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Same concept, new location, Awasi brings you the Iguazú Falls as you have never before experienced them. Located just 15 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 14-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, each villa will be assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want, and for however long they want. After days spent exploring the impressive natural scenery in and around the Iguazú Falls, guests can return to Awasi to relax in their private plunge pool!
Duration: 3 - 7 days
Awasi Iguazu has worked with a renowned biologist to create a series of excursions that go beyond the falls. From landscape to history, flora and fauna, the Misiones Province is a melting pot of contrasts and diversity.
Allow yourself to be awe-inspired by the most impressive cascade of the Iguazú Falls, with a total drop spanning 84 meters. Walk a little over a kilometre on the boardwalks that cross the Upper River Iguazú, appreciating the jungle scenery. Enjoy bird watching - there are many swifts in the early morning and at sunset before they return to their nests behind the waterfall.
Upper & Lower Circuits
Admire the views from above and below the San Martín, Bossetti and Dos Hermanas waterfalls, each set in lush vegetation. We recommend heading out early from the hotel in order to enjoy these circuits before the crowds arrive, taking a gentle stroll along 3.5 km of walkways.
A first approach with the Atlantic forest and its fauna in one of the least visited circuits of the Iguazú National Park. With a total distance of 7km, this walk allows visitors to discover the wilder side of this popular park at their own pace. A smaller waterfall of 20 metres, the Salto Arrechea, and the natural pool that forms at its feet mark the end of the way.
Learn about the history of Puerto Iguazú, visiting the port where tree trunks, and yerba mate grown in the jungle, were historically shipped out. Take a boat ride to the confluence of the Rivers Iguazú and Paraná, serving as a border for three countries - Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay – and the point of origin of the Iguazú Falls, according to geologists.
Mbya Guarani Settlement
For those interested in culture, this excursion gives you an insight into the life, customs and traditions of the Guaraní villagers, the original inhabitants of these lands, guardians of the Iguazú Falls. Experience this melting pot of cultures, enjoying the unique experience of being guided by locals, who will reveal the hunting traps they use to catch food, their traditional medicinal plants and the artisan crafts they make from materials found in the jungle.
Excursion to Alto Parana
At the point where the jungle meets with the Urugua-í Creek, the most unusual geological formations are found, with semiprecious stones encrusted in the rocks. Archaeologists believe this was the home of the pre-Guaraní civilisations as the area provides ready available food and shelter. Float along the waters of the Paraná, either in kayak or by boat, finishing with a refreshing swim in the waters below the hidden Yasí Waterfall.
Excursion to Yacu-i Reserve
Discover into the region’s best-preserved area of jungle, crossing through the Iguazú National Park on the beautiful National Road No. 101, until you reach the Awasi Yacu-í Reserve. Here you will see extremely rare species, such as Rosewood Trees (Palo Rosa), Palm Heart Trees (Palmeras Palmito) and primitive tree ferns. At the Yacuí creek, guests can take out kayaks or simply enjoy a moment of rest and contemplation on the shore.
Urugua-i Provincial Park
The Urugua-í Provincial Park is located to the south-east of the Iguazú National Park, some 150 km from Awasi. It is the most extensive national reserve in the Misiones Province, and as such is used by NGOs and private landowners to carry out conservation projects working to protect the rich biodiversity of the park and surrounding Atlantic Rainforest. This area showcases the work of local biologists, their research and conservation projects. Travel time in vehicle to arrive at this area: 2.5 hours.
Enjoy first-hand contact with nature, diving into the pure waters at the foot of the pristine and secluded Enchanted (Encantado) Waterfall. At sunset, on your way back to the lodge, it is worth a stop at the Uruzú Ranger Station in order to try, with a little luck, to spot mammals at the salt lick (a place where naturally occurring salt deposits are found in the ground).
Uruzu Ranger Station
This route takes us to the Urugua-í Provincial Park, an area of excellently preserved jungle, globally recognised for its biodiversity. The extensive trails are ideal for those who love bird watching. A salt lick offers the chance, with a little luck, to view some mammals.
Excursion to the Jesuit Missionary Ruins of San Ignacio Mini, Nuestra Senora de Loreto and Santa Ana
If you are interested in history and culture, don’t think twice before opting for this excursion to the Jesuit Missionary Ruins. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Jesuits came to live and work with the Guaraní tribes. The three missionary settlements we are able to visit are all Unesco World Heritage Sites, located 15 km from one another, each with unique characteristics making all three worth visiting.
|01 Mar 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||Standard Villa||AUD $3793 pp||Contact us|
Prices displayed are per person based on a 2-night / 3-day stay. Longer stays are available so please ask us for further details.
Located just 20-minutes from the world's largest waterfalls, Awasi Iguazu sits on the banks of the River Iguazu surrounded by the Atlantic forest. Each of the 14-guest villas is assigned a private guide and 4WD allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, in their own time. The main lodge features a bar and restaurant serving delicious local cuisine.
Private terrace and plunge pool
Spacious living area
Private bathroom with amenities and bathrobes