Wildlife of Northeastern Argentina


10 days – 9 nights

Starts in Iguazú – Ends in Posadas.


What our clients say!

On her 2009 Bolivia birding and nature tour.

“Bolivia was fabulous! There were breath-taking views from the moment of landing until the day of departure. The cultural experiences of the Carnival, the local band and dance performance and the parade will forever put a smile on my face.

Miguel, it was great traveling with you once again. You are so willing to share your knowledge whether it be about birds, the local fauna or Bolivia in general. And you always seemed to know where to look for that hard to see bird!

I look forward to traveling with you again.”

Mary Anne Hershberger






This tour has been specially designed for those who enjoy general natural history and nature photography, staying only in two hotels/lodges throughout the entire trip. Join Trogon Tours in this wonderful nature travel adventure through the subtropical rainforest of Iguazú, with its spectacular waterfalls, and the marshlands of Iberá, home to a large array of wildlife, including Capybaras, Caymans and a great diversity of birds. This is a dreamt journey for naturalists who enjoy fauna, flora, photography and learning about the local culture. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.



Tour runs on request – Prices based on group size.

This tour has been specially designed for those who enjoy general natural history and nature photography, staying only in two hotels/lodges throughout the entire trip. Join Trogon Tours in this wonderful nature travel adventure through the subtropical rainforest of Iguazú, with its spectacular waterfalls, and the marshlands of Iberá, home to a large array of wildlife, including Capybaras, Caymans and a great diversity of birds. This is a dreamt journey for naturalists who enjoy fauna, flora, photography and learning about the local culture. Our group size limit for this tour is 8 participants with one Trogon Tours’ leader.

Northeastern Argentina is a land of extensive marshlands, grasslands and rainforests. Iguazú National Park is perhaps the most well-known protected area in this region, but it is certainly not the only one. The two north-easternmost provinces of Argentina contain the highest concentration of bird diversity in our country: these are Corrientes and Misiones.

Misiones is the province of the mighty Iguazú Falls, and our journey starts here, watching and photographing the unique fauna and flora of the Interior Atlantic Forest. Great Dusky Swifts fly overhead and into the falls by the thousands in the area of Devil’s Throat, where the highest and most impressive falls stand. Such exotic birds as Toucans, mixed flocks of colourful Tanagers and many other rainforest dwellers will be part of our Iguazú welcome committee, along with nearly 500 species of astounding butterflies.

Mammals are both attractive and diverse here. Coatis are a common sighting around the visitor areas of the falls, and Capuchin Monkeys are often seen along the forest trails. There are many marsupials here, with some tiny, secretive species like Ihering’s Three-striped Short-tailed Opossum, and larger, more conspicuous ones, like White-eared Opossum. Deer live in these forests as well, and chances are high for close encounters with three different species of Brocket-Deer. The Iguazú mammals list is extensive, and these are only some of the many animals that we hope to see during this part of the tour.

Our journey continues towards the southwest, crossing the Campos, a restricted area of savannas in smooth hills with patches of forests. The wide diversity and vast numbers of wetland bird species are overwhelming in this area. This is the habitat of the endangered Saffron-cowled Blackbird and the gorgeous Streamer-tailed Tyrant. We will spend the last part of our journey exploring Iberá Marshes, the largest wetland in Argentina. Here we’ll have our best chances to find birds with highly restricted distribution ranges in Argentina, such as Strange-tailed Tyrant, Ochre-breasted Pipit and White-tailed Goldenthroat.

Mammals and reptiles are also abundant in Iberá. Black-and-gold Howler Monkeys can be spotted regularly in the surroundings of our lodge. Marsh Deer are common sightings in the marshlands and Capybaras thrive in every lagoon, sharing their realm with Caymans and Yellow Anaconda.

Our Itinerary in a Nutshell

Your Trogon Tours’ leader will meet you at the airport of the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazú, in the afternoon of day 1. We will spend days 2 and 3 exploring the Argentine side of Iguazú National Park. Besides visiting the area of the falls, we will also have chances to explore other isolated trails, normally closed to general visitors, where we’ll search for rare birds and other wildlife. On day 4 we will cross the border and get into Brazil, to visit the Brazilian side of Iguazú. On day 5 we will go visiting a provincial reserve near Iguazú, where the forest is different, with a dense bamboo understory and different bird species. We will leave Iguazú for Iberá on day 6. On our way there we will cross one of the most important Argentine bird habitats: the Campos of Misiones. We will stop along the way to explore the wide diversity of wetlands and forest patches of this area. Days 7, 8 and 9, the last three of this tour, are to be spent at the spectacular Iberá Marshes, exploring such diverse habitats as savannas dotted with patches of forest, lagoons, marshes and rice plantations. Finally, on day 10, we will drive to the city of Posadas, where the tour ends at the local airport.


Wildlife highlights

Capybara, Toco Toucan, Spectacled Cayman, Blue Manakin, Black-and-gold Howler-Monkey, Yellow Anaconda, Streamer-tailed Tyrant, Marsh Deer, Green-headed tanager and an incredible array of butterflies.


Best time to go

This tour runs well year round. Having said this, it is worth mentioning that southern hemisphere summer months -December to March- are very hot in this area, so you might want to avoid them.


What is included?

Private transportation for all transfers and excursions. Accommodations on a twin/double basis. Single supplements on request. Full time Trogon Tours’ leader to accompany the group from day 1 in Iguazú to day 10 in Posadas. All breakfasts, lunches, box-lunches and dinners with one non alcoholic drink per person/meal. Admission fees to all national parks and nature reserves.


What is not included?

International and domestic airfares and airport taxes. Tips to guides, drivers, hotel & restaurants personnel, etc. Drinks with your meals. Personal travel and medical insurance. Anything not specified in “What is included?”


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