One of the most monumental Water Falls in the world, the Iguazu Falls, is a top destination in South America. After enjoying the great power of nature that shows Iguazu Falls, we will spend some days birding and wildlife watching at two important Atlantic Forest Reserves of Paraguay, Mbaracayu Biosphere Reserve and Itabó Reserve. Two of the most important ecorregions of the world are the highlights of this tour: Atlantic Forest & Cerrado.
Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve includes two of the most important ecorregions in the world: the savannah ecosystems of the Cerrado and the humid Atlantic Forest. These two habitats have high levels of biodiversity as well as very high levels of species endemism. Unfortunately, they are also amongst the most threatened.
The Great Chaco offers impressive wildlife, with good chance of seeing some of South America’s charismatic big mammals like jaguars, pumas and tapirs. It also hosts reptiles and birds in abundance, many of which are restricted to this ecoregion. Besides its fauna, you will enjoy a unique landscape with salt lakes that hold great concentrations of water birds on migration and the dunes of Médanos del Chaco National Park with its arid country vegetation.
San Rafael National Park is a 730 km2 reserve that includes the ecorregions of the Atlantic Forest and Mesopotamian Grasslands. Over 416 bird species have been recorded in its area, including 27 endangered and near-threatened species. It includes the highest number of Atlantic Forest endemic birds in the country.