YACUTINGA ORIGINS – Iguassu Falls

4 days and 3 nights dedicated to discover the northeast jungle area of Argentina. It is a pristine place where the past melts with the present. 60 miles east from the famous Iguassu Falls at the border between Brazil and Argentina extends a large portion of subtropical rainforest protected by environmental laws.

This interesting journey is surprising for the adventurous traveller. Away from massive tourism extend beautiful landscapes characterized by rich biodiversity, lush green jungle vegetation in contrast with its red soil.

Powerful rivers and bucolic streams irrigate the forest. Clear blue sky. The curious living history of the Guarani native people, and their relation with european pioneers.

At night, the shout of an owl, the fantastic Milky Way, and the magic of the Jungle by a fireplace at the comfort of Yacutinga Lodge accommodations.

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Birdwatching at Iguazu Falls area

Yacutinga Private Nature Reserve. A birding paradise close Iguazu Falls

Exclusive for nature lovers

bird-5The area of the Iguazu Falls and surrounding Parks & Reserves offers important bird diversity.
Located 80 kilometers East from the Iguazu Falls with an exiting bird-list of over 320-bird species identificated and registered, the exclusive Yacutinga Private Reserve and the comfort of Yacutinga Lodge guarantee a successful birding expedition.

The Iguazu Falls area belongs to the phyto-geographical area of the Parana Forest. This is one of the most bio-diverse areas in Argentina.

The main characteristics that generate this exuberant Nature are its warm climate, constant humidity, and the lack of dry seasons and changing climate.

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Tourism at the Iguazu Falls area. What to do ?

Best spoken eco tours at the upper Iguazu river

nota-6-1Most probably you are organizing your trip including the visit to the famous Iguazu waterfalls. Due to its location and environmental concept, Yacutinga Lodge has become the best option to explore in detail the peculiarities of the Argentinian Interior Atlantic Rainforest .

Yacutinga is the ideal extension for your trip to the Iguazu Falls. A unique experience just 2 hrs away from the amazing Iguazu Falls to enjoy the magic and relaxing peace of the place while discovering the curiosities of its flora and fauna.

 

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Once again we have been recognized and verified by Rainforest Alliance

logo rainforest bajaAfter 15 years of leading ecotourism, we are proud to announce that we met for the second consecutive year with the Rainforest Alliance verification. The standard Rainforest Alliance verification is approved by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, and is aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria, a set of strict indicators in the business,
social, cultural and environmental issues.
This achievement certainly supports the strong commitment Yacutinga maintains with the environment, with the team that gives its unique identity, and with the community in general. Also, this year, our sustainability performance reached the level of excellence, which is the highest rating given by the Rainforest Alliance.

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Upper Iguassu Rainforest

A genetic heritage to be preserved

colibriThe Yacutinga Private Reserve is located at the south border of the Iguazu River, in the northeastern part of the Misiones Province in Argentina.

The main goals are conservation and protection of the flora and fauna characteristic to this type of forest. One of the pillars to achieve this mission is the investigation which is being carried out by Yacutingas’ Biological Station.

One of the most important goals at the Biological Station is the Inventory Project of native species to the Atlantic Forest. The Rosewood Aspidosperma polyneuron) and Palmetto (Euterpe edulis) environment, which the YPR protects, is located in a peculiar geographic location since there are two characteristics which make this formation possible: one, the high level of solar radiation in accordance to its position; the other, the humid air masses coming from the Atlantic Ocean which generates annual precipitations of 1700mm.

The existence of these factors allows the presence of a jungle in latitude where in other areas deserts or xerophilous forest can be found.
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