Activities of the Esteros del Iberá
These Activities will allow you to get to know and enjoy Colonia Carlos Pellegrini and the Esteros del Ibera.
Birds of all colors. Unflappable capybaras. Elusive swamp deer… Keep your camera handy because when you navigate the lagoon and its channels you will be able to appreciate the curious formation of dams and aquatic plants, and also see the animals in their natural habitat, such as that trunk lying on the shore, which is actually a yacaré! The first hour of the morning and sunset are the times when the animals are most active; They are the best times to observe the fauna and its customs.
C – CLEAR STEP
Combination, navigation and trail
Navigation: 9 kilometers
Trail distance: 1.500 meters
Total duration: 2 hours
This trail -Costa de la Laguna- is one way, from Paso Claro Pier, where the boat leaves the visitors, to Monte Grande Pier, where it picks them up.
The boat departs from the Camping Pier.
SCENIC ROAD CAMBA TRAPO
Distance from the Information Center at the beginning of the road (crossing Provincial Route 40): 9 kilometers
Distance from the beginning of the path to:
Esteros de Camba Trapo: 3 kilometers
Esteros del Yuqui Cua: 16 kilometers approx.
Esteros Ovecha Rati: 30 kilometers approx.
By this narrow neighborhood road you will be able to cross estuaries and palm groves of Caranday. In addition to beautiful landscapes, it is excellent for observing water and spinal birds, such as the yellow cardinal. And also other fauna such as the yacare overo. Along the way you will find several gates, PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO CLOSE THEM. On rainy days only suitable for trucks.
Canoe and boat rides
Birds of all colors. Unflappable capybaras. Slippery swamp deer…
Keep your camera handy because when you navigate the lagoon and its channels you will be able to appreciate the curious formation of dams and aquatic plants, and also see the animals in their natural habitat, such as the trunk lying on the shore! reality is a yacaré !.
The first hour of the morning and sunset are the times when the animals are most active; They are the best times to observe the fauna and its customs. Some inns and lodgings offer the possibility of making these tours.
A visit to the Brilliant Water
Iberámeans “brilliant water” in Guaraní, and that is the name of the Colonia Pellegrini Visitors Center. The information that will be provided at the Center will be your starting point, so that you can later appreciate in depth the culture and protected nature of the Iberá Provincial Reserve.
In solitude or accompanied by the park rangers, you will be able to walk the two trails that start from the Visitors Center, designed for you to take your first steps into the landscape.
A visit to the Brilliant Water
Guided horseback riding
Walks alone or accompanied by guides
The residents of Pellegrini invite you to stroll and enjoy the surroundings from the perspective of horseback riding.
You will get to know the authentic tools of Corrientes, and the tame horses will facilitate the observation of flora and fauna, while allowing you to go to places that are difficult to access. The horseback riding is custom made.
In the Esteros del Ibera there are more than 350 species of birds, which makes Colonia Carlos Pellegrini and its surroundings a paradise for bird lovers.
Its variety of environments guarantee the variety of sightings that can be seen: Yellow Cardinal, Large Chinchero, Brown Cacholote, woodcutter, Crestudo, White Curutie, White Nun, Angú, Red Hawk, Crowned Eagle, Cinnamon Cappuccino, Brown Cappuccino, Gray-crowned Cappuccino, Cappuccino White chest, Small Coludo, Large Coludo, Tachuri cinnamon, Collared Yetapa, Large Yetapa, Dominican nun, Jabirú, washerwomen and burritos, among many others.
Excellent ornithological guides will be able to accompany you to assure you the best sighting.
While the lake safaris are ideal to enjoy the sounds and the night sky, the 4×4 safaris and night walks allow you to watch all those land animals that are activated at nightfall such as foxes, skunks, black tattoos, wild cats, capybaras , corzuelas, foxes, vizcachas, aguara popes and night birds.
Walk through the Colony
Pellegrini is Iberá, so to get to know the place in depth, you cannot stop walking through the sandy streets of the neighborhood, visiting an adobe ranch -an authentic example of traditional Corrientes architecture-, and enjoying the sunset in the lagoon when the fireflies begin to appear, or of a dawn on the bridge, surrounded by the song of the birds. Another option is to tour the neighborhood in typical cars that offer guided tours or rent bicycles.