The Iguazu National Park is one of the most visited places in Argentina and South America. Every day, people come to enjoy the gem this UNESCO World Natural Wonder is best known for: the Iguazu Waterfalls. 

However, there’s a lesser -known side to this park, which has an extention of 677 km2 of Atlantic Rainforest, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Most of this extention in intangible, meaning it is beyond limits for visitors.

At Awasi Iguazu, we are visiting one of the most remote limits of the National Park. An area which previously had little protection, is now being monitored and kept by Awasi’s private guides. With the help of  trap cameras and tracking techniques, we are helping census the amazing wildilfe at this lesser-known corner of Iguazu.

Just as with our activities with the Puma Foundation in Awasi Patagonia,  these are efforts to further protect the local fauna and develop low-impact tourism initiatives. Awasi guests have access to these places, enjoying the opportunity to help track and spot unique species with their own private  guide.

Red brocket – Mazama americana

Forest fox – Cerdocyon thous

Ocelot – Leopardus pardalis

South-American raccoon – Procyon cancrivorus


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