Ibera Wetlands

Explore the marshes, lagoons, rivers and forests to discover a diverse range of water and land-based wildlife.

  • Ibera Wetlands, Argentina © MRehak,Shutterstock

    Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

  • Marsh deer in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina © MRehak,Shutterstock

    Marsh deer in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

  • Capybara in Argentina's Ibera Wetlands © MRehak,Shutterstock

    Capybara in Argentina's Ibera Wetlands

  • Caiman in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina © MRehak,Shutterstock

    Caiman in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

  • Southern screamer, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina © Sunsiger,Shutterstock

    Southern screamer, Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

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The Ibera Wetlands cover 1.3 million hectares and comprise varied habitats including swamps, marshes, floating islands and lagoons, and is the second-largest wetland in the world after Brazil’s Pantanal. Wildlife is the main draw and includes caiman, otter, capybara, howler monkey, marsh deer, maned wolf and an abundance of birds.

Guided motorboat trips are the main way to enjoy the flora and fauna, with opportunities for kayaking for more independent explorers. There are walking trails too and guided horseback tours offer the chance to enjoy land and water scenery.

  • Explore by boat:  Enjoy the benefit of your guide’s expertise as you travel through the waterways and channels seeking caiman, monkeys and birds, or take to a kayak to immerse yourself in the wetland setting.
  • Paddle your own kayak:  Hiring a kayak is a great way to immerse yourself in the wetland setting and take in the sights and sounds at your own pace.
  • Forest walk:  It’s not all water, there are areas of forest and grassland where you can take guided walks as you look and listen for birds and monkeys.
  • Horse riding tours:  Saddle up to get a different view of the wetlands as you travel through swamp and forest with a gaucho guide.
  • Birds, birds and more birds:  There are over 350 species of birds to be spotted so novice and experienced bird watchers will have plenty to keep them busy.
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Ibera Wetlands

Marsh deer in Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

Explore the marshes, lagoons, rivers and forests to discover a diverse range of water and land-based wildlife.

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