The northeastern corner of Argentina is a lush region where vermillion roads carve through dense green vegetation, delicious surubí fish are plucked from wide, meandering rivers, and the pace of life is relaxed. Given the sheer size of the area, we've divided it into the following 3 highlights:
The Iguazú Falls
Even by Argentina’s standards - a country full of natural wonders - this is an extraordinary sight. ‘Poor Niagara!’ commented Eleanor Roosevelt, when she saw the broad, tranquil river tumbling unfathomably far over an immense chasm into subtropical rainforest below, where butterflies dance and birds flit and dive.
The Jesuit Missions
Instead of flying straight back to Buenos Aires, linger a while and travel south from Iguazú to find stunning Jesuit ruins at San Ignacio, carved from red stone by thousands of indigenous Guaraní, working in harmony with their Jesuit masters. The capital of Misiones province, Posadas, provides the nearest accommodation.
Los Esteros del Iberá
Further south still, you’ll find a miraculous haven of wildlife in the Esteros del Iberá, a vast area of pristine wetlands the size of Belgium, and home to more than 300 species of birds. Take a boat out on the lagoon with a local guide and marvel. This is one of the most peaceful places on the planet, perfect for unwinding completely.