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Puerto Iguazú is a frontier city in the province of Misiones, Argentina. With a population of 32,038 (2001 census [INDEC]), it is the fifth largest city in the Province, after Posadas, Oberá, Eldorado and San Vicente. The world-renowned Iguazu Falls are only 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from the city, and as a result the city has developed its infrastructure around tourism

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Itinerary

Day 1. BUENOS AIRES – OBERÁ
Arrival at the Posadas Airport. Reception. Transfer to Encarnación (Paraguay) crossing the San Roque Gonzáles Bridge to visit two of the eight settlements of the Paraguayan region, the Ruinas de Trinidad del Paraná, where we can see the remains of the imposing Church and its Hispanic-Moorish influence. Return to Posadas. Have lunch. Continue to Oberá. This town, located in the Herat of the Mission Forest, was founded and conformed by immigrants from fourteen different communities, who still conserve their cultural traditions. Accommodations. In the afternoon, we'll have a city tour visiting the most popular points of interest such as: the Park of the Nations, the Bird Garden and the Zoo toxicology Center.
Day 2. OBERÁ
Continental breakfast. Leave for San Javier. We'll take a ferry across the Uruguay River to Brazil to visit the ruins of San Miguel Das Missiones (1634), which was the capital of the seven Missions of Southern Brazil. Its renaissance style church was constructed in 1735, with rocks brought by the Indians from 20 kms away. Visit the museum. Have lunch. Return to Oberá and the Hotel of the Park in the afternoon.
Day 3. OBERÁ
Continental breakfast. Visit the center of tea and Yerba Mate making. Transfer to the town of Santa Ana to visit the ruins of the settlements, located in the forest where the main square, the church, the houses and the cemetery are still visible. Visit the ruins of Nuestro Señora de Loreto (1632), which had the privilege of having the first printer at this time. Visit the renowned ruins of San Ignacio Mini (1632). This mission, that once had more than 3000 inhabitants, now is the best conserved making it the most exact representation of the Jesuit culture. These ruins were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Have lunch. Light and sound show in the San Ignacio ruins. Return to the Hotel Cabañas of the Park.
Day 4. OBERÁ – PUERTO IGUAZÚ
Continental breakfast. Leave for the Iguazú Falls. On the way, we'll visit the Wanda Mines, a field of semiprecious stones. Arrival at Iguazú. Visit the Argentinean Falls, surrounded by a lush flora and fauna that have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Hike on the upper and lower circuits to get an impressive view of this marvel. Accommodations at the Iguazú Sheraton International Hotel and have dinner.
Day 5. PUERTO IGUAZÚ
Continental breakfast. Navigation by rubber raft from Puerto Canoas to the observation platform above the water to see the "Garganta del Diablo" (Devil's Throat), the main waterfall where the river drops more than 80 meters to the Tres Marias port. We'll enjoy a nautical adventure to the bottom of the San Martín and Tres Mosqueteros waterfalls to get an excellent view of the Garganta del Diablo. After this, we'll take a safari through the mission forest, from Puerto Macuco, around the Yacaratea circuit, to the Arrechea waterfall. To continue, we'll do a hike on the Macuco Trail. Return to the Iguazú Sheraton International Hotel for dinner.
Day 6. PUERTO IGUAZÚ
Continental breakfast. Visit the Brazilian side of the falls to get a panoramic view of the place. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires.

OBERÁ
Was an important city, the center of a large and prosperous, forestry, and agricultural zone. It was founded on June 9, 1928. Its population is cosmopolitan with a large number of foreigners. The production of Yerba Mate, Tobacco, and Citrus Fruits among others is notable.

Ruinas de San Ignacio de Mini Of approximately 30 Jesuit Missions whose remains are conserved in Northeastern Argentina, San Ignacio de Mini is the largest and best preserved. For its historical and architectural importance, the UNESCO has declared this place a World Cultural and Historical Heritage Site. Miraculously, a large part of the original place has still been conserved and meticulously restored. When you enter San Ignacio to visit, you find large walls of red sandstone for the church and the adjoining buildings. The vegetation covers some of the ruins farther away. At night there is a light and sound show that recreates the environment from the age of the Jesuit´s splendor.

IGUAZÚ NATIONAL PARK
This place was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. It is a forest area where we can see numerous species of trees, orchids, ferns and others. It has a surface area of more than 65,000 hectares. Inside the park we find the Waterfalls, with their Argentinean and Brazilian side. From the Iguazú River we can see the different falls, among them are: El Salto Bozetti, Adan y Eva (Adam and Eve), Garganta del Diablo (Devils Throat), and the Ventana en la Roca (the Window in the Rock)

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Include

  • Regular transfer according to the program.
  • Transfer from Posadas to Oberá. 
  • 3 nights of accommodations in Oberá.
  • Half board.
  • Excursions according to the itinerary.
  • 2 nights of accommodations in Iguazú.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary. 
  • Taxes according to the itinerary.

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Notes

  • The program applies to a minimum of 2 participants
  • The rates may vary without previous notification.
  • The rates are per participant.

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