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Yacutinga Lodge

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Remote and rustic lodge downriver from Iguazú Falls in an area rich with bird life.

Yacutinga Lodge lies 42km downriver from Iguazú Falls in the province of Misiones, Argentina, a region of gushing rivers and huge swathes of subtropical rainforest growing insuppressibly from the red earth. Yacutinga's buildings are constructed from local materials like stone and hardwood gathered from naturally fallen trees. The result is an attractive and rustic design that blends with the surrounding jungle. Yacutinga is not for everyone: the living is simple here but the surrounding nature is bountiful. These are some of the last remaining stands of Atlantic rainforest.

A stay at the lodge is usually combined with a visit to the world-famous falls, but it's also a rewarding destination in its own right. There are trails that radiate from the lodge to penetrate the lush wilderness all around, and guides are on hand to point out ancient trees, medicinal plants, orchids, bromeliads and rare birdlife. There are also night tours into the jungle, which comes alive with activity at dusk. The cacophony of bird calls is almost deafening at sunset, and you may catch a glimpse of toucans or woodpeckers returning to their nests. The lodge's boats offer excursions on the upper River Iguazú. As you float silently downstream you will see its forested banks teeming with plants and, with luck, catch a glimpses of the wildlife which inhabits the ecosystem.

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