Puerto Iguazú to Yacutinga Lodge
14.00hs. Meeting point in Puerto Iguazú. Luggage dispatch.
14.30hs. Departure from Puerto Iguazu through the Iguassu National Park. The landscape is very picturesque, characterized by its reddish soil, the various shades of greens, the colonist and their Yerba Mate farms.
Arrival at the Lodge, welcome and room distribution.
Presentation: The jungle and its state of conservation . Through this presentation the guide in charge will explain to the new guests the environmental situation of the ecosystem they are visiting. Questions & answers.
Presentation about the activities and introductory explanation about the environmental problematic of the Rainforest and the actions we are undertaking to achieve its conservation.
Yacutinga Lodge – Natural Private Reserve
After breakfast, canoeing activity along the San Francisco stream, which flows into the Natural Reserve. This is the right moment for a photo-safari and general fauna observation. The Forest water streams are highly important for the Ecosystem: they are life corridors. Padding these gentle waters is extremely relaxing and gives us the opportunity to move along the Gallery forests in silence. In this environment, seed dispersal occurs differently. Root systems have adapted to flood Soils.
Salt patches are very common on the shores of these streams, and wild animals often seek these places, therefore it is common to find animal footprints and traces in the muddy shores. The water activity lasts almost 3 hours.
Back to the Lodge at mid-morning.
Free time to walk the gardens of the Lodge searching for curious natural details and simply enjoy the facilities of the Lodge (swimming pool, optional Yoga and Meditation practices, etc.).
Interpretative walks in the afternoon, conducted by expert guides who provide good information on the several natural environments, their Flora and Fauna associated. This is an ecosystem rich in biodiversity, old-growth trees, medicinal plants, orchids, bromeliads, butterflies, beetles, birds and mammals that combine to provide the key to interpretation and astonish us with a very intense natural contact inside Misiones Forest.
Night walk. The Jungle at night. We wait for the night to come. The sounds of Nature produce a very complex symphony. We silently take part of this scene. The owls start their activities. Above us, the Milky Way becomes our ceiling. This might be a suitable description of this walk organized by Yacutinga Lodge’s environmental Guides. The aim is to sharpen our senses.
Visit to a Yerba Mate Plantation & Guarani Community Kagui Pora 2
The Yerba Mate (Ilex paraguariensis) plantation. The South American Green tea is the main agricultural product and economic stilt of the neighbouring Andresito Colony. Pioneers of the last Century transformed this wild bush in a crop. Today the Yerba Mate is a very popular infusion for Argentinians, Uruguayans and south Brazilian people.
The visit to the neighbouring Guarani Community Kagui Pora 2 close to Yacutinga Lodge . The idea during this experience is to understand the social reality our brothers Guarani are undergoing. While developing this kind of low impact ecotourism activity we try to help them in various ways. It is an open-eye experience for any visitor.
Morning at the Lodge and return to Puerto Iguazu
Breakfast and free time to explore around or simply enjoy the Lodge area. We invite our guests to participate in our Orchid rescue program.
Check out and return to Iguazú by land at mid-morning.
Arrival estimated at 1:00 p.m. at meeting point in Puerto Iguazu.