Argentinian Territories: the Call of the Jungle

From the Paraná Delta to the extremes of the Iguazú Falls

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Pescador en el Río Paraná, Puerto Bemberg (2020-12-06/2021-01-08) by Fotógrafo 2: Gonzalo Guendler.Gustar

The Kingdom of Rivers

A key factor in the geography, climate, landscape, and culture of northeastern Argentina are its imposing rivers, which give the region a unique character. Its communities base themselves around the strong presence of water.

Mariposas en la costa del Río Paraná, Puerto Bemberg (2020-12-06/2021-01-08) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

Biodiversity

Thanks to rivers such as the Uruguay River, with a hydrographic basin spanning across Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, or the Paraná River, which flows through Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, northeastern Argentina has a high concentration of biodiversity and great potential for species conservation.

Paraná Delta

The Paraná Delta, originating in the province of Entre Ríos, is considered one of the biggest deltas worldwide and an important wetland. It creates a micro-climate that promotes the proliferation of over 1,000 species of tropical plants and animals.

Criadero de cerdos (2021-02-28/2021-03-01) by Juan Pablo LanciottiGustar

Farming Colonies

The province of Entre Ríos experienced a huge development of farming colonies as the result of different waves of immigration, starting with the Guaranís and their Amazonian traditions, and later with the occupation by Spanish, Russian, and German descendants.

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Producers of Litoral: oranges in Entre Ríos

Un colibrí en la chacra en Paraje Nueva Argentina. (2020-12-26/2020-12-28) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

Iberá Estuaries

Located in Corrientes, these are important wetlands with a surface area of 7,500 miles (12,000 km). In 2018, a national park was created here that is home to rivers, lagoons, grasslands, and mountains, with protected fauna and species like the marsh deer or the maned wolf.

Pescador cocinando en la selva misionera, Puerto Bemberg (2020-12-06/2021-01-08) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

Traditions in the Litoral region

Due to its intense fishing activity, the gastronomy of northeastern Argentina includes fish like the dorado or pacú, which are grilled, oven-baked, or cooked in empanados.  Another typical dish, inherited from Guaraní culture, is mbeyú, a type of fried cassava pie.

Mónica y Leticia comen Mbejú (2021-01-27/2021-01-29) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

Jesuit Missions

In San Ignacio Miní, Misiones, people can visit one of the best preserved Jesuit missions in the Argentinian territory. An essential part of northeastern culture, these missions arrived in the area in the 16th and 17th centuries with the goal of evangelizing the Guaraní population. 

Preparación de mate (2021-01-27/2021-01-29) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

The Guaraní legacy

The native Guaraní people had a strong presence in northeastern Argentina as well as neighboring countries such as Paraguay or south Brazil. They lived in jungle regions and were pioneers of harvesting and consuming yerba maté, the characteristic infusion of Argentina.

La chacra en Paraje Nueva Argentina. (2020-12-26/2020-12-28) by Fotógrafo 2: Gonzalo Guendler.Gustar

Tobacco is one of the flagship products of this region. After cultivating, some varieties are cured and air-dried, hung upside-down from wires or ropes.
 

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Producers of Litoral: cassava in Misiones

Saltos del Moconá

A must-see natural wonder. These waterfalls burst onto the course of the Uruguay River and range between 16 and 33 feet (5–10 m) in height. They are shared between Brazil and Argentina, in the state of Río Grande del Sur, and the province of Misiones, respectively.   

La chacra en Paraje Nueva Argentina. (2020-12-26/2020-12-28) by Fotógrafo 2: Gonzalo Guendler.Gustar

The Call of the Jungle

The Misiones jungle is one of the most biodiverse regions in Argentina. With a subtropical climate, it stands out with its soil rich in organic matter and its impressive native rainforest. It is the habitat of the jaguar, the biggest feline in South America and the third biggest in the world, after the tiger and the lion.

The red earth roads

There are so many activities visitors can do in the jungle, from adventure tourism with rafting and cycling, to a tour along the Huella Guaraní (Guaraní Path) to learn the basics of the native culture, to the Ruta de la Yerba Mate (Yerba Maté Route).

Wonder of The World

Chosen as one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of The World, this is made up of 275 waterfalls located in Argentina and Brazil. On the Argentinian side, they are protected within the Iguazú National Park. The famous Devil’s Gorge is its tallest and most dangerous waterfall.

Mónica y Leticia (2021-01-27/2021-01-29) by Fotógrafo 1: Julio Noguera.Gustar

Cultural Melting Pot

Every year in September, the Misiones city of Oberá celebrates the Fiesta Nacional del Inmigrante (National Immigrant Festival). Due to huge flows of immigration at the end of the 19th century, the province has many communities, like German, Czech, Arabic, Ukrainian, and Polish, among others.

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