The Yacutinga Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Misiones Rainforest in Iguazu, Argentina and offers a unique and unforgettable eco-jungle experience. Built by hand in 1998 and part of the Yacutinga Ecotourism Project, Yacutinga Lodge blends seamlessly into the surrounding environment and provides a comfortable, natural oasis in which to escape.

The Lodge features comfortable accommodations in the form of 20 guest rooms and one luxury suites with breathtaking jungle views, a restaurant serving delicious local cuisine in a casual setting, an outdoor barbecue area surrounded by a Palmetto forest, and inviting communal areas where guests can kick back and relax. A beautiful swimming pool and deck with hammocks is the ideal place to soak up the surroundings with a refreshing drink in hand and the gardens around the lodge form part of a private nature reserve and teem with fauna and flora.

1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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The Lodge features comfortable accommodations in the form of 20 guest rooms and one luxury suites with stylish eco-décor that reflects the surrounding jungle, private bathrooms, and breathtaking forest views. Guest rooms are set in independent modules that house four rooms each and are dotted about the woods and connected by walkways, offering privacy and seclusion and spectacular views. Straightforward and homely guest rooms feature queen or king-size beds with crisp linens, comfortable en-suite bathrooms with showers, vanities, fresh towels and branded toiletries, and conveniences include wooden heaters, ventilators, and 24-hour hot water.

The luxury Yatei Suite is situated about 150 meters away from the main building in the lush jungle and offers additional levels of space and comfort for guests with sophisticated and adventurous spirits. This suite enjoys a king-size bed with crisp linens, cozy en-suite bathroom with shower, vanity, fresh towels and branded toiletries and has a woodstove for warmth on cold mornings and evenings.

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The restaurant at Yacutinga Lodge serves delicious, freshly prepared traditional food that highlights the local cultures. Created with locally sourced seasonal ingredients and produce from the surrounding forests and jungles, the lodge prides itself on serving cuisine that has a distinct taste of home cooked fare that is healthy and hearty.

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While Yacutinga Lodge is an environmental conservation project and does not provide some of the regular services of traditional hotels, there are several facilities for guests to enjoy, such as delicious, freshly prepared cuisine served in the restaurant and lovely gardens in which to relax. There is also a swimming pool and deck with hammocks, and an outdoor barbecue area surrounded by a Palmetto forest.

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4.Special Programs

Special Programs
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Yacutinga Lodge offers a variety of eco-programs that guests can partake in with the lodge as a base, including the Yacutinga Experience, Yacutinga Origins, Birds of the Jungle, The Jungle Challenge, and Yacutinga Insight.

The Yacutinga Experience is a two-night adventure that explores the most bio-diverse argentine eco-system led by knowledgeable environmental guides and Guarani people. Guests spend two nights in the heart of the Iguassu Rainforest and learn more about this incredible and diverse ecosystem.

Yacutinga Origins explores the origins of the Misiones Province when late 20th century pioneers arrived in the area with the hope of conquering the untamed jungle. This program takes an unexpected journey into the farming lifestyle of the first Andresito colony, the hard work, faith and sacrifices that were made and the wildlife and local tribes that hindered them.

Birds of the Jungle takes an in-depth look at the exotic species of birds that call the Misiones Rainforest - one of the most bio-diverse areas in Argentina - home, visiting and hopefully seeing some of the 320 bird species at the exclusive Yacutinga Private Reserve. This renowned program is guided by one of the most well-known ornithologists in the Paranaense area.

The Jungle Challenge is a specifically designed three-day program for team-building purposes. This exciting challenge in the subtropical forest offers adventure, fun, and intrigue, as teams or couples work together to reach their strategic goals and find the hidden totem in the jungle.

Yacutinga Insight is aimed at people who are interested in alternate ways of improving their lives and well-being, as well as the discovery and enjoyment of a pristine natural environment. The program uses ancient yoga practices, meditation, TaiChi, and other cultural and artistic practices such as painting, drawing, silent retreats and to achieve these goals. These are combined with outdoor activities such as interpretative walks conducted by environmentalists and paddling along the calm waters that cross the private reserve to offer an overall jungle experience.

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Lote 7A, Colonia Andresito 3371, Misiones, Misiónes, Argentina, Phone: 54-11-00-00-00-00, website

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