New Opening: Awasi Iguazu, Argentina
Same concept, new location, Awasi Lodges brings you the Iguazú Falls as you have never experienced them before.
Located just 15 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 14-room lodge will open towards the end of 2017. Situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, each villa will be assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, when they want, and for however long they want.
As we draw closer to the opening of Awasi Iguazú at the end of this year, we would like to share some information about the excursions.
Working with renowned biologist and photographer, Emilio White, Awasi Iguazu and the team of guides are creating original, authentic and unique excursions so that guests can experience the Iguazú Falls as they have never before been seen.
“The wealth of these grounds goes far beyond the famous waterfalls,” says Emilio, “an unknown world awaits.”
The excursions at Awasi Iguazú are divided into zones and themes, the primary zone being the Iguazú Falls. Next, we explore the Atlantic Rainforest, an area of incredible beauty surrounding the falls.
Due to the fact that it is not connected to any other rainforest, the Atlantic Rainforest has 1000s of endemic plants and animals. What is more, Misiones is Argentina’s most diverse area in terms of people and culture.
Excursions include boat trips to see 18th century Jesuit ruins; visits to unknown waterfalls, not just the famous ones; and visits to local Guarani tribes to learn about their ancient artisan crafts and relationship with the rainforest.
Awasi Iguazu (along with Awasi Atacama and Awasi Patagonia, both members of Relais & Chateaux) are the only hotels to offer 100 percent private tours, each room having its own dedicated 4WD and private guide.
From the moment you arrive, you will be allocated your own private excursion guide and a 4WD vehicle, allowing you to explore the region at your own pace. This may mean lingering to contemplate a view, waiting patiently to capture that perfect photograph, or letting yourself be guided through the wonders of the Atlantic Rainforest.
In terms of duration, excursions are divided into full-day outings (from 6 to 10 hrs.) with picnic lunch included; or half-day excursions (between 4 and 6 hrs.) returning for lunch at Awasi.
The guides are professionally trained in archaeology, history, flora, fauna and first aid, so you can enjoy trip of a lifetime in a safe, in-depth and pleasant way. All vehicles are equipped with GPS and communication systems.”