Activities

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.

Iberá trails

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A – INTERPRETATION CENTER SECTOR

1

Sendero Cerrito

Distance: 850 meters
Duration: 45 minutes
Difficulty: low
First section by an elevated walkway that runs through the grasslands and the edge of the lagoon, sighting of marsh deer, capybaras and jacares, along with typical birds of the baths such as the federal and the herons.

2

Sendero de los Montes

Distance: 2,000 meters
Duration: 90 minutes
Difficulty: medium
Mountains and grasslands are traveled, being able to appreciate the typical vegetation of each one and how both environments are related. Corzuelas and other mammals, and various species of birds can be observed.

3

Sendero Caraya

Distance: 600 meters
Duration: 25 minutes
Difficulty: low
Walk a mountain where families of caraya monkeys live.

B – SECTOR LOBO CUA

1

Sendero Monte de Los Lapachos

Distance: 800 meters
Duration: 30 minutes
Difficulty: low
Monkey watching caraya.
It runs through a small mount of lapachos and reaches the edge of the Ibera lagoon.

2

Sendero Lobo Cua

Distance: 5,000 meters
Duration: 120 minutes
Difficulty: medium
It crosses grasslands, grasslands and borders a channel. Typical landscapes of the iberá. Good spot for watching of birds and mammals such as capybaras and corzuelas.
* Mandatory registration on site

3

Horseback riding circuit

Distance: 18 kilometers
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: medium
The native natural mountains of the Ibera coasts, the grasslands and its native fauna are appreciated, especially interesting for bird watching.

C – CLEAR STEP

Combination, navigation and trail

Navigation: 9 kilometers
Trail distance: 1.500 meters
Total duration: 2 hours
Difficulty: low

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.

LAGUNA IBERÁ CIRCUITS

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.

BOAT NAVIGATION

1 – Fork Circuit

Distance: 31 kilometers
Duration: + 4 hours

2 – Arroyo Corriente Circuit

Distance: 12 kilometers
Duration: 2 hours

3 – Miriñay Circuit

Distance: 18 kilometers
Duration: 2,5 hours

KAYAK NAVIGATION

1 – Fork Crossing

Distance: 33 kilometers
Duration: 6 hours
First section is similar to the North Circuit

2 – North Circuit

Distance: 16 kilometers
Duration: 3 hours

3 – South Circuit

Distance: 10 kilometers
Duration: 2 hours

Boat rides

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.

Photographic safaris

Birdwatching safaris

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.

Night Safaris

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.