There is a vast amount to see and do in Iguazú National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular attractions in Argentina.

Located on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, the Iguazú Falls are enclosed by the lush Atlantic Rainforest – a habitat for many endemic species: more than 2,000 species of flora, 500 species of bird and around 80 different mammals.

Toco-toucan found around the Iguazu Falls

The Guaraní name for Iguazú translates as “Big Water” which comes as no surprise when you attempt to compute the sheer vastness of this natural phenomenon in Northern Argentina – an assortment of over two hundred waterfalls thundering over an 80m cliff.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

We recommend a minimum 3 night stay to take full advantage of what Iguazú National Park has to offer.

Our 14-room lodge is positioned on the banks of the River Iguazú, which serves as a natural border between Argentina and Brazil, and we arrange tailor made, half or full day excursions into the park.

Decking overlooking the River Iguazu at Awasi Iguazu

Decking overlooking the River Iguazu at Awasi Iguazu, Relais & Chateaux

Each of our 14 private villas is assigned a private guide and 4WD vehicle. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will be introduced to your private guide who will help you to handpick from a host of highlights and devise a bespoke itinerary for you.

Prepare to be wowed by the hundreds of waterfalls, which cascade through lush vegetation populated by an inspiring amount of wildlife. Our private guides can lead you off the beaten track and down the Macuco Path, one of the wilder and least visited circuits of the Iguazú National Park.

Exploring the area around Iguazu with your Awasi private guide.

Geology enthusiasts will be fascinated by semiprecious stones embedded in rocks where South America’s second largest river, Alto Paraná meets the Urugua-í Creek.

The peaceful waters of the creek can be explored by boat and kayak.

Take to a Stand Up Paddle Board to discover the natural sanctuary that is the Urugua-I Lake, where submerged forest and hidden salt water springs are home to otters and capybaras.

Floating deck at Urugua-i. Photo by Daniella Mac Adden.

Take to two wheels and bump your way down dirt tracks through the jungle to the banks of the Iguazú River, just behind the horseshoe shaped Devil’s Throat, the largest water curtain of the falls, which plunges ferociously for 262 feet, creating a permanent mist.

Glimpse the customs and culture of the indigenous Guaraní people.

Meet and be guided by locals and learn about hunting, traditional medicine and artisan crafts.

Take a boat ride to the point at which the Iguazú and Paraná rivers meet and the start of the Falls and find out how the port became central to the region’s economy.

Arriving at one of the Awasi private reserves

The Yacu-I Private Reserve – the region’s best-preserved area of Atlantic Rainforest and home to rare species such as Rosewood and Palm Heart Trees – is well worth a trip.

Guests with a little more time can choose to venture further afield on a longer excursion which can encompass:

  • The Uruzú Ranger Station: the most extensive preserved area in the Misiones Province, where the jungle is hailed globally for its biodiversity.
  • Teyú Cuaré Park Nature walk, with breathtaking views of the Paraná River and its surrounding crags
  • The San Ignacio Miní, Loreto and Santa Ana ruins – these represent some of the best preserved and most accessible Jesuit remains in the area
  • The former house of Horacio Quiroga (1878-1937) – one of Latin America’s preeminent writers – set within dense rainforest

Each villa at Awasi Iguazu has a private plunge pool – Photo by Susette Kok

Our all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux luxury lodge comprises 14 villas with private plunge pools and offers a truly tailor made experience. Our chefs deliver exceptional cuisine using the best, locally sourced ingredients. 

Our staff take service to another level and you will enjoy the undivided attention of a dedicated private guide for the duration of your trip.

For further information and help in booking your trip, please contact the reservations team who will be delighted to advise: [email protected]

“A rainforest treehouse beside the biggest waterfalls in the world” – Awasi Iguazu as described by Conde Nast Traveller.