Useful Information | FAQ´s
Why visit Yacutinga?
Most probably you are organizing your trip including the visit to the famous Iguassu waterfalls. Due to its location and environmental concept, Yacutinga Lodge has become the best option to know in detail the peculiarities of the “Selva Misionera”.
Yacutinga is the ideal extension for your trip to the waterfalls in case you are nature lovers, curious, interested in a full contact with subtropical jungle and eager for a different experience away from mass tourism and wild life.
Will I be confortable during my days at Yacutinga?
Yacutinga Lodge has been designed to provide you with good amenities in the jungle.
The rooms are very comfortable, spacious, with private bathrooms and hot water 24 hrs. per day.
The common areas are very pleasant, characterized by a peculiar architecture that mimics completely with the forest that surrounds us.
Since Yacutinga is an environmental conservation project it does not provide some of the typical services of the traditional hotels. We say at Yacutinga that we do not offer “luxury” but provide “balance”. This means that we have no TV, no telephone, no air conditioning, no hairdryers hair or any other typical service of a 5 star hotel. At Yacutinga we emphasize on a simple way of life without consume, more relaxed, entering in the rhythm of nature that here prevails. We seek to impact on the environment as little as possible.
We prioritize low power consumption; we refuse to unnecessary noises and emphasize in every sense our guest’s relationship with fauna and flora of the place. Our environmental project, basing its economy in an ecotourism low-impact use, seeks to provide you with peace and tranquillity. The idea is to discover the simplicity of life surrounded by this wonderful nature.
How many nights should I stay at Yacutinga?
We suggest a minimum of 2 nights, while many of our guests have commented that 1 or 2 extra nights would have offered time to enjoy and explore fully the place We know that your trip to the Southern Cone of Latin America is very important to you and there are so many interesting and worthy places to be visited, surely, while organizing this trip you will have to schedule your journey properly.
Therefore, our most honest recommendation is to book our Yacutinga Experience (2 nights) program. In case you like a memorable soft adventure experience and nature is a must for you I believe our Yacutinga Origins eco-oriented itinerary (3 nights) will be suitable as a remarkable option.
Do not miss the opportunity of a longer stay with us if you have special interest in birds, in butterflies and medicinal plants, or simply seeking an anti-stress option, consider our 4 night packages.
Remember the Yacutinga Insight Experience if you wish to contact nature while practicing Yoga and meditation exercises.
How I get to Yacutinga?
We take care of your transfer from the town of Puerto Iguazú (Argentina).
All our programs include transportation from Puerto Iguazú to Yacutinga, and return. Guests must be at the meeting point at 2 PM. The transfer departs from the meeting point towards Yacutinga Lodge at 2.30PM. We do not accept guests travelling with their own vehicle to the Lodge for several reasons, but perhaps the most important is the difficulty in transiting these clay and slippery roads in case of rain.
We do not want anybody to encounter difficulties while trying to arrive independently to the Lodge, or worse, trying to leave the Lodge with their own vehicle. We have been living many years in the jungle and know its operational complexities; this is why we prefer to transfer you in our own vehicles and with the knowledge of the necessary routes. In case that for unrelated reasons you are unable to arrive on time to our meeting point (14.00 hrs.), you have to arrive in a private transfer.
What experience will I get from my visit to Yacutinga?
Beyond the experience of staying in a subtropical forest, we believe your visit to Yacutinga will provide you many additional experiences.-
The fact of discovering and exploring the trails and waters that form the Yacutinga Reserve during our organized excursions, will definitely feed and broad your knowledge about of this type of ecosystem.- Yacutinga’s characteristics and concepts promoting an excellent relationship between local people and visitors will also offering our visitor a South American vision regarding the environment and society.
In a globalized world we believe that this cultural exchange is very positive.-
The ecosystem from which Yacutinga Lodge is part of is one of the most threatened natural environments of our planet. It is technically called Atlantic Forest Interior. Because we love this jungle we want you to get to know its environmental situation and State of conservation. Our guest is not just a visitor, someone who directly or indirectly helps us to keep this relic of Atlantic forest.
If you decide to participate in what we’re doing here, you will be making your holiday something interesting. Socially and environmentally useful.-
The atmosphere dominating this place reflects complete respect to the environment. This has allowed us to adequately protect the 1.120 acres of Rainforest that compose the Yacutinga Private Natural Reserve, reason we managed to responsibly relate to the wildlife that inhabits this protected area, to know its corners and dazzle us with each expression of life offered to us. We have learned during all these years in the forest, to be surprised with every detail, every natural process, with each colour and each aroma.
Please, open your senses; we invite you to discover all these small & curious details that characterize one of the most bio-diverse environments of our planet.
Ultimately, it’s an interpretative and nourishing experience.
How are the rooms at Yacutinga Lodge?
We have three types of rooms. All rooms have an intense view to the surrounding jungle, very comfortable 100% cotton linen. Private bathroom, hot water 24 hrs. Also they presents a security box, a simple and interesting decoration, a wood stove for the cold mornings during our winter and a small porch for you to enjoy in the light of candles the natural environment. We have matrimonial, twin and triple rooms.
We also have one special room designed for adventurous couples, wider and comfortable, away from the central buildings of the Lodge nested in the Jungle. We call it “Suite Yatei”.
How is the weather at the area where Yacutinga is located?
The Argentine Subtropical jungle is rather temperate throughout the year. While during the months of December, January and February it is usually warm. This ecosystem does not have is marked seasons of rain and drought. It is an evergreen Forest, with four distinct seasons. There is regular rainfall throughout the year, being the months of July and August the driest ones. During the months of April, May and June the cold winds of Patagonia may come, carrying some fine drizzle that last several days. On the other side, during the months of December, January, February and March, heavy, but short and strong showers coming from the Amazon are characteristic in the afternoon.
Health considerations.Vaccines, etc.
The trip that you this planning surely run through very diverse landscapes, from forests to deserts, from cities to glaciers. South America is a very vast sub-continent and Argentina in particular is a country with an impressive variability of climates and landscapes. We say here, that it is possible to observe from hummingbirds to Penguins. Therefore, nothing better than traveling well prepared and having considered all details, in particular those related to you and your companions health. Remember that you coming from other climates and regions, and your body is most probably not this immunized to various ailments present in our region. Many people ask us about the presence of malaria, dengue and yellow fever in the area and we want to be very honest: there have been cases of dengue and yellow fever in the area. To deny it or ignore it would be a lie. But this does not mean that everybody is suffering or has suffered these diseases, on the contrary I can confirm that we are a very healthy and strong society enjoying good health. Therefore, I recommend you consult with your doctor and apply the vaccines you consider convenient in order to minimize any problem that could arise during the journey.
Are young children accepted in Yacutinga ?
For safety reasons children under 5 years of age are not allowed during our winter months (June, July, August and September); or children under 8 during our summer (November, December, January, February, Marc).
If you are planning a Family Trip perhaps will be interesting for you our Yacutinga Family itinerary. It has been designed to fit the needs of a family group, including interesting activities related with environmental education, jungle games and challenges for Childs.
Can I pay by credit card?
We don´t accept credit cards. Beverages are not included in our rate. The consumptions at the Lodge will be paid upon check-out and please note that we do NOT accept any type of credit cards . The following currencies are accepted: Pesos (Argentina), Reais (Brazil), US Dollars and Euros.
What kind of clothing should I wear?
Cotton clothing (neutral colours), trousers and long sleeved shirts are recommended for the environmental interpretation tours within the Yacutinga Private Reserve.
In case, you want to take our services of Yoga and Meditation do not forget to bring comfortable clothing like the one usually used for their practices.
Please, consider that during the winter months (July, and August) temperatures fluctuate and can become cold.
Do not forget, comfortable shoes, cream with sun protection, swimsuit, raincoat, binoculars, camera and flashlight in case of power failure.