Iguazú & Esteros del Iberá

Iguazu, a Guarani Indian word meaning Big Waters, is the best description for the largest and most impressive waterfalls of the world. Discovered in 1541 by the Spanish conquistador Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, Iguazu Falls span a 2700m semi-circle. Water cascades down from a height of between 40 and 80 m from 275 different falls at an impressive volume of 1750 cubic meters per second. Iguazu is the frontier between Argentina and Brazil and most cascades are on the Argentine side. 
Reddish color earth. Valleys surrounded by trees. Hills covered by the forest. Plains extending with slight slopes. Go deep into a province founded upon the roots of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Get a close look at crops such as tobacco and manioc. Discover plantations of tea and yerba mate: the native tree of the Paraná forest where mate, the Argentine national drink, has its origin.   

The Ibera Natural Reserve is located in the province of Corrientes, in the northeast of the Argentine Republic. The Iberá marshes are one of the largest moist areas in the world. It is the second moist soil area in South America. 

The Natural Iberá Reserve covers 14% of the Province of Corrientes with a surface area of 1.300.000 hectares. It is one of the most important drinking water reserves on the continent. It is the largest protected area in Argentina. 

The Natural Iberá Reserve, home of a significant variety of fauna, is a natural paradise unique in its type. It shelters the four animal species called the   Province´s natural monuments, that is: the river wolf, the “aguará guazú”, the pampas deer and the marsh deer. 
It houses the two Alligator species existing in Argentina, the black one and the golden-colors one. Its ornithological wealth includes 350 different bird species. 

The Iberá lagoon is the epicenter of the reserve in which wild fauna-watching is beyond comparison.  
The Iberá Reserve is currently one of the most important wildlife havens in the world. 

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