The province of Missions has much more to offer than the magical Iguazú Falls. There are a large number of tourist circuits to enjoy an unforgettable trip, such as walking red earth trails surrounded by rivers and waterfalls, and discovering new communities with totally different traditions from ours.

Teyu Cuare

This huge provincial park with dream landscapes It is very close to San Ignacio and Posadas. There, in addition to walking its amazing paths, you can visit the House Museum of Horacio Quiroga -master of the Latin American, naturalist and modernist tale- where part of the original furniture, photos, manuscripts and various personal items are exhibited.

What stands out the most are the stone walls, of more than 200 meters, which are located on the Paraná River. Added to this are its paths of medium difficulty that offer fabulous views towards the property of water and the lands of Paraguay. To get to the top there is a stairway made of stone blocks that has rest stops, but the landscape that is found upon arrival is worth it.

The entrance to the park is free and free and there are guides that guide the route. It has toilets, indicative signage and drinking water.

Uruguay-í and Andresito

The region located to the north of Misiones, based in the town of Andresito, offers the possibility of visiting various natural reserves that invite you to enjoy ecotourism and bird watching.

Although it is the largest protected area in Misiones, very few know about it. Several routes start at the destination where native animals live and the Urugua-í stream, where you can meet the yacutingas (large birds very typical of the jungle). It is an ideal place to visit during the day or stay overnight camping under the great missionary sky, since it has a service area and bathrooms.

To the north of Andresito, there is a sector known as “las penínsulas” of the Iguazú River, where there are private reserves that offer lodging, boating activities, hiking, biking, and wildlife watching.

On the other hand, to the south, is the Biological corridor Urugua-í – Foerster, where there is also a large number of private nature reserves that offer the same services. In turn, these sites are connected to the Urugua-í Provincial Park through a bridge that the animals use to travel from one place to another, without risk of being run over.

Yaboti and Moconá

Near the town of the superb they will be able to discover the Yabotí Biosphere Reserve -which includes the Moconá Provincial Park- and public, private and management of native peoples, where the landscape is mixed with farms, yerba mate crops, citronella and the influence of Brazilian culture.

One way to venture into the region is to base yourself in El Soberbio, staying in inns that offer unique activities and hiring specialized guides for photographic tours and bird watching outings.

Besides, The almost thousand hectares of the Moconá Provincial Park have 4400 meters of trails that fully immerse us in nature, inviting us to discover the diversity of flora and fauna. You can also take excursions to the Moconá Falls (to visit them you have to hire a boat and keep in mind that they are not always visible, since it depends on the height of the river).

It has a service area, parking, restrooms, restaurant, grocery store, and a souvenir and handicrafts shop.

Source: Un Camino Magazine

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