(4 days/3 nights)
Three nights including the navigation through the waters of the Jungle, hikes exploring the wonderful and colorful details of this environment, sharing experiences with representatives of the Guaraní Community, who have decided to share their history and to show the Jungle to us from their cosmovision.
Yacutinga Lodge has been providing interesting ecotourism services while protecting the resources of Fauna and Flora present at our Reserve for many years, and, although our environmentalist guides offer an exceptional level of information, we always thought that we need to emphasize more on the native culture of the area. The Guaraní Culture. Therefore, years ago we decided to start a relationship with our neighbors, the Community Guaraní Kagui Pora, several years of getting to know each other , of understanding and helping each other.
The result is a very nice relation and we decided to integrate this Community more into the eco-touristic concept of Yacutinga following modern rules of responsible and sustainable tourism. With pride we present you this new itinerary, ideal for all visitors wishing to enjoy the Misiones Jungle in a genuine and comfortable way.
This new Program of 3 nights includes the navigation through the waters of the Jungle, hikes exploring the wonderful and colorful details of this environment, sharing experiences with representatives of the Guaraní Community, who have decided to share their history and to show the Jungle to us from their cosmovision. The best itinerary to enjoy and to be dazzled with the Misiones Rainforest before or after the traditional visit to the Iguassu Falls.
Day 1 – Puerto Iguazu – Yacutinga Lodge
14.00 hrs. Encounter at Raíces Argentinas. Luggage dispatch.
14.30 hrs. Departure towards Yacutinga Lodge. During the drive the naturalist guide will give information on the characteristics of this “Misiones” jungle.
17.00 hrs. Arrival at Yacutinga Lodge. Reception and welcome.
Luggage distribution to the assigned rooms.
19.00 hrs – Presentation: The jungle and its conservation state. Through this presentation the guide in charge will explain to the new guests the environmental situation of the ecosystem they are visiting. Questions & answers.
20.30 hrs. – Dinner at the Lodge. Overnight
Day 2 – Yacutinga Lodge – Reserva Privada Yacutinga.
A.M. Early breakfast. Excursion “waters of the jungle”: slow navigation on calm waters, ideal for fauna observation, photography and simply enjoying the landscape.
12.30 hrs. Lunch at the Lodge. Time off for personal activities or self-guided trails close to the Lodge.
P.M. Departure before sunset to one of the introductory trails of the Yacutinga Reserve, with the idea of visiting this environment at a time where maximum fauna activity is present. Return to the Lodge.
20.30 hrs. Dinner at the Lodge. Overnight.
Day 3 – Yacutinga Lodge – Reserva Privada Yacutinga
A.M. Breakfast and eco-tour “Exploring the Jungle” of the Yacutinga Reserve. The early hours are the best for better registration and observation. Nature is interpreted in its whole. Flora, orchids, bromeliads and other epiphytes. Fauna: mainly birds and their behaviors.
12.30 hrs. Lunch at the Lodge. . Time off for personal activities or self-guided trails close to the Lodge.
P.M. Start of the “Guaraní afternoon”.
The representatives of the Guarani community Kagui Pora, will show us how they use the resources the jungle for their own subsistence. Use of medicinal plants and traps.
Return to the Lodge at mid-afternoon.
At the fire-place the Caburé will be prepared, a typical Guaraní dish based on corn and wild honey. Preparation of the Mate Tea in its traditional form. Time to chat with the Guarani’s. Their life, their customs and actual social situation.
Chorus of the Guaraní children. Some ritual songs will be presented. Translation and content.
20.30 hrs. Dinner at the Lodge. Overnight.
Day 4 – Yacutinga Lodge – Reserva Privada Yacutinga
A.M. Breakfast . The guest is invited to plant a tree in our recovery area .
9.00 hrs. Check-Out
10.00 hrs. Departure towards Raíces Argentinas.
- 03 overnights at Yacutinga Lodge with breakfast.
- 03 dinners
- 02 Lunches
- Transfer Port Iguazu/ Yacutinga Lodge/ Port Iguazu , departing 2.30 p.m. from our meeting point “Raíces Argentinas” . (Please be at the meeting point 30 minutes before departure in order to check your luggage properly)
- 01 Half day Ecotour paddling through the waters of the Jungle.
- 01 Half day Ecotour through the interpretational trails of the exclusive Yacutinga Reserve.
- 01 Nocturnal Ecotour (2 hrs aprox.) to “feel” the Jungle at night.
- Guarani Afternoon – to provide you the contact with our Guarani native neighbors. Their Culture and Cosmovision.
- Entrance fee to the Yacutinga Reserve included.
- Environmental guide during the itinerary for a maximum of 12 guests
Yacutinga Lodge, Reserva Privada de vida silvestre – Misiones – Argentina