The location of Yacutinga Wildlife Reserve belongs to the phytogeographical area of the Parana Forest. This is one of the most bio-diverse areas in Argentina.The main characteristics that generate this exuberant Nature are its warm climate, constant humidity, and the lack of dry seasons and of changing climate.These environmental conditions make the area a sort of giant greenhouse. This is a completely green, stubborn and many a times, impenetrable forest. The forest structure becomes apparent in its different plant strata, which provide more than 320 bird species listed in Yacutinga with shelter, food and reproduction sites.
ItineraryDAY 1 – Puerto Iguazú / Yacutinga Lodge2:30 p.m Departure from Puerto Iguazu- Raices Argentinas 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. At sunset, observation walk in the Lodge nearby area. After dinner, we will make a night walk in search of owls and nightjarsDAY 2 – Yacutinga LodgeObservation walk along the Refuge main road and its central marsh.Lunch back at the Lodge.In the afternoon we will go along the Guazú trail, and through the forestfor several kilometers. Dinner.DAY 3 – Yacutinga LodgeFull day birding at the west side of the Yacutinga Reserve, swampy areas, tall forest, and grasslands are some of the ambiences we will explore. Lunch-box.In the afternoon we will navigate down the upper Iguazú river and one of its tributaries, the San Francisco stream. By the end of the afternoon we will walk the Tapir trail from East to West and enjoy at dusk the central marsh.Back to the Lodge on the main road for nightjars and owls. Dinner.DAY 4 – Yacutinga LodgeIn the morning we will make observations along Chico Méndez and Timbo trails. Lunch at the Lodge.In the afternoon we will walk along Pastura trail to get to the marsh area at sunset.Return to the Lodge. Dinner. OwlingDAY 5 – Yacutinga Lodge / Puerto lguazuEarly in the morning we will make our last observation walk along Tacuara trail. After that, we will pack.Approximately at 10.00 a.m. we will start our return trip to Puerto Iguazu.Arrival at Puerto Iguazú estimated at 1.00 p.m.Please note that the described itinerary may vary due to bird activity and climate.