Yacutinga Lodge is located on the river Iguazu, in the far northeast of Argentina, just 80 kilometers from the Iguazu Falls. The Iguazu National Park is a region of large waterways, reddish earth, mild subtropical climate and lush forests. The lodge is within a private reserve of 570 hectares, located on the border between Argentina and Brazil, consisting of a pristine subtropical forest that is home to more than two thousand identified species of vascular plants and over 400 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and butterflies that exceed 50% of those recorded throughout Argentina. The Lodge is a comfortable retreat completely immersed in nature occupying only 4 hectares of the reserve. Its structures gently follow the natural slopes of the terrain and blend in with the surrounding vegetation. The lodge was built by hand, with fallen logs and stones that have been inserted into a rustic design that reinforces the naturalistic aspect of the place. It consists of several well-distributed modules, one central with common areas and others with 4 rooms each for a total of 21 rooms, of which 6 double or triple rooms and a special room "Yatei", ideal for honeymoon moons of adventurous and sophisticated couples. In Yacutinga, nature lovers can take guided jungle walks or sail along the waterways to explore and discover the rich biodiversity of the reserve. The lodge offers specially designed packages for couples, families and companies that want to do team building activities. Ideal for relaxation, the Lodge offers yoga classes and lovely places to meditate. Its cuisine respects local traditions and uses organic products to prepare typical and international dishes, healthy and perfectly balanced. Its vegetarian and vegan menus are also interesting. The experience in Yacutinga is focused on the well-being and balance between man and the nature that offers the place. Yacutinga Lodge, in addition to being a low-impact ecotourism project for the environment, is also a biological station where various researches are underway with the technical support of the Argentine Wild Wildlife Foundation (FVSA).
At Yacutinga Lodge respect toward local culture reflexes in the catering offer which holds international standards featuring also the traditional dishes. Ingredients come mailnly from neighbouring farmhouses, chemical free and focused on seasonal produce. Rest of supplies come form nearby town of Andresito. Dishes are tasting like homemade food and any dietary requirements can be sorted to meet guests needs.
The Interior Atlantic Rainforest is an important site for birdlife. About 300 bird species are registered at the exclusive Yacutinga Private Nature Reserve. The best bird-watching program guided by one of the most well known ornithologist of the Paranaense area is a 5 days experience in the phytogeographical area of the Parana Forest, the most biodiverse eco-region of Argentina. The warm but humid climate with lack of change of season, makes the environmental conditions a sort of giant greenhouse, sometimes an impenetrable forest providing shelter, food and reproduction site to the birds population. Tree range from as high as 30 metres, including adult trees that form an uninterrupted roof of ramifications and dense foliage, to as ow as 3 metres and the ground below made of broad-leafed grasses, a large number of smaller ferns, and non-woody plants like begonias. Knowing the ecology of forest trees and how to identify them is an essential tool for all bird watchers. Among the species living here bird lovers will find Solitary Tinamou, Small-billed Tinamou, Boat-billed Heron, Green Ibis, Muscovy duck, the King Volture, some of the most powerful Accipitridae of the world as Black and White Hawk Eagle, Swallow-tailed Kite & Plumbeous Kite (during the South American summer), Great Black Eagle and the infrequent Ornate Hawk Eagle can be seen. Walking in silence there are good chances to sight the Tiny Hawk has hidden among the trees. This is one of the most rare and small Raptors of the world. Falcons are represented in large numbers being the very easy to observe Southern Crested Caracara, the two Forest Falcons and the Aplomado Falcon. Also Guans can be watched here: the Black- Fronted Piping-Guan (locally called Yacutinga in native Guarani language) is very rare in the area being most common the Rusty-margined Guan. Other sights may include:spot-winged Quails, the Slaty-breasted Wood-rail, the blackish Rail, Doves, Parrots including the incredible small Blue-winged Parrotlet and the beautiful Scaly-headed Parrot usually found in couples. There are some strange Cuckoos as the Pheasant and the Pavonine Cuckoo. The list is long and the full program available at Yacutinga will take up to 5 days to be completed.