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La Aldea de la Selva Lodge
Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Best for: Wildlife
Set amongst lush gardens near the incredible Iguazu Falls, La Aldea de la Selva is a peaceful jungle lodge offering rustic comfort, excellent value and a lovely pool, ideal for relaxing when you are not exploring South America’s greatest natural wonder.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Conveniently located in a quiet jungle setting between downtown Puerto Iguazu and the Iguazu Falls National Park, La Aldea de la Selva is a stylish rustic retreat with 24 air-conditioned en-suite cabanas connected by wooden walkways. Interiors are sparse but attractively finished with local wood and teak flooring that lead to wide wraparound balconies with hammocks and wooden rails that you can lean on and almost touch the rainforest. Bathrooms are immaculate and luxurious, with tiled walls and gleaming-white wash bowls and tubs. In-room facilities are excellent, and include extremely comfortable beds, a 32-inch plasma TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.
La Aldea de la Selva’s restaurant El Nido, reached by a raised wooden walkway, serves up tasty dishes with great views of the Parana rainforest, and many of the ingredients come from the lodge’s own organic herb and vegetable gardens. There is also an outside quincho, or barbecue area, and bar excellent for enjoying a sundowner. Relaxation opportunities are plentiful. Take a dip in the lovely three-tiered main swimming pool, book a massage in the small spa, or just sit on your balcony with a good pair of binoculars and watch the birds and other jungle creatures coming and going.
At La Aldea De La Selva Lodge, a wide range of exciting activities are available. Naturally the Falls will be the main focus for visitors, either on foot, by boat or from the air, but you can also take a guided trek through the rainforest, go abseiling and zip-wiring, head out on the Iguazu River in a kayak, or visit the bird park on the Brazilian side of the Falls.
When to go
The Wetlands are home to astonishing wildlife all year round. Any time of year has its own charms however summer (November-March) can be hot and humid. High season is July, August, September, October and April. Medium season is January, February, March, May and November. Low season is December and June.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Holiday ideas including a stay in this property
Buenos Aires, Ibera Wetlands, Iguazu Falls, Valdes Peninsula and Pampas
Combine Argentina’s most diverse and wildlife-rich regions, taking in areas of tremendous natural beauty. Spot an array of wildlife in the Ibera wetlands and Peninsula Valdes, soak up city life in Buenos Aires and marvel at the magnificent Iguazu falls.
Amazon, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of Brazil’s most iconic attractions, ending with some beach time to leave you feeling truly refreshed.
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Salta, Tilcara, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia and the Pampas
This all-encompassing itinerary combines the best of Argentina. Discover lush dramatic landscapes, outdoor adventures and an array of incredible wildlife, all whilst staying in boutique and characterful accommodation.
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro
This 10 day trip combines some of South America’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities with the spectacularly breath-taking Iguazu Falls; unforgettable highlights of any trip to this incredible continent.
Iguazu Falls, Amazon, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro
This exciting itinerary takes you on a memorable adventure through Brazil. Full of culture, natural wonders, exotic wildlife and city exploration - this trip really allows you to get under the surface of Brazil's highlights.
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas, Bariloche and Iguazu Falls
Brimming with activities to keep the whole family entertained, this exhilarating itinerary takes you to some of South America's most iconic attractions. Perfect for those who love the great outdoors, adventure activities and breathtaking landscapes.
Buenos Aires, El Calafate, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza
Take our classic route through Argentina and experience spectacular landscapes; from dramatic glaciers to crashing waterfalls and peaceful vineyards, Argentina showcases some of the most authentic South American culture.
Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil
Packed with captivating landscapes, cultural treasures and outdoor adventures, South America is a continent destined to be explored. On this month long journey, discover South America's most iconic locations and experience a trip like no other.