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Ibera Wetlands Travel Guide


The Ibera Wetlands, Esteros del Ibera in Spanish, are the second largest fresh water wetlands in the world after the Pantanal in Brazil. Although relatively little visited by tourists the network of lakes, shallow water lagoons and floating islands of vegetation are an important habitat for a startling array of unique wildlife. You can expect to see families of capybara, watchful black caiman, orange marsh deer, the maned wolf, coypu (another form of rodent), giant otters and the rare giant anteater. The birdlife is similarly impressive particularly during the migration. Getting to the wetlands is an adventure in itself with some lodges only accessible by light aircraft.

Unspoiled and still relatively unexplored, the Ibera Wetlands are undoubtedly one of Argentina's hidden gems and one of the best spots in South America for wildlife

Best months to visit The Ibera Wetlands

The Ibera Wetlands can be visited all year round but it is extremely hot during the summer (December until February). The Autumn months of March – June are cooler. Spring time (October and November) brings the most amount of rain but the wetlands are at their most colourful this time of year. The winter months bring colder temperatures. The bird migration happens between September and April which is a great time for bird watching.

Our hand-picked hotels & lodges in the Ibera Wetlands

A well thought out selection of hotels can make a good trip truely exceptional and here at The Latin America Travel Company we put a lot of resources into sourcing and visiting hotels. Below are a few of our top picks in the Ibera Wetlands.

Best reasons to visit the Ibera Wetlands

The Ibera Wetlands are a haven for bird and wildlife enthusiasts. Below are our top experiences and best reasons to visit.

Watch out for capybara the world’s largest rodent

Enjoy a boat trip on the river whilst looking for wildlife

Go on a unique horse ride through the wetland marshes

Exceptional birdlife September-April when the migration happens

Take a light aircraft flight over the wetlands

Weather Averages for the Ibera Wetlands

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