Welcome to Ibera Wetlands
The Ibera Wetlands are one of South America’s great untouched wildernesses, a vast expanse of native plant species, birdlife and uninhabited plains, more than twice the size of the Everglades National Park at 3.2 million acres. Found to the south of Iguazu Falls, this isolated region provides a fantastic off-the-beaten-track destination in Argentina for wildlife lovers, thanks to its protected and pristine status–having been cut off from mankind over the millennia by its own encircling, impenetrable marshlands. As a result, thousands of plant, bird, animal and insect species have been able to thrive here, making for one of the most picturesque and rewarding wildlife experiences in Argentina.
Explore the Ibera Wetlands
With a handful of traditional estancias dotted throughout the plains, any stay in the wonderful Ibera Wetlands will be one of not only stunning scenery and remote mystique, but culture and authenticity too. Though with over 300 different types of bird, 35 varieties of reptile, 85 mammal and dozens of amphibious species too, plus countless floating and rooted plants, flowers and trees–it is encounters with the natural world that brings lucky visitors to the pristine marshes of Ibera.
The Ibera Wetlands are perfect for exploration on horseback, so staying at an authentic estancia while here is always the best, often the only way to go.
With such an abundance of bird species in the area, an early morning birdwatching walk is an absolute must while exploring the Ibera Wetlands.
Such a memorable and little-known destination in Argentina deserves to be seen at its blissful, untamed best, with a guided photo safari being a great way to do it.
For anyone keen on conservation or with even the slightest interest when it comes to wildlife, the Ibera Wetlands provides one of the most unique and biodiverse natural habitats in Argentina.
Feel at one with this watery landscape and take an exciting boat or kayak tour across the marshes, on the lookout for Caiman and Piranhas, among other native creatures who dwell here.
Get off the tourist trail with a visit to the Ibera Wetlands. This isolated region of Argentina has been left alone by mankind thanks to its impossible terrain, thankfully leaving Ibera in a wild, pristine and picturesque condition as a result.