Puerto Valle Hotel
Puerto Valle, located in Argentina Northeast, is the only property which is just 55 km away from the nearest airport (Posadas). The hotel offers exclusive access to Laguna Valle (the Iberá Natural Reserve). The heart of the hotel is a traditional manor built in 1868, with stately and comfortable rooms. A magnificent park of more than 14 hectares, meticulously designed, is home to native and exotic species, and invites guests to relax and enjoy the quiet and the connection with nature.
Puerto Valle offers a range of leisure activities for adults and children, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.
Enjoying nature with the family is a privilege that guests will be able to experience in multiple ways: walking along the river banks, trying to discover the species that inhabit the area, or simply enjoying the natural landscape from the pier or the palapa—all of these are activities that can be shared by parents and children.
The entrance to Cambyreta Portal is located 45km away from Hotel Puerto Valle on national route 12. The adventure begins by a journey in our 4x4 vehicles on rural roads and crossing several private gates to reach the National Park.
The tour inside the National Park is taken on foot along routes and trails different trails or, depending on water levels, you’ll continue along the paths in the vehicles. During the activities we will have a morning breakfast picnic or an afternoon snack picnic along the way, in a beautiful setting very close to wildlife setting, but still at a safe distance. You can find 22,000 hectares of unique natural environments such as marshlands, grasslands, meadows and humid forests.
This tour, designed for nature lovers, offers a photographic safari, ideal for appreciating the majestic beauty and biodiversity of the Ibera wetlands and capturing images of the native flora and fauna. Capybaras, deer, caiman, foxes, monkeys are easily spotted, and among the great diversity of birds in the area the Red Guacamayo a near extinct species that is being reintroduced, is the holy grail for amateur and keen birdwatchers alike.
The estate on which the estancia stands reaches inside the Reserve, up to the wetlands border, serving as exceptional gateway to an amazing protected natural environment. Only ten km from the hotel, leaving behind fields, plantations and marshlands, one gets to the wharf, the starting point to engage in a true adventure along a waterway leading to Laguna Valle. Caimans, capybaras, pampa deer, marshland deer and neotropical otters are some of the species that can be observed at a close distance along the way.
As the boat proceeds along the lake shores, making its way through the exuberant vegetation, travelers will try to identify the sound of some of the countless bird species travelling with them along the way.
Motor boat or kayak on the river
Departing from the pier, it is possible to navigate the Paraná River in a motor boat, and tour the waterways that reach into the Paranaense forest. The forest is home to more than fifty tree species per hectare, resulting in an ecosystem that is ideal for watching birds and howler monkeys. While the boat proceeds on the calm waters in search of the animals, the guide will treat guests to a tasting of local goodies.
A voyage of the quiet river waters on the comfortable ‘sit-on-top’ kayaks is a silent adventure for sports and nature lovers. The Parana River coast is the ideal setting for excursions and expeditions fit for all guests, with different adventure levels depending on physical demand. Kayaking is great to discover waterways and sections of the forest that remain otherwise hidden.
CAIMAN FARM YACARÉ PORÁ
This model farm is on the Estancia premises. It has a caiman breeding project that has successfully restored the caiman population of the area: some of the specimens are released back to the wild to preserve the fauna of the wetlands of Corrientes, while others are allocated for commercial use.
The nursery produces more than 4 million seedlings of eucalyptus, Grevillea, kiri and yerba mate per year. These specimens are used for forestry plantation under Forest Stewardship Council standards, which require adherence to the highest social and environmental practices.
The Monkey Trail excursion is an invitation to enter the lavish vegetation in search of the traces of howler monkeys. These monkeys live atop the trees, while the lower strata are populated by birds, capybaras and other mammals. These secluded areas of the Paranaense Forest are vital for the preservation of biodiversity. They have been recognized with IBA (Important Bird Area) status certified by Aves Argentinas and Bird Life International.
Starting from the stalls, our experienced guide leads the way along the exclusive trails of the estate. Horseback riding is part of the history and tradition of the place—visitors will enjoy a historical and unforgettable ride, with the chance to get lost in the colorful sunsets while traversing pine and eucalyptus woods.
They have suggested programs both for Birding and Fly fishing which are quoted on an demand basis. Sometimes, in the case of a client wishing to do just one of the activities or a shorter experience of less than 1 full day and if they are able, they would include one of these experiences in the regular program; but normally they are considered and quoted separately.
In the old house built in 1868, there are 5 Casco rooms with adobe walls, tall roofs and plenty of space in their more than 45 m2. They have a king-size bed and a small living-room that can accommodate an extra bed. One is ideal for families.
Deluxe rooms sit just a few metres away from the historic area and have unbeatable access to the river and its sandy beaches. Each room has an individual terrace, offering guests the chance to enjoy unparalleled views of the skyline beyond. Each of the eight 55 -square-metre bedrooms has a King side bed, sitting room and en suite bathroom.
The park surrounding the manor house has a large number of native and exotic species living in harmony. Next to the historical manor house there is an organic garden where herbs and vegetables are grown, which are then used as ingredients for the restaurant’s gourmet dishes. On the other side of the park there is a pool, a palapa and a quincho—a place for peaceful retreat on the warm summer days. The deck chairs tempt guests to bask in the sun, while the shade and a soft breeze enfold the armchairs under the straw roof of the palapa.
Indoors, other areas invite guests to relax and enjoy: the library has a fireplace and a bookcase, providing the ideal setting for spending the afternoon in winter. The drawing-room has large windows and balconies with a view to the park and the river—the perfect match that will make long-lasting memories.
Rates per room till Sept. 30, 2017, in US$:
Prices include airport transfers, accommodations, meals, Visits: Yacare breeding area, the plantation, howler monkey trail.
Horseback rides, navigation, kayaking.
Children under 4 years old are free of charge.
From 4 to 12 years old pay 50% of the rate.