Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this northernmost region is best known for the thunderous Cataratas del Iguazú, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. Bordering Brazil, Iguazú National Park is home to over 2,000 tropical plants as well as tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caymans. This region is also famous for the remains of its Jesuit missions, established in the 1600-1700s to christianize the Guarani people during the colonial period. This area also includes the Esteros del Iberá, a region of estuaries and lagoons in the province of Corrientes, home to tremendous bio-diversity.
•Iguazú National Park- home of Iguazú Falls (World Heritage Site)
•Esteros del Iberá – estuaries, lagoons, and rivers with over 5,000 square miles of native flora and fauna.
•Estancias- historic rural properties, some with orchid sanctuaries or tea plantations
•Jesuit missions- historic archeological remains of the earliest colonial periods (World Heritage Site)
Possible Activities include:
Visiting ruins, photo-safaris on foot, by boat, or on horseback to view native flora and fauna.
Scuba-diving, rafting, hiking, swimming, horse-back riding, bird-watching, nature walks, and relaxing by the pool overlooking a quiet lagoon, or Iguazú Falls.