Iguazu Falls Argentina
Iguazu, Green region of Argentina Mesopotamia, Green region of Argentina Misiones, Green region of Argentina

Mesopotamia: Green region of Argentina

Mesopotamia, in the North East of the country, is a vast swathe of territory located between the rivers Paraná and Uruguay. It provides a different view of Argentina that particularly captivates me. I like this red earth, the characteristic people and its subtropical climate that reminds us that Brazil is close by. This region encompasses the subtropical lowlands of the Chaco, consisting of forests and savannas that become increasingly barren as you move from East to West. Abundant with fauna and wild vegetation, Mesopotamia extends from the Iguazú falls to the gates of Buenos Aires.
The big attraction of this region is of course the Iguazú falls. Among the three most beautiful waterfalls in the world, they make us dream that everything there is almost unreal with the noise of the water falling through the rain forest that surrounds them.
Set in the middle of three borders (Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay), these waterfalls have fascinated and frightened generations of men who believe that one day they will be able to rule them. But the real masters of the falls remain the flora and fauna, which have benefited from the weather and moisture to thrive in unimaginable proportions.

80% of the falls are located in Argentina and are stunning. But in the province of Misiones, where you find the falls, there exist an abundance of other attractions. I always say to people that dare to stay for a few days to make time to view the process of making yerba mate (A very important drink for Argentineans). Other options would be to see the spectacular Moconá falls which are much less visited by tourists, or visit one of the many ruins of the old Jesuit Missions or simply have an adventure in the tropical rain forest.

Province of Corrientes Argentina
Further south, more inaccessible and unknown to most international tourists, exists the splendid Esteros del Ibera. This vast wetland area covering 13,000 square km is the located in the heard of the province of Corrientes. Its principal lake called Ibera is some 5,500 hectares in size and supports an extremely rich natural environment. Various rare or endangered species find refuge in the swamps of the Ibera, such as the Black Cayman or the Yellow Anaconda. Among the hugely rich fauna that live there are 85 species of mammals, 35 species of reptiles, 45 species of amphibians, 80 species of fish and 250 species of birds.

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Patagonia in all seasons menu. For example, according to the climate, from Bariloche, in Patagonia Argentina, it is possible to go to Puerto Montt, in Chile, crossing successively three lakes by boat, as did the Jesuits and the first German settlers. I offer a tour that leads to the Pacific Ocean. It is quite long, but the beauty of the sites - forests, volcanoes and crystalline lakes - is such that it is worth to be carried. The Argentine side, cross the west arm of Nahuel Huapi and Lake Puerto Alegre and, the chilen side, Lake Todos los Santos. Moving from one lake to another by bus. This tour is feasible in all seasons, but in winter, it takes two days to reach Puerto Montt, stopping for one night at Peulla. We returned to Bariloche by air or by the same way, after a night in Puerto Montt. Borispatagonia is also responsible for visas to go to Chile and to book hotels. In Patagonia, winter and summer are tourist seasons. In summer, besides explore the surrounding, many activities are available: climbing, torrent fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, rides, visits to Aciendas... In winter, the main activity is, of course, skiing, especially in July and August on the side of the Andes, but not only: snowshoe hikes, thematic tours, many walks to admire the beauty of Patagonia Argentina and Chile in this season, due a unique light, the warmth of the people of Patagonia... Just to talk about, I get goose bumps!