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Hiking - Hiking Esteros Del Iberá - Argentina

Another popular way to explore the Estero del Iberá is by hiking. Near the Reserva Provincial Iberá’s Centro de Visitantes Agua Brillante are three trails. Behind it are the Sendero del Cerrito, a loop trail through fields and forests to the meteorological station (Distance: 1.5 km / 1 mi, Difficulty: easy, Duration: 45 min round trip). An extension of this trail is Sendero de los Tres Montes (Distance: 2.5 km / 1.5 mi, Difficulty: easy, Duration: 1.5 hrs round trip).

Across the road from the visitors center is Sendero de los Monos, where black howler monkeys (carayá, Alouatta caraya) may be heard and seen (Distance: 400 m / 0.25 mi, Difficulty: easy, Duration: 30 min). This trail closes at sundown and no night hikes are allowed.

The paths may be walked on one’s own. But to do a night hike on the Cerrito and Tres Montes trails, a guide is required. Under the moonlight, the scene is much different. Capybaras come out in herds to take a dip in the water after having an evening snack. Yacaré eyes gleam red in the glare of a flashlight. Many other species also congregate.

Location:
Colonia Pellegrini, Esteros Del Iberá, Argentina

Hiking Types:
Hike, Nature trail, Nature reserve

Getting There

From the tourism office, walk south along the bridge to Reserva Provincial Iberá’s visitors center (1.6 km / 1 mi).

Travel Tips:

Some guides specialize in daytime birdwatching hikes. Most hosterías and posadas offer night hikes.



The animals in this region are not aggressive, but may attack if startled or bothered. Remember to keep your distance from wild creatures (at least 2 m / 7 ft from yacarés). Do not feed any animal.

Price Description:

Guided hikes cost $10-40

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Daily 7:30 a.m.

Open Hours to:Daily 7 p.m.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Use bug repellent, long-sleeved shirt and long pants and adequate footwear (boots best). Also bring water. For night hikes, take along a flashlight.

Explore the Esteros del Iberá by boat or horse. Check out the displays and videos at Reserva Provincial Iberá’s visitors center. Take a buggy ride around town. Drop by the Museo Regional Y Jará.

Currencies accepted
Argentine Peso










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