Duration 2 hours
Live a unique voyage starting at the private pier of our lodge. With the assistance of our guide, enjoy the scenes of the Paraná River, watch its fauna and flora, and venture in the scenic channels that penetrate part of the Paranaense Jungle.
The Paranaense Jungle is located between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay. It is one of the most biodiverse forests on the continent after the Amazon. It is a natural shelter for large predators such as the jaguar and the harpy eagle.
Paranaense Jungle ecoregion: flora and fauna
The Paranaense Jungle ecoregion is one of the world’s richest sanctuaries for wild species. It is home to more than 1500 species of mammals, more than 500 species of birds, more than 300 species of fish, and a wide variety of aquatic animals. Iguazú National Park boasts approximately 250 species of trees and 85 varieties of fascinating orchids.
Bird species include the bare-throated bellbird, the harpy eagle and the vinaceous parrot, parrots and toucans.
Mammals include the largest and most spectacular mammals on the continent, with felines including the jaguar, the puma and the ocelot.
Other mammals include the tapir, three species of deer of the mazama genus, two species of peccaries, the coati, the vinegar fox, anteaters and armadillos. Bats, river wolves and several species of monkeys, such as the red carayá or howler monkey and the monkey caí also find shelter in the region.
Reptiles include the green anaconda, the yacaré overo or broad-snouted caiman, the yarará viper and the rattlesnake. The ecoregion also boasts more than 50 species of amphibians.
As for the flora that is present in this ecosystem, the following species stand out: black lapacho, a tropical and subtropical tree that reaches up to 30 m high and a maximum diameter of 1.5 m, and the Paraná pine, the largest tree in the Paranaense Jungle, reaching up to 40 m high and 1.5 m in diameter. Declared a provincial natural asset in 1986, whose extraction is prohibited in the province of Misiones. Additionally, the palo rosa tree is worthy of mention: its presence has been reduced due to indiscriminate logging, and is currently a protected species.
Currently the Paranaense Jungle only has 7.8% of the 47,000,000 hectares of forest that it originally comprised, and it does so in a very fragmented landscape. The province of Misiones, Argentina, has the largest block of continuous forest that still stands, occupying about 50% of the provincial territory. There, 1,128,343 hectares of forest make up what is known as the Green Corridor.
Tour on the Paraná River
This expedition takes 2 hours. It is an activity recommended for nature lovers who want to unplug from urban life surrounded by exquisite scenery, in search of the best photographs, watching with binoculars to spot howler monkeys, orchids and numerous species of splendid birds, including eagles, parakeets, parrots and toucans.
If you prefer an adventure that will bring you to a close encounter with the Paraná River, take the guided kayak tour and revel in the waters of the region.