May 18 2012
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A hidden haven for nature lovers in the heart of the lush Misiones jungle
The best option to enjoy and discover our jungle after visiting Iguazu Falls.
Two hours from the world famous Iguazu Falls, Yacutinga Lodge and it’s wild life refuge, is located deep in the pristine part of the Misiones jungle, almost entirely surrounded by the upper Iquazu river, - the same river that curves through the Nataional Parks of Argentina and Brazil, and continues to flow southward to form a gigantic horseshoe, that becomes the majestic waterfalls.
Listed by the World Tourism Organisation as one of the top 60 ecotourism locations worldwide, Yacutinga protects 570 hectacres of land, one of the richest and most exuberant ecosystems in South America.
This green forest by day and copper forest at sunset, with its water and densely contrasting Misiones red soil, reveals the excellent state of conservation of the reserve, that has hardly felt the impact of agriculture and livestock expansion; mainly due to the use of high standards in sustainable tourism.
With the help of the Wildlife Foundacion of Argentina, Yacutinga has a ‘Biological Station’where the program development is based on sustainable use of nature, that in addition to the sciencific progress, allows a better understanding of nature, and why it is necessary to preserve it. Thus, Yacutinga is positioned as one of the axes of the “Green Doorways of Misiones” and the more authentic ecotourism locations in Argentina.
Its deep forests of native trees, lianas, orchids, and impressive sounds of nature, is the home of several species of plants and animals, such as the Palms and Rosewood. Also conserved, a third of the country’s bird population, that coexist in perfect harmony with colorful toucans and more than 570 species of butterflies. (Among them, one new to science).
At Yacutinga, the immeasurable force of nature touches the tourists that come together from around the world with the expectation of seeing the miracle of life itself. Delight, respect, admiration, and a strong magical feeling that leaves you wordless, is repeated with each experience. It is what everyone wants to hear and to watch, the dance of life that nutures butterflies, toucans, reptiles, monkeys, and tiny insects that swarm a fog by the thick green; between drops, glitter and rainbows, lights and shadows.