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Northern Argentina Birding Tour

Northern Argentina Birding Tour

Buenos Aires, Uruguay, Misiones, Brazil and Paraguay

Our trip to Northern Argentina is one of our most mellow and relaxing trips.  We don’t cover a lot of ground, but the places we visit are very dense with wildlife and beauty. This trip focuses on birds, insects and wildlife.  Argentina is a wonderful country to visit and this tour includes visits to Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Iguazu Falls and the surrounding jungle is an amazing paradise for birds, wildlife, butterflies and flowering plants.  It is a must see for everyone.

The Argentina trip comes with an optional 5-day extension to El Salvador after the tour. In El Salvador, we will be staying along an estuary that is full of birds and wildlife.  Please check the El Salvador page for more details.

Printable Bird List
(This is a checklist of the birds that we have seen on this trip)

  • Travel Dates: January 15 - 24, 2020
  • Group Size:  6 Travelers plus guides, spaces left for 2020 = 2
  • Trip Length: 10 days
  • Rates: Rate per person = $3,850 (based on double occupancy)
  • Rates include: Domestic transfers, lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, scheduled group tours, entrance fees & Allianz travel medical insurance.
  • Not included:  International airfare, customs & immigration fees and visas, alcohol, trip cancellation insurance. 
  • Visas needed for this trip:  Argentina (free) obtain at airport.  Paraguay (from Iguazu, free to enter Ciudad del Este only).  Brazil ($70 eVisa) obtain in advance on-line. Uruguay (free) obtain upon entry.  The visits to Brazil and Paraguay are activity options and are not required if you do not wish to visit those countries.
  • Airfare:  If you decide to stop in El Salvador after the Argentina tour, please contact us on how to book your international flight. 

Basic Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival in Buenos Aires
Most flights from the United States are over-nights flights.  We will meet you at the airport with a shuttle to the hotel in downtown Buenos Aires. Activities for the day will depend on the time of your arrival.  

Day 2:  Buenos Aires
We will be staying close to the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, which is a large nature reserve for birding and walking along the water front.  Over 200 different species of birds have been seen on the park. We will have a walking tour of the historic harbor and plazas.  The hotel has a roof top swimming pool for viewing birds and city views. 

Day 3:  Conchillas, Uruguay
Buenos Aires is located along a large inlet from the Atlantic Ocean called the Rio de La Plata and just across the water is Uruguay.  It is a 1-hour ferry ride to the city of Colonia de Sacramento in Uruguay and an easy 30-minute drive to Cabañas Maria Maria in the village Conchillas.  This beautiful property in the countryside has a lake, pool and many gardens for birding. Besides birding there are options for horse-back riding and hiking. 

Day 4:  Conchillas and Buenos Aires
We will be taking the ferry back to Buenos Aires and staying in the city at a great location near the botanical gardens and other numerous parks.  Buenos Aires is a city full of parks and natural areas which are great for birding and walking.     

Day 5:  Fly to Iguazu
From Buenos Aires it is a 2-hour flight to Iguazu Falls. We will have 4 nights and 3 full days to visit this extraordinary area.  We will be staying an at eco-lodge at the edge of the park where there are many trips and opportunities for birding and viewing wildlife.

Day 6:  Iguazu
All day will be spent walking and hiking the trails and visiting the numerous waterfalls within Iguazu National Park. The butterflies here are amazing and there are monkeys, critters and birds galore!

Day 7:  Iguazu
The Iguazu area is large with a lot to see and there will be another of walking and hiking the trails and visiting the numerous waterfalls within Iguazu National Park.  The place of lodging has walking paths and a nearby animal reserve for viewing flora and fauna. The hotel itself is a great location for nature; there are nice gardens, a swimming pool and recreation area. 

Day 8: Iguazu, Brazil and Paraguay 
The last day in the Iguazu area and we will be taking a day trip to Brazil and Paraguay. This day trip is optional and you are welcome to spend the day in Argentina at Iguazu. You will need a visa to enter Brazil. 

Day 9:  Fly to Buenos Aires
It is a 2-hour flight back to Buenos Aires and we will be staying in the city close to the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur, which is a large nature reserve for birding and walking along the waterfront with nice beaches.  The hotel has a roof top swimming pool with great views of the reserve and waterfront along Puerto Madero.  In the evening we will have dinner and see a tango show.

Day 10:  Fly home day
Shuttle to the airport for your trip home.  Depending on when your flight departs, there will be free time for your last day in Buenos Aires.

Please note:  The lodging described in this itinerary is always our first choice based on availability.  If we must book with our second choice, the lodging type and style is comparable.