The cacophony of bird calls is almost deafening at sunset, and you may catch a glimpse of toucans or woodpeckers returning to their nests. The lodge has three boats to provide excursions on the upper River Iguazú. As you float silently downstream you will see its forested banks teeming with plants and, with luck, catch a glimpses of the wildlife which inhabits the ecosystem.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
We made the most of our stay at Yacuntinga and loved every minute of it. Excellent guides, very friendly staff, good food, a fantastic experience.EUeH, London
Most unusual accommodation. For a jungle experience it was fine. Staff were very good.SB, Solihul
“Yacutinga Lodge in Argentina was a model of sustainable tourism with a brilliant guide, Nestor.”MM, Dalston
Such a great experience, the lodges are comfy if a little dark and kept out the mosquitoes no problem. The guides were excellent and the food was superb.CAA, London
“From the first pick-up we were treated to impassioned talks by enthusiasts, and one certainly appreciated the fact that Yacutinga does research and these people are serious scientists. Like all enthusiasts, they risk going OTT but they kept the balance about right! The rooms were pretty much as good as one might expect from ecotourism, and we did see the occasional mammal wandering past. Food was surprisingly good. People very friendly. The walks and trips were excellent."MP, Bristol
A lovely lodge
"I rate it somewhere between good and excellent in fact - this was a lovely lodge and it was really a great place to be.”CH, Manchester
Unique experience if you would like a jungle experience . We also loved this place ,our guides were very sweet as were all the other staff.LH, Altrincham
Excellent food at all 3 meals each day. Guides at the hotel were superb.JDT, Andover
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